Martinů Fest Opening Concert

This year’s festival was opened by the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic conducted by Ondřej Soukup. Hosted in Polička, the composer’s birthplace, the concert was the fifth concert Ondřej and FBM gave this week.

The programme, which differed from the previous four concerts that week, included Weber’s Oberon overture, Martinů’s Cello Concerto No. 1 (1955) and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

Ondřej’s next performance takes place at Glasgow City Halls with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on 7th June 2022.

Photos by Jana Marie Knotová, Andrew Perry, Dominik Bachurek, Jakub Lhota, Royal College of Music, a KCLSO.