Detailed Orchestral Program Overview

The Prague Summer Nights Orchestral Program offers participants an intense month of rehearsals and 9 public performances in the most glorious venues, ensemble coachings by esteemed international musicians and select additional learning opportunities.


Festival Orchestra

(Weeks 1,2,3)

Daily Orchestra Rehearsals (tutti/sectionals)

Concert 1: June 23 at Oskar Nedbal Theatre, Tábor

Concert 2: June 30 at Sts. Simon and Jude Church, Prague

Concert 3: July 5 at Rudolfinum, Prague

John Nardolillo | Conductor
Andrés Cárdenes | Conductor

Chamber Music

(Weeks 1, 2)

Daily Chamber Ensemble Rehearsals
Minimum of 2 professional coachings per chamber ensemble

Concert 1: June 28 at Gothic Hall, Tábor

Concert 2: July 3 at Rudolfinum, Prague

Andrés Cárdenes | strings
John Nardolillo | strings
Tamás Varga | strings
Dwight Parry | woodwinds
Walter Seyfarth | woodwinds
Ladislav Kozderka | brass

Pit Orchestra

(Weeks 3,4)

Don GiovanniJohn Nardolillo, conductor | Patrick Diamond, stage director

Le nozze di Figaro | Timothy Long, conductor | Gayle Shay, stage director

2 performances of each opera at the Estates Theatre, Prague


PSN Concerto Competition

Sign-ups begin in April for PSN participants only

Prize: Soloist with the PSN 2020 Festival Orchestra

Click here for competition details

Additional Offerings

Optional Instrumental Masterclasses to Play or Attend
Josef Špaček | violin/viola
Andrés Cárdenes | violin/viola
Tamás Varga | cello
Dwight Parry | flute/oboe/clarinet/bassoon
Walter Seyfarth | flute/oboe/clarinet/bassoon
Ladislav Kozderka | trumpet/trombone

Optional Orchestral Masterclasses
Dwight Parry | Mock Auditions and How to Audition for a Professional Orchestra
Andrés Cárdenes | The Role of the Concertmaster and Principal Musicians

Optional Private Lessons at Reduced Cost with PSN Guest Faculty


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