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A. DVORAK - SYMPHONY NO. 9

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Náměstí Republiky 5, 111 21 Praha
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Enjoy a classical music concert in one of the nicest concert venues in Prague!

Performed by Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra - 60 musicians on the stage

Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1835 as a seasonal spa orchestra and later transformed into a permanent symphony orchestra with many activities and versatile repertoire. In 1894, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra premiered Dvorak´s New World Symphony. In 1911 - 1941, conductor Robert Manzer raised the orchestra on remarkable artistic level and made contacts with important personalities of European music, e. g. P. Casals and R. Strauss.

With Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra have collaborated renowned conductors, such as Jiri Belohlavek, Dean Dixon, Aram Khachaturjan, Zdenek Kosler, Charles Mackerras, Libor Pesek, pianists Emil Gilels, Ivan Moravec, violinists David Oistrach, Gidon Kremer and Josef Suk, violoncellist Mstislav Rostropovich, harpsichordist Zuzana Ruzickova, opera soloists Magdalena Hajossyova and Eva Urbanova, to name just a few.

Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra performs regularly in Czech Republic (Prague Spring Festival) and abroad. Apart from symphonic programmes, the orchetra plays on opera festivals (Oviedo), ballet soirees (Bregenz), international competitions (Zaragoza), and cantata concerts (Antverps, Bonn, Karlsruhe, etc.).

Representative Smetana Hall was the site of the independent Czechoslovak Republic declaration in 1918. Nowadays it serves predominantly as a concert hall. Beautiful Art Nouveau decorations – paintings with Slavic motifs, decorative stained glass ceiling, gilded lamps, beautiful organ – all this creates an unusually harmonic whole, which is a worthy area for implementation of the greatest treasures of Czech and world classical music.

The Municipal House in Prague was built at the place of the former Royal Court in 1912 to celebrate the Czech nation and has been one of the most significant public buildings in Prague for over a hundred years. It is a representative building which for its splendour and beautiful decorations is one of the jewels of Prague architecture. Although the building is usually described as an "Art Nouveau" edifice it is more of a blend of neo-Baroque, neo-Renaissance, western and oriental influences and Czech Art Nouveau style.
This representative building is, above all, a great venue for classical music concerts and one of the prime venues of the world-famous Prague Spring Festival.

Duration: 120 minutes, including 15 minutes intermission

Category:
VIP - assigned seating, row 1-19 parter
A - open seating, row 17-32 parter and balcony

A. Dvořák: Symphony No.9 "From the New World"

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Náměstí Republiky 5, 111 21 Praha

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