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April 2013 Informal guide to cultural & social events Prague Czech Republic

The Heart of Europe

Invitation to the Musicals in Prague Aida • Based on the opera of the same name by G. Verdi Karlín Theatre For more information see page 29

www.heartofeurope.cz


Recommended at www.restaurant-guide.cz Live music is often a pleasant accompaniment to having a meal in a restaurant, something a bit different. That is why we decided to choose a few places for you in Prague where you can listen to live music, whether it be an unobtrusive piano or a bit of fiery Latin American rhythm.   Restaurant La Casa Argentina

Prague 1, Dlouhá 35/730, Phone: 222 311 512,  www.lacasaargentina.cz Enjoy your lunch to the sound of live piano music every day at La Casa Argentina restaurant. There is also a band playing Latin American tunes at the restaurant every evening. Part of the programme usually includes performances of salsa, tango or flamenco.  

Restaurant Mlýnec

Prague 1, Novotného lávka 9, Phone: 277 000 777,  www.mlynec.cz Jazz Efterrätt play at Restaurant Mlýnec three times a month, the band’s repertoire mainly jazz with elements of soul, funk, swing, Dixieland and Latin American. Enjoy the music with a dish created by master chef Marek Purkart and take in a view of Charles’ Bridge, which is right beside the restaurant.  

Restaurant CODA

Prague 1, Tržiště 9, Hotel Aria, Phone: 225 334 761, www.codarestaurant.cz Enjoy live piano music played by leading Prague pianists to

accompany one of the specialties prepared for you by master chef David Šašek at the luxurious CODA restaurant every evening from Tuesday to Saturday.  

Gourmet restaurant hotel Palace

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Prague 1, Panská 12, Hotel Palace, Phone: 224 093 111,  www.vi-hotels.com/en/palace Live piano music every evening. Noble restaurant in Art Nouveau style offers international dishes inspired by Mediterranean cuisine and traditional Czech cooking.   

Recommended restaurants in Prague................... 2 The Schwarzenberg Palace in Prague...............4–5

Restaurant La Bodeguita del Medio

Prague 1, Kaprova 5, Phone: 224 813 922 ,  www.labodeguitadelmedio.cz Cuban restaurant and bar La Bodeguita del Medio stages daily dance evenings in the restaurant with the accompaniment of a band playing Latin American music. The programme includes performances by professional dancers and crash courses in the samba, salsa or merengue for those interested.  

Bílý koníček Jazz and and Blues Restaurant Prague 1, Staroměstské nám. 20, Phone: 221 421 160, www.bilykonicek.com Bílý koníček restaurant on Old Town Square is the place to go for jazz and blues concerts every evening. Here you can enjoy regular performances by Czech and foreign bands.

  French Restaurant Art Nouveau

Prague 1, Náměstí republiky 5, Phone: 222 002 770, www.francouzskarestaurace.cz In French Restaurant Art Nouveau located in Municipal House you can enjoy live piano music every day from 19.00 to 23.00

National Theatre..................................................... 6–7 Prague 1 – Old Town, Křižovnické nám. 194/1

30 m from Charles Bridge in shopping arcade “U Šalamouna”

Museum M

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City Gallery Prague..................................................... 8 Prague Castle, Galleries.............................................9 Concerts................................................................ 10–14

TORTURE

Upcoming Events 2013.............................................15

instruments

National Gallery................................................... 16–17

Open daily 1000 – 2200 Tram 17, 18 and 53 or Metro A – Stop Staroměstská

Clubs........................................................................ 8–19 Museums.............................................................20–26 Map of Prague.....................................................27–28 Musicals in Prague....................................................29 Ta Fantastika – Black-Light Theatre................... 30

Info: Over 60 instruments in exhibition 2 000 000 visitors in Europe. Illustrative engravings historical explanations in: CZ – GB – D - I - E - F - Rus – PL, tel.: 00420 222 221 972,

e-mail: torture@post.cz

Publisher: JORMA - Publishing House / Agency, IČ: 45285217, Editorial Office: Limuzská 8, Praha 10, 100 00, Tel./Fax: + 420 272 734 019, e-mail: jorma@telecom.cz. Editor - in - chief: Jana Suchánková, The Editors: Jana Pešková, Jaroslava Rubešová, Co-workers of the editorial team: Ivana Mudrová, Pavel Ondruch, Hana Pešinová, Distribution: Richard Suchánek, Secretary: Alena Hloušková, Translation: Ludmila Pušová, Moudry firm, Graphic design: www.advisions.cz, Photographs used are from the archives of advertisers, clients and the publisher Jorma, MK ČR E 8158, Price 50 CZK. INTERNET VERSIONS • The actualities are completed all the time, www.heartofeurope.cz – in English, www.cokdyvpraze.cz – in Czech, Theatres, Museums, Galleries, Concerts, Monasteries, Antiques, Hotels and Restaurants, Sport, Trade Fairs, social and business events in Prague monthly


4 The Schwarzenberg Palace in Prague

The Schwarzenberg Palace in Prague 5

The Schwarzenberg Palace in Prague The Schwarzenberg Palace in Prague

Built between 1543 and 1553, the Schwarzenberg Palace is one of the most spectacular Renaissance structures to be found in the capital. The palace was built by an architect known as Augustin Vlach (Italian) who is today identified with Agostino Galli. When, in 1541, the Lesser Quarter of Prague was engulfed by a devastating fire, many buildings at Prague Castle and in its surroundings were destroyed. Supporting the construction of aristocratic residences in the area in front of the castle, Emperor Ferdinand I granted the building plots under the burnt houses to the investors. Jan Jr Lobkowicz, the Supreme Provincial Gentleman of the Chamber, had a large palace built on the site of four burnt houses on Hradčany Square; today it is a fine example of the High Renaissance palace architecture in Prague. The palace is formed by three wings of different sizes centred around an arcaded courtyard which is closed by a wall with a gate on the side facing the square. Based on huge lunette mouldings, the beautiful front gables of individual wings are covered in vegetable sgraffito modelled on Venetian graphic examples. The walls of the palace are also adorned with sgraffiti. Situated in the lengthwise wing on the southern side, the residential spaces provided spectacular views of Prague. Due to a conflict between Jiří Lobkowicz and Emperor Rudolf II the palace was confiscated and then - on the basis of an agreement between the emperor and Petr Vok of Rožmberk - exchanged for the Rožmberk Palace. The building had subsequently passed to the Švamberks and Eggenberks before it was inherited by the Schwarzenbergs in 1719 and named after them. Basically the palace has retained its authentic appearance both outside and inside, including coffered ceilings with paintings on canvas in four second-floor rooms. The palace was adapted in the early 1700s by Canevallo and later by Haffenecker. After 1871 the sgraffito decoration underwent renovation and then again in the 1950s. Since 1910, when it became home to the collections of the Technical Museum, the palace has served as a venue for exhibitions. Since the 1950s it has contained the permanent exhibition of the Military History Museum.

Renovation between 2002 and 2007

Passed over in 2002 to the National Gallery in Prague, the Schwarzenberg Palace underwent renovation (the work lasted four years). The architects managed to combine in an non-traditional way sophisticated technology with period interiors as well as with an exhibition of Baroque art, while preserving all surviving original elements, including wooden floors, tiles and bricks; some rooms feature renovated Renaissance wall paintings. The ceilings of four secondfloor rooms are adorned with renovated original Renaissance paintings on canvas, the works of unknown artists, on themes from classical mythology and animal motifs. The location of hygienic facilities and the lift in the former prévert (toilet) shaft, by which sewage was once drained into Nerudova Street, is quite unique. The individual floors in the shaft are divided by glass floors while other furnishings are mostly made from metal.

The Permanent Exhibition Baroque Art in Bohemia

Opened on March 28, 2008, the new permanent exhibition of Czech Baroque art in the Schwarzenberg Palace on Hradčany Square will supplement the unique selection of exhibitions of art collections dating

from different periods staged in the area of Prague Castle. Located on the opposite side, the Šternberk Palace is home to European art dating from the Ancient World era to the end of the Baroque period. In St George’s Convent, situated inside the castle area, a new permanent exhibition called Nineteenth-century Art in Bohemia will be opened on May 7, 2008. This is to be later moved to the renovated Salmovský Palace (standing adjacent to the Schwarzenberg Palace, on the east side) while St George’s Convent will house an exhibition of Czech Gothic art, now on display in St Agnes’ Convent in the Old Town of Prague which lies on the flood plain. As well as the aforementioned permanent exhibitions there is the Picture Gallery of Prague Castle featuring works of art from different periods from collections amassed in the reign of Emperor Rudolf II. From later periods there are works created by Titian, Veronese, Rubens and other artists. The Schwarzenberg Palace offers 160 statues and 280 paintings created in the Czech Lands from the end of the 16th century to the 18th

century, situated on an area of 4,000 square metres. Apart from works of individual artists, including Karel Škréta, Jan Kupecký, Petr Brandl, Reiner, Matthias Bernard Braun and Brokof, there is a museum of curiosities (such museums were very fashionable in the Baroque period). Visiting the renovated interiors of the Schwarzenberg Palace, which offer magnificent views of Prague and unique works of Baroque art, is an experience not to be missed.

