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World premiere – Written for Prague Radio Symphony OrchestraRSO

Rudolfinum, Alšovo nábřeží 79/12, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00


6. 2. 2017

The principal guest conductor Tomáš Brauner has invited the female section of the Prague Philharmonic Choir to perform two exceptional pieces: the world premiere of the vocal Symphony No. 6 to a text by St. Francis of Assisi, which the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra commissioned from Pavel Zemek Novák, probably the most original contemporary Czech composer of the middle generation, and the cantata La damoiselle élue, in which Claude Debussy, then only 25, foreshadowed techniques he would employ in his greatest works. The concert will conclude with the ballet Petrushka, with which Igor Stravinsky won the hearts of Debussy and the whole of Paris. 

Pavel Zemek Novák: Symphony no. 6, “Praise Creation”, world premiere
Claude Debussy: La damoiselle élue, cantata
Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka 

Tomáš Brauner – conductor
Lucie Silkenová – soprano
Kateřina Jalovcová – mezzo-soprano
Prague Philharmonic Choir – female choir
Lukáš Vasilek – choirmaster 

Admission: 390 / 340 / 310 / 270 / 140 CZK 


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