Prague to Mark Countdown to 2022 with Classic Concert at Obecní Dum

Prague Philharmonic Orchestra New Year's Eve

The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra presents for the New Year’s Eve sparkling classical masterpieces in the Smetana Hall of the Prague Obecní dum.

German conductor Friedemann Riehle will conduct The Moldau, the last movement of the New World Symphony and will end up with favorite waltzes by Tchaikovsky (Swan Lake) and Johann Strauss (Blue Danube) – not to forget some energetic polkas as well as the popular Entry of the Gladiators by Fučik.

To wish everybody a more optimistic New Year, the concert needs to end with Johann Strauss seniors matchless march, which he dedicated to Czech-born Field Marshal Count Joseph Radetky from Radetz – simply called: Radetzky-March.

Romanian star soprano Anda-Louise Bogza will join the Prague Philharmonic for three arias by Mozart, Puccini and Verdi.

The concert starts at 16:00 and will last 75 minutes. Tickets are available at the Obecni dum, Ticketportal and Ticketmaster.

Photos: Archive Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra developed in the 1990s into the most requested recording orchestra in Europe.

The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra records more than 100 sessions per year, which include film music for producers from around the globe; classical music for Decca, EMI, Sony BMG, and other labels; as well as music for commercials. Soil Gabetta and Jonas Kaufmann are just a few famous soloists.

With Friedemann Riehle conducting, the orchestra’s annual New Year’s Concert has become a highlight of Prague’s live classical music scene. Its outstanding quality, in addition to proven ease in arranging contracts, continues to bring success to the orchestra.


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