Text by Hana Pešinová Translated by Ludmila Pušová Photos: National Gallery

Baroque in Bohemia Permanent Exhibition of the Collection of Old Masters of the National Gallery in Prague The Schwarzenberg Palace, Hradčanské nám. 2, 118 00 Prague 1 Tel.: 233 081 720, 233 081 721, open daily from Monday, 10.00 to 18.00 www.ngprague.cz


6 The National Theatre

The National Theatre 7

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The National Thetare Ostrovní 1, Praha 1

(Antonín Dvořák) 27.4. Sat 11.00 The Jacobin (Antonín Dvořák) 28.4. Sun 14.00 L’elisir d’amore (Gaetano Donizetti) 19.00 L’elisir d’amore (Gaetano Donizetti)

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1.4. Mon 19.00 Rusalka (Antonín Dvořák) O O 4.4. Thu 19.00 La traviata (Giuseppe Verdi) O O 7.4. Sun 14.00 Brel – Vysotsky – Kryl / Solo for Three B Choreography Petr Zuska The Estates Theatre 19.00 Brel – Vysotsky – Ovocný trh, Praha 1 Kryl / Solo for Three B Choreography Petr Zuska 3.4. Wed 17.00 Mozartissimo 9.4. Tue 19.00 Carmen (Georges Bizet) O (presented by BM Art agency) C 11.4. Thu 19.00 L’elisir d’amore 5.4. Fri 19.00 Don Giovanni (Gaetano Donizetti) O (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) O 12.4. Fri 19.00 The Bartered Bride 7.4. Sun 19.00 The Magic Flute (Bedřich Smetana) O (Ballet Prague Junior) 13.4. Sat 14.00 Krabat premiere B Choreography Jan Kodet B 8.4. Mon 17.00 Mozartissimo 19.00 Krabat (presented by BM Art agency) C Choreography Jan Kodet B 9.4. Tue 19.00 Concert of Mathilda 14.4. Sun 14.00 The Bartered Bride Foundation C (Bedřich Smetana) O 10.4. Wed 19.00 Orfeo ed Euridice 19.00 The Bartered Bride (Christoph Willibald Gluck) O (Bedřich Smetana) O 12.4. Fri 17.00 Mozartissimo 17.4. Wed 19.00 The Miracles of Mary O (presented by BM Art agency) C 19.4. Fri 19.00 La traviata 20.30 Mozartissimo (Giuseppe Verdi) O (presented by BM Art agency) C 21.4. Sun 11.00 The Devil and Kate 20.4. Sat 19.00 Così fan tutte (Antonín Dvořák) O (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) O 19.00 Carmen (Georges Bizet) O 27.4. Sat 19.00 Die Entführung aus dem 22.4. Mon 19.00 The Miracles of Mary Serail (Bohuslav Martinů) O (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) O 24.4. Wed 19.00 Brel – Vysotsky – 28.4. Sun 19.00 Guest of the NT Ballet B Kryl / Solo for Three B Choreography Petr Zuska 26.4. Fri 19.00 The Jacobin

The Kolowrat Theatre 2.4. Tue 19.00 Tomorrow There Will Be... O (Jiří Nekvasil, Aleš Březina)

28.4. Sun 17.00 30.4. Tue 19.00

The New Stage

The State Opera

Národní tř. 4, Praha 1

Národní tř. 4, Praha 1

3.4. Wed 19.00 Moonshine B 4.4. Thu 20.00 Wonderful Circus (Laterna magika) 5.4. Fri 20.00 Wonderful Circus (Laterna magika) 6.4. Sat 14.00 Wonderful Circus (Laterna magika) 20.00 Wonderful Circus (Laterna magika) 8.4. Mon 20.00 Anticodes (Laterna magika) 10.4. Wed 19.00 Moonshine B 11.4. Thu 20.00 Legends of Magic Prague (Laterna magika) 12.4. Fri 20.00 Legends of Magic Prague (Laterna magika) 13.4. Sat 17.00 Legends of Magic Prague (Laterna magika) 20.00 Legends of Magic Prague (Laterna magika) 17.4. Wed 20.00 The Writers Festival 18.4. Thu 20.00 Graffiti (Laterna magika) 19.4. Fri 20.00 Graffiti (Laterna magika) 20.4. Sat 20.00 Graffiti (Laterna magika) 25.4. Thu 20.00 Legends of Magic Prague (Laterna magika) 26.4. Fri 20.00 Legends of Magic Prague (Laterna magika) 27.4. Sat 20.00 Legends of Magic Prague

(Laterna magika) Legends of Magic Prague (Laterna magika) Union of Patients

Wilsonova 4, Praha 1

1.4. Mon 19.00 4.4. Thu 19.00 5.4. Fri 19.00 6.4. Sat 19.00 7.4. Sun 19.00 9.4. Tue 19.00 10.4. Wed 19.00 11.4. Thu 19.00 12.4. Fri 19.00 13.4. Sat 19.00 14.4. Sun 16.00 16.4. Tue 19.00 17.4. Wed 19.00 18.4. Thu 19.00

Die Zauberflöte (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) O Carmen (Georges Bizet) O Don Carlo (Giuseppe Verdi) O Madama Butterfly (Giacomo Puccini) O La bohème (Giacomo Puccini) O Giselle (Adolphe Charles Adam) B Choreography Hana Vláčilová Il trovatore (Giuseppe Verdi) O Giselle (Adolphe Charles Adam) B Choreography Hana Vláčilová Rusalka (Antonín Dvořák) O Don Carlo (Giuseppe Verdi) O Don Carlo (Giuseppe Verdi) O Otello (Giuseppe Verdi) O Swan Lake (P. I. Tchaikovsky) B Choreography Pavel Ďumbala, Hana Vláčilová Tosca (Giuseppe Verdi) O

Anticodes

19.4. Fri 19.00 Rigoletto (Giuseppe Verdi) O 20.4. Sat 19.00 Nabucco (Giuseppe Verdi) O 21.4. Sun 14.00 Sleeping Beauty (P. I. Tchaikovsky) B Choreography Javier Torres 19.00 Sleeping Beauty (P. I. Tchaikovsky) B Choreography Javier Torres 23.4. Tue 11.00 Il barbiere di Siviglia (Gioacchino Rossini) O 24.4. Wed 19.00 Don Carlo (Giuseppe Verdi) O 25.4. Thu 19.00 Nabucco (Giuseppe Verdi) O 26.4. Fri 19.00 La bohème (Giacomo Puccini) O 27.4. Sat 14.00 Americana III Choreography: George Balanchine, B William Forsythe, Jerome Robbins 19.00 Americana III Choreography: George Balanchine, B William Forsythe, Jerome Robbins 28.4. Sun 19.00 Turandot (Giacomo Puccini) O 29.4. Mon 19.00 Sleeping Beauty (P. I. Tchaikovsky) B Choreography Javier Torres 30.4. Tue 19.00 Die Zauberflöte (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) O

Krabat

Legends of Magic Prague

Carmen

The Bartered Bride

Swan Lake


8 Galleries

Prague Castle 9

PRAGUE CASTLE

CITY GALLERY PRAGUE

GALERIE HLAVNÍHO MĚSTA PRAHY The Stone Bell | Dům U Kamenného zvonu, Old Town Square 13, Prague 1 Up-to-date information: tel. +420/224 826 391, fax +420/224 826 844, pr@ghmp.cz, www.ghmp.cz ON MONDAYS all exhibitions are CLOSED GUIDED TOURS

•Permanent exhibitions

TROJA CHÂTEAU | ZÁMEK TROJA

From April 3, 2013 the château is opened Tuesday – Sunday 10.00 am–6.00 pm except Friday 1 pm–6.00 pm. New Exposition: PASSION, DREAM AND IDEAL / CZECH ART NOUVEAU SCULPTURE VENETIAN FREE-BLOWN HOT-SHAPED GLASS AND BOHEMIAN ENGRAVED GLASS (16TH–19TH CENTURY) FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF UPM3 April – 3 November, 2013

VILLA BÍLEK | BÍLKOVA VILA

Mickiewiczova 1, Prague 6-Hradčany, tel. 233 323 631, Open Tuesday – Sunday 10.00 am  – 6.00 pm František Bílek´s studio. The aim of the exhibition is to show, on the selected works of František Bílek (free sculptures, reliefs, drawings, prints, furniture, ceramics), the overall character of his art. FRANTIŠEK BÍLEK AND PORTRAIT The sculptor František Bílek, a Symbolist who has been known to the general public chiefly as the quintessential mystic and begetter of a monumental spiritual oeuvre, is shown here from a less wellknown angle, in a display of small-scale works attesting to his qualities as an excellent portraitist. The display, bringing together sculptural portraits along with several drawings, dating from the period between 1895 and 1921, documents Bílek´s capacity to capture in summarizingly simplified form, often modelled on a single viewing, the psychology of the portrayed person, as well as elsewhere to engage more realistic devices in rendering the tender sensuality of his feminine subjects. The theme of the show projects well beyond the framework of its venue, encompassing the sculptural portraits and drawings which are part of the permanent exhibition in the remaining Villa Bílek interiors, as well as those on view in the artist´s birthplace at Chýnov near Tábor, southern Bohemia.

BÍLEK’S HOUSE IN CHÝNOV BÍLKŮV DŮM V CHÝNOVĚ Údolní 133, 391 55 Chýnov by Tábor, tel. 381 297 230 Until May 1, 2013 open only on phone reservation. This cultural heritage site offers an exceptional opportunity to show, through a display of art works created here, Bílek´s exceptionally multifaceted personality.

Pavla Sceranková

Kateřina Adamová

Current exhibitions All exhibitions open Tuesday–Sunday 10 am–6 pm, incl. public holidays, if not stated otherwise.

ined by strictly chronological criteria. By suppressing the element of chronology and by rhythming together production of artists of different generations, the curators have brought into perspective some unexpected parallels and opened up room for new interpretations. START UP (The Golden Ring, ground floor) Start up is an exhibition cycle at the City Gallery Prague focussing on young artists that are just starting their careers. KATEŘINA ADAMOVÁ / MEDIUM-SIZED TIMID CREATURE 21 March–21 April, 2013

DŮM U KAMENNÉHO ZVONU THE STONE BELL Old Town Square 13, Prague 1, tel. 224 828 245 Open Tuesday–Sunday 10.00 am–8.00 pm RADek KRATINA (1928  –1999) 6 March – 19 May, 2013 The first comprehensive exhibition by Radoslav (Radek) Kratina at the Stone Bell presents an artist whose works reflect in an original way neo-constructivist and kinetic tendencies in Czech art of the late 1960s. The exhibition consists of a cross section of Kratina's oeuvre, characterized on the one hand by rationality, a sense of geometry and design of forms, and on the other hand by the ubiquitous element of a tentative game contained in the principle of variability of his works. The variables, as Kratina called his wooden and later metal reliefs and objects based on the variability of relief structures, were rather unique within the context of Czech art in the 1960s and 1970s. Kratina developed them for nearly three decades in countless variations, which in the 1990s resulted in spatial vertical sculpture-objects.

DŮM U ZLATÉHO PRSTENU THE GOLDEN RING Týnská 6, Prague 1 – Ungelt, tel. 224 827 022–24 AFTER VELVET / CONTEMPORARY CZECH ART WITH PAST CONNOTATIONS from nov 17, 2009 The long-term exhibition, After Velvet, groups together works by artists of different generations, often far apart. Along with those who have over the last two decades of freedom already set up their own „schools“ and started to train a new stratum of up-and-coming artists, the show also presents long-established distinct representatives of the world of art, legends of 20thcentury Czech art, who embarked on their careers long before 1989. The exhibition´s curators picked works in various media characteristic for different trends, obtaining a sample whose structuring is determined by the observation of the dynamic art scene of not just the 1990s but also of the new millenium´s noughties. In its survey of Czech visual art chiefly of the last two decades, After Velvet assumes a viewpoint unconstra-

STAROMĚSTSKÁ RADNICE, 2. PATRO OLD TOWN HALL, 2ND FLOOR Old Town Square 1, Prague 1, tel. 224 482 751 PAVLA SCERANKOVÁ / WOMAN IN THE MOON 20 March – 5 May, 2013 The exhibition features a site-specific installation for the second floor of the Old Town Hall, which deals with the relationship between an object and space.

VELETRŽNÍ PALÁC | TRADE FAIR PALACE

until September 30, 2013, Trade Fair Palace – great vestibule / Veletržní palác, Dukelských hrdinů 47, Prague 7, tel. 224 301 111, wheelchair access ALFONS MUCHA / The Slav Epic Alfons Mucha (1860  –  1939) is arguably the most internationally famous Czech modern-age artist who earned worldwide repute for his highly individual decorative output in the Art Nouveau style. However, he himself believed his real mission as an artist to be embodied in another work: namely, a series of twenty large-scale oil paintings entitled The Slav Epic. A monumental cycle to which it would be hard to find a parallel elsewhere in the world. This is the first time in history that the complete series of twenty canvases is being shown in Prague. The current installation respects Mucha’s original thematic layout of The Slav Epic. The cycle’s thematic range spans a broad spectrum, from suggestive scenes of mythological Slavic antiquity with pagan worship practices, through representations of historically documented milestones, to the last canvas in the series, featuring a vision of the Slavs’ spiritual contribution to the entire human family. In ten of the paintings, Mucha treated as many episodes from the Czech history, producing a core “Czech epic” which came to constitute a conceptual axis of the cycle whose remaining ten canvases are devoted to other Slavic peoples, and to pan-Slavic scenes.

The summer tourist season at the Prague Castle April 1–October 31, 2013 The castle area is open DAILY 6.00–24.00 Buildings accessible with entrance tickets are open DAILY 9.00–18.00: Old Royal Palace, The Prague Castle Gallery, Basilica of St George, Powder Tower, Rosenberg Palace, Daliborka Tower, St. Vitus’ Cathedral, Golden Lane and The large southern tower. The Prague Castle gardens are open DAILY (IV. and X. 10.00–18.00, V. and IX. 10.00–19.00, VI. and VII. 10.00–21.00, VIII. 10.00–20.00). The palace park in Lány April – October, 2013 (IV.+V.+IX.+X. Wed and Thu 14.00–17.00, Sat, Sun and holidays 10.00–17.00, VI.–VIII. Wed and Thu 14.00–18.00, Sat, Sun and holidays 10.00–18.00) also open to the public.

Ceremonial changing of the Castle Guard with fanfares and exchange of the standard at 12.00 in the First Castle Courtyard; changing of the guard at individual posts during the summer tourist season every hour from 7.00 to 20.00, www.hrad.army.cz INFORMATION CENTRES OF THE PRAGUE CASTLE April–October 9.00–18.00 2nd Courtryard: tel. +420/224 372 423, 224 372 419, 3rd Courtryard: tel. +420/224 373 368, 224 372 434, 224 372 435, fax 224 373 238, tourist.info@hrad.cz, www.kulturanahrade.cz Professional guides When visiting Prague Castle you can use the service of Information Centres of Prague Castlein the second and the third courtyard. They provide tours through Prague Castle guided by professional guides of Prague Castle Administration (including foreign language service). Guided tours in foreign languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian. Reservations: Mon–Sat: tourist.info@hrad.cz or phone 224 373 208, 224 373 584. Permanent exhibitions: Summer season: open daily 9 am–6 pm, if not stated otherwise ST  . VITUS TREASURE The Chapel of the Holy Rod at Prague Castle, entrance from 2nd Courtyard The exhibition presents 139 reliquaries and liturgical objects of high historical and artisticvalue. Guided tour of the exposition by appointment. Other information: www.kulturanahrade.cz THE  PRAGUE CASTLE GALLERY entrance from 2nd Courtyard The oldest continually existing collection of paintings in the Czech lands Exhibition from the series “Long-term Loans”: Matthäus Gundelach, Hans von Aachen and Bartholomeus Spranger. Four recently restored works by leading painters of the Rudolphine Court.

Troja Château

Radek Kratina

The Slav Epic

THE  STORY OF PRAGUE CASTLE The Old Royal Palace, entrance from 3rd Courtyard, tel. 224 373 102, www.pribeh-hradu.cz The exhibition is divided into two parts – the main route is a chronological introduction to the heads of the Bohemian state, key events and the structural development of the Castle precincts from prehistory to the present, while the second part – the Stories themselves – bring to life individual themes associated with Prague Castle. Funeral articles of Ladislav the Posthumous; Unknown jewels of the castle elite from the 10th and 11th centuries; The story of Coronation Ceremonies, Coronation Ceremonies at Prague Castle. Small exhibition: The Luxembourgs on the Czech Throne R  OSENBERG PALACE Rosenberg Hall: The Gargoyles of St. Vitus Cathedral up close. The unique Chapel of Our Lady Immaculate and the interiors of the Institute of Gentlewomen. T  HE PERMANENT EXHIBITION OF THE CASTLE GUARDS The Powder Tower Mihulka FROM A ROYAL RETINUE TO THE CASTLE GUARDS OF THE PRESIDENT P  ERMANENT EXHIBITION IN THE GOLDEN LANE New renovated houses are presented in an entirely new form – in nine of them are installed exhibition evokes life in this picturesque part of the Prague Castle over the centuries.

Prague Photo Festival 2013 22. 4.–28. 4. 2013 House of Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka Square 3 • Prague 1 • www.praguefoto.cz

Nightfall

New tendencies in figurative painting

29. 3. 2013 – 24. 5. 2013 | large gallery

Curator: Jane Neal (UK) The exhibition presents representative survey of contemporary figurative painting in the works of over twenty artists from nine countries. The theme of the exhibition is inspired by a short story of Isaac Asimov from 1941. Its foundation is the question of what happens to the planet and civilization when there is a solar eclipse and nightfall comes. The main topics that exhibiting artists are preparing include social crisis and uncertainty, loneliness, confusion and isolation of a human being, growing tension between nature and civilization, and the internal and external struggle with oneself and with society. The apocalypse theme is currently very topical; we can perceive the intuitive leanings to such thinking as a symptom of changes to the world and the setting of collective thought. This concept of the exhibition interprets contemporary figurative painting based on a socio-political context. Participating artists: Karin Mamma Andersson (SWE), Hernan Bas (USA), Marius Bercea (RO), Zsolt Bodoni (RO), Martin Eder (DE), Tim Eitel (DE), Adrian Ghenie (RO), Cantemir Hausi (RO), Chantal Joffe (UK), Victor Man (RO), Justin Mortimer (UK), Daniel Pitín (CZ), Vitaly Pushnitsky (RUS), Neo Rauch (DE), Daniel Richter (DE), Serban Savu (RO), David Schnell (DE), Mircea Suciu (RO), Attila Szűcs (HU), Alexander Tinei (MD), Caroline Walker (UK), Matthias Weischer (DE).

C  urrent exhibitions: Open daily 10 am–6 pm, if not stated otherwise. Malich – Flowing Joy January 1st – May 8th, 2013 Prague Castle Riding School Terrace Malich’s works are full of light, positive energy and discovery. In Czech art he is a discoverer comparable perhaps only to František Kupka, the worldacclaimed founder of abstraction. Malich is also of worldwide stature. This was already known by the exhibition curators who invited him to the Guggenheim Museum in New York City in 1968 and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 1989. VLADIMÍR SUCHÁNEK – MELANCHOLIC CONCH The exhibition of the artist‘s 80th birthday February 14th – May 12th, 2013 Imperial Stables of Prague Kastle JAROSLAV KUČERA – Photographs A retrospective exhibition of leading Czech photographer April 25th – August 18th, 2013 Theresian Wing of Prague Castle

Attila Szűcs, Girl in Red, 2012

Alšovo nábřeží 12, 110 01 Praha 1, Czech Republic Tel.: +420 227 059 309, galerie@rudolfinum.org, www.galerierudolfinum.cz

Serban Savu, Car Wash, 2012

Opening hours: Tue.– Wed., Fri. – Sun.: 10 am –  6 pm Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm | Monday closed

STRAHOV PICTURE GALLERY

The Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov, Praha 1, Strahovské nádvoří 1/132, e-mail: art.strahov@volny.cz information service: tel. 233 107 730, admission fee CZK 50, discounts CZK 20

opening hours: daily 9.00 – 12.00, 12.30 – 17.00

Permanent Exhibition:

One of the most prominent monastic collections in Central Europe: Gothic paintings, art from Rudolph‘s court, baroque and rococopaintings, paintings of the 1st half of the 19th century


10 Concerts

Concerts 11

Tzigane, Rhapsody concerto for violin and orchestra Bolero

G. Bizet: Carmen, G. Verdi: Nabucco, Gershwin, Bernstein, Piazolla and Jewish traditional songs

Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum

CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA RUDOLFINUM

(Česká filharmonie) Alšovo nábřeží 12, Praha 1 www.ceskafilharmonie.cz Remaining tickets available at the Box Office of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra – on workdays from 10:00–18:00, and one hour prior to the beginning of the concert at the venue. Tel.: 227 059 227, Fax: 227 059 327, E-mail: info@cfmail.cz Concerts begin at 19:30 unless indicated otherwise

