PKF Lobkowicz Series
Remarkable evenings in the magical Lobkowicz Palace attract guests to special gatherings with the curators of the Lobkowicz Collections and to fascinating discussion about subjects connecting both history and the present. The guests have a unique opportunity to meet the PKF – Prague Philharmonia’s artists and management. Refreshments provided by the head chef of the Lobkowicz Palace and a glass of wine make a welcoming and friendly atmosphere that pervades the whole evening.
6.00 pm Welcome drink and tour of the exhibition
6.30 pm The curators of the Lobkowicz music collection reveal its treasures through enthralling story-telling
7.00 pm Concert by the PKF – Prague Philharmonia and soloists in the Imperial Hall
8.15 pm Meeting the artists with refreshments provided by the head chef of the Lobkowicz Palace
Patron of the concert: Jan Musil — horn
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Idomeneo, Overture
JAN VÁCLAV STICH-PUNTO Concerto No. 5 in F major for Horn and Orchestra
ALBERT ROUSSEL Sinfonietta for String Orchestra Op. 52
LEONE SINIGAGLIA Romance for Horn and Strings Op. 3
JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony no. 6 in D major “Le matin”
Radek Baborák – horn, conductor
Stories from the Arts with the theme “Greek myths and Roman legends in the paintings of the Lobkowicz collections”. Lecture by Dita Baker.
The horn player and conductor Radek Baborák is one of the world’s leading figures in classical music. His successful career spanning more than twenty-five years has led him to concert halls across the world, where he has appeared alongside famous conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Simon Rattle, Neeme Jarvi and Seiji Ozawa, with whom he recorded Mozart’s complete horn concertos for Sony. Radek Baborák is also currently Ozawa’s assistant in the Mito Chamber Orchestra, which he has appeared with at many festivals including the Martha Argerich Festival. Radek Baborák can look forward to many attractive engagements in the 2018—2019 season including conducting the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra at a gala concert to commemorate the anniversary of the republic and the reopening of the National Theatre, and his debut with the Vienna Philharmonic, where he will perform under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. Radek Baborák has been solo horn for the PKF — Prague Philharmonia, the Czech Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic and the Berlin Philharmonic. He formed and is the artistic director of the Baborak Ensemble, he is a member of the Afflatus Quintet and collaborates with the Berlin Baroque Soloists. He has received numerous awards including ‘the Grammy Classic Award‘ (1995).
PKF have prepared a fantastic photo album from the evening on Facebook, for your viewing pleasure. To view the photos, click here.
Photo Credit: © PKF – Prague Philharmonia | Petra Hajská