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We have published the program for the 71st concert season and introduced the future chief conductor of the JPO

03. 5. 24

On May 3, 2024, a press conference was held at the New Town Hall, during which we introduced not only the future chief conductor of the JPO but also the program for the new, already 71st concert season, to the public. Today also marks the start of online ticket and subscription sales for the new season.



The new chief conductor will be the internationally renowned conductor Daniel Raiskin, who will assume the position in 2026 (in the 73rd concert season 2026/2027). Until then, he will serve as the principal guest conductor and designated chief conductor of the orchestra. He will debut with the Ostrava orchestra this summer as part of the Opava Cycle (the 3rd subscription concert).

“From my very first encounter with the Ostrava orchestra, I understood that it is an ambitious, curious, fearless, resilient, and hardworking ensemble. Over the past twenty-five years, I have conducted many orchestras around the world, but the emotional strength of the Janáček Philharmonic left a lasting impression on me, so I am very pleased to become the chief conductor of this excellent orchestra,” says Daniel Raiskin. The new concert season will offer a rich program featuring prominent names of world-renowned personalities who will perform with the JPO, either for their debut or as returning artists.

“Our orchestra is now artistically stable, and starting the new season with the knowledge that Daniel Raiskin will take the position of chief conductor in two years gives us a clear artistic vision for the coming years and the opportunity to deepen cooperation with several talented and globally recognized guest conductors such as Andrey Boreyko, Lawrence Foster, Tomáš Netopil, and Domingo Hindoyan,” adds Jan Žemla, also revealing other collaborating artists of the new season. “I will definitely attend a concert by the talented young Polish conductor Anna Sułkowska-Migoń. Among soloists, I would mention cellist Camille Thomas, violinist Leila Josefowicz, the excellent trumpeter Pacho Flores, and pianists Denis Kozhukhin, Mao Fujita, Lukáš Vondráček, Yulianna Avdeeva, and the rising star Alim Beisembayev. And I could go on.”

Thus, the Italian pianist Federico Colli will return to Ostrava, this time as a resident soloist. “This position is not very common here, and I am all the more honored to become a resident soloist,” says pianist Federico Colli, adding, “Ostrava is a vibrant, lively city full of great artists and culture. The audience is relaxed and kind. I see it as a city worth discovering.” In the new season, Colli will perform under the auspices of the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava three times. He will appear with the orchestra at the beginning of September during the fourth Opava concert, the following month in a solo recital as part of the first concert of the R Series, and finally in the chamber Series K in April 2025.


A new feature that will especially delight parents of our youngest visitors is a concert series dedicated to very young children (from 4 to 6 years old). The wider public will also surely be interested in the announced program of crossover concerts at Gong. In the new concert season, the Ostrava orchestra will offer a program that will, without exaggeration, satisfy all generations of visitors, especially with the commencement of the construction of the new concert hall, which will begin this year.

All information can be found in the new program catalog for the 71st concert season, available for download/viewing here.

The authors of the photos above are Petr Hrubeš and Radim Kolibík.