MALÁ STRANA CHAMBER FESTIVITIES 2017

Malostranské komorní slavnosti

15th annual music festival in Prague – Wallenstein Palace

The Malá Strana Chamber Festivities, as a part of the Czech Culture Festivities from 2002, is one of the most important international chamber music festivals held in Prague. It is an exhibition of the best that the Czech interpretation scene is able to perform. The Malá Strana Chamber Festivities takes place every year in October in the Knights' Hall, a unique venue in the Wallenstein Palace, which Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein had built in 1623 as his Prague residence. The building itself and its rich interior decoration are largely the work of Italian masters.

Prague is the historical seat of the Czech kings, who moved here in the late 9th century. Since the beginning of Czech history, it had been the centre of the Czech Principality, then of the Czech lands and in the 20th century, the first capital of Czechoslovakia and then the Czech Republic. Since 1992, Prague, thanks to its rich architectural monuments, has been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The festival is organized by the civic organization Czech Culture in cooperation with the Senate Chancellery and under the patronage of the Committee on Education, Science, Culture, Human Rights and Petitions.

Program (8. 10. – 26. 11. 2017)

8. 10. 2017 (Sunday), Wallenstein Palace – Main Hall, 7.30 pm

Schola Gregoriana Pragensis (Czech Republic)
Speak, faithful, together
Singing of the Czech and German Reformation

22. 10. 2017 (Sunday), Wallenstein Palace – Main Hall, 7.30 pm

Beethoven Quartett (Switzerland)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Friedrich Theodor Fröhlich
Johannes Brahms

5. 11. 2017 (Sunday), Wallenstein Palace – Main Hall, 7.30 pm

Jitka Čechová – piano (Czech Republic)
Robert Schumann
Ferenc Liszt
Bedřich Smetana

19. 11. 2017 (Sunday), Wallenstein Palace – Main Hall, 7.30 pm

Kateřina Englichová – harp (Czech Republic)
Vilém Veverka – hoboj (Czech Republic)

Maurice Ravel
Luboš Sluka
Claude Debussy

26. 11. 2017 (Sunday), Church of Our Lady Victorious, 3.00 pm

Pavel Černý - organ (Czech Republic)
Karl Franz Pitsch
Robert Führer
Josef Leopold Zvonař
Antonín Dvořák
Josef Suk
Josef Klička
Leoš Janáček


Reservations on: vodickova@ceskakultura-os.cz, tel. +420 777 269 032



The festival cycle Czech Culture Festivities celebrates its 14th anniversary this year.

Czech Culture Festivities cycle is the member of the Czech Association of Music Festivals.

The Czech Culture Festivities is under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.

The Terezín Festival of Forbidden Music is under the patronage of Czech President Miloše Zemana and patronage of the Governor of the Ústí Region Oldřich Bubeníček.


Forthcoming dates:

Young stage
(16.12. 2017)

Saturday 16. 12. 2017, Pálffy Palace - Chamber Hall of the Prague Conservatory, 18.00

Olga Šroubková (violin) winner of the Prague Spring 2017 competition
Filip Zaykov (violin)
Miroslav Sekera (piano)

Program:

G. Ph. Telemann:
W. A. Mozart:
P. de Sarasate:
B. Martinů:

J. Suk:
Kánonická sonáta pro dvoje housle č. 1 G-dur (6')
Sonáta pro housle a klavír KV301 G-dur (14')
Cikánské melodie op. 20 (9')
Intermezza pro housle a klavír H261
- II. Poco allegro, II. Andante (5')
Čtyři kusy pro housle a klavír op. 17 (18')