RUDOLFINUM – DVOŘÁK HALL 24.4. – 19.30 Czech Philharmonic Diego MATHEUZ – conductor Pinchas ZUKERMAN – violin Program: Ch. IVES: Central Park in the Dark M. BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor S. PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet, selections from the ballet 25.4. – 19.30 Czech Philharmonic Diego MATHEUZ – conductor Pinchas ZUKERMAN – violin Program: Ch. IVES: Central Park in the Dark M. BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor S. PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet, selections from the ballet 26.4. – 19.30 Czech Philharmonic Diego MATHEUZ – conductor Pinchas ZUKERMAN – violin Program: Ch. IVES: Central Park in the Dark M. BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor S. PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet, selections from the ballet

PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Symfonický orchestr hl. m. Prahy FOK) Obecní dům, nám. Republiky 5, Praha 1 www.fok.cz Tickets at the FOK box-office of the Municipal House, Praha 1, Mon-Fri 10:00 - 18:00, Tel 222 002 336, Fax: 222 310 784, pso@fok.cz Beginnings at 19:30 unless indicated otherwise

Smetana Hall, Municipal House 10.4. – 19.30 PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Serge Baudo - conductor Dominika Weiss Hošková - cello Olga Jelínková - soprano KÜHN MIXED CHOIR Marek Vorlíček - choirmaster Program: HECTOR BERLIOZ: Beatrice et Benedict Overture Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor Francis Poulenc: Stabat Mater 11.4. – 19.30 PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Serge Baudo - conductor Dominika Weiss Hošková - cello Olga Jelínková - soprano KÜHN MIXED CHOIR Marek Vorlíček - choirmaster Program: HECTOR BERLIOZ: Beatrice et Benedict Overture Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor Francis Poulenc: Stabat Mater 17.4. – 19.30 PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Zdeněk Mácal - conductor Program: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2 in D major Symphony No. 7 in A major 18.4. – 19.30 PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Zdeněk Mácal - conductor Program: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2 in D major Symphony No. 7 in A major 27.4. – 11.00 PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Marko Ivanović - conductor CONCERT FOR CHILDREN 28.4. – 16.00 PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Marko Ivanović - conductor Jana Vonášková-Nováková - violin Program: MAURICE RAVEL: Pavane for a dead Infanta

27.4. – 19.30 PETER RÖSEL - piano Program: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 7 in D major Sonata No. 8 in C minor, ”Pathétique” JOHANNES BRAHMS: 2 Rhapsodies Sonata No. 1 in C major

Church of St. Simon and St. Jude 2.4. – 19.30 PAVEL HAAS QUARTET Veronika Jarůšková - violin Marek Zwiebel - violin Pavel Nikl - viola Peter Jarůšek - cello Program: Alfred Schnittke: String Quartet No. 3 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: String Quartet num. 1 in D major LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in B flat major, with great fugue in B flat major 16.4. – 19.30 DANIELA VALTOVÁ KOSINOVÁ - organ, harpsichord MAREK ZVOLÁNEK - trumpet Program: Georg Muffat: Toccata duodecima from the collection Apparatus musico-organisticus ANTONIO CORELLI: Sonata in E minor for Trumpet and Organ Sonata in G Major for Trumpet and Organ Bohuslav Matej ČERNOHORSKÝ: Toccata in C Major Fugue in A minor Fugue in C minor Fugue in D Major JEAN BAPTISTE Loeillet: Sonata in G Major for Trumpet and Organ Sonata in G Minor JAN ZACH: Prelude and Fugue in C minor Franz Xaver BRIXI: Prelude in F major Toccata in A Minor 23.4. – 19.30 PAVOL REMENÁR - baritone MIRIAM RODRIGUEZ BRÜLLOVÁ - guitar Program: WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, FERNANDO SOR, JOHANN KASPAR MERTZ, JOAQUÍN RODRIGO, CARLOS GARDEL, ASTOR PIAZZOLLA, JOSÉ SERRANO, FEDERICO MORENO TORROBA, ALDO RODRÍGUEZ, JERÓNIMO GIMÉNEZ

11.4.– 19:00 THE BEST OF GERSHWIN Czech Collegium soloist: Vladislav Kozderka – trumpet Program: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Summertime

Smetana Hall

Municipal House

6.4. – 19.30 EVELINA PUZAITE - piano Program: Peteris VASKS: White Landscape (Balta ainava from the cycle Gadalaika - The Seasons) SERGEI RACHMANINOV: Moments musicaux EVELINA PUZAITE: Sonata in C Major FRANZ LISZT: Years of wandering, First Year: Switzerland, No. 6 Vallée d‘Obermann Three Concert Etudes, No. 2 La leggierezza, f minor 3 Un Sospiri, Des major SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Toccata in D minor

10.4. – 19:00 THE BEST OF WORLD AND CZECH MUSIC Czech Collegium Soloists – V. Kozderka - trumpet, N. Chrobáková – soprano Program: (Bach, Mozart, Verdi , Rossini, Vivaldi, Smetana, Dvořák, Bernstein, Gershwin)

Prague Philharmonia

(Pražská komorní filharmonie) Husova 7, 110 00 Prague 1 Tel: +420 224 267 644 Mobile: +420 733 511 291, Fax. +420 224 235 118 E-mail: duskova@pkf.cz www.praguephilharmonia.com 7.4. – 17.00 Special concert for children Prague Philharmonia Conductor: Jakub Hrůša, guest: Martina Kociánová Around the world in 80 days - Travel the length and breadth of the World with music Program: Antonín Dvořák - Slavonic Dance No. 1; Johann Strauss - The Blue Danube; Johannes Brahms - Ungarischer Tanz No. 5; Gioacchino Rossini - La Danza Tarantella Napolitana; Claude Debussy - La Mer; Giuseppe Verdi – Aida; Nikolaj Andrejevič Rimskij-Korsakov - Scheherazade – II. The Kalendar Prince; Franz Lehár - The Land of Smiles; George Gershwin - An American in Paris; George Gershwin - Summer time; Georges Bizet Carmen, overture; Georges Bizet – Sequidilla; Jacques Offenbach - Orpheus in the Underworld – prelude; Edvard Hagerup Grieg - Peer Gynt, Suite; Stanislaw Monuiszko - Mazurka from opera Halka; Bedřich Smetana - the Bartered Bride – skocna; Tamás Deák - The Mezga Family on holiday, Theme; Petr Skoumal - ”If a pig had wings”, suit; Guido a Mauricio de Angelis: Around the World in 80 Days, Theme (Dvořákova síň Rudolfina, Nám. Jana Palacha 79/1, Praha 1) 14.4. – 19.30 Prague Philharmonia Conductor: Jakub Hrůša, soloist: Lise de la Salle Program: Marek Kopelent – Late harvest (World premiere); Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58; Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 3 in C Major (Dvořákova síň Rudolfina, Nám. Jana Palacha 79/1, Praha 1) 29.4. - 19.30 Duo Spinea Jaroslava Tajanovská – oboe, Ivana Dohnalová – harp Guest: Markéta Klimánková – flute Program: František Xaver Thuri - Intermezzo lyrico; Zdeněk Folprecht - Suite in the old style; Alexandre Eisenberg - Arquichorinho for Flute solo; Petr Eben

- Ordo modalis; Petr Eben - Chamber suite for Oboe and Harp; Štěpán Rak - Dance around a Linden tree (world premiere of the Harp version); Heinz Holliger Oboe Sonata; Jan Novák - Choreae Vernales; Vladimír Werner - Sonate for Oboe and Harp; Gabriela Vermelho - Royal Court for Flute, English horn and Harp (world premiere) (Czech Museum of Music, Karmelitská 2/4, 118 00 Praha 1)

SPANISH SYNAGOGUE

(Španělská synagoga), Dušní 12, Praha 1 Concerts organized by BM Art Agency bmart@bmart.cz, www.bmart.cz 3.4. – 19:00 THE BEST OF WORLD AND CZECH MUSIC Czech Collegium Soloists – V. Kozderka - trumpet, N. Chrobáková – soprano Program: (Bach, Mozart, Verdi , Rossini, Vivaldi, Smetana, Dvořák, Bernstein, Gershwin) 4.4. – 19:00 JEWIS MYSTICAL MELODIES Alexander Shonert – violin, Natalia Shonert – piano Program: Vivaldi, Gershwin, J. Bock: Fiddler on the roof 7.4 – 19:00 Bolero Czech Collegium Soloist – M. Šrůmová – soprano Program: M. Ravel: Bolero, A. L. Weber: Evita – Don´t cry for me Argentina G. Bizet: Carmen, G. Verdi: Nabucco, Gershwin, Bernstein, Piazolla and Jewish traditional songs 8.4.– 19:00 THE BEST OF GERSHWIN Czech Collegium soloist: Vladislav Kozderka – trumpet Program: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Summertime 9.4. – 19:00 Bolero Czech Collegium Soloist – M. Šrůmová – soprano Program: M. Ravel: Bolero, A. L. Weber: Evita – Don´t cry for me Argentina

14.4 – 19:00 Bolero Czech Collegium Soloist – M. Šrůmová – soprano Program: M. Ravel: Bolero, A. L. Weber: Evita – Don´t cry for me Argentina G. Bizet: Carmen, G. Verdi: Nabucco, Gershwin, Bernstein, Piazolla and Jewish traditional songs 15.4.– 19:00 THE BEST OF GERSHWIN Czech Collegium soloist: Vladislav Kozderka – trumpet Program: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Summertime 16.4 – 19:00 Bolero Czech Collegium Soloist – M. Šrůmová – soprano Program: M. Ravel: Bolero, A. L. Weber: Evita – Don´t cry for me Argentina G. Bizet: Carmen, G. Verdi: Nabucco, Gershwin, Bernstein, Piazolla and Jewish traditional songs 17.4. – 19:00 THE BEST OF WORLD AND CZECH MUSIC Czech Collegium Soloists – V. Kozderka – trumpet, N. Chrobáková – soprano Program: (Bach, Mozart, Verdi , Rossini, Vivaldi, Smetana, Dvořák, Bernstein, Gershwin) 18.4. - 19:00 JEWIS MYSTICAL MELODIES Alexander Shonert – violin, Natalia Shonert – piano Program: Vivadli, Gershwin, J. Bock: Fiddler on the roof 21.4 – 19:00 Bolero Czech Collegium Soloist – M. Šrůmová – soprano Program: M. Ravel:Bolero, A.L.Weber: Evita – Don´t cry for me Argentina G. Bizet: Carmen, G. Verdi: Nabucco, Gershwin, Bernstein, Piazolla and Jewish traditional songs 22.4.– 19:00 THE BEST OF GERSHWIN Czech Collegium soloist: Vladislav Kozderka – trumpet Program: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Summertime


12 Concerts

Concerts 13

Libor Pešek

6.4. – 15:00 Ensemble Taras Radim Kresta – violin, Eva Krestová – viol, Kristina Vocetková – violoncello, Václav Mácha – piano Program: J. Brahms, P. Vasks, J. Suk 8.4. – 19:30 Soňa Červená & Bona Fide Tango Program: A. Piazzolla, R. Galliano, E. Drake, J. Novák, J. Ježek, A. Březina, J. Červený 23.4 – 19:00 Bolero Czech Collegium Soloist – M. Šrůmová – soprano Program: M. Ravel: Bolero, A. L. Weber: Evita – Don´t cry for me Argentina G. Bizet: Carmen, G. Verdi: Nabucco, Gershwin, Bernstein, Piazolla and Jewish traditional songs 24.4. – 19:00 THE BEST OF WORLD AND CZECH MUSIC Czech Collegium Soloists – V. Kozderka – trumpet, N. Chrobáková – soprano Program: (Bach, Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Vivaldi, Smetana, Dvořák, Bernstein, Gershwin) 25.4.– 19:00 THE BEST OF GERSHWIN Czech Collegium soloist: Vladislav Kozderka – trumpet Program: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Summertime 28.4 – 19:00 Bolero Czech Collegium Soloist – M. Šrůmová – soprano Program: M. Ravel: Bolero, A. L. Weber: Evita – Don´t cry for me Argentina G. Bizet: Carmen, G. Verdi: Nabucco, Gershwin, Bernstein, Piazolla and Jewish traditional songs 29.4.– 19:00 THE BEST OF GERSHWIN Czech Collegium soloist: Vladislav Kozderka – trumpet Program: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Summertime 30.4 – 19:00 Bolero Czech Collegium Soloist – M. Šrůmová – soprano Program: M. Ravel: Bolero, A. L. Weber: Evita – Don´t cry for me Argentina G. Bizet: Carmen, G. Verdi: Nabucco, Gershwin, Bernstein, Piazolla and Jewish traditional songs

THE ESTATES THEATRE

(Stavovské divadlo), Ovocný trh 1, Praha 1 Concerts organized by BM Art Agency bmart@bmart.cz, www.bmart.cz 3.4. – 17:00 MOZARTISSIMO Aleš Hendrych – bass baritone, Markéta Bechyňová – soprano Program: The Best Selection of Mozart´s Operas: Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, Entführung aus dem Serail, Le Nozze di Figaro Mozartissimo Chamber Opera 8.4. – 17:00 MOZARTISSIMO Aleš Hendrych – bass baritone, Markéta Bechyňová – soprano Program: The Best Selection of Mozart´s Operas: Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, Entführung aus dem Serail, Le Nozze di Figaro Mozartissimo Chamber Opera 12.4. – 17:00 MOZARTISSIMO Aleš Hendrych – bass baritone, Markéta Bechyňová - soprano Program: The Best Selection of Mozart´s Operas: Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, Entführung aus dem Serail, Le Nozze di Figaro Mozartissimo Chamber Opera 14.4. – 20:30 MOZARTISSIMO Aleš Hendrych – bass baritone, Markéta Bechyňová – soprano Program: The Best Selection of Mozart´s Operas: Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, Entführung aus dem Serail, Le Nozze di Figaro Mozartissimo Chamber Opera

ATRIUM AT ŽIŽKOV

Concert and Exhibition Hall (Atrium na Žižkově - koncertní a výstavní síň) Čajkovského 12, Praha 3, Tel.: 222 721 838 info@atriumzizkov.cz, http://www.atriumzizkov.cz 2.4. – 19:00 Gala concert of musical talents of Prague 3 Organized by Foundation Karel Hartig, Prague 3 and Grammer school and musical school of the city of Prague

9.4. – 19:30 Vlastislav Matoušek – Marek Matvija and friends Program: Spring introspection of current music for Shakuhachi and other music instruments Ensemble 108 Hz – K. Němcová (Koto), O. Komárek (Cb), M. Ladrová (theremin), Klára, Veronika and Anežka Matouškovy (Voc, Fl), M. Matvija (Shakuhachi), V. Matoušek (Shakuhachi, Art Director) 10.4. – 19:30 Epoque quartet David Pokorný – violin, Vladimír Klánský – violin, Vladimír Kroupa – viol, Vít Petrášek – violoncello Program: J. Novák, J. Kučera, M. Kumžák, P. Hindemith, A. Piazzolla 15.4. – 19:30 Words and Music in Changes of Times The subscription series of six concerts with vocalinstrumental ensemble of period instruments Chaire Pribram and spoken word by famous actor Alfred Strejček, artistic director Josef Krček Program: Historical love stories 1. Záviš and Kunhuta 2. The story of a beautiful Filipina Welser and Ferdinanda II. Archduke of Austria 20.4. – 15:00 Lukáš Polák – violoncello, Martin Kasík – piano Program: J. Suk, V. Kaprálová, V. Kaprál, B. Martinů, V. Novák 22.4. – 19:30 Markéta Janoušková – violin, Stanislav Gallin – piano Program: L. van Beethoven, J. Páleníček, H. Wieniawski, J. Brahms 24.4. – 19:30 Pavel Voráček – piano recital Program: Concert on the anniversary of 180 years since the birth of J. Brahms J. Brahms, J. Haydn 26.4. – 19:30 Spring concert of the ensemble Musica Bohemica Art director Jaroslav Krček

ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH – OLD TOWN SQUARE

(Chrám sv. Mikuláše-Staroměstské nám.) Staroměstské náměstí, Praha 1 Concerts organized by Porteo Art Agency Concert office: +420 777 581 690, +420 777 179 609 Email: koncertyvpraze@email.cz, porteo@login.cz 1.4. – 20.00 CONSORTIUM PRAGENSE ORCHESTRA Štěpánka Heřmánková – strano Miroslav Laštovka – trumpet Program: J. S. BACH – Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen – cantata for strano, trumpet and orchestra J. PACHELBEL – Canon W. A. MOZART – Alleluja Ch. GOUNOD – Ave Maria 3.4. – 17.00 Josef Prokop – organ Miroslav Laštovka – trumpet Program: J. PACHELBEL – Ciaccona in C & Celebre Canon J. S. BACH – Fantasia and Fugue in A Minor D. BUXTEHUDE – Prelude and Fugue in G Minor C. FRANCK – Prayer de Notre Dame 4.4. – 17.00 JOSEF POPELKA – organ VLADIMÍR FRANK – violin Program: G. F. HÄNDEL – Sonata in D Major L. van BEETHOVEN – Larghetto G Major W. A. MOZART – Introduction and Fugue in C Major A. CORELLI – La Folia for violin and organ 5.4. – 17.00 CANTO CORNO E ORGANO Věra Trojanová – organ Radka Kyralová – mezzosoprano Tomáš Kyral – french horn Program: J. S. BACH – Prelude and Fugue in A Minor W. A. MOZART – Dominican Mass”Gloria” C. FRANCK – Panis Angelicus G. CACCINI – Ave Maria 5.4. – 20.00 NEW PRAGUE RADIO SYMPHONY COLLEGIUM Marek Zvolánek – trumpet Program. A. DVOŘÁK – Symphony No.9 E minor “From The New World” (Largo) M. RAVEL – Bolero M.-A. CHARPENTIER – Te Deum (Prelude) A. VIVALDI – Concerto for trumpet and orchestra 6.4. – 17.00 BOHUMÍR RABAS – organ MIROSLAV KEJMAR – trumpet and flugelhorn Program: A. VIVALDI – Concerto in A Minor G. F. HÄNDEL – Gloria in Excelsis Deo T. ALBINONI – Adagio for trumpet and organ J. PACHELBEL – Ciaccona 6.4. – 20.00 NEW PRAGUE RADIO SYMPHONY COLLEGIUM Marek Zvolánek – trumpet Program: A. DVOŘÁK – Symphony No. 9 E minor “From The New World” (Largo) M. RAVEL – Bolero M.-A. CHARPENTIER – Te Deum (Prelude) A. VIVALDI – Concerto for trumpet and orchestra 7.4. – 17.00 PRAGUE MOZART TRIO Štefan Britvík (art. leader) – clarinet Miloš Bydžovský – clarinet Petr Němeček – bassoon

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

3.4. – 19:30 Kinsky trio Prague Slávka Vernerová – piano, Lucie Sedláková Hůlová – violin, Martin Sedlák – violoncello Program: J. Haydn, L. van Beethoven, A. Arensky 4.4. – 19:30 Vladislav Bláha – guitar recital Program: S. L. Weiss, A. Vivaldi, J. Morel, M. de Falla, J. Rodrigo, N. Koshkin, C. Jobim – R. Dyens, J. W. Duarte

Yvona Škvárová – mezzosoprano (soloist of the National Theatre) Program: W. A. MOZART – Divertimento G. F. HÄNDEL – Aria from opera Xerxes C. FRANCK – Panis Angelicus L. van BEETHOVEN – Trio in C Major

12.4. – 17.00 Marie Šestáková – organ Vladislav Kozderka – trumpet Program: J. S. BACH – Jesu meine Freude G. Ph. TELEMANN – Concerto in D Major G. F. HÄNDEL– Suite in D Major for trumpet and organ C. FRANCK – Choral in A Minor

