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Petr Popelka leads Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra on tour to Japan

This week, Petr Popelka embarks on a 10-day long tour to Japan with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, where he is Chief Conductor and Artistic Director. Performing six concerts in five cities over the course of the tour, the orchestra will play Smetana’s Ma vlast and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 (“New World”). Throughout the tour, they will be joined by cellist Haruma Sato and violinist Fiumiaki Miura to play the solo in Dvořák’s famous Cello and Violin Concertos.

Popelka commemorates his Czech countrymen in this programme, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Smetana’s birth in 1824, as well as possibly the most famous Bohemian symphony. The tour will travel to Osaka, Fukuoka, Takasaki, Tokyo and Nagoya, between 6 – 14 July.

Watch Petr conduct Frankfurt’s hr-Sinfonieorchester in Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9: