About the Event
Experience classical music like never before in this astonishing performance of music by Gershwin, Rachmaninov and others at Prague's remarkable Municipal House Obecní dum.
- Karel Husa – Music for Prague 1968
- Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, op. 43
- Leonard Slatkin – Kinah (czech premiere)
- George Gershwin – An American in Paris
| Prague Symphony Orchestra
Today's Prague Symphony Orchestra was founded in the autumn of 1934 by the conductor and musical organizer Rudolf Pekárek. He defined the new ensemble's fields of activity with the words Film‐Opera‐Koncert, which as the abbreviation FOK became part of the orchestra's title. By recording music for the majority of Czech films in the 1930s and performing regularly in live broadcasts of Czechoslovak Radio the FOK Orchestra made a name for itself and its economic existence was assured.