Orchestra

Orchestral Program

Orchestra musicians are invited to participate in a rigorous program with diverse repertoire and 8 public performances, including major orchestral concerts, chamber music, opera orchestra performances, masterclasses, and optional private lessons.

Participants will have the opportunity to perform symphonic programs in world-class venues and some of Europe’s most historic halls. These performances include three orchestral concerts, with music by Mozart, Beethoven, Sibelius, Mendelssohn and Dvořák, and performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro in the Estates Theatre, the only theater left standing where Mozart himself conducted.

Instrumentalists will have coachings and masterclasses from members of the festival faculty and visiting clinicians including members of professional European and American orchestras. Instrumental musicians may also have the opportunity to take private lessons with guest faculty, for an additional fee.

Orchestral Program Performances 2021

June 26 Oskar Nedbal Theatre, Tábor
July 9 Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague

  • Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”
  • Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (Walter Seyfarth, soloist)

 

Chamber Music Performances
June 30 Monastery, Tábor
July 7 Suk Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague

Opera Performances at the Estates Theatre
July 15 & 16 Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart
July 17 & 18 Don Giovanni, Mozart

*more repertoire and soloist announcements coming soon

Program Highlights

  • Perform in the pit at the Estates Theatre
  • Orchestra performances at the Rudolfinum and the Estates Theatre
  • Chamber Music coachings and concerts
  • Masterclasses with orchestral players from major orchestras

 

2021 clinicians include:
David Kim, Concertmaster, Philadelphia Orchestra
Lauren Roth, Concertmaster, Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Ladislav Kozderka, Principal Trumpet, Czech Philharmonic
Walter Seyfarth, Clarinet, Berlin Philharmonic
*guests and clinicians will be announced as they are confirmed

Chamber Music at Prague Summer Nights

Prague Summer Nights intensive chamber music program will offer coachings with Prague Summer Nights faculty and visiting guest clinicians culminating in two performances. One performance in Tábor in an idyllic monastery courtyard for the town’s music lovers. And another in Prague’s famous Rudolfinum, the home of the Czech Philharmonic. 

A new music piece written for Prague Summer Nights will be performed as a world premiere by select Prague Summer Nights students at the chamber music concert at the Rudolfinum. Commissioned through the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program.

NEW MUSIC

Select students will have the chance to coach with and perform new music by a living composer specially commissioned for Prague Summer Nights through the Classical Movements Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program. 

In 2018 select students premiered the string quartet The Remembered Song by acclaimed composer Greg Sandow.

In 2019 select students performed the string quartet with Trumpet by Czech Composer Sylvie Bodorová.

In 2021 PSN New Music program offers select students to work with and perform a new string quartet commissioned by renowned Czech composer Sylvie Bodorová. 

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