7.4. – 20.00 FROM BAROQUE TO JAZZ Prague Brass Ensemble Jan Kalfus – organ Program: J. S. BACH – Preludium and Fugue e minor BWV 548 A. DVOŘÁK – Humoresque G. F. HÄNDEL – Suite from Water Music G. GERSHWIN – Four Hits For Five

12.4. – 20.00 VIVALDI ORCHESTRA PRAGA (on authentic instruments) Václav Návrat – baroque violin Program: A. VIVALDI – The Four Seasons W. A. MOZART – Symphony D Major KV 504 “PRAGUE”

8.4. – 20.00 FROM BAROQUE TO JAZZ Prague Brass Ensemble Jan Kalfus – organ Program: J. S. BACH – Preludium and Fugue e minor BWV 548 A. DVOŘÁK – Humoresque G. F. HÄNDEL – Suite from Water Music G. GERSHWIN – Four Hits For Five 9.4. – 17.00 MIROSLAV PŠENIČKA – organ ZDENĚK ŠEDIVÝ – trumpet JIŘÍ ŠEDIVÝ – trumpet Program: J. S. BACH – Toccata and Fugue in D Minor G. F. HÄNDEL – Voluntary H. PURCELL – Suite in D Major J. BRAHMS – Choral preludes 10.4. – 17.00 Bohumír Rabas – organ Jana Jonášová – soprano (soloist of the National Theatre) Program: J. S. BACH – Jesu bleibt meine Freude W. A. MOZART – Missa in C “Agnus Dei” A. DVOŘÁK – Biblical songs Ch. M. WIDOR - Toccata 11.4. – 17.00 František Šťastný – organ, harpsichord Vratislav Vlna – oboe Program: G. Ph. TELEMANN – Fantasia D Major for oboe solo J. S. BACH – Fantasia and Fugue G Minor W. A. MOZART – Introduction and Fugue C Major G. F. HÄNDEL – Fugue F Major

13.4. – 17.00 Zuzana Němečková – organ Věra Likérová – soprano Program: G. CACCINI – Ave Maria J. S. BACH - Fantasia in G Major BWV 572 A. VIVALDI – Gloria W. A. MOZAT - Alleluja from Exsultate, jubilate 13.4. – 20.00 VIVALDI ORCHESTRA PRAGA (on authentic instruments) Václav Návrat – baroque violin Program: A. VIVALDI – The Four Seasons W. A. MOZART – Symphony D Major KV 504 “PRAGUE” 14.4. – 17.00 PRAGUE WIND QUINTET Jan Machat – flute Jurij Likin – oboe Vlastimil Mareš – clarinet Miloš Wichterle – bassoon Jan Vobořil – French horn Program: W. A. MOZART – The Magic flute (overture) L. van BEETHOVEN – Wind quintet in E flat Major G. BIZET – Jeux d´enfants J. HAYDN – Divertimento in B flat Major 14.4. – 20.00 CONCERT FOR ORGAN and ORCHESTRA Aleš Bárta – organ Camerata Pragensis Orchestra Program: J. S. BACH – Toccata and Fugue d minor BWV 565 G. F. HÄNDEL – Concerto F Major op. 4, No. 4 for organ and orchestra


14 Concerts

PKF Orchestra

Program: J. S. BACH – Fantasia in G minor BWV 542 G. Ph. TELEMANN – Concerto in G Major W. A. MOZART – Intrada and Fugue in C Major C. FRANCK – Prelude, Fugue and Variation op. 18

A. VIVALDI - Concerto in a minor op. 3, No. 6 W. A. MOZART - Sonata C Major KV 336 for organ and string orchestra 15.4. – 20.00 CONCERT FOR ORGAN and ORCHESTRA Aleš Bárta – organ Camerata Pragensis Orchestra Program: J. S. BACH – Toccata and Fugue d minor BWV 565 G. F. HÄNDEL – Concerto F Major op. 4, No. 4 for organ and orchestra A. VIVALDI - Concerto in a minor op.3,No.6 W. A. MOZART - Sonata C Major KV 336 for organ and string orchestra 16.4. – 17.00 JAN KALFUS – organ YVONA ŠKVÁROVÁ – mezzosoprano (soloist of the National Theatre) Program: J. S. BACH – Preludium and Fugue E Minor G. F. HÄNDEL – Aria from Xerxes A. DVOŘÁK – Biblical songs F. MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY – Aria from Oratorio Elias 17.4. – 17.00 JOSEF POPELKA – organ MIROSLAV LOPUCHOVSKÝ – flute Program: J. S. BACH – Prelude and Fugue in C Minor G. F. HÄNDEL – Sonata in F Major G. Ph. TELEMANN – Fantasia in G Minor C. Ph. E. BACH – Sonata A Minor 18.4. – 17.00 MICHAL HANZAL – organ FRANTIŠEK BÍLEK – trumpet Program: G. F. HÄNDEL – Sinfonia-Arrival of the Queen of Sheba J. S. BACH – Preludium and Fugue in G major BWV 541 G. P. TELEMANN – Sonata de Concert D Major for trumpet and organ W. A. MOZART – Fantasia in F minor KV 594 19.4. – 17.00 JOSEF KŠICA – organ TOMÁŠ JINDRA – bass Program: J. S. BACH – Toccata and Fugue in D Minor F. SCHUBERT – Ave Maria A. DVOŘÁK – Biblical songs G. VERDI – Requiem 19.4. – 20.00 VIVALDI ORCHESTRA PRAGA (on authentic instruments) Václav Návrat – baroque violin Yvona Škvárová – mezzosoprano (soloist of the National Theatre) Program: W. A. MOZART – Don Giovanni – ouverture A. DVOŘÁK – Ave Maria A. VIVALDI – Stabat Mater G. F. HÄNDEL – Music for the Royal Fireworks 20.4. – 17.00 Zuzana Němečková – organ Petr Přibyl – viola

20.4. – 20.00 VIVALDI ORCHESTRA PRAGA (on authentic instruments) Václav Návrat – baroque violin Yvona Škvárová – mezzosoprano (soloist of the National Theatre) Program: W. A. MOZART – Don Giovanni – ouverture A. DVOŘÁK – Ave Maria A. VIVALDI – Stabat Mater G. F. HÄNDEL – Music for the Royal Fireworks 21.4. – 17.00 ADAMUS TRIO Jan Adamus – oboe, english horn Jitka Adamusová – violin Květa Novotná – harpsichord, organ, piano Program: J. S. BACH – Sonata in G Major J. HAYDN - Sonata E Flat Major A. DVOŘÁK – Largo from the Symphony No. 9 in E minor “From the New World” W. A. MOZART – Trio for piano, violin and english horn 21.4. – 20.00 FROM BAROQUE TO JAZZ Prague Brass Ensemble Aleš Bárta – organ Program: J. S. BACH – Preludium and Fugue e minor BWV 548 A. DVOŘÁK – Humoresque F. LISZT – Preludium and Fugue on Theme B-A-C-H G. GERSHWIN – Four Hits For Five 22.4. – 20.00 FROM BAROQUE TO JAZZ Prague Brass Ensemble Aleš Bárta – organ Program: J. S. BACH – Preludium and Fugue e minor BWV 548 A. DVOŘÁK – Humoresque F. LISZT – Preludium and Fugue on Theme B-A-C-H G. GERSHWIN – Four Hits For Five 23.4. – 17.00 MIROSLAV PŠENIČKA – organ ZDENĚK ŠEDIVÝ – trumpet JIŘÍ ŠEDIVÝ – trumpet Program: J. S. BACH – Toccata and Fugue in D Minor G. F. HÄNDEL – Voluntary H. PURCELL – Suite in D Major J. BRAHMS – Choral preludes 24.4 . – 17.00 BOHUMÍR RABAS – organ HANA JONÁŠOVÁ – soprano (soloist of the National Theatre) Program: L. VIERNE – Carillon de Westminster G. F. HÄNDEL – Aria from Messiah W. A. MOZART – Alleluja from Exsultate, jubilate F. SCHUBERT – Ave Maria 25.4. – 17.00 FRANTIŠEK ŠŤASTNÝ – organ, harpsichord VRATISLAV VLNA – oboe Program: G. Ph. TELEMANN – Fantasia D Major for oboe solo J. S. BACH – Fantasia and Fugue G Minor W. A. MOZART – Introduction and Fugue C Major G. F. HÄNDEL – Fugue F Major 26.4. – 17.00 MARIE ŠESTÁKOVÁ – organ

ANNA VRŠÍNSKÁ – mezzosoprano Program: A. DVOŘÁK – Stabat Mater J. S. BACH – Choral ouvertures A. VIVALDI – Domine Deus D. BUXTEHUDE – Ciaccona in E Minor 26.4. – 20.00 PRAGUE STRING ORCHESTRA Adéla Vondráčková - violin Vratislav Vlna – oboe Program: W. A. MOZART – The Little Night Music J. S. BACH – Concerto D Major for violin, oboe and orchestra A. VIVALDI - Concerto a minor for oboe and orchestra A. DVOŘÁK – Symphony No. 9 E minor “From the New World” 27.4. – 17.00 JOSEF POPELKA – organ VLADIMÍR FRANK – violin Program: G. F. HÄNDEL – Sonata in D Major L. van BEETHOVEN – Larghetto G Major W. A. MOZART – Introduction and Fugue in C Major A. CORELLI – La Folia for violin and organ 27.4. – 20.00 PRAGUE STRING ORCHESTRA Adéla Vondráčková – violin Vratislav Vlna – oboe Program: W. A. MOZART – The Little Night Music J. S. BACH – Concerto D Major for violin, oboe and orchestra A. VIVALDI – Concerto a minor for oboe and orchestra A. DVOŘÁK – Symphony No.9 E minor “From the New World” 28.4. – 17.00 MIROSLAV PŠENIČKA – organ ZDENĚK ŠEDIVÝ – trumpet JIŘÍ ŠEDIVÝ – trumpet Program: J. S. BACH – Toccata and Fugue in D Minor G. F. HÄNDEL – Voluntary H. PURCELL – Suite in D Major J. BRAHMS – Choral preludes 28.4. – 20.00 CONSORTIUM PRAGENSE ORCHESTRA Yvona Škvárová – mezzosoprano (soloist of the National Theatre) Miroslav Laštovka – trumpet Program: J. S. BACH – Brandenburger Concerto No. 2, F Major A. VIVALDI – Alleluja W. A. MOZART – Ave Verum Corpus A. DVOŘÁK – Biblical songs 29.4. – 20.00 CONSORTIUM PRAGENSE ORCHESTRA Yvona Škvárová – mezzosoprano (soloist of the National Theatre) Miroslav Laštovka – trumpet Program: J. S. BACH – Brandenburger Concerto No. 2, F Major A. VIVALDI – Alleluja W. A. MOZART – Ave Verum Corpus A. DVOŘÁK – Biblical songs 30.4. – 17.00 JAN KALFUS – organ YVONA ŠKVÁROVÁ – mezzosoprano (soloist of the National Theatre) Program: J. S. BACH – Preludium and Fugue E Minor G. F. HÄNDEL – Aria from Xerxes A. DVOŘÁK – Biblical songs F. MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY – Aria from Oratorio Elias


