French-born conductor Emmanuel Villaume has been named chief conductor and music director of PKF - Prague Philharmonia, starting with the 2015-16 season, according to Radim Otépka, managing director. Most recently music director of the Dallas Opera, Mr Villaume frequently collaborates with major US opera houses. He replaces current chief conductor Jakub Hrůša, who has not yet announced his future plans.
Liz A., Prague, has won 2 tickets to the Prague Chamber Ballet's '3 Czech Quartets' Oct 26, 7 pm, Theatre of the Estates. She says she loves the Arts -- ballet, theatre, opera -- and is a 'regular culture vulture'! Opus Osm is happy to provide winners' tickets for such arts lovers, as well as for the merely curious.
Czech dancer Jiří Jelínek has joined the Eifman Ballet, St Petersburg, Russia, as a soloist, according to media sources. The company will perform 'Rodin' at the State Opera Oct 18 and 19.
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Fri, Oct 17: Pilsen Philharmonic and JAMU, Brno guests, Academy of Music (HAMU), 190 kč.
Sat, Oct 18: Josef Suk piano quartet, Academy of Music (HAMU), 10:30 am, 200 kč.
Mon, Oct 20: Musica Bohemica, The Atrium, 7:30 pm, 160 kč.
Tues, Oct 21: Prague Conservatory 'Culture in the Heart of Prague' concert, 7 pm, there, free.
Tues, Oct 21: Charles University Choir, program with spoken word (in Czech), Czech Museum of Music, 7 pm, donation.
Tues, Oct 21: J Krejči, clarinet; P Hejný, cello, and M Sekera, piano, The Atrium, 7:30 pm, 130 kč.
Wed, Oct 22: J Mráz, clarinet, S Toth, cello, Stamic Quartet, The Rudolfinum, 5:30 pm, 140 kč.
Wed, Oct 22: Concert of finalists, annual guitar competition Kutna Hora 2013, The Atrium, 7:30 pm, 160 kč.
Thurs, Oct 23: Presentation on the theme of death and art (in Czech), Czech Museum of Music, 4 pm, 120 kč.
Thurs, Oct 23: Prague Conservatory composition dept, new music, 6:30 pm, Palffy Palace, free.
Thurs, Oct 23: Trio Bergerettes, The Atrium, 7:30 pm, 130 kč.
Sat, Oct 25: S Bagliano, recorder, E O Huetter, cello, The Atrium, 3 pm, 100 kč.
Jindřichův Hrad: Trio Eufonico, Church of St Mary Magdalene, Oct 25, 4 pm.
Ostrava: 'Excursions of Mr Broucek,' National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Oct 16, 18.
New York City: Gotham Chamber Orchestra performing two of Martinů's comic operas, John Jay College, Oct 14-18.
Mexico: Prague Philharmonic Choir, Guanaujata, Oct 24, and Sala Nezahualcoyotl, Oct 25, 26.