Czech National Symphony Orchestra Performs Fantasia!

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Disney Fantasia - Live in Concert, featuring scenes from two classic Disney animated feature films, "Fantasia" and "Fantasia 2000", will be presented live-in-concert by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ted Sperling on March 11 at 7pm by The Artist Series! Join us for the details after the jump!

Disney shares its crown jewels of feature animation, highlighting a selection of its magnificent repertoire including Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker Suite.” Other iconic moments from Disney’s stunning footage, such as Mickey Mouse as he dabbles in magic in Dukas' “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and the mythical unicorns and winged horses that accompany Beethoven’s 'Pastoral' Symphony, will also be shown in high-definition on the big screen.
March 11, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Times-Union Center, Moran Theater
Tickets start at $47 for adults and $26.50 for children.
Tickets are available through the FSCJ Artist Series and can be purchased at and (904) 442-2929.
Group discounts for 10+ are also available,
(904) 442-2947 or

About the Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Celebrating its 23rd birthday in 2016, the CNSO has gained a position among both Czech and Europe's top symphonic ensembles. Renowned for its versatility, the orchestra presents annually a broad program ranging from classical music concerts through contemporary genre, film scores, jazz, or musicals.

In its new era, The Czech National Symphony Orchestra is also organizing summer Prague Proms Festival which annually attracts the audience for presenting greatest international performers. Such composers, conductors, and performers as Ennio Morricone, Lalo Schifrin, James Morrison, Branford & Wynton Marsalis, Pino Donnagio, Giuliano Taviani, Vince Mendoza, Giuseppe Tornatore, Carl Davis repeatedly come back to Prague to either record with the orchestra or perform in the beautiful Smetana Hall of Prague´s Municipal House, the home concert stage of the orchestra. The highlights of recent concert seasons included European tour with the legendary Ennio Morricone, and Prague concert with Anna Netrebko. In the studio the orchestra worked on recording of the new album of Plácido Domingo, and also recorded with Ennio Morricone his score of a new western film "The Hateful Eight " by director Quentin Tarantino. The soundtrack was recorded live and launched by Tarantino, Morricone, and the CNSO at Abbey Road Studios in December 2015.

The CNSO has also renewed its long-time cooperation with Andrea Bocelli, and accompanied Rolando Villazon and Jonas Kaufmann. The orchestra has collaborated with some of the most important pop artists of our time, as Sting, George Michael, Natalie Cole and many more.

Successful tours have taken place over the British Isles, France, Spain, Dubai, Japan, Mexico, China, Korea, Oman, Australia, and New Zealand. The Czech National Symphony Orchestra's recordings are on sale worldwide, and the orchestra takes pride in several Gold CDs (for more than 30 000 copies sold) which it has produced. Other accolades include Gustav Mahler Prize, awarded for the interpretation of Mahler's works, and the prestigious agreement that the orchestra signed with IMG Artists London for worldwide representation. The achievements also include the long-standing recording project in association with Tokyo media company Victor Entertainment.

The highlights of season 2015 - 2016 include US tour in March 2016. The orchestra will be performing Disney FANTASIA - Live in Concert - On Tour, featuring scenes from two classic Disney animated feature films, "FANTASIA" & "FANTASIA 2000".

The Czech National Symphony Orchestra was established in 1993 by trumpet player Jan Hasenöhrl. A spiritual father at the birth of the CNSO was the legendary conductor Zden?k Košler. In the year 1996, the American Paul Freeman took over as Chief Conductor, and remained in this position for fantastic ten years. At the beginning of the year 2007, Maestro Libor Pešek was named the Chief Conductor and he still remains at this position today.