PP NAP | Petr Popelka

Petr conducts an all Czech music concert at the Rudolfinum

Chief conductor Petr Popelka leads the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOČR) in an all Czech music concert on Monday 12 February, at the Rudolfinum in Prague.

Featuring the music of three different Czech composers, Petr will open the concert with Josef Suk’s Pohadka, before conducting the Czech premiere of Miroslav Srnka’s Harpsichord Concerto, joined by harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani. The work is co-commissioned by the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne. Petr will then conduct Smetana’s String Quartet No.1 in E minor ‘From My Life’, arranged for symphony orchestra by George Szell.

The year 2024 is marked by a celebration of Czech music and Czech composers throughout history, with one of the highlights being the 200th year anniversary of Bedřich Smetana’s birthday.