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Dvořák Prague International Music Festival

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7. 9. 2017 – 23. 9. 2017

Dedicated to commemorating the legacy of the musical genius of Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, the tenth edition of the festival held during 7 to 23 September 2017 will feature leading orchestras and soloists from the Czech Republic as well as top-class ensembles and renowned musicians from abroad. Performed will be not only works by Dvořák and you can look forward to music stars who are associated with the Metropolitan Opera and other prestigious stages, such as Kristine Opolais, Ailyn Pérez, Piotr Beczala, René Pape, Michael Spyres, Adam Plachetka and Jan Martiník.

This year the collection of prestigious British orchestras having performed in the festival will grow by one more, the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Known not only for outstanding interpretations of classical music but for its recordings of music for films like The Lord of the Rings, The Iron Man, and Lawrence of Arabia, this orchestra will appear in Prague under the baton of its principal conductor Vladimir Jurowski, artistic director of the George Enescu International Festival.

World-renowned German conductor Ingo Metzmacher will lead an ensemble named after a native of the Czech lands, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, which since 1986 has been uniting the best young musicians from many countries of western and eastern Europe. They will be joined by the distinguished French pianist, Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

And one of the most successful Czech conductors, Tomáš Netopil, will finally bring to Prague ‚his‘ Essen Philharmonic (of which he serves as chief conductor), as well as being entrusted with leading the festival’s closing concert with the Vienna Symphony.

Among orchestras of lustrous names one may also proudly count the Czech Philharmonic, which will accompany Jean-Guihen Queyras in Dvořák‘s Cello Concerto in B minor. 

The event would be also attended by the Prague Philharmonic Choir, the Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno and last but not least by the newborn international Dvořák Prague Festival Orchestra.

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