16 Galleries

Galleries 17

The National Gallery in Prague Národní galerie v Praze www.ngprague.cz OPENING HOURS: all permanent and current exhibitions at the National Gallery in Prague are open TUE – SUN from 10.00 – 18.00. Madonna Lnářská (about 1410–1420)

CONVENT OF ST AGNES OF BOHEMIA

U Milosrdných 17, 110 00 Prague 1, tel. 221 879 111, 224 810 628, 221 879 216, 221 879 225 Medieval Art in Bohemia and Central Europe: Master of the Vyšší Brod altar, Master Theodoric, Master of the Litoměřice altar, Lucas Cranach the Elder...

Current Exhibition:

Beauty Fragment Two newly restored panel paintings in the exhibition of medieval art (March 5th – May 26th, 2013)

KINSKY PALACE

Old Town Square 12, 110 15 Prague 1-Staré Město, tel. 224 810 758, wheelchair access From March 1st, 2013 CLOSED

SCHWARZENBERG PALACE

Hradčanské Square 2, 118 00 Prague 1, wheelchair access Baroque in Bohemia: Sculptures and paintings – M. B. Braun, F.M. Brokof, Hans von Aachen, B. Spranger, K. Škréta, P. Brandl... Cabinet of Prints and Drawings; Baroque Arts and Crafts from the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague Archaeological exhibition and tactile exhibition Touches of Baroque in the basement of the palace. Imperial Armoury on the attic of the Palace. The permanent exhibition has been prepared by the Military History Institute in cooperation with the National Gallery in Prague.

STERNBERG PALACE

Hradčanské Square 15, 118 00 Prague 1, tel. 233 090 570 European Art from the Classical Era to the Close of the Baroque: B. Daddi, A. Bronzino, A. Allori, Tintoretto, G. B. Tiepolo, El Greco, F. Goya, P. P. Rubens, L. Cranach, A. Dürer...

Current Exhibitions:

MASTERWORKS FROM THE KOLOWRAT PICTURE GALLERY in Rychnov nad Kněžnou (until December 31, 2014) MASTERPIECES OF AUSTRIAN AND GERMAN PAINTING OF THE 19TH CENTURY from the collections of the National Gallery Prague (until May 30, 2013)

TRADE FAIR PALACE

Part of the exhibition space is a studio equipped with interactive games on the subjects "immediate sculpture", "construction and order", and "object". The exhibition programme includes open art workshops for families with children, art playrooms, a workshop for adults and a series of guided tours commented by experts and lectors from the Gallery's education department. National Gallery

Current Exhibitions:

THE NATIONAL STYLE: CULTURE AND POLITICS 8. 3. – 2. 6. 2013

Dukelských hrdinů 47, Prague 7, tel. 224 301 111, wheelchair access, Internet Café and Library next to the building entrance, Visual Art Studio Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries: development of Czech and foreign fine art during the course of the last two centuries. Czech art 1890–1930: A new insight into the Czech art of the turn of the 20th century which helps find a new orientation in and perception of that period.

ALFONS MUCHA – THE SLAV EPIC (until September 30, 2013, great vestibule) THE NATIONAL STYLE: CULTURE AND POLITICS (March 8 – June 2, 2013) HUGO DEMARTINI (March 1 – July 28, 2013) ŠTĚPÁNKA ŠIMLOVÁ – GO DON´T SHOOT (February 20 – April 28, 2013)

HUGO DEMARTINI 1. 3. – 28. 7. 2013 Eastern wing and recess on the 1st floor of the Trade Fair Palace The Trade Fair Palace of the National Gallery in Prague presents another exceptional Czech artist from the generation which began to impact the local artistic scene during the 1960s. The retrospective of the painter and costume designer Theodor Pištěk (1932) is followed by an extensive exhibition of works by Hugo Demartini (1931–2010). The two artists were long-time friends since their studies at the Prague Academy. Next year, the National Gallery will introduce viewers to the painter Jan Kotík (1916–2002). The exhibition of Hugo Demartini encompasses works created between 1956 and the early 1990s from all significant stages of his artistic career. It emphasizes Demartini's singular contribution to Czech sculpture during the latter half of the 20th century, mainly based on his courage to experiment. It illustrates the remarkable development of his oeuvre, from the traditional figural sculpture and Informal Art to the constructivist tendencies of the 1960s, when the artist pursued his characteristic reliefs and objects made of chrome-plated metal and realized radical experiments with accidental compositions on the verge of Action Art. Attention is also naturally paid to other changes in Demartini's work during the 1970s and 1980s, to his return to the pure sculptural material in the plaster models of deserted places and in the cubic destroyed objects. The impact of the sculptor's works is supported by an inventive installation by the architectonic team headed by the artist Federico Díaz.

Trade Fair Palace: Mezzanine Respirium, Mezzanine Gallery The National Style - Culture and Politics is an exhibition that analyzes a specific part of Czechoslovak visual culture in 1918–1925 from the historical, political and national perspectives. The milestone year of 1918 dramatically changed the political map of Europe while profoundly affecting stylistic expression in the successor states of the former Austro-Hungarian monarchy. The struggle for Czech emancipation ended successfully with the founding of the Czechoslovak Republic in 1918, and the search for a new national identity began. Although the character of the new republic was determined by the differently developed histories, religions and nationalities of the Czech and Slovak peoples, society called for a national expression to fit the definition of a "Czechoslovak nation". The driving force to meet this call emerged from a circle of pre-war cubists who re-assessed their artistic repertoire after World War I. Some took on major posts in the state administration, at art schools and in cultural institutions where they could have a positive impact on the development of Czechoslovak culture. As influential members of artistic and architecture associations, the architects Pavel Janák and Josef Gočár, appointed professors at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design and the Academy of Fine Arts, began themselves to exert an impact. Their social status enabled them to play a significant role in the shaping of a Czech or Czechoslovak national style. Their cultural direction soon identified with the public's expectations and they created one of the forms of official state representation in the first years of Czechoslovakia's existence. The idea of a national style, pioneered by Janák and Gočár, was based on the idea of artistic expression determined by the local climate, so it found inspiration in the ornamentation of Slovak folk art. Iconic structures such as the Bank of the Czechoslovak Legions, the Riunione Adriatica Palace and

Štěpánka Šimlová

a crematorium in Pardubice as well as a number of middle-class single-family homes were executed in lavish and highly decorative forms. Similar ornamentation was soon employed in other spheres of state representation such as banknotes, the Czechoslovak pavilions at international exhibitions and National Theatre set designs. Nevertheless, the national style soon came face to face with the international avantgarde, whose practitioners systematically attacked the decorative repertoire. Gradually, the pioneers of the national style, too, began to abandon their original means of expression. The installation of the Czechoslovak Pavilion at the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in Paris in 1925 was the last major occasion on which the national style was employed. National Gallery

ŠTĚPÁNKA ŠIMLOVÁ – Go and Don’t Shoot February 20 – April 28, 2013 Fifth floor, Respirium, Trade Fair Palace The installation Go and Don't Shoot is a continuation of a National Gallery in Prague project that canvasses the work of young and middle generation artists. Štěpánka Šimlová's exhibition is based on her personal experience during a sojourn in the Karen (Kayin) State in Burma (Myanmar), which has been plagued by decades of military conflict and ethnic clashes.

In addition to the artist's videos forming a part of the Veletržní Palace installation, she assembled the material for the documentary film The Art of Surviving the Longest War in the World produced in cooperation with a Czech team (Barbora Stejskalová and others). The changing political situation in Burma and the attention focused on its political and civic circumstances lend the project particular urgency and timeliness. While the installation's primary purpose is to raise awareness of the ever-present latent danger of war, the artist expands this theme to a much more general level - simply, the fight between good and evil, with no chance of accurately identifying the reasons behind or stimuli for evil, the "right" side. One can move within a milieu that is seemingly ideal and friendly, but that hides mortal danger not only in a war zone but, figuratively, anywhere. Basic emotions such as fear, uncertainty or expectation can be evoked even in our civilized world, far from martial conflict. The art project will be accompanied by a number of complementary activities including a screening of the documentary film, workshops based on the installation and activities linked with the humanitarian organization People in Need (Člověk v tísni). Štěpánka Šimlová (1966), one of the Czech Republic's most distinctive visual artists, entered the art scene around the time of the Velvet Revolution (1989). Her work reflects, among other things, the processes and transformations that art has undergone in past years. Not content with expressing herself in a single medium, she engages in painting, drawing, photography and video, and installations and site-specific art projects. She was one of the first artists in the Czech

Republic to begin experimenting with the digital image and its manipulation. Many of her artworks were a response to the political or social situation, e.g. the project Chinese Ads, Little Prayers, China Town, Tokyo in 2000, which inserted children's prayers into message boards used for neon advertisements and commercials in the busy city. An aircraft flying dangerously close to a skyscraper in one of the prints seemed to anticipate the events of 2001 and in so doing to reference the transcendent character of art in general. Štěpánka Šimlová last presented her work at the National Gallery in Prague in the exhibition Allied: Artists Supported by the Jana and Milan Jelinek Foundation. She is represented in the collections of the National Gallery in Prague as well as the permanent exhibition of contemporary Czech art at the Veletržní Palace. Text and Translation by National Gallery


