The first concert of Ondřej‘s second season as principal conductor of EUMS Sinfonia took the audience on a musical journey around the world. It set off In the Steppes of Central Asia, written by the Russian composer Borodin. Next stop was the Bohemian composer Dvořák’s Eight Symphony. The second half of the concert commenced with the French composer Saint-Saëns’ Suite algérienne and finally, across the ocean, the concert finished with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue featuring Ailsa Aitkenhead on the piano. The concert took place in Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh.
In their second concert of the season, Sinfonia will be joined by EUMS Chorus (led by Neil Metcalfe). The concert will take place on 14th March 2020 in the McEwan Hall, Edinburgh and will feature works by H. Parry, A. Glazunov, J. Sibelius, C. Franck, and A. Bruckner.
Ondřej Soukup is an exciting young conductor with a diverse repertoire of 250+ works by men and women from the last 500 years. He has recently performed with BBC SSO, Czech Chamber Philharmonic, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic and others. In the 2022/2023 season, Ondřej makes his debut with the Copenhagen Philharmonic, The Danish Sinfonietta, Ålborg Symphony, Århus Symphony and Odense Symphony.