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Petr Popelka conducts world premiere by Martin Smolka in Prague

Tonight, Petr returns to the Rudolfinum to conduct the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra in a concert of Haydn and Richard Strauss.  At the heart of the programme is Martin Smolka’s Presto e lento, a new work for piano and orchestra, which will be performed by British pianist Nicolas Hodges, one of the leading specialists in contemporary piano music.  The work was commissioned by PRSO as part of its long-standing commitment to championing new music.

Petr Popelka, conductor
Nicolas Hodges, piano
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra