What To Do: Your October 2015 Calendar
There’s plenty to do, see, and listen to in Prague’s October! Take a look at just a few ideas to help you ease into a cheery autumn season.
Here’s a short list of just a few of this month’s highlights.
And remember to check our Events Calendar (top right corner of any Opus Osm page) for events of each day; and our black ″Calendar″ tab (center top of any page) for the month at a glance.
Also be sure to check the column alongside any full article (such as this one) to see our list of red-letter events You Might Enjoy, plus a list of festivals and workshops.
Now, as for those October ideas –
DANCE: A Tribute to Jiří Kylián as part of the annual Golden Prague Television Festival. Don’t know the name? Here’s an excellent chance to introduce yourself to this world-famous choreographer who changed the direction of dance. Fri, Oct 2, 8 pm @ The New Stage (Nová Scéna)
MORE DANCE: The top contemporary dance company 420People (who started under Jiří Kylián’s tutelage) joins the 4+4 Days in Motion festival for a wild tribute to dance and theatre in Plug and Play. Sat, Oct 10, 8 pm @ Divadlo Archa
MUSIC: The accomplished Trio Martinů marks its 25th anniversary as guests of The Czech Chamber Music Society. World premiere by Czech composer Martin Hybler; also works by Novák, Dvořák, and of course Martinů. Mon, Oct 12, 7:30 pm @ The Rudolfinum
FILM MUSIC: The Berg Orchestra continues its Cinegogue series, live music paired with emotion-drenched silent b&w film. Includes free admission to an exhibit on period topics. Mon-Tues, Oct 12-13, 7:30 pm @ The Spanish Synagogue
RAP (!) MUSIC: No stuffed shirts behind these orchestra tuxedos! The formidable Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra plays Gershwin, Poulenc, Copland; and adds a rap on seven Shakespearean sonnets with music by Czech Zdenek Merta. Mon, Oct 12, 7:30 pm @ The Municipal House
EVEN MORE DANCE: The fresh, young dancers of the Prague Chamber Ballet present their latest innovative premiere, Metaphors of Dance, four new choreographies by two Czechs, a Pole, and a Slovenian. Sun, Oct 18, 7 pm @ The Theatre of the Estates
OPERA: The Nightingale, and Iolanta premiere, bringing to Prague two fairy-tale operas by music masters Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky. The stories prove even royalty has it rough, sometimes. Thurs-Fri, Oct 22-23, 7 pm @ The National Theatre.