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Prague Autumn Starts With Bbc Philharmonic Today

12 September 2006, 13:25 - Music
Prague Autumn International Music Festival enters into its 16th edition. The festival, held under the auspices of Mr Václav Klaus, the President of Czech Republic, has already become - within 15 years of its existence - an essential and permanent part of Prague and European musical season.

Today's opening comes with BBC Philharmonic conducted by Gianandrea Noseda with Czech classics: Bedřich Smetana, Bohuslav Martinů and Antonín Dvořák. Violin played by world famous violinist Jaroslav Svěcený.

This year's Prague Autumn is going to celebrate the 100th birthday anniversary of Dmitri Shostakovich performing his famous symphonies, film music and several less known pieces. Nine foreign ensembles, 3 domestic orchestras and 3 choirs will perform at the 20 concerts during the festival.

The festival lasts from September 12 to October 1, 2006.

Check the full programme here

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