Haydn. Ravel. Martinů

Lobkowicz Palace
Jiřská 2/3, 119 00 Praha 1

Concert from the donor series.

The price of a season ticket for the whole season is 28 000 CZK including VAT.

The price of a ticket for one evening is 10 000 CZK including VAT.

For further information and booking please contact:

Kateřina Kalistová
M +420 602 212 829

Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 82 ‘The Bear’
Maurice Ravel
Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess)
Bohuslav Martinů
Partita for String Orchestra

Evening Programme

18:00    Welcome drink and the exhibition tour 

18:30    Stories from the Arts — the curators of the Lobkowicz Music Collection reveal its treasures through enthralling story-telling 

19:00    Concert in Imperial Hall

20:15    Meeting with soloists and orchestra over a glass of wine with refreshments prepared by the chef of the Lobkowicz Palace

“I cherish every moment with these musicians, and our energy and passion for music have only grown deeper.” 

As usual, the second concert of the Lobkowicz series in June belongs to the PKF's Chief Conductor and Music Director Emmanuel Villaume, who is in his ninth season with the PKF. He also continues to serve as Music Director of The Dallas Opera, and work with the world's leading opera houses. His career as a symphonic conductor on the international stage is equally significant.  

For his concert he has chosen works by Joseph Haydn, Maurice Ravel and Bohuslav Martinů. The evening will open with Haydn's Symphony No. 82 known as The Bear, the first of the six so-called Paris Symphonies. The work earned the nickname The Bear thanks to its fourth movement with its carnival atmosphere and growling bass line reminiscent of a dancing bear... Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Princess from 1899 became an overnight hit and in 1910 the composer wrote a version for orchestra.

The twenty-four-year-old composer received the commission for this six-minute work from Winnaretta Singer, Princess de Polignac and heiress to the Singer sewing machine empire. She was a renowned philanthropist and patron of the arts, whose famous music salon Maurice Ravel had frequented since his student days.

The final piece of the evening will be Bohuslav Martinů's Partita for String Orchestra from 1931, which immediately echoes the composer's previous work on the popular ballet Špalíček (The Chapbook).

This playful music, sparkling with colour and rhythm, promises a beautiful, upbeat end to the PKF — LOBKOWICZ spring season, all the more so as the PKF is one of the best interpreters of Bohuslav Martinů's music in the world. 

The subscription for 1 person costs 28,000 CZK (including VAT)

The subscription covers all four concerts, a reserved seat in the hall and entry to all parts of the evening. The subscription is transferable.

By purchasing a subscription, you support the PKF — Prague Philharmonia orchestra.

We will issue you a donation receipt for part of the subscription cost. We also offer the possibility of advertising for companies.

For further information and reservations please contact:

Kateřina Kalistová
Director of PKF — Prague Philharmonia

Phone +420 602 212 829

Dana Syrová
Director of the PKF — LOBKOWICZ Series

Phone +420 724 245 372

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Komerční banka
With support
Hl.město Praha
Ministerstvo kultury
Principal partner
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Principal media partner
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