Jiří Pavlica: And Love Again… (world premiere)

20 and 21 June 2022, 8pm, Castle Courtyard, Litomyšl Smetana’s Litomyšl Jiří Pavlica: And Love Again… A programme commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of poet Jan Skácel (world premiere commissioned by the festival) Kryštof Bartoš – recitation, Jiří Pavlica – voice, Hradišťan, Žerotín Academic Choir (choirmaster Pavel Koňárek), Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK, cond. Stanislav Vavřínek

Lukáš Sommer: Gala Violin (world premiere)

25 April 2018, Smetana Hall, Municipal House, Prague Violin Gala. Special concert for the 60th anniversary of Kocian Violin Competition Lukáš Sommer: Gala Violin (world premiere) Pavel Šporcl, Stefan Milenković, Josef Špaček, Bohuslav Matoušek, Pavel Hůla, Pavel Eret, Leoš Čepický, Petr Matěják – violin, Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK, cond. Jessica Cottis

Jiří Gemrot: Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra

On 31 January in the Smetana Hall of the Municipal House, the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK gave world premiere to Concerto for oboe and orchestra by Jiří Gemrot (*1057). Just like his Trio for oboe, harp and piano, the composer dedicated it to a leading Czech oboist Vilém Veverka. “The first attribute I would think of is ‘lyrical’,” the … Read more

Petr Fiala: Introduction and Tango (world premiere)

On 18 January in the St Agnes Convent, violoncellist Petr Nouzovský and accordionist Ladislav Horák gave premiere to Introduction and Tango, a new piece by composer and choirmaster Petr Fiala (*1943). The concert was a part of the chamber series held by the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK. The two-part composition was written directly for these two leading Czech instrumentalists, … Read more