OPENING CONCERT

Smetana Hall, Municipal House
 
12.9.2018 19:30   subscription:Series A
13.9.2018 19:30   subscription:Series B

Program

JOSEF BOHUSLAV FOERSTER Festive overture in C major Op. 70
RICHARD STRAUSS Four Last Songs
GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D major „Titan“
 
Lise LINDSTROM | soprano
 
PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 
Pietari INKINEN | conductor
 
ticket prices: 400, 560, 660, 800,- CZK
 
The 84th FOK season is Chief Conductor Pietari Inkinen’s fourth season with the orchestra. 2018 is an especially important year as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of our state. For this reason, we’ll focus on the composers who co-created the cultural milieu of the First Republic. Among them was Josef Bohuslav Foerster, the wanderer of Europe, who returned to his homeland in 1918. His Festive Overture does not appear next to Mahler’s Titan by chance. The two composers were friends and respected each other’s work. The same applies to Pietari and the American soprano Lise Lindstrom, who with Strauss’s music, has been conquering Vienna, Hamburg and Madrid. She will open the season, and we’ll hum along with her to the song September from Strauss’ Four Last Songs.
 
The concert is being held under the auspices of the Embassy of Finland to the Czech Republic

 
Meeting with the artists: 
13. 2018,6.15 p.m. – Pattiserie Hall, Municipal House
free for visitors of this concert