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Petr Popelka Brings Schönberg Gurre-Lieder to Czech Festivals


On Sunday 18 June, Petr Popelka will conduct more than 250 musicians in Arnold Schönberg’s monumental Gurre-Lieder at the Litomyšl Festival in the Czech Republic. He will repeat the programme on Tuesday 20 June at the Musica non grata Festival in Prague, with both concerts forming part of Czech Radio’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

Under Popelka’s direction, both his Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and Norwegian Radio Orchestra will join forces with the Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno, and Slovak Philharmonic Choir for the concerts – marking the end of his three-year term as Chief Conductor with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.

The concert in Prague on Tuesday 20 June will be broadcasted live on Czech Radio’s Vltava station and NRK Classic at 7:30pm CEST, with a further rebroadcast scheduled this autumn.