The Prague Symphony Orchestra was established seventy years ago in 1934. Its activity was defined as “film-opera-concert”. Later, under the conductor Václav Smetáček the PSO
became an important symphonic ensemble, financed by the Prague Municipality since 1952. Václav Smetáček headed the orchestra till 1972. Later, many excellent artists
conducted the orchestra, such as Ladislav Slovák and Jiří Bělohlávek. The PSO closely cooperated also with conductors Václav Neumann, Zdeněk Košler, Jindřich Rohan and
Vladimír Válek. The orchestra gives series of concerts in Prague, tours abroad and records extensively. It has also acted as agent for several chamber ensembles, its
Concert Agency organizing a considerable part of the musical life in Prague.