St. Matthew’s Fair

St. Matthew’s Fair

Feb. 24-April 15. Exhibition Grounds, Prague

St. Matthew’s Fair
St. Matthew’s Fair

The most famous and most visited pilgrimage in the Czech Republic is the Matějská pilgrimage, organized annually in the spring months at the Prague Fairgrounds. Visitors can enjoy Czech and foreign attractions. You are enjoying a roller coaster, a centrifuge, a spooky chateau, a laugh house, a shooting range, a carousel, swings, bouncy castles, rocking boats or lochnesses. The most famous are the family roller coaster, the giant Russian bicycle, the three-storey spooky chateau, the laugh house, the 50-meter tall chained carousel, countless swings and bouncy castles, the old Bohemian shooting range, and the ever-popular and popular autodromes. There are, of course, fast-food stalls, the usual souvenir of the Matějská pouť are oriental sweets and gingerbread hearts. Opening every day except Mondays.

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Prague Spring International Music Festival

Prague Spring International Music Festival

The Czech’s Republic major festival of classical music

May 12th – June 2nd, 2017 and 12. 5. 2018 – 3. 6. 2018
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The programme for the 72nd edition of the Prague Spring International Music Festival will be offering around 45 concerts with a broad, colourful range of events that will captivate both fans of the full orchestral sound and those who love chamber music, followers of contemporary music and those who monitor the latest trends in the historically informed interpretation of music from past eras.

The grandiose opening night of the festival at the Municipal House (Obecní Dům) starts traditionally with a performance of Bedřich Smetana’s My Country (Má Vlast), a cycle of symphonic poems (Bedřich Smetana was born just on the 12th of May). The Festival offers prestigious concerts which are performed by world’s famous soloists and orchestras.

Choice from the program
Opening Concert: Daniel Barenboim conducts Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Smetana: Má Vlast (My Country)
Municipal House: Smetana Hall

Morning Concert no. 1
Widor, Poulenc, Semler-Collery, Tchaikovsky, Skoumal
Marek Švejkar; Lenka Korbelová
Rudolfinum: Suk Hall

Prague Spring International Music Competition – Harpsichord
Bach, Martinů
Collegium 1704; Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic
Prague Academy of Music, Martinů Hall

Prague Spring International Music Competition – Final round, Violin
Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Sibelius
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra; Leoš Svárovský
Rudolfinum: Dvořák Hall