Prague Spring Starts

Prague Spring (Czech: Mezinárodní hudební festival Pražké jaro) is a significant music event held under the patronage of the President of the Czech Republic and in association with the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. Outstanding artists, symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles has been performing at Prague Spring since 1946.

The international music festival Prague Spring introduces five prestigious international symphonic orchestras, as well as front Czech orchestras. Among the greatest ones of this season are the Petersburg philharmony, Symphonic orchestra of the BBC and the Budapest festival orchestra, whose tickets have been sold out for weeks.

The first ensemble from abroad to play is the oldest British symphonic orchestra – Halle Orchestra from Manchester, celebrating their 150th year of existence. The Smetana’s Hall as the main venue will hear not just Dvorak’s Scherzo capricciosa, there will be British music as well – e.g. Edward Elgar’s Symphony no. 1.