12th November 2020

Semyon Bychkov & Czech Philharmonic launch annual series commemorating the Velvet Revolution

Semyon Bychkov returns to Prague this weekend to start rehearsing for the launch of the Czech Philharmonic’s new concert series commemorating the Velvet Revolution each year on 17 November.

On Tuesday 17 November 2020, their performance of Smetana’s Má vlast will be live streamed via Semyon Bychkov’s Facebook page from 7.15pm GMT/8.15pm CET from the Rudolfinum. The concert is presented in collaboration with the Prague Spring International Music Festival and marks 30 years since Rafael Kubelík’s legendary performance of the work in Prague’s Old-Town Square commemorating Czechoslovakia’s first free elections in June 1990.

The concert will be available for 7 days on demand and will be broadcast again in 2021 via Mezzo TV.

Watch Semyon Bychkov on his relationship with the work here: