Prague Spring 2020 Provided by Goout

7th May

Prague – various venues Praha

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In 2020, the Prague Spring International Music Festival will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. For the jubilee, we have prepared a truly strong programme, bringing together the best traditions. At the same time, the programme is modern, and in many ways it points in the direction of the concert dramaturgy for the coming years.

The Berlin Philharmonic has accepted an invitation to the Prague Spring Festival, and under its new chief conductor Kirill Petrenko, the orchestra will break with tradition by opening the festival on 7 May (7/5), a date that symbolically commemorates the festival’s 75th anniversary. Singing Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder will be one of today’s most sought-after mezzo-sopranos, Elisabeth Kulman, and the outstanding German soprano Christiane Karg will sing the solo part in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony.

Smetana’s Má vlast, an emblematic work for the Prague Spring Festival, will be heard in accordance with tradition on 12 May played by the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of its chief conductor Semyon Bychkov. For the occasion of the 75th anniversary, joining with the orchestra will be laureates of the Prague Spring International Music Festival and students from London’s Royal Academy of Music.