On 28 and 29 March in St Anna's Church, České Budějovice, the South Czech Philharmonic presented the world premiere of Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra by the Budějovice-born composer and guitarist Lukáš Sommer (*1984). The solo part was performed by a leading Czech oboist Vilém Veverka.
The four-movement concerto was a perfect choice for the Easter time – optimistic, joyful, with distinct folk motives, and, thanks to its harmonic, melodic and rhythmical clarity, very attractive for listeners. You can listen to the whole piece on YouTube where it is currently available under this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHSAGH8MWDU&sns=em. The concerts' programme also included Gabriel Fauré's Masques et Bergamasques op. 112 and Richard Strauss's Metamorphosen.
28 and 29 March 2018, St Anna's church, České Budějovice
Lukáš Sommer: Concerto for oboe and Orchestra (world premiere)
Vilém Veverka – oboe, South Czech philharmonic, cond. Jan Talich