Come on Out! Your March 2015 Calendar

Let us point the way to finding a full month of memorable classical music, opera, and ballet performances in Prague.

Let us point the way to finding a full month of memorable classical music, opera, and ballet performances in Prague.

Are you still hiding from winter? Come on out and play! This inter-season lull between winter and spring is the perfect time to divert yourself while waiting for warm weather, with a full calendar of fresh, live performances.

As with every month, we’ve been scouring the performance schedules of the best and brightest local stars who bring you top-quality classical music, opera, and ballet. Here are just a few suggestions to keep you entertained and satisfied in March:

We begin with the Czech National Ballet’s latest premieres, Mar 5 and 6, at the State Opera. This time its a presentation of three ground-breaking European choreographers in Ballettissimo. The dance evening is repeated Mar 8 and 18. More details here, or click on the Re:Source tab at the top of any page.

We’re looking forward to welcoming back the beloved ensemble specializing in contemporary classical music, The Berg Orchestra, which begins its new season Mar 9, at St Agnes’ Convent. They present an evening of live performances of the contenders in their own annual Nuberg composition competition. Inside info: The Berg is not afraid to share. You can listen to each selection for free, now, on The Berg Orchestra’s website (both Czech and English versions). It’s a great way to choose your own favorite before you hear it live at the concert.

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

Bass-baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo

If classic opera is what you’re looking for, consider the concert by renown bass-baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo and the PKF – Prague Philharmonia Mar 13 at The Municipal House. He’ll get you set for the romance of spring by beautifully performing arias by Verdi.

One of our favorite concert organizers is the historic Czech Chamber Music Society (Český Spolek pro Komorní Hudbu, or ČSKH for short), now in its incredible 120th season sponsoring concerts. Their series shows that this creative group really has its audience in mind, with some concerts offered in late afternoons or Saturdays, some for as little as 50 Czech crowns, and, in the past, some for special audiences such as expectant mothers. You can enjoy their concert with the Eben Trio Mar 18 at The Rudolfinum. Inside info: tickets available from 50 to 250 crowns.

And finally, don’t forget the Czech Republic’s own answer to the Academy Awards, the Thalia Awards for theatre, dance, and music. They’ll be handed out to the best and brightest stars Mar 28 at The National Theatre.

Be sure to check our Events Calendar (orange dates at the top right corner of every Opus Osm page) whenever you’re ready to come out of the cave and enjoy some fresh, live performances. There’s something to choose every day. Enjoy! — oo

Photo Credits: Top: Zuzana Pernicová; bottom, Italian Culture Institute

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