Lukáš Sommer: Baby-opera (world premiere)

4 December 2021, 2pm, Na Půdě, South Bohemian Theatre, České Budějovice Lukáš Sommer: Baby-opera. Opera for the youngest spectators (world premiere) Directed by: Jiří Ondra, music director: Martin Peschík Cast: Kateřina Falcníková, Kateřina Špilauer Hájovská, Zuzana Benešová, Zuzana Peschíková, Vladimíra Janovská, Michaela Korychová, Jakub Hliněnský, Peter Malý, members of The Little Theatre ensemble, Opera Orchestra … Read more

Lukáš Sommer: Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra

On 28 and 29 March in St Anna’s Church, České Budějovice, the South Czech Philharmonic presented the world premiere of Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra by the Budějovice-born composer and guitarist Lukáš Sommer (*1984). The solo part was performed by a leading Czech oboist Vilém Veverka. The four-movement concerto was a perfect choice for the Easter time – optimistic, … Read more

Daniel Skála: Vrstvení (world premiere)

The South Czech Philharmonic presented Vrstvení (Layering), a new piece by composer and top-class cymbalist Daniel Skála (*1981). It was performed on 21 and 22 February in the church of Saint Anna, České Budějovice, under the direction of Marek Prášil. “The title of the piece refers to the main principle of composition I used here,” Skála said. “Instead of melodies and … Read more

Aleš Pavlorek: Lachian Pictures (world premiere)

On November 16 in the theatre hall of Metropol, České Budějovice, the South Czech Philharmonic gave world premiere to Lachian Pictures, a new piece by composer and clarinettist Aleš Pavlorek (*1971). This suite for small orchestra drew inspiration from the Lachian folklore, which is manifested also in the titles of its four movements – Lachian Janáček, Lachian Yodel Songs, … Read more

Jiří Lukeš: Bukolika (world premiere)

On September 13, the South Czech Philharmonic opened its 37th season with a concert at the Theatre Hall of Metropol, České Budějovice. A part of it was a world premiere of a new piece by composer and accordionist Jiří Lukeš. As the title suggest, Bukolika was inspired chiefly by commonly occurring natural phenomena (rain, wind, fog…). The author argues, however, … Read more

Lukáš Hurník: Angels Overture (world premiere)

On 20 April, the South Czech Philharmonic gave world premiere to the Angels Overture by composer Lukáš Hurník. The piece is in fact a newly-composed prelude based on the themes of The Angels, the author’s “musical-opera” which was staged, rather unsuccessfully, eleven years ago at The National Theatre. The postmodern performance was telling a story of a group of angels, … Read more

František Lukáš: Flames of Memories (world premiere)

At their last subscription concert, the South Czech Philharmonic gave world premiere to Flames of Memories, an orchestral piece by composer and concert guitarist František Lukáš (*1977). The evening took place on 23rd March at the Theatre hall of the Metropol congress centre. The other pieces on the program included the famous Piano Concerto No. … Read more

Pavel Fischer: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (world premiere)

On May 25 at the Saint Anna’s Church in České Budějovice, the South Czech Philharmonic gave world premiere to a Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by a violinist and composer Pavel Fischer (*1965). The piece is dedicated to Helena Jiříkovská who recently replaced Fischer in the position of the Škampa Quartet’s first violinist which he had been holding for … Read more