Giovanni Antonini and the Czech Youth Philharmonic — this combination is already familiar fromthe orchestra´s 127th season. It turned out so well, including from the Czech Philharmonic’s point of view, that plans were made for another concert. The violinist Josef Špaček has been invited to collaborate.
“Baroque music has experienced a great revival in recent years and I am delighted that the Czech Philharmonic has included this programme with Giovanni Antonini, an expert on this period, in its subscription series. It is a tremendous revival not only for me and the orchestra, but also a very beneficial and educational experience for the upcoming generation of young musicians from the Czech Youth Philharmonic who are part of the programme. Vivaldi was a superstar in his lifetime, and his violin concerto Grosso Mogul, which I will be playing, was the rock'n'roll of its time. I look forward to rocking it for you, the dear audience, at the concert!”
— Josef Špaček