Lobkowicz subscription 2024 is on sale
PKF - Prague Philharmonia launches the eighth edition of the exclusive Lobkowicz subscription series. The four concert evenings prepared in cooperation with the Lobkowicz family will once again present world-class performers accompanied by the orchestra and will also allow tours of the Lobkowicz family's art collections, which are among the oldest and most valuable in Europe.
"The concerts of the Lobkowicz Series are very impressive, I would say even thrilling, both for the audience and for us performers," says PKF - Prague Philharmonia's chief conductor and music director Emmanuel Villaume, who is the dramaturge of all four Lobkowicz subscription concerts. "I am very pleased that they enjoy great popularity among the audience, who also express their support and sympathy for the orchestra," Villaume adds.
"This is a donor series, so by purchasing a season ticket you will directly support the artistic activities of the orchestra and in addition to a wonderful experience you will also get a good feeling of support," comments Kateřina Kalistová, Director of the PKF - Prague Philharmonia. "That is why we are pleased that the season ticket is becoming a very popular Christmas gift for loved ones, colleagues or company employees," adds Kalistová.
The concerts will offer a sensitive connection between two worlds - old and new music.
The first concert, in April 2024, will feature cellist Jamal Aliyev, who was named one of the world's top thirty young artists by Classic FM in 2021 and who won The Arts Club - Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award in 2017, performing with the orchestra. Bartók's Romanian Dances or František Xaver Richter's Adagio and Fugue, as well as works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Niccolo Paganini and David Popper will resonate through the Imperial Hall.
The June evening will then continue the legacy of Joseph Haydn, Maurice Ravel and Bohuslav Martinů, for whose interpretation the orchestra ranks among the world's top. As is tradition, this concert will be under the artistic direction of chief conductor and music director Emmanuel Villaume.
The Prague Philharmonia will open the autumn season at the end of September, when the young conductor and bassoonist Sophie Dervaux, who has worked with the Berlin Philharmonic, will take the baton. She is now a solo bassoonist with the equally prestigious Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra. The evening will be dedicated to W. A. Mozart and Václav Neukirchner.
The fourth and last concert in October 2024 will be mainly devoted to Georg Friedrich Händel. His works will be performed exclusively by mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston, a recent winner of the prestigious Grammophone Award for her album of 17th century arias and winner of the BBC Music Magazine Vocal Awards 2023. She specialises in early music, from Monteverdi to Mozart.