Classical Concerts in Prague - Schedule and Tickets Online
Prague – the City of a Hundred Spires, the Golden City, the Heart of Europe, capital of the Czech Republic and Bohemia – is a welcoming and beautiful city, which presents its visitors with all manner of possibilities.
With the Moldova (Vltava) river running through it and dividing the historical Old Town in two, Prague was the home of the Kings of Bohemia, of the Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, and of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It flourished in the 14th century thanks to Charles IV, who built not only the New Town (Nové Město) and the famous Charles Bridge over the Moldova, but also the first university in Central Europe.
Despite suffering two world wars, followed by both the Nazi and Soviet occupations, Prague is still a beautiful city, bursting with gothic, baroque and classical architecture, as well as having a vibrant cultural scene.
Prague has a great deal to offer music lovers. The musical tradition of the 18th and 19th centuries – in what was one of the cultural capitals of Europe at that time – is still alive and well today.
What is more, at any time of year one can attend a classical music concert at many different venues: from the Estates Theatre to Smetana Hall at the Municipal House (Obecní dům), or at various churches (such as St Nicholas Church, St Francis of Assisi Church, or St George’s Basilica), synagogues (like the Spanish Synagogue), palaces (such as the Palace Lobkowicz) or concert halls (the Music Salon at the Villa America, for instance).
At these venues, a wide range of concert programmes are performed by virtuosi soloists and renowned orchestras. Of the latter, it is worth mentioning the Czech Collegium Symphony Orchestra, the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, The Prague Royal Orchestra, and the Vivaldi Orchestra Prague.
The different concert programmes include works by composers of the Baroque and Classical periods, though there are also more modern and popular works. You will be able to delight your ears with orchestral and operatic music, organ recitals, and traditional songs, composed by masters such as Albinoni, Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, Mozart, Smetana, Dvorak, Ravel and Gershwin, among others.
Such music – in the hands of musicians giving masterful performances – fuses with the beauty of the venues where it is played, offering you a mesmerising experience and taking you on a journey through Prague’s cultural history.
Concerts in Prague offer visitors a fabulous way to make the most of their time in the capital of Bohemia.