- Joseph Haydn Symphony in B flat major „La Reine“, Hob. I:85
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in C major, K. 314
- Richard Strauss Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra in D major
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sperai vicino il lido, Aria K. 368
- Vilém Veverka, oboe, Czechia
- Patrik Sedlář, deputy concertmaster
Dear audience, friends of the PKO Orchestra,
I want to apologize for the fact that we had to cancel some concerts from the second part of the 2022/23 season.
Unfortunately, several facts forced us to this unhappy situation.
- The promises of politicians, which unfortunately did not come true with the arrival of the new set after the elections.
- Significant increase in the price of the venues where we held concerts, especially the venue in Žofín.
- Decrease in viewership after Covid.
We offer the following options for canceled concerts
– You can exchange your ticket for another concert that we will be playing until the end of the 2022/23 season.
– They are 24/1/2023 Srdjan Vukasinović; 7/3/2023 Lubomír Brabec; 21/03/2023 Jiří Bárta; 13/06/2023 Eva Gevorgyan
– We will refund your money by the end of June 2023 at the latest.
I apologize once again for the trouble caused. We will try to compensate you for everything in the following season.
Sincerely and respectfully,
Vilém Veverka is one of the Czech Republic’s most respected interpreters. A graduate of the Prague Conservatory and Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts, he also attended a number of courses by French oboist Jean-Louis Capezzali. His involvement in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra was a key spur to his artistic development, as were his subsequent studies under leading German oboist Dominik Wollenweber at Berlin’s Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler.
A two-year stint with the Berlin Philharmonic greatly benefitted his professional development. His journey culminated with triumph in one of the most prestigious oboe competitions, the Sony Music Foundation (Tokyo, 2003).
His repertoire includes pieces in all styles, from Baroque to contemporary.
In September 2015 he brought out his third solo album on Suprahon, of concertos by Bach, Vivaldi and Telemann, which he recorded exclusively with Ensemble 18+.
Patrik Sedlář studied at the P. J. Vejvanovského Conservatory in the class of Prof. Jaroslav Krátký between 2009-2015. Since 2011 he has regularly attended Master Classes of Prof. Bohuslav Matoušek in whose class he studied at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
In 2013 and 2015, he received a scholarship of the Czech Music Fund Foundation for the Support of Czech Modern Music. In 2017, he undertook Master Classes in Semmering, Austria with professors Vilmos Szabadi and Shmuel Ashkenazi. In 2018, he became a laureate of the Kroměříž Summer Music Academy under the direction of violin virtuosos Josef Špaček and Dalibor Karvay. In 2018 – 2019, he completed one-year of study at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with the concertmaster Wiener Symphoniker Jan Pospíchal.
He also professes in chamber music – he is a member of the Errai piano trio, which regularly performs in the Czech Republic, Germany and Turkey. In 2018, trio won 2nd place at the Bohuslav Martinů competition in Prague, and in 2019 they performed solo with the North Bohemian Philharmonic in Teplice. Between 2020 – 2022 he was a member of the group of first violins of the orchestra of the National Theater in Prague, and since 2021 he has been working as concertmaster at the Moravian Philharmonic in Olomouc.