Prague Symphony Orchestra

Formed 1934
Prague Symphony Orchestra
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Prague Symphony Orchestra

Biography (Wikipedia)

The Prague Symphony Orchestra (Prague, Czech Republic, Czech: Symfonický orchestr hlavního města Prahy; FOK) is a Czech orchestra based in Prague. The orchestra has traditionally been known by the acronym 'FOK', standing for 'Film-Opera-Koncert', reflecting the orchestra's fields of activity as envisioned by its founder. When the city of Prague made the orchestra its official concert ensemble in 1952, it retained the acronym, giving it the official title 'Symphony Orchestra of the Capital City of Prague – FOK'.

Rudolf Pekárek founded the orchestra in 1934. In the 1930s the orchestra performed the scores for many Czech films, and also appeared regularly on Czech radio. An early promoter of the orchestra was Václav Smetáček, who became the orchestra's chief conductor in 1942, and held the post for the next 30 years. Jiří Kout, chief conductor from 2006 to 2013, has the title of Čestný šéfdirigent (Honorary chief conductor) with the orchestra. Muhai Tang served as principal conductor in the 2013-2014 season, following the sudden resignation of Kout for health reasons. In parallel, Jac van Steen became the orchestra's principal guest conductor.

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Gioachino Rossini
Tancredi (Overture)
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Tancredi (Overture)
Ethel Smyth
Concerto for violin, horn and orchestra
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Concerto for violin, horn and orchestra
Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95, 'From the New World' (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95, 'From the New World' (2nd mvt)
Antonín Dvořák
Prague Waltzes
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Prague Waltzes
Leos Janáček
Lord Have Mercy Upon Us
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Lord Have Mercy Upon Us
Bohuslav Martinu
La Jazz
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La Jazz
Bedrich Smetana
Vltava (Má vlast)
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Vltava (Má vlast)
Bedrich Smetana
Polka: To our Girls (Nasim devam)
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Polka: To our Girls (Nasim devam)
Antonín Dvořák
In Nature's Realm, Op.91
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In Nature's Realm, Op.91
Antonín Dvořák
Polonaise in E flat major
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Polonaise in E flat major
Josef Bohuslav Foerster
Katharina, Petruchio and Eros, from Shakespeare Suite, Op 76
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Katharina, Petruchio and Eros, from Shakespeare Suite, Op 76
Josef Bohuslav Foerster
Symphony No 4 (Easter Eve): "A Child's Good Friday" (second movement)
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Symphony No 4 (Easter Eve): "A Child's Good Friday" (second movement)
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op 46
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Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op 46
Jakub Jan Ryba
Agnus Dei; Zevera (Hail Master! Christmas Mass)
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Agnus Dei; Zevera (Hail Master! Christmas Mass)
Prague Symphony Orchestra
Serenata Notturna - Mozart
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Serenata Notturna - Mozart
Vincenzo Bellini
Salve regina
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Salve regina
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 19, K.132
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Symphony No. 19, K.132
Antonín Dvořák
Prague Waltzes
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Prague Waltzes
Oskar Nedbal
The Tale of Simple Johnny: Valse triste
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The Tale of Simple Johnny: Valse triste
Gioachino Rossini
Tancredi - Overture
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Tancredi - Overture
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