Czech Philharmonic Semyon Bychkov

Czech Philharmonic ⬩ Semyon Bychkov

The Czech Republic joined the European Union in early May 2004. The Czech Philharmonic is celebrating that act by performing the composition from which the EU has borrowed its anthem. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with its concluding Ode to Joy will be heard under the baton of Semyon Bychkov with soloists and the Prague Philharmonic Choir.

Duration of the programme 1 hour 10 minutes


Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (70')


Lyubov Petrova soprano
Iwona Sobotka
Lucie Hilscherová alto
Norbert Ernst tenor
Florian Boesch bass

Prague Philharmonic Choir
Lukáš Vasilek choirmaster

Semyon Bychkov conductor


On Thursday, 2 May, after the concert, we invite you to an aftertalk and autograph session with the chief conductor Semyon Bychkov in the Ceremony Hall.

Moderated by Tereza Šindlerová.

For those who would like to attend the event but do not have a ticket for Thursday's concert and would like to spend more time in the Rudolfinum, we offer the opportunity to come from 19.30 for a guided tour of the Rudolfinum Gallery's Zhanna Kadyrov exhibition: UNEXPECTED

CDs for signing will be available for purchase in the Ceremony Hall throughout the event.

Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall

5/1/2024 Wednesday 7:30 PM

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5/2/2024 Thursday 7:30 PM

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5/3/2024 Friday 7:30 PM

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