Lookback and outlook
Along with wishing you a happy Christmas and a healthy new year full of beautiful music, we bring you a little look back at the past events and a peek behind the curtain of upcoming projects.
The year just ended took Tomáš to three continents – in addition to dozens of concerts and opera productions in the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Monaco and Switzerland, he also conducted in Tokyo, Japan and Aspen, USA. He was delighted with the success of his Summer Music Academy Kroměříž (already the fifth!). The DVD of the Vienna State Opera’s production of Mozart’s Idomeneo, released in February, as well as a new CD of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, which Tomáš recorded with the Essen Philharmonic and the Prague Philharmonic Choir, have been widely applauded.
In the first half of the new year, Tomáš will have the premieres of Kampe’s Dogville and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the Aalto Musiktheater in Essen. As principal guest conductor, he will conduct the Czech Philharmonic on several occasions; in addition to concerts at Prague’s Rudolfinum, he will also appear at Smetana’s Litomyšl and the Leoš Janáček IMF, of which he is the president. Other highlights of the season include concerts with the Orchestre National de Montpellier, with whom he will perform, among others, Ľubica Čekovská’s symphonic composition Palingenia (Mayfly) and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major with the outstanding soloist Alice Sara Ott, and the opening concert of the Concentus Moraviae festival, during which he will lead the legendary ensemble Concentus Musicus Wien.
Photo: Dag Markl / Brno Philharmonic