Czech Philharmonic New Year’s Concert

Czech Philharmonic ⬩ New Year’s Concert

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Duration of the programme 1 hour 35 minutes


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