Intermission at The Rudolfinum, PKF-Prague Philharmonia, Jan 18, 2015. (Photo: H Blažková)
Carnevale Praga 2015 opens at noon Feb 7 on Old Town Square with a free, public procession and merriment with masked, costumed participants. The Baroque celebration continues with street performances, concerts, balls, gondola river rides, and feasts through Feb 17.
A new recording of works by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů has been released by the Salamandre label, France. It's the first in the World Premieres series, and features Ensemble Calliopée, with Soňa Červená narrating excerpts from Martinů's witty Kitchen Revue .
A small exhibit of Emmy Destinnová memorabilia is at The Czech Museum of Music now through Feb 24. The famed Czech singer lived from 1878-1930.
Feb 1:Mr Brouček's Excursion, R Jindra, piano, The National Theatre, 4 pm, free.
Feb 5: I Františák, clarinet, M Kasík, piano, The Atrium, 7:30 pm, 130 kč.
Feb 6: E Šístek, cello, M Míč, piano, with the Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic, HAMU (Academy of Music), 7:30 pm, 190 kč.
Feb 7: P Novák, T Hostýnek, piano, The Atrium, 3 pm, 100 kč.
Feb 8: Presentation on the state of opera today in Slovakia, The National Theatre, 4 pm, free.
Luxembourg: Collegium 1704, Walferdange, Feb 1, 5 pm.
Japan: PKF - Prague Philharmonia:
Sapporo, Kitara, Feb 3, 7 pm;
Tokyo, Metropolitan Arts Theatre, Feb 5, 7 pm;
Tokyo, Suntory Hall, Feb 6, 7 pm;
Kamakura, Cultural Hall, Feb 7, 3 pm;
Osaka, Osaka Festival Hall, Feb 8, 3 pm.