International and popular
The Milan Filarmonica della Scala orchestra will be conducted by Colombian conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the solo part will be performed by German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott. Over the next almost three weeks, the audience will be introduced to the Vienna Philharmonic with Herbert Blomstedt, the Bamberg Symphony with Jakub Hrůša and pianists Sir András Schiff and Boris Giltburg.
“This year’s preparations are certainly more demanding than before 2020, but compared to last year, this is a positive shift towards the usual festival process. International, and I will add that a really popular performance cast, and concert halls without a capacity limit are a promise for us that we will certainly return to the overall social and cultural life, “said the director of Dvořák’s Prague, Jan Simon.
I think we have really extraordinary concert experiences ahead of us. If I am to be even shorter, my heart as a pianist must look forward to the festival’s resident artist, Sir András Schiff.
Antonín Dvořák’s work remains the core of the program this year as well. In addition to the above-mentioned compositions, visitors can look forward to all four piano trios performed by Boris Giltburg and members of the Pavel Haas Quartet, both piano quintets performed on September 20 at a concert by András Schiff and the Panoch Quartet, or Slavonic Dances by Bamberg Symphony Orchestra (September 21, second line) and the Czech Philharmonic (September 24, first line).
Saint Ludmila and young performers
A reminder of the 1,100 years since the assassination of St. Ludmila will be the performance of Dvořák’s monumental oratorio St. Ludmila in St. Vitus Cathedral on 16 September.
For the third year in a row, the For the Future program series has been an integral part of Dvořák’s Prague. “This series aims to support young beginning interpretations and its development is possible mainly thanks to funding from the family funds of the Karel Komárek Family Foundation,” first Jan Simon.
A concert by the Young Philharmonic Orchestra of Dvořák’s Prague with conductor Tomáš Netopil will take place on Tuesday, September 14, and the American pianist Kit Armstrong will perform in his Prague debut on September 15. Furthermore, for the second time, the festival will be the venue for the final race of the Concertino Praga radio competition: on Friday, September 17, the finals of the chamber music category will take place, and on Saturday, September 18, the winner of the solo category will be known.