Dvořák Prague International Music Festival starts this week
Every autumn, top-class soloists and conductors and internationally-acclaimed orchestras and chamber ensembles come together on the Dvořák Prague concert stages in Prague to present music by Dvořák and other composers of the world. This year, visitors can enjoy masterful performances by Czech musicians including Václav Petr, Lukáš Vondráček, Josef Špaček, Ivo Kahánek and Tomáš Jamník.
The Dvořák Prague International Music Festival is one of the two most popular classical music festivals in the Czech Republic. The main objective of the festival has been to promote the good name of Czech culture via the legacy of the works of Antonín Dvořák, his contemporaries, and his pupils.
Antonín Dvořák holds a place among the extraordinary figures of musical culture both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Until now, he is considered one of the most prolific composers of his time. Dvořák’s works encompass all musical genres except ballet, ranging from symphonies, symphonic poems, rhapsodies, serenades, and concertos through the most varied forms of chamber music, songs, unaccompanied choruses, and operas to large works for chorus, soloists, and orchestra. This allows the programme of the Dvořák Prague festival to be very rich.
The focus of the festival’s programming lies in music of the Romantic period, with excursions into the Classical style on the one hand and on the other to indisputable, time-tested works of the twentieth century and exceptionally the twenty-first.
This year’s programme includes concerts by Czech Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonia, Collegium 1704 and Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Czech Sinfonietta, and wonderful soloists and conductors.
Following the governmental regulations due to Covid-19, the festival can now offer up to a thousand tickets for each concert held in Rudolfinum concert hall in Prague. You can buy tickets online or at one of the Colosseum Ticket sales points.
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Discounts are offered to students via the Dvořák Prague Festival Youth Club, which is open to all holders of valid ISIC student cards. Registration in the Youth Club is free of charge. Membership in the Youth Club offers a 20% discount on tickets (one ticket per concert, special Student Tickets at 100 CZK to evening concerts of the festival, encounters with the performers, as well as special offers and last-minute ticket discounts.
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