Czech Radio’s benefit concert for Ukraine

This week, Czech Radio hosted a benefit concert for Ukraine, which saw the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra perform famous Czech and Ukrainian compositions in Prague’s Rudolfinum concert hall. The event raised nearly three million crowns, which were sent to the NGO People in Need.


The concert, which opened with the Czech and Ukrainian national anthems performed by the Czech Radio Children's Choir, also featured the composition Elegy by Valentin Silvestrov, probably the best-known living Ukrainian composer, and the iconic work by Antonín Dvořák, his Symphony No. 9 From the New World.

The other Ukrainian composition performed by the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra at the special benefit concert for Ukraine was Reinhold Gliere’s Horn Concerto featuring the renowned Czech horn player Radek Baborák. You can listen to it in today’s edition of Sunday Music Show.

Author: Ruth Fraňková