February12 2025 (Wed)
7:30 PM

Royal Fireworks

Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall | Classical Music

120 minutes | Available

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Date: February 12, 2025 | 19:30 (Wed)
Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall
Duration: 120 minutes
Status: Available
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The dazzling work by G. F. Händel performed by great Collegium 1704 in Rudolfinum

In the Baroque period, showy, brilliant music was associated with festivities at court, whether for celebrating a peace treaty as in the case of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, or for the wedding of the brother of the French king in the case of Francœur’s festive suite. Handel’s work is one of his most famous compositions, while the name of the French composer François Francœur is almost unknown to today’s audiences.

Nevertheless, this composer and concertmaster of the Paris opera was one of the most influential figures of musical life in pre–revolutionary France, and his music was popular at the court of King Louis XV.


  • F. Francoeur
    Symphonies du Festin royal
    de monseigneur le comte d’Artois
  • G. F. Händel
    Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV 351
    Water Music HWV 348–350


Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704
Václav Luks
 - conductor

Collegium 1704 is a Prague-based highly acclaimed Baroque orchestra established in 2005 by the conductor and harpsichordist Václav Luks. The orchestra & vocal ensemble present famous orchestral and choral works by well-known composers as well as long-forgotten and now rediscovered treasures of the Baroque repertoire. The ensemble has been successfuly promoting work of Czech masters like Jan Dismas Zelenka and Josef Mysliveček.


  • Recommended dress code: smart casual 
  • Please note that the price of the ticket includes service fee of 10%

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