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2017_Prague Spring Festival 

 
 

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    The programme for the 72nd edition of the Prague Spring International Music Festival offered around 45 concerts with a broad, colourful range of events.
    The Prague Spring’s closing concert was something quite exceptional. The festival culminated in a programme conducted by one of the greatest composers of the latter half of the 20th century and the present day, Krzysztof Penderecki. The audience heard his famous symphony Seven Gates of Jerusalem, conducted by the composer himself, a work written to commemorate the third millennium of the city of Jerusalem. Providing a contrasting prelude to Penderecki’s monumental symphony, the programme also featured the jubilant, optimistic and playful Serenade for Orchestra by Czech Neo-Classical composer Iša Krejčí.
    A concert aimed at young people was organised in association with the Berg Orchestra, whose programme included the world premiere of a work by Petr Wajsar commissioned by the Prague Spring, which seeked to pick up the thread of Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra through the perspective of young listeners today and music of the early 21st century. The piece, going by the provocative title The Rest is Song, was given its world premiere on June 1st 2017.
    Prague Spring festivalgoers could look forward to a truly unique experience at a concert held in association with the Institute of Intermedia at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University [ČVUT], which took place in the transport hall of the National Technical Museum. The audience heard the world premiere of Jan Trojan’s Circulation, a piece commissioned by the Prague Spring. In his work the composer uses a combination of live musicians, electroacoustic music and “robotic” speakers which moved among the audience.

 

 

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