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The 77th edition of the Prague Spring Music Festival begins on Thursday

“The 77th edition of the Prague Spring Music Festival is held according to that tradition and has a cycle of symphonies by my country, Bedřich Smetana (my country), especially this year with a strong story behind it. Daniel. Performed by the West Eastern Divan Orchestra, a unique ensemble founded in 1999 by Valenboim to promote intercultural dialogue in the Middle East through music and coexistence, musicians from Israel, Palestine and other Arab countries. Nothing is more symbolic than playing this particular masterpiece with the orchestra of. Hometown and hometown are, in many ways, very meaningful to them all. “

What are the other highlights of this year’s program?

“The last concert of the festival is also very special. Andris Nelsons leads the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on a program that includes Dvorak’s Sixth Symphony.

“Among other foreign orchestras that the audience is looking forward to hearing are the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor, Milga Grazinite Thira.

“François Xavier Ross, a star conductor on the world stage, first appeared in the Czech Republic, performing with both the French musical instrument orchestra Les Siècles and the German Cologne Gürzenich Cologne Orchestra. To do.

“And cellist Gautier Capuçon will be the artist of the festival’s residence. He will have three solo recitals, a concert with piano accompaniment, and finally Edward Elger’s cello concerto with the Birmingham City Symphony Orchestra. We offer different concerts. “.”

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How did the last two years of the coronavirus pandemic affect the festival? Also, did it have a lasting effect?

“I am very much looking forward to the full-scale shining of Prague Spring this year. Two years later, the festival was mediated by the audience, mainly in the form of streaming concerts. This year Prague Spring is from all over the world. Re-providing super musicians. The economic model of the Prague Spring Festival is based on multi-source funding, and the revenue from ticket sales is an integral part, so the audience enjoys the concert and fills the concert hall. I have a strong desire. Audience interest. “

What is the festival doing regarding the current situation in Ukraine?

“We considered it important to express our support for brave Ukraine, so we will hold an opening concert in honor of Ukraine and specialize in the festival program on June 2nd. Included a concert. Featuring a Ukrainian ensemble called the Kiesolist, we offer a special program for Ukrainian composers. “

https://english.radio.cz/77th-edition-prague-spring-festival-opens-thursday-8750144 The 77th edition of the Prague Spring Music Festival begins on Thursday

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