A Hundred Reasons to Go Out! Your Nov 2014 Calendar

Nature, history, tradition -- strong influences in Czech classical arts. You can pick up the special Czech flavor in dozens of performances this month.

Nature, history, tradition — strong influences in Czech classical arts. You can pick up the special Czech flavor in dozens of performances this month.

You’ll wish November had 60 days instead of just 30 when you see how many great performances await you this month.

History, tradition, and nature are strong themes running through Czech classical works, and you can savor some of these influences in several memorable performances in Prague this November.

There is renewed interest in two Czech composers rather unknown outside the country. The JB Foerster Society presents Foerster’s work (1859-1951) at concerts Nov 3 at the Goethe Institute and Nov 10 at the Church of St Lawrence. Zdeněk Fibich (1850-1900) is the featured composer this time at the National Theatre’s “Opera is Fun” children’s series, Nov 9. One of our favorite venues, the intimate Atrium concert hall, is hosting a concert and readings (in Czech) on Fibich Nov 22.

History is highlighted in two dance performances this month: internationally-renowned Czech choreographers Pavel Šmok, Jiří Kylián, and Nataša Novotná will show their work in the Homecomings performance Nov 2. And the Prague Chamber Ballet celebrates its 50th anniversary with a Gala on Nov 16.

The Czech National Ballet, however, takes a slight detour from strictly Czech lands by premiering the love story set in India, La Bayadère, later this month.

You can find more details about all the November performances by checking our Events Calendar.

How can you access the Calendar? Two easy ways:

Click on the black “Calendar” tab at the top of any Opus Osm page. You’ll see three choices. The first is Events Calendar. Click on it, and you’ll see a large calendar with the title of every performance for each day. Click on any performance title to see its basic details.

OR:

Click on the little “Events” calendar in the upper right corner of any Opus Osm page (Events – Click orange dates). Click on any orange date and you’ll see a list of titles for that day’s performances. Then click on any title, and you’ll see the performance details. But remember! If every date is orange, it’s because there are performances every single day of that month (non-performance days are gray).

You can access the Events by clicking the black tab on any page; or by clicking the Calendar on any page.

You can access the Events by clicking the black tab on any page; or by clicking the Calendar on any page.


More Ways to Find Something to Do

Also, check the far right column on every Opus Osm page except the Home page. There you’ll see our listing of high-quality Performances for 200 Kč or Less (who said the classics have to be expensive?); Performances Out of Prague (in case you’re “not in”); and News Notes (interesting new exhibitions, contests with prizes, CD releases, tidbits, etc).

And finally, back to the black “Calendar” tab at the top of any Opus Osm page: Click there, and you can also find “Performance Addresses,” the street addresses of more than 70 classical performance locations in Prague. Select “Czech-English / English-Czech Terms” to help you decipher basic information on tickets, posters, and in program books. – oo

Photo Credits: Zuzana Pernicová

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