PKF — LOBKOWICZ Series
Stories from the Arts
Four unique donor evenings to support the artistic activities of the PKF — Prague Philharmonia in close co-operation with the Lobkowicz family.
The PKF — LOBKOWICZ subscription has been designed as a donor series. By purchasing a subscription or single tickets you are directly supporting the artistic activities of the PKF — Prague Philharmonia orchestra.
The eighth year of the PKF — LOBKOWICZ Donor Series will sparkle with virtuosity and will again present the greatest talents from the contemporary world music scene. We are inviting you to the intimate and special ambience of the Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle which enables the PKF — Prague Philharmonia to share its artistic enthusiasm and vision with those who are fascinated by the never-ending stories of the art.
In 2024 you will be able to enjoy four evenings in a unique atmosphere, surrounded by the unequalled Lobkowicz collections, during which we will recount some fascinating stories about the search for beauty and harmony in the arts and society. We will lead you straight to the heart of the PKF — Prague Philharmonia orchestra.
From the left: Milan Popilka, Julius Prüger, Jan Fišer, Anna Paulová, Kateřina Kalistová, Alexandra Lobkowicz, William Lobkowicz, Dana Syrová, William Lobkowicz Jr.
© Petra Hajská
Message from the Music Director
Once again, the inspiring, history-rich premises of the Lobkowicz Palace at the Prague Castle will host the next season of the PKF's LOBKOWICZ 2024 donor series. The concerts in this series are very impressive, I would say even thrilling, both for the audience and for us performers. I am delighted that from the very beginning they have enjoyed great popularity with audiences, who at the same time express their support and understanding for their orchestra. Music is a living element and is constantly evolving, so our series also sensitively combines the worlds of old and new music. It is therefore a great honour and pleasure for me to thank you from the bottom of my heart and to repeat what I have said many times before, that art cannot flourish without those who support it with love and enthusiasm. Thank you for helping us to care for the values which take us back to the very essence of humanity.
Music Director and Chief Conductor of the PKF — Prague Philharmonia
6.00 pm Welcome drink and exhibition tour
6.30 pm Stories from the Arts — the curators of the Lobkowicz Music Collection tell the enthralling stories of its treasures
7.00 pm Concert in the Imperial Hall
8.15 pm Meeting the artists and orchestra over a glass of wine, with refreshments provided by the Head Chef of the Lobkowicz Palace
Enjoy a unique experience whilst supporting the best in the arts
The PKF — Prague Philharmonia was established in 1994 by the conductor Jiří Bělohlávek, as the Prague Chamber Philharmonic. Today the PKF — Prague Philharmonia is one of the most highly respected orchestras not only at home, but also around the world, as documented by regular tours abroad and recording projects for internationally renowned labels, such as Deutsche Grammophon and Warner Classics. Since the beginning of the 2015—2016 season the PKF has been led by the French conductor Emmanuel Villaume.
The orchestra gives more than one hundred concerts a year, of which over a third abroad. The PKF were the first in the Czech Republic to offer educational programmes for children of pre-school and school age, as well as the Orchestra Academy for talented young musicians. To mark the orchestra's 30th anniversary, live recordings of works by Richard Strauss, Charles Gounod and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (conductor Emmanuel Villaume) can be heard on all streaming platforms from August 2023.
As a charitable trust, 60% of its income comes from its own activities and donations from corporations and individuals. By purchasing the PKF — LOBKOWICZ subscription you will be supporting this outstanding ensemble. Thank you!
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.
The single ticket for 1 person costs 10,000 CZK (including VAT)
Subscription sales open on 1 November 2023.
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Romana Drahošová a Martin Střída
Jean Francois Ehrlich
Lilie a Karel Janečkovi
Ivana a Tomáš Janečkovi
Martin a Monika Klimplovi
Marie a Josef Mixovi
Jana a Josef Potočkovi
Markéta a Ladislav Smejkalovi
Matěj Kratochvíl a Antonín Ticháček
Thanks to our patrons