Jakub Hrůša will make his BBC Proms debut this year at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 26th August.

The all-Czech programme opens with a Hussite war song, whose melody reappears in Dvorák’s Hussite Overture (depicting the struggles of Czech Reformation pioneer Jan Hus), Smetana’s symphonic poems from Má vlast and Martinů’s elegiac Field Mass, composed as a prayer for his homeland after the German invasion in 1939.

For tickets and further information, please visit the BBC Proms website.

PROGRAMME

Prom 56: The Bohemian Reformation

Unknown: Hussite Chorale ‘Ktož jsú Boži bojovníci’ (You Who Are Warriors of God);
Bedrich Smetana: vlast – Tábor;
Bedrich Smetana: vlast – Blaník;
Bohuslav Martinu: Field Mass;
Antonín Dvořák: Hussite Overture;
Leos Janáček: The Excursions of Mr Brouček – Song of the Hussites;
Josef Suk: Prague;