Closing Concert

22/06/03 (Fri) v 20:00



  • Sofia Gubajdulina: Märchen-Poem
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E flat major Op. 70
  • Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 6 in D major Op. 60


  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Andris Nelsons - conductor




2100 - 4900 CZK


03 / 06 / 2022

Friday 20.00
Expected end of the event 21.50


Municipal House – Smetana Hall

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 Course of music history

One could hardly find an ensemble that is more tightly bound to the history and traditions of European classical music than the Vienna Philharmonic, an orchestra that is rated one of the very best in the world”, says Roman Bělor, director of the Prague Spring Festival. For more than half a century, the orchestra has been one of the regular guests to the Prague Spring Festival—from the concerts with Herbert von Karajan and Karl Böhm in the 1960s to the unforgettable opening concert with Daniel Baremboim in 2017. In 2022 the orchestra will be commemorating the 180th anniversary of its founding, during which time it has been setting the course of music history. To this day it preserves its unique “Viennese sound”, which differs from that of other orchestras and is passed from one generation to the next. “We are overjoyed that one of the world’s best orchestras will be appearing at the festival’s closing, and especially with a conductor of such importance as Andris Nelsons”, says BělorI am particularly pleased that Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 6 has been selected as the final work on the programme, and on the first half of the concert we can look forward to the refreshing combination of Dmitri Shostakovich and Sofia Gubajduilna, who is truly one of the living classics”, explains the festival programming director Josef Třeštík. The Chairman of the Vienna Philharmonic, Daniel Froschauer, adds: “The work by the non-conformist Russian is based on a Czech fairy tale about erudition and fantasy. This will be followed by the Ninth Symphony by Dimitri Shostakovich, Gubaidulina’s mentor – a musical balancing act with much hidden irony and criticism of the regime. As a sign of the close ties with our neighbours, we chose Antonín Dvořák’s Sixth Symphony. With this cheerful, humorous tone poem, he set a monument to his Bohemian homeland.”