CNSO - Czech National Symphony Orchestra

III. CONCERT - 28th SEASON - 2020 / 2021

Enjoy the Advent time with us with the music of baroque masters H. Biber and G. Torelli, complemented by Beethoven's "Fate". MUSIC

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7:30 PM

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150 - 600 CZK



Many of us, even if just subconsciously, feel Baroque music to be intrinsically tied to the festive season. For this reason the Czech National Symphony Orchestra has decided to dedicate the first part of the 3rd subscription concert to the music of two maestros from the height of this period.

We can look forward to performances by top great trumpet virtuosos as they present Giuseppe Torelli’s Sinfonia a 4 for 4 trumpets and orchestra. Also expected to evoke suitably festive vibes is a composition by Czech native Heinrich Biber composed for eight solo trumpets, timpani and orchestra. Part of the second half of the concert will be dedicated to a CD launch of trumpet concertos, with contributions from the French trumpet legend Guy Touvron who turned 70 this year.

After the break the orchestra will leap more than a hundred years in time presenting one of music history’s most renowned motifs: the hammering of three quavers and a minim. Yes Beethoven’s “Fate” will bring the first half of Czech National Symphony Orchestra’s 28th subscription series to a close.  


Heinrich Biber
Sonata Sancti Polycarpi for 8 trumpets, strings, continuo and 2 timpani

Giuseppe Torelli
Symphony for 4 trumpets and strings​​​​​​​

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 „Fate“



Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Guy Touvron, Jan Hasenöhrl, Jiří Houdek, Marek Vajo, Jan Hykrda, Jan Fišer, Roman Kubát, Jan Burian | trumpets


Steven Mercurio | conductor

Length 90 minutes
Wheelchair access
Heinrich Biber
Giuseppe Torelli
Ludwig van Beethoven