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Petr Popelka leads New Year’s Day Concert in Prague


On Tuesday 2 January 2024, Petr Popelka will lead the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOČR) in a New Year’s celebration concert at the Rudolfinum in Prague.

In the first half of the evening, Petr will conduct a programme of traditional dances: Polka, Furiant and Dance of the Comedians from Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, and the waltz-based Suite from the opera Der Rosenkavalier.

In the second half, Petr will be joined by renowned jazz pianist Eldar Djangirov for Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, before closing the night with Bernstein’s West Side Story: Symphonic Dances.

Petr returns to conduct the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOČR) later that week on Friday 5 January, in a programme of Vivaldi, Mozart, Josef Matěj and Salieri.