Czech Philharmonic: Season Opening Concert 2022
Upcoming Production September 2022
The season opens with one of the most iconic 20th century works. Dmitri Shostakovich refused evacuate from Leningrad, surrounded by the German army, and wrote a new symphony, the premiere of which was broadcast on radio during the siege in 1942. Semyon Bychkov has close family ties to the event – his mother lived through the siege in Leningrad.
Beethoven: Violin Concerto D Major, Op. 61, Strauss: An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64