Concert for Friends of the Czech Philharmonic

Concert for Friends of the Czech Philharmonic

The Concert for Friends of the Czech Philharmonic is already a traditional format in the orchestra's season, and this time, too, the orchestra is preparing an unusual programme for which it has invited both traditional and non-traditional performers.

Duration of the programme 1 hour 40 minutes


Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 (30')
Allegro molto moderato
Allegro moderato molto e marcato – Quasi presto – Andante maestoso

— Intermission —

„Rachmaninoff Will Survive“
Composed programme of compositions and arrangements by the duo Igudesman & Joo (50')
Rach-Pag Fantasy
Rachmaninoff by Himself
They Call Me Sergei
Flight of the Bumble Hornet
Big Hands
Staying Dead or Alive


Olga Kern piano
Lucy Landymore drum and percussion
Aleksey Igudesman violin
Hyung-ki Joo piano

Robert Kružík conductor

Česká filharmonie

The concert is recorded by Czech Television.


Aleksey Igudesman (violin) and Hyung-ki Joo (piano) combine humour, classical music and pop culture references in their unique comic show. The duo has millions of views, legions of fans and enthusiastic reviews from experts. For their Prague concert, they have prepared a special programme called "Rachmaninoff Will Survive" - and it is clear as day which composer they and the Czech Philharmonic will subject to their merciless yet respectful scrutiny.

Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall

1/26/2023 Thursday 7:30 PM

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