The Prague Symphony Orchestra

Classical Czechia www.fok.cz
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Upcoming concerts

Praha 1, Municipal House 20/5/2021 20:00 On the Wings of Dance

Past concerts

Smetanova Litomyšl 2020 Litomyšl, Litomyšl – various venues 2/7 – 12/7/2020 Smetanova Litomyšl 2020
Zukerman & Inkinen – Double Concerto Praha 1, Municipal House 18/6/2020 19:30 Zukerman & Inkinen – Double Concerto
Zukerman & Inkinen – Double Concerto Praha 1, Municipal House 17/6/2020 19:30 Zukerman & Inkinen – Double Concerto
Dvořák – The Spectre's Bride Praha 1, Municipal House 11/6/2020 19:00 Dvořák – The Spectre's Bride
Dvořák – The Spectre's Bride Praha 1, Municipal House 10/6 – 11/6/2020 Dvořák – The Spectre's Bride
FOK & Tomáš Brauner Live from The Municipal House Praha 1, Municipal House 1/6/2020 20:00 FOK & Tomáš Brauner Live from The Municipal House

About The Prague Symphony Orchestra

The Prague Symphony Orchestra was founded in the autumn of 1934 by the conductor Rudolf Pekárek. He defined the new ensemble’s fields of activity with the words Film-Opera-Koncert, and such the abbreviation FOK became part of the orchestra’s title. By recording music for the majority of Czech films in the 1930s and performing regularly in live broadcasts on the Czechoslovak Radio, the FOK Orchestra made a name for itself and its economic existence was assured. This allowed the gradual development of regular concerts, whose main promoter from the very beginning was Dr. Václav Smetáček.

Within a very short time Dr. Smetáček managed to build the orchestra into a large symphonic ensemble, challenging the standards of its strong domestic competition. In 1942 he became the orchestra’s chief conductor and he stood as its head for a full thirty years. During the period of his leadership the orchestra achieved a high performance standard and international renown.

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