Due to government regulation we are forced to cancel concerts from now until the end of March. Admission will be refunded at the PSO box office in the Municipal House. Tickets purchased online will be automatically refunded to your account. Further information and details about these events will be published on our website www.fok.cz and on our Facebook page.
Symphony No. 6 in A minor "Tragic"
PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Jac van STEEN | conductor
In 2014, we set off on a long pilgrimage with Jac van Steen, our principal guest conductor. A monumental, Mahlerian journey. We have stopped at the Fourth, Second, Third, Ninth and now from a distance we can see the Sixth shining at us. It is called Tragic, although Mahler wrote it at a very happy period of his life; he married Alma and their second daughter Anna Justina was born. The Sixth with monumental instrumentation that includes cowbells and a mysterious hammer comes just in time, as Mahler commented: “My Sixth will be asking riddles that can be solved only by a generation that have received my first five symphonies, and digested them…”