Programme of the Prague Spring 2024

GLORIOUS LIBUŠE II
30. 5. Thursday 19:00 Rudolfinum – Dvořák Hall

A key event to mark the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bedřich Smetana, with the participation of the Czech Philharmonic, Kateřina Kněžíková, Adam Plachetka and others under the direction of Jakub Hrůša

REBECCA SAUNDERS IN CONVERSATION
31. 5. Friday 18:30 DOX Cafe

Josef Třeštík, Programme Director of the Prague Spring Festival, engages in conversation with Prague Offspring composer-in-residence Rebecca Saunders.

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KLANGFORUM WIEN I.
31. 5. Friday 20:00 DOX+

The first concert of the weekend's Prague Offspring: Klangforum Wien will feature key works by composer-in-residence Rebecca Sauders.

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READING LESSONS – KLANGFORUM WIEN
1. 6. Saturday 14:00 DOX+

What is it like when a first-rate ensemble is sightreading a new composition? A public rehearsal of works by composition students at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

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MASTERCLASS – KLANGFORUM WIEN
1. 6. Saturday 16:00 DOX+

A masterclass with members of this exceptional ensemble specialising in contemporary music is open to the general public and active student participants.

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HOW TO SPRING OFF? DISCUSSION
1. 6. Saturday 18:30 DOX Cafe

How do contemporary music ensembles maintain continuity? How do they develop to avoid stagnation? Composer Miroslav Srnka asks the representatives of Klangorum Wien and Ensemble Modern.

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KLANGFORUM WIEN II.
1. 6. Saturday 20:00 DOX+

The second evening of the Prague Offspring series presents premieres of five new works by Czech and Slovak composers and commemorates the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho.

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11,000 STRINGS
2. 6. Sunday 18:00 Forum Karlín

A monumental work titled 11,000 Strings for fifty pianos arranged in a circle and tuned in microtones, accompanied by Klangforum Wien.

AMSTERDAM BAROQUE ORCHESTRA & CHOIR & KOOPMAN
2. 6. Sunday 20:00 Rudolfinum – Dvořák Hall

The cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach reflect a richness of culture that has no parallel in European musical history. Ton Koopman, one of the greatest authorities on Bach who, will together with his ensembles present three works in the genre.

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11,000 STRINGS
2. 6. Sunday 21:00 Forum Karlín

A monumental composition by Georg Friedrich Haas for fifty pianos arranged in a circle and microtonally tuned to accompany the Klangforum Wien

CLOSING CONCERT
3. 6. Monday 20:00 Municipal House – Smetana Hall

The Czech Philharmonic with Josef Špaček under the direction of David Robertson will perform works of Czech classics. The European premiere of Srnka's Superorganisms will also be heard.

Past concerts

Round I and II of the competition: violin
9. 5. 2024 Thursday 09:30 Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Bohuslav Martinů Hall

Come and support young horn players from all over the world! Round I: 8. and 9. 5. / Round II: 11. 5.

TWO ARTISTS, TWO VIEWS – Petráš, Sanders
9. 5. 2024 Thursday 16:00 HAMU – Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

How many different interpretations can one composition have? Do Czech and foreign perspectives differ?

Round I and II of the competition: French horn
10. 5. 2024 Friday 09:30 National House in Vinohrady

Come and support young horn players from all over the world! Round I: 7. and 8. 5. / Round II: 10. 5.

TWO ARTISTS, TWO VIEWS – Kavafian, Špaček
10. 5. 2024 Friday 16:00 HAMU – Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

How many different interpretations can one composition have? Do Czech and foreign perspectives differ?

BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER ON KAMPA
12. 5. 2024 Sunday 16:00 Kampa Park

Broadcasted opening concert of the festival in the park at Kampa, rich accompanying program, picnic blankets with you!

OPENING CONCERT
12. 5. 2024 Sunday 20:00 Municipal House – Smetana Hall

Berliner Philharmoniker, Kirill Petrenko
Smetana: My Country

MASTERCLASS – ANDRÉ CAZALET
13. 5. 2024 Monday 11:00 HAMU – Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

The general public is invited to masterclass with the principal hornist of the Orchestre de Paris

COMPETITION FINALS: FRENCH HORN
13. 5. 2024 Monday 18:00 Rudolfinum – Dvořák Hall

Final round of the Prague Spring International Competition, in which the best young horn players from all over the world will compete

OPENING CONCERT II
13. 5. 2024 Monday 20:00 Municipal House – Smetana Hall

Berliner Philharmoniker, Kirill Petrenko
Smetana: My Country

MASTERCLASS – LIVIU PRUNARU
14. 5. 2024 Tuesday 11:00 HAMU – Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

The general public is invited to masterclass with the concert master of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

COMPETITION FINALS: VIOLIN
14. 5. 2024 Tuesday 18:00 Rudolfinum – Dvořák Hall

Final round of the international competition Prague Spring, in which the best young violinists from all over the world will compete

75 YEARS OF THE PRAGUE SPRING COMPETITION
15. 5. 2024 Wednesday 20:00 Rudolfinum – Dvořák Hall

Famous laureates will play in honour of the Prague Spring International Music Competition.

MASTERCLASS – VICTOR JULIEN-LAFERRIÈRE
16. 5. 2024 Thursday 11:00 HAMU – Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

The general public is invited to a masterclass with violoncellist Victor Julien-Laferrière.

