Series S

31st Season - Contemporary Music Series

Studio S1, Český rozhlas
Velký sál Švandova divadla na Smíchově
Studio of Švanda Theater

The concert performers are, as is traditional, members of the Prague Philharmonia and their special musical guests – the violinist and vocalist Gabriela Vermelho, the pianist Miroslav Beinhauer and the clarinetist Anna Paulová.


CZK 1900 | CZK 1400 (seniors 65+)

Single tickets
CZK 400 | CZK 300 (seniors 65+) | CZK 100 (up to the age of 15)

About the series

The Contemporary Music Series of the Prague Philharmonia orchestra will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its activities in the 2024/2025 season, and we will celebrate in grand style! Our ambition is to move this series closer to a wider spectrum of today's cultural scene. That's why we've chosen an unusual "music talk show" format for these concerts. In six episodes, we will welcome prominent figures from the Czech and Slovak music scene. We will cover various genres, from contemporary classical music to jazz and electronic. We will intersect the world of music with the worlds of visual art, literature, and film.

The invitees include composers Miloš Štědroň, Vladimír Franz, Petr Kotík (in a musical duel with Philip Glass), Marián Lejava, Kateřina Horká, laureates of the 2023 Konvergencie international composition competition, electronic music composer and sound designer Karel Havlíček, and composer and writer Vadim Petrov.

The concerts will feature works in Czech and, above all, world premieres, for which I am very grateful to their authors!

We have designated two of the concerts as "extraordinary", as they are exceptional in character and will be held in the large hall of the Švanda Theater in collaboration with that venue. It is the concert (S3) Petr Kotík and Philip Glass: 50 Years in New York and the celebratory concert (S4) Vladimír Franz 65. The final concert of the cycle is a "special" one, to be held at the S1 Studio of Czech Radio, and will include a light visualization of the music.

A crucial component of the concerts is the live discussion with the invited guests. The musical performers will be members of the Prague Philharmonia orchestra and their special musical guests - violinist and singer Gabriela Vermelho, pianist Miroslav Beinhauer, and clarinetist Anna Paulová. The "music talk show", or the concerts of the Contemporary Music Series of the Prague Philharmonia, are for those of you who want to be transported far beyond the horizons of ordinary experiences through sublime music and spoken word.

Hana Dohnálková, moderator and dramaturg of the Contemporary Music Series

Supported by
Švandovo divadlo
In cooperation with

Supporters of the series S
Libor and Veronika Winkler

With support
Hl.město Praha
Ministerstvo kultury
General partner
Komerční banka
Principal partner
General media partner
Česká televize
Principal media partner
Hospodářské noviny
Centrální depozitář cenných papírů
Mozart Prague