Czech Philharmonic New Year’s Concert

Czech Philharmonic ⬩ New Year’s Concert

“This cold New Year’s Eve I invite you to accompany me on a journey to Spain,” says the Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena. “Joining us on this journey are two exceptional soloists: we welcome the global ambassador of Spanish guitar Pablo Sáinz-Villegas and the versatile mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz.”

Duration of the programme 1 hod 35 min


Manuel de Falla
Interlude and Dance from the opera La vida breve (8')
“Vivan los que rien, mueran los que lloran”, Salud’s aria from the opera La vida breve (5')

Joaquín Rodrigo
Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra (21')

— Intermission —

Joaquín Turina
Danzas fantásticas (Fantastic Dances, selection), Op. 22 (5')
Orgía (Orgy)

Xavier Montsalvatge
Cinco canciones negras (Five Black Songs, selections) (11')

Manuel de Falla
El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat, Suites Nos. 1 and 2, selections)
Suite No. 1 (11')
Suite No. 2 (12')


Pablo-Sáinz Villegas guitar
Clara Mouriz mezzo-soprano

Juanjo Mena conductor

Jiří Vejvoda host

Czech Philharmonic

The recommended dress code for the evening concert from 20.00 is Black Tie.

Pablo Sáinz-Villegas will play Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, possibly the most famous guitar concerto and one of the most original masterpieces of the twentieth century, thanks to the extraordinary beauty of its central Adagio. Clara Mouriz will add a touch of authenticity to the music from Manuela de Falla ballet The Three Cornered Hat, with its sensuous orchestration and unmistakeable Spanish dance rhythms. The pace slows down somewhat for a selection of Montsalvatge’s sumptuous Canciones Negras, for which Clara Mouriz’s voice is so perfectly suited. “Instead of New Years’ fireworks, you will be dazzled by the earthy energy of Turina’s Danzas Fantásticas. I look forward to celebrating the New Year at the Rudolfinum with you and with the wonderful Czech Philharmonic!” adds Juanjo Mena.


The concert is organised by the Czech Philharmonic and Prague Sounds.

Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall

1/1/2023 Sunday 3:00 PM
1/1/2023 Sunday 8:00 PM

Live stream

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The sale of individual tickets for subscription concerts (orchestral, chamber, educational) will begin on Wednesday 7 June 2023 at 10.00 a.m. Tickets for the public dress rehearsals will go on sale on 13 September 2023 at 10.00 a.m.

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