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24 Oct 2018

Czech Philharmonic at the Royal Academy of Music

The Czech Philharmonic’s collaboration with the Academy is a highlight of Czech Week in London, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia. Over the course of two days, the Academy will be alive with activity, including chamber concerts, masterclasses, talks and an Open Academy project working with people living with dementias, culminating in a performance by the Czech Philharmonic conducted by the Academy’s Klemperer Chair of Conducting, Semyon Bychkov, in his first season as Chief Conductor and Music Director of the orchestra. The concert opens with Smetana’s The Bartered Bride Overture, for which Academy students perform alongside members of the Czech Philharmonic.


A Centenary Retrospective
Wed 24 Oct 2018, 11.00am / David Josefowitz Recital Hall
To celebrate the 100 years of the Czech Philharmonic, Professor Raymond Holden discusses the orchestra’s history with Petr Kadlec, Head of Education

Czech Chamber Music
Wed 24 Oct 2018, 1.05pm Angela Burgess Recital Hall 

Academy student ensembles perform gems of the Czech chamber music repertoire

Sir Charles Mackerras and the Czech Philharmonic
Wed 24 Oct 2018, 1.05pm / Angela Burgess Recital Hall
Professor Raymond Holden explores the Australian conductor’s remarkable relationship with the orchestra using film, sound and marked scores

Czech Philharmonic in Concert
Wed 24 Oct 2018, 7.30pm / Duke's Hall
The Czech Philharmonic, conducted by Semyon Bychkov and joined by Academy students, performs Smetana and Dvorák

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Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5HT


24 Oct 2018


Royal Academy of Music, Embassy of the Czech Republic in London

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