Grieg's Piano Concerto
Rudolfinum, 11 March 2024 at 7.30 pm.
Open dress rehearsal at 10.00 am.
Lukáš Hurník: Radio, a symphonic documentary for the 100th anniversary of Czech Radio, world premiere, commissioned by the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Grieg: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 16
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82
Olari Elts conductor
Marianna Shirinyan piano
The programme featuring the leading Estonian conductor Olari Eltse will open with the world premiere of a new piece by Lukáš Hurník. The composer, who for many years worked as the editor-in-chief of the Czech Radio Vltava station and now heads its D-dur station, named his composition Radio with the subtitle “a symphonic documentary” to pay tribute to Czech Radio and its century-long history. The soloist of the evening will be the pianist Marianna Shirinyan, born in Yerevan, Armenia. Accompanied by Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, she will perform one of the most popular works in her instrument’s repertoire, the dramatic and lyrical Concerto for Piano and Orchestra by the Norwegian composer Edvard Hagerup Grieg. We will stay with Scandinavia after the break, when Symphony No. 5 by Jean Sibelius will be performed. The Finnish composer, popular mainly for his Violin Concerto and symphonic poem Finlandia, noted in his diary that one of the main themes of the three-movement symphony was inspired by the flight of sixteen swans he observed in the Nordic sky.
Meeting with the artists before the concert
Rudolfinum | Talich Lounge | 1st floor | 6.30–7.15 pm
Ticket prices: CZK 1100 | CZK 900 | CZK 700 | CZK 500 | CZK 300 | CZK 180
The organiser reserves the right to changes in the list of scheduled performers.