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Program

May 18, 2020 - Jun 4, 2020

Prague Spring Online

Spring has unquestionably arrived with a new palette of colours, scents, and fresh energy, despite the ongoing challenging context of the Covid pandemic, which, though continuing to alter our lives and activities, has also given us new opportunities and perspectives.


May 18 - June 4

One of the opportunities that we are very pleased to bring to you is one of the world’s oldest and most famous classical music festivals: the Prague Spring. As this year’s festival is going online with a superb musical programme, the Czech Center will offer you an array of live-streamed concerts over the next three weeks, including the world premiere of a work by Jan Ryant Dřízal performed by Brno Contemporary Orchestra and the Prague Symphony Orchestra playing Josef Suk.

We are thrilled about this rare musical opportunity delivered to your home and sincerely hope you will be able to join the worldwide audience. 

Fore more information and the full programme of the Prague Spring festival, please go to: https://festival.cz/en/

The Czech Centers together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic have become partners of the festival abroad for this year. During the Prague Spring Festival, the entire network of Czech Centers will present and share the festival program, including individual performances and concerts, to foreign spectators through its website and social networks.

 



CONCERTS STREAMED LIVE VIA CZECH CENTER FACEBOOK PAGE:

 


      

COLLEGIUM 1704 – LIVE FROM THE PRAGUE CROSSROADS 
Monday, May 18, 2020, 2 PM (EDT) 

17 instrumentalists and 12 singers from the top Czech early music ensembles Collegium 1704 and Collegium Vocale 1704 perform music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Jan Dismas Zelenka in this one-off Baroque musical adventure.


BRNO CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA – LIVE FROM THE JANÁČEK THEATRE IN BRNO
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 2 PM (EDT)

The Brno Contemporary Orchestra's debut at the festival and the first ever Prague Spring concert from the city of Brno presents contemporary classical music including the world premiere of a work by Jan Ryant Dřízal.










YOUNG TALENTS AT PRAGUE SPRING FESTIVAL – LIVE FROM HAMU
Friday, May 22, 2020, 2 PM (EDT) 

Four striking talents - clarinetist Anna Paulová, percussionist Ladislav Bilan Jr., violinist Eduard Kollert, and pianist Jan Čmejla join forces in a concert celebrating the upcoming new generation of Czech musicians.


DIE WINTERREISE - ADAM PLACHETKA LIVE FROM RUDOLFINUM
Tuesday, May 25, 2020, 2 PM (EDT) 

A renowned champion of Mozart and the Bel Canto repertoire, Bass-Baritone Adam Plachetka will be performing Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, which he recorded last year with British pianist Gary Matthewman. Here he will be joined by David Švec.









PRAGUE RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & ROBERT KRUŽÍK LIVE FROM STUDIO 1
Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 2 PM (EDT)

Conductor Robert Kružík has built up a wonderful reputation working with top Czech ensembles. The festival this year will host his Prague concert debut streamed from Czech Radio’s Studio 1, where the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra regularly rehearses and records.

      

CZECH PHILHARMONIC & JAKUB HRŮŠA LIVE FROM RUDOLFINUM
Thursday, June 4, 2020, 2 PM (EDT) 

The Closing Concert was originally supposed to have comprised Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, marking the special anniversaries of both the composer and the festival, with whose history the work is closely associated. Thanks to conductor Jakub Hrůša, we will still have Beethoven’s music even during the pandemic.


 

Interview by Ondřej Černý, Director General of Czech Centers with Roman Bělor, Prague Spring Festival Director.

 





 

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Venue:

Online

Date

From: May 18, 2020
To: Jun 4, 2020

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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