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Czech Philharmonic

Symphony

  • Since its very first concert on 4 January 1896 the orchestra has been led by and comprised of outstanding artists, all of whom have contributed to building the Czech Philharmonic's excellent reputation at home and around the world.


    Intermusica began an exciting new relationship building tours with the Czech Philharmonic in 2016 and represents the orchestra in the UK and selected other territories. 

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  • Since its founding the Czech Philharmonic has become the most noteworthy orchestra in the country – even before the First World War the orchestra built a considerable reputation for itself in concert halls across Europe. Over the course of its 120 year history, the orchestra has fostered numerous significant personalities among its ranks including Grieg, Smetana, Stravinsky, Martinů, Milhaud and Vladimir Ashkenazy. 


    The orchestra's activities have also significantly – for better or for worse – reflected the artistic, cultural and political context of the times.  The orchestra has marked many historic firsts including premieres of Dvorak's Symphony No.9 and Penderecki's Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra both under the composer's own batons and their first tour in 1959 visiting Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, India, and the Soviet Union. 

Future tour
Summer Festivals
Europe, August 2018
The Czech Philharmonic will appear at some of Europe's great summer festivals in 2018.

Performances

18 August - 3 September 2018

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Past tour
BBC Proms
London, September 2019
Semyon Bychkov
Intermusica welcomed the Czech Philharmonic to London on Tuesday 10 September to perform their first Prom in five years, with Chief Conductor and Music Director Semyon Bychkov.The Orchestra presented a mixed programme of Czech-Russian repertoire including Smetana’s well-known Overture and three dances from his comic opera The Bartered Bride, and Shostakovich’s war-inspired Symphony No.8, described by the composer as a ‘poem of suffering’.

Performances

10 September 2019, Royal Albert Hall

Semyon Bychkov, conductor

 

Smetana The Bartered Bride – Overture
Smetana The Bartered Bride – Three Dances 
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin – Letter Scene 
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Shostakovitch Symphony No.8 in C minor 

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Stephen Lumsden
Chief Executive
+44 20 7608 9900

Peter Ansell
Director / Head of International Touring
+44 20 7608 9930
pansell@intermusica.co.uk

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