Berliner Philharmoniker to open this year’s Prague Spring music festival

Photo: Petra Hajská, Prague Spring Festival

The 79th edition of the Prague Spring International Music Festival, the largest and oldest classical musical festival in Czechia, gets underway in the Czech capital next Sunday with a performance of Bedřich Smetana’s My Country by the Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Kirill Petrenko.

The festival, which will celebrate the Year of Czech Music and the bicentenary of the birth of Bedřich Smetana, will offer dozens of concerts by symphony orchestras and other ensembles including two of Italy’s finest orchestras – the National Academy of Santa Cecilia and La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra of the Milan Opera.

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