Especially landmark, historic, or innovative Czech performances. For a complete list of all Prague events, click on the Events Calendar above.
14-Sept 6: Opera Barocca, authentic Baroque music, costumes, lighting; at Clam-Gallas Palace. 21-25: Prague Shakuhachi Festival (see Festivals, below). 22: Minimarathon of Electronic Music, Ostrava Gallery of Fine Arts, 3 pm; live broadcast at 7 pm, Czech Radio Vltava (see Ostrava Days in Festivals, below). 26: Prague Symphony Orch (FOK), free, open-air concert, film music, Wallenstein Gardens, 5 pm.
(Above: Rusalka in the park) 6: Free, open-air performance of Dvořák's classic opera Rusalka, Divoká Šárka nature reserve, Prague 6, 2 pm; bring something waterproof to sit on. 8: National Theatre Orchestra performs rarities and little-known overtures, National Theatre, 8 pm. 16-17: Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK), debut of new chief conductor Pietari Inkinen, The Municipal House, 7:30 pm.
(Above: Kids' activities, Family Day [part of Dvořakova Praha Festival - see Festivals, below] ) 20: Family Day, Dvořákova Praha Festival, open-air concerts on the steps of The Rudolfinum, 1:30 & 3:30 pm; and kids' activities inside, 1:30-4:30 pm.
(Above: Street musicians, Třebičký Operní Festival - see Festivals) 22: Musicians, dancers, artists take to the streets of Třebíč starting at 1 pm (part of the Opera Festival). 23: Free concert for kids, Slovanský island, Mánes Restaurant Terrace (part of Strings of Autumn Festival), 6 pm.
Festivals & Workshops
In Prague unless noted otherwise.
Continuing til August--
-30: 9 Weeks of Baroque, concerts, activities, Pilsen area
Continuing til Sept--
-10: Intl Summer Music Festival TT-Loučeň, concerts, Loučeň, Rožd'alovice, Lýsa nad Labem -22: Emmy Destinn Music Festival, České Budějovice -24: 20th International Organ Festival
6-Sept 24: 20th Intl Organ Festival (Mezinárodní Varhanní Festival), with live video (watch the feet!)
(Above:) Michal Rataj at Ostrava Days 10-29: Ostrava Days Institute & Festival, working institute (10-29), concerts (21-29) of new & contemp music, Ostrava 13-21: Music Festival Špilberk, Brno 13-23: Chopin Festival, concerts, activities, Mariánské Lázně 14-Sept 6: Opera Barocca, Early music & 'court entertainments,' Clam-Gallas Palace 21-25: Prague Shakuhachi Festival, conference, Master Classes, concerts with this Japanese flute and contemporary music 21-23: Intl Music Festival, concerts, lecture, Moravské Budějovice
(Above:) 420Peoples' People in Motion 24-26: 420People's People in Motion dance workshop, for pre/intermediate level dancers 27-Sept 22: Emmy Destinn Music Festival, concerts, České Budějovice
6-Oct 4: Herold's Rakovník, Concerts, Rakovník 7-23: Dvořákova Praha, Lots of Dvořák, all in one festival, all at one time; intl stars, Dvořák faves + rarer works 17-Nov 21, Lípa Musica Intl Music Festival, Liberec-area towns 18-20: Festival of Baroque Arts, Fully-staged Baroque opera in an authentic Baroque theatre, Český Krumlov 18-27: Trebíčský Operní Festival, concerts, activities, Trebíč 20-Nov 10: Autumn Festival of Sacred Music, Olomouc 30-Oct 3, Golden Prague Intl Television Festival, The best television and film, live music & dance - Oct 11: Forfest, contemporary music with a spiritual orientation, Moravia, Slovakia
The Jarmila Novotná Foundation presents a new book on the opera star Sept 9 at 6:30 pm at The Municipal House. Baroness in Opera by Pavel Kosatík will be presented in a moderated discussion (in Czech), and in Czech and English in following presentations in other cities.
The National Theatre is offering a 40% discount on all its own performances Aug 20-Sept 30. Use the password 'Divadlobraní' to purchase tickets at the box office, or the password '20152016' when ordering online. Seating is limited.