Prague Philharmonia

Formed 1994
Prague Philharmonia
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1994
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Prague Philharmonia

Prague Philharmonia Biography (Wikipedia)

The Prague Philharmonia (Pražská komorní filharmonie, abbreviation: PKF; literal translation, "Prague Chamber Philharmonia") is an orchestra based in Prague, the Czech Republic. The orchestra gives concerts in several venues in Prague, including the Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum, the Church of St. Simon and Juda, the Švanda Theatre (Smíchov) and the Salon Philharmonia. The orchestra receives government and civic sponsorship from the Czech Ministry of Culture, the City of Prague and the Prague 1 Municipal Authority. The orchestra contains 52 musicians, as of the 2015-2016 season.

Jiří Bělohlávek founded the orchestra in 1993, after his resignation as chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic the previous year. The Czech Ministry of Defence had offered funding for training 40 young musicians to act as their own music ensemble, to replace the Prague Symphony Orchestra in that capacity. Bělohlávek decided to form a new chamber orchestra instead with the funds, and had auditioned musicians for the orchestra. However, the ministry withdrew its funding the next year. Bělohlávek subsequently secured private funding for the orchestra, which made its public debut in 1994. Bělohlávek served as the orchestra's first music director and chief conductor, from 1994 to 2005. He led the orchestra in its debut at The Proms in London in July 2004. Bělohlávek subsequently held the title of conductor laureate of the orchestra from 2005 until his death in 2017.

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George Gershwin
Second Rhapsody for piano and orchestra
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Second Rhapsody for piano and orchestra
Antonín Dvořák
Carnival Overture, Op 92
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Carnival Overture, Op 92
Jules Massenet
Pourquoi me reveiller (Werther)
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Pourquoi me reveiller (Werther)
Bohuslav Martinu
Serenade No. 2 for strings
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Serenade No. 2 for strings
Gaetano Donizetti
Una furtiva lagrima (L'elisir d'amore)
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Una furtiva lagrima (L'elisir d'amore)
Gustave Charpentier
Depuis le Jour (Louise, Act 3)
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Depuis le Jour (Louise, Act 3)
Licinio Refice
Ombra di Nube
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Ombra di Nube
Ruggero Leoncavallo
Ed ora conoscetela (La Bohème)
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Ed ora conoscetela (La Bohème)
Giacomo Puccini
'Vissi d'arte' (Tosca)
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'Vissi d'arte' (Tosca)
Antonín Dvořák
Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104, B. 191
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Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104, B. 191
Christoph Willibald Gluck
O del mio dolce ardor from Act 1 of Paride ed Elena
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O del mio dolce ardor from Act 1 of Paride ed Elena
Léo Delibes
Les filles de Cadix
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Les filles de Cadix
Bohuslav Martinu
Serenáda No. 2 for Strings - Poco Andante
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Serenáda No. 2 for Strings - Poco Andante
Jan Václav Hugo Voříšek
Symphony in D minor - Finale - Allegro con Brio
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Symphony in D minor - Finale - Allegro con Brio
Giuseppe Verdi
Jérusalem (Act II, L'Emir auprès de lui m'appelle...Je veux encore entendre)
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Jérusalem (Act II, L'Emir auprès de lui m'appelle...Je veux encore entendre)
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 22: III. Presto
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Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 22: III. Presto
George Gershwin
Rhapsody no. 2 for piano and orchestra
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Rhapsody no. 2 for piano and orchestra
Andrew von Oeyen, Prague Philharmonia, Emmanuel Villaume & Camille Saint‐Saëns
2nd Movt. Allegro Scherzando from Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 22
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2nd Movt. Allegro Scherzando from Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 22
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 22: II. Allegro scherzando
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Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 22: II. Allegro scherzando
Bryan Hymel, Emmanuel Villaume, Prague Philharmonia & Henri Rabaud
Rolande et la mauvais garcon: Chante, vieux jardin, ta chanson de cigales
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Rolande et la mauvais garcon: Chante, vieux jardin, ta chanson de cigales
Bedrich Smetana
Vysehrad (Má vlast)
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Vysehrad (Má vlast)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Paride ed Elena: La belle immagini di un dolce amore
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Paride ed Elena: La belle immagini di un dolce amore
Giuseppe Verdi
La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
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La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No 36 Linz, (feat. Prague Philharmonia & Jiří Bělohlávek)
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Symphony No 36 Linz, (feat. Prague Philharmonia & Jiří Bělohlávek)
Prague Philharmonia
My Heart Will Go On Main Theme From The Film Titanic
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My Heart Will Go On   Main Theme From The Film Titanic
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2004: Prom 07
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Royal Albert Hall
2004-07-21T18:02:24
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2004

Proms 2004: Prom 07

Royal Albert Hall

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