August28 2020 (Fri)
7:30 PM

Czech Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles

Cimbalom Ensemble of Czech Philharmonic

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall | Classical Music

60 minutes | Not available

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Date: August 28, 2020 | 19:30 (Fri)
Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall
Duration: 60 minutes
Status: Not available
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Chamber concert of classical and folk music in Suk Hall performed by the members of Czech Philharmonic

The Cimbalom Ensemble of the Czech Philharmonic has been in existence for nearly twenty years. It long operated as a pick-up group for friendly gatherings.

The impulse for more comprehensive work was the Prague appearance by the famous singer Bobby McFerrin, who chose the Cimbalom Ensemble as a partner for his Dvořák Hall concert in Rudolfinum in 2013.

Most of the ensemble’s members have had experience of some kind with performing folk music, but it should be said that with the exception of two Moravians, they are Prague natives, and they are also professional musicians with classical training.

In their concerts you will hear Baroque music, folk music from all over central Europe, and even music by Classical composers in arrangements made to order for the ensemble.


  • Johannes Brahms 
    Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F Sharp Minor
    Hungarian Dance No. 7 in A Major
    Hungarian Dance No. 4 in F Minor
  • Bela Bartók 
    Romanian Folk Dances
  • Antonio Vivaldi 
    The Four Seasons (excerpts with commentary)
  • Antonín Dvořák 
    Humoresque in G Major, Op. 101, No. 7 – arr. for strings
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Aria of The Queen of the Night
  • Charles Gounod
    Ave Maria
  • Johann Strauss II / Josef Strauss 
  • Four Gypsy Songs after Ida Kelarová
  • George Enescu
  • Moravian Folk Song

The Cimbalom Ensemble:

Zdeněk Zelba, Václav Prudil - violin
Jan Jouza - viola, violin
Jan Holeňa - cello
Jaromír Černík - double bass
Jiří Zelba - oboe, English horn, recorders, viola
Markéta Riesová - cimbalom


  • You can enter the Rudolfinum only in a mask. Thank you for understanding.
  • No intermission
  • Dress code: casual / smart casual 
  • Program subject to change. 

Classical music in Prague is world renowned.