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Strings Of Autumn For 11th Time

2 October 2006, 11:12 - Music
International Music Festival started on 23 September and comes into its 11th year. The Strings of Autumn Festival was inaugurated in 1996 Marek Vrabec and Martin Pechanec - originally as a concert series of the Prague Castle Administration which was the very first unified concert series in the modern history of the Castle.

Already during the first years of its existence Strings of Autumn won a significant place in cultural and social life, and its open-minded programming made it a striking alternative to the concert offerings of other leading Prague presenters. As a result of a decision by the new management of the Prague Castle Administration in 2004, the Strings of Autumn Festival is bidding farewell to the Prague Castle after eight successful seasons.

The new co-presenters of the festival become the Czech Philharmonic, the National Theatre and the National Museum.

Strings of Autumn offers a colorful palette of music as reflected by modern musical life. Therefore the programming consists not only of classical music - in both modern and 'authentic' interpretations - but also of jazz, world music, and crossover projects that bridge the gaps between genres as they are traditionally conceived. Programs are often created on commission especially for the festival as unique productions. In other cases their inventiveness lies in unusual collaborations of artists from seemingly incongruous worlds, or in a special resonance with the environment of the chosen concert hall. Three programming series - CROSSOVER, INSPIRATIONS, and LUMINARIES - have become characteristic of Strings of Autumn.

PICKS

  • 10th 2006 October, 19.30, Prague Crossroads (Church of St. Ann), Old Town

    AZIZA MUSTAFA ZADEH - piano and vocals; Opera Jazz

  • 22nd 2006 October, 19.30, The Estates Theatre / Stavovské divadlo

    DON JUAN IN PRAGUE Soloists, Agon Orchestra members, Petr Kofroň; Adaptor and Director: David Chambers

  • 26th 2006 October, 19.30, Prague Crossroads (Church of St. Ann), Old Town

    CZECH CLARINET QUARTET DJ and V-Jay & other guests: Echoes from Stone

  • 31st 2006 October, 19.30, The Rudolfinum, The Dvořák Hall

    EVA URBANOVÁ - soprano: The Prague Philharmonia; Dvořák, Smetana, Puccini, Cilea, Mascagni, Verdi, Catalani

  • 5th 2006 November, 19.30, The Rudolfinum, The Dvořák Hall

    BRAD MEHLDAU - solo piano: Live in Prague

  • 9th 2006 November, 19.30, The Czech Museum of Music

    EVELYN PETROVA - accordionist, vocals: Year’s Cycle

  • 19th 2006 November, 19.30, The Rudolfinum, The Dvořák Hall

    ONDŘEJ HAVELKA & MELODY MAKERS & KAREL KOŠÁREK -piano

    Rhapsody in Blue and other evergreens

    STRUNY PODZIMU: 23 Septmber - 4 December 2006

    Source: Struny podzimu

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