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Symphony of a Thousand at Municipal House

Prague, Municipal House (Obecní dum) — Smetana Hall

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About the Event

When the chief conductor Tomáš Brauner and I were thinking about which opus should open the 90th season of the Prague Symphony, we naturally considered only exceptional pieces. Until it came almost in a whisper, for it was with full respect: the Symphony of a Thousand, Gustav Mahler's Eighth Symphony. A symphony that is all‐encompassing, a symphony in which the longing for the reconciliation of the world, for redemption through love, gushes from so many throats and heroines. That is why we have invited reinforcements from different parts of Europe to the extended stage of the Smetana Hall, so that the jubilee season can begin on a truly sublime note, or Spirit of the Creator, come!

Program

  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 8 'Symphony of a Thousand'
Program is subject to change

Artists

Orchestra: 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. 

After many years of efforts by the orchestra's leadership starting in 1945, the City of Prague followed the model of other European cities and in 1952 established its own professional concert ensemble to represent the city. The traditional acronym "FOK" was retained, and the new title of the orchestra became Symphony Orchestra of the Capital City of Prague — FOK. In 1957 the orchestra departed on its first foreign tours — to Poland, Italy, Austria, and Germany — and thus inaugurated its regular and intensive engagement on the international scene.

Choir: Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno
Conductor: Petr Fiala

Petr Fiala ist the choirmaster of the Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno.

Conductor: Tomáš Brauner
Choir: Pueri Gaudentes
Choir: Radost Praha Children's Choir
Mezzo-soprano: Ester Pavlu
Soprano: Manuela Uhl
Soprano: Jana Šrejma Kačírková
Soprano: Magdaléna Hebousse
Alto: Bella Adamova
Tenor: Jonathan Stoughton
Baritone: Jiří Rajniš
Bass: Albert Dohmen
Choir: Slovak Philharmonic Choir
Choirmaster: Jan Rozehnal
Choirmaster: Jan Pirner
Choirmaster: Jan Kyjovský

Address

Municipal House (Obecní dum), 5 Republic Square (Namesti republiky 5), Prague, Czech Republic — Google Maps

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