Miah Persson: A WOMAN’S LOVE AND LIFE
16. 5. 2024 Thursday 20:00 Rudolfinum – Dvořák Hall

Miah Persson – soprano, Malcolm Martineau – piano
Famous cycle by Schumann and songs by Scandinavian composers

COLLEGIUM VOCALE GENT & HERREWEGHE
17. 5. 2024 Friday 20:00 Rudolfinum – Dvořák Hall

This icon of historically informed interpretation will present works by Italian masters from the late 16th and early 17th centuries.

SALON ZUŠ
18. 5. 2024 Saturday 14:00 Church of St Simon and St Jude

Concert of young talents – scholarship holders of the MenART project

ORCHESTRA DI SANTA CECILIA & HRŮŠA
18. 5. 2024 Saturday 20:00 Municipal House – Smetana Hall

One of the best orchestras in the world under the baton of the most renowned Czech conductor of today

SPRINGTEEN
19. 5. 2024 Sunday 14:00 St Agnes’ Convent

A new project dedicated to young audiences will bring unusual and varied concerts and creative workshops.

PIANOFONIA I
20. 5. 2024 Monday 19:00 National Technical Museum

We all know what a piano sounds like. But what do the individual parts sound like?

RETURN OF A LEGEND
20. 5. 2024 Monday 20:00 Municipal House – Smetana Hall

Conductor Riccardo Chailly returns to Prague Spring after almost a quarter of a century to lead the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala of Milan.

PIANOFONIA II
20. 5. 2024 Monday 21:00 National Technical Museum

We all know what a piano sounds like. But what do the individual parts sound like?

PRAGUE SPRING DEBUT
21. 5. 2024 Tuesday 20:00 Rudolfinum – Dvořák Hall

Festival debut of conductor Jiří Habart, laureate of the prestigious British Donatella Flick Competition

TOTALLY YOURS
22. 5. 2024 Wednesday 20:00 St. Anne’s Church – Prague Crossroads

The Polish Radio Choir – Lusławice will perform works by the greats of European music.

JAZZ AT THE SPRING FEST
23. 5. 2024 Thursday 19:00 Mercedes Forum Praha

Camilla George is a visionary jazz saxophonist, composer and innovator of Nigerian descent.

THE SECRET
24. 5. 2024 Friday 19:00 The National Theatre

Premiere of a new production of Bedřich Smetana's famous opera directed by Ondřej Havelka and conducted by Robert Jindra

SEONG-JIN CHO
24. 5. 2024 Friday 20:00 Rudolfinum – Dvořák Hall

The winner of the Chopin Competition returns to the festival after eight years to present a programme combining the music of Maurice Ravel and Franz Liszt.

MATINEE IN THE CONVENT
25. 5. 2024 Saturday 11:00 St Agnes’ Convent

Festival debut of cellist Vilém Vlček, a recent winner of the Jiří Bělohlávek Prize

ALINDE QUINTET
25. 5. 2024 Saturday 17:00 Carolinum

The award-winning brass quintet will make its first appearance at the festival.

Z.E.N. TRIO
25. 5. 2024 Saturday 20:00 Rudolfinum – Dvořák Hall

Renowned soloists and chamber players of the Z.E.N. Trio perform a concert of works by Johannes Brahms and Antonín Dvořák.

SUK’S KŘEČOVICE
26. 5. 2024 Sunday 10:30 Church of St Lukas

Prague Spring on a trip to the picturesque church in Křečovice with a concert of works by J. S. Bach, Vaňhal, Handel, Dvořák, Janáček and Liszt

REJCHA IN FRANCE
26. 5. 2024 Sunday 17:00 St Agnes’ Convent

Top French musicians will pay tribute to Antonín Rejch, who is still considered one of their own in France.

ORGAN OF THE SMETANA HALL
26. 5. 2024 Sunday 20:00 Municipal House – Smetana Hall

Elbphilharmonie organist Iveta Apkalna will perform monumental works of the organ repertoire, including Bach's Toccata and Fugue in d minor and Boëllmann's Gothic Suite.

MASTERCLASS – AMAURY COEYTAUX
27. 5. 2024 Monday 11:00 HAMU – Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

General public and active participants are invited to a masterclasses given by Amaury Coeytaux, leader of the Modigliani Quartet.

KRYŠTOF’S SANCTUARIES
27. 5. 2024 Monday 20:00 Rudolfinum – Dvořák Hall

A concert by the Orchestre de Radio France and violinist Amaury Coeytaux, conducted by Mikko Franck. And Kryštof Mařatka will present the world premiere of his piece inspired by prehistoric cave paintings.

GLORIOUS LIBUŠE
28. 5. 2024 Tuesday 19:00 Rudolfinum – Dvořák Hall

A key event to mark the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bedřich Smetana, with the participation of the Czech Philharmonic, Kateřina Kněžíková, Adam Plachetka and others under the direction of Jakub Hrůša

Small Country – Great Musicians Forum
29. 5. 2024 Wednesday 10:00 Municipal House – Sladkovský hall

Forum on the occasion of the Year of Czech Music on the phenomenon of the Czechia as a superpower of classical music

RHYTHM AND TEMPERAMENT
29. 5. 2024 Wednesday 20:00 Rudolfinum – Dvořák Hall

Beautiful melodies and lively dance rhythms from Gershwin, Bernstein and Korngold, performed by the Prague Symphony Orchestra led by their chief conductor Tomáš Brauner, and violinist Caroline Widmann.

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