Prague Spring International Music Festival 2019
Prague - various places
Provided by: Pražské jaro, o.p.s.
- Sun 12. 5. 2019 – Tue 4. 6. 2019
In 2019, Prague Spring will offer dozens of concerts that will excite lovers of the big orchestral sound, admirers of chamber music, contemporary music fans, and those who enjoy following the latest trends in the informed interpretation of the music of past eras.
The 74th edition of the festival will traditionally open with the Smetana’s My Country which will be performed by the Bamberg Symphony, conducted by Jakub Hrůša.
The cornerstone of the programme dwells traditionally on great personalities of the world music scene, and top-class orchestras: Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Sir Antonio Pappano, New York’s Orpheus Chamber Orchestra & Jan Lisiecki, Orquestra de Cadaqués, Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse & violinist Renaud Capuçon, etc.
After a period of forty years, Berlitz‘ Te Deum returns to Prague and will be performed by the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra with the respected specialist in Berlioz’s music, conductor John Nelson.
Classical music entered the 21st century with Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra; her concert with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra will be enhanced by a performance from the winner of the renowned ARD Music Competition, trumpeter Manuel Blanco.
The programme also features performances of other Czech artists: Kateřina Englichová with Ensemble 18+ will give the world premiere of Ondřej Kukal’s harp concerto, and the Bennewitz Quartet will launch the Chamber Music Weekend with a concert that includes a piece for the theremin, performed by leading specialist in this instrument Carolina Eyck. Shortly after his stunning victory at the International Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna, Czech violinist Milan Al-Ashhab was approached by the festival with an offer to give a recital in the Rudolfinum. Pianists Matyáš Novák and Pavel Zemen and violinist Ludmila Pavlová were invited to perform in a series of morning concerts, during which young talented musicians are presented.
The programme in details.