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20 Museums

THE POSTAL MUSEUM

MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS IN PRAGUE THE CITY OF PRAGUE MUSEUM

(Muzeum hlavního města Prahy) Directorship: Kožná 1, Prague 1, tel.: 224 227 490, muzeum@muzeumprahy.cz, www.muzeumprahy.cz

MAIN BUILDING OF MUSEUM

(hlavní budova muzea) Built in 1896 – 1898 to a proposal by the architekt Antonín Wiehl, and to plans by the architect Antonín Balšánek. Na Poříčí 52, Prague 8 - Florenc, tel.: 224 816 772 (773) or mobile 606 859 951 Open yearly TUE – SUN: 9 am – 6 pm, closed Mon. The last Wednesday of every month extended opening hours to 20.00 Permanent Exhibitions: - PRAGUE IN PRIMEVAL TIMES - MEDIEVAL PRAGUE, PRAGUE AT THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN PERIOD (1437 – 1620) - BAROQUE PRAGUE (1620 – 1784) - THE LANGWEIL’S MODEL OF PRAGUE, dating from 1826 to 1837. Its technical perfection, scope, mastery craftsmanship and grace make this model – which covers an area of some 20 m2 at a scale of 1 : 480 – one of the most unique of its kind. - 3 D CINEMA – a virtual flight through the Langweil’s model of Prague. Open TUE – SUN, creenings every half hour from 9.30 to 17.30 - CHILDREN MUSEUM – Permanent exhibition for children, serves as a playroom. PRIMER FOR VISITORS OF HISTORICAL MONUMENTS – Tactile exhibition for sighted and blind visitors is dedicated to the Romanesque and Gothic styles.

Tbilisi Memorials 23. 4.– 12. 5. 2013

THE PODSKALÍ CUSTOMS HOUSE AT VÝTOŇ

Rašínovo nábřeží 412, Prague 2, tel.: 224 919 833. Permanent exhibition – The History of the Extinct Podskalí, The Floating of Timber on the Vltava, From the History of Podskalí, Cargo Passage on the Vltava, Prague Passenger Steam Navigation. From April 1, 2013 open daily, except on Monday from 10.00 to 18.00.

THE MÜLLER VILLA,

a national cultural monument Nad Hradním vodojemem 14/642, Prague 6 – Střešovice A world-renowned work by the prominent avantgarde architect Adolf Loos (1870 – 1933). Open: Tue., Thur., Sat., Sun. Prior booking on visiting days only, at tel.: 224 312 012 or on: vila.muller@muzeumprahy.cz.

The Exhibitions of 2013:

Vinohrady and Žižkov – New Towns Outside the Eastern Prague Ramparts 10. 10. 2012 –  5. 5. 2013 The exhibition will introduce two more remarkable Prague quarters in all their variety and diversity. The visitors will be offered a glimpse into the everyday life of Žižkov and Vinohrady streets through a large number of photographs and many other museum’s exhibits. Zdenko Feyfar – Unknown and Known 13. 3. – 28. 8. 2013 Zdenko Feyfar (1913-2001) was one of the most remarkable Czech photographers. In 1958, he was awarded the silver medal at Expo 58, the Brussels World's Fair. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth, the City of Prague Museum has prepared an exhibition focusing on Feyfar's photo masterpieces of Prague. Last but not least, his works inspired by his native heath, Krkonoše (The Giant Mountains), will be presented. Subject Season Playing Cards 12. 3. –  10. 6. 2013 This collection of playing cards from the Museum of the Capital City of Prague offers, among other things, an overview of cards produced in Prague from the 16th to the 20th centuries, including sets which have never been displayed before.

THE CTĚNICE MANOR HOUSE AREA

Prague 9 – Vinoř, Bohdanečská 259/1, tel.: 286 853 385, 724 518 256, www.muzeumprahy.cz Horse-riding Society, Garden Centre and Castle Hotel Ctěnice operate in the area. Connection: Metro Line C – Letňany; bus 185 and 302, Ctěnice bus stop: Open: from April 1 to October 31 – Tue. – Fri. from 10.00 to 18.00, Sat. – Sun. from 10.00 to 18.00, the park is open daily from 8.00 to 22.00. Admission fee for exhibitions: basic CZK 100, reduced (students, senior visitors) CZK 50, family CZK 200, groups of school children CZK 30 per person (free admission for accompanying teachers), free admission for children under 6 and disabled people. MANOR HOUSE – EXHIBITIONS Šárka Váchová – Small Cottage on the Hilltop 26. 8. 2012 – 30. 6. 2013 Featuring the famous visual artist Šárka Váchová, this exhibition connects to a series of successful TV bedtime stories of the same name, in which the artist depicts the charm of folk crafts. Now with the newly installed scenes with spring and summer Themis. Stone to its City – The Extraction and Quarrying of Stone on the Territory of Prague – 23. 2.   –3    1. 8. 2013 Prepared in cooperation with the Museum of the

Central Brdy Area, this exhibition focuses on the irreplaceable role of stone in the history of the capital city of Prague. We play all day 17. 3. – 16. 6. 2013 The exhibition presents toys and objects with which you have played in Japanese children. The exhibition has been organized with Náprstek museum.

Prague TOWERS PETŘÍNSKÁ ROZHLEDNA (The Petřín Observation Tower) – Petřínské sady, Prague 1 Admission fee to The Petřín Observation Tower: basic CZK 105, reduced CZK 55, family CZK 260, children under 6 and disabled people CZK 25; groups of children (max. 30) CZK 10 per person for kindergarten children; 30 per person for primary and secondary school children. Lift: adult visitors, students between 15­and 26 years of age and children between 6 and 15 CZK 55; children under 6, disabled people and senior visitors – free admission. Zrcadové Bludiště na Petříně (The Mirror Maze on Petřín Hill) Petřínské sady, Prague 1 Permanent Exhibition: Diorama – “Students struggle with the Swedes on Charles Bridge in 1648”. Authors of monumental painting from 1891, measuring 8 x 10 m, are brothers Adolf and Karel Liebschers.

(Uměleckoprůmyslové museum v Praze) 17. listopadu Street No. 2, Prague 1, tel.: 251 093 111, fax: 251 093 296, info@upm.cz, www.upm.cz Opening hours: open yearly TUE 10 am  – 7 pm, WED – SUN 10 am – 6 pm, closed MON The Museum Library open Mon – Fri Museum Shop open Tue – Sun Museum Cafe open daily, tel.: 224 811 307

Nove mlýny 2/1239, Prague 1, tel. 222 312 006, 222 312 060, fax 222 311 930, postovni.muzeum@cpost. cz, www.postovnimuzeum.cz

Permanent collection: STORIES OF MATERIALS

Library and reading room: philatelist and postal history literature, tel. 222 312 006, open Tue–Fri 9 am–4 pm.

The permanent collection presents a wide selection of exhibits from the late antiquity till the present day. The audio guide fo the exhibition in Czech and English. The Story of Fibre – The Textiles and Fashion Gallery Print & Image – The Applied Graphic Arts and Photography Gallery (Medium-term exhibition: Anna Farova, historian / curator / collector of photographs, until March 31, 2013) Born in Fire – The Glass and Ceramics Gallery Medium term exhibition: Wishing you the very best! – Czech Glass Art, (until June 7th, 2013) Treasury – The Metals and Miscellaneous Materials Gallery Time Machines – The Clocks and Watches Gallery

Current Exhibition: Matchbox – (until April 21st, 2013)

With their phenomenal success dating from the 1950s, Matchbox toys have been enjoyed by several generations of children and adults. Lesney was a British manufacturing company that introduced its die-cast miniature models of cars, machinery and various types of toys in the late 1940s

Staroměstská mostecká věž (The Old Town Bridge Tower) Karlův most, Prague 1 – Old Town Prašná brána (The Powder Tower) nám. Republiky 5, Prague 1 – Old Town SVATOMIKULÁŠSKÁ MĚSTSKÁ ZVONICE (The Town Belfry of St. Nicholas’ Church) Malostranské nám. 556/29, Prague 1 – Lesser Town Permanent exhibition: Prague Bells Malostranská mostecká věž (The Lesser Quarter Bridge Tower) Karlův most, Prague 1 – Lesser Town Open daily: November–February 10.00 to 18.00, March 10.00 to 20.00, April–September 10.00 to 22.00, October 10.00 to 20.00 Admission fee Towers and The Mirror Maze: basic CZK 75, reduced CZK 55, family CZK 210, children under 6 and disabled people CZK 25; groups of children (max. 30) CZK 10 per person for kindergarten children; CZK 30 per person for primary and secondary school children.

(Poštovní muzeum)

Open yearly TUE–SUN: 9 am–12 noon and 1 pm.–5 pm (the ticket office closes prior to the lunch break at 11.30 am and at 4.30 pm in the afternoon), closed Mon

The Museum of Czech Literature (PNP) Strahovské nádvoří 1/132 • 118 38 Praha 1 e-mail: post@pamatnik-np.cz Tel.: +420 220 516 695 www.pamatniknarodnihopisemnictvi.cz

Collection:

From the total amount of approximately 65 million collection items accounted for by Czech museums and galleries, the PNP administers more than one tenth, which represents a significant part of the national cultural heritage. The PNP was established to acquire, gather, permanently safekeep, catalogue, scientifically process, and make available museum collections, specifically, collections of material that documents the development of literature and literary culture in the historical Czech lands, including documents on the life, work, and legacy of important figures of Czech literature and literary culture from the 18th century until present, and a collection of works of visual art. Prague Study Hall: Tel.: (+420) 220 516 695, direct line 293, e-mail:studovna@pamatnik-np.cz Opening hours for the general public: Mon + Wed 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tue + Thu 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Fri 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

HVĚZDA SUMMER PAVILION THE COFFEE MUSEUM ALCHEMIST

(Muzeum kávy Alchymista) Jana Zajíce 7, 170 00 Prague 7, tel.: +420/233 383 745, www.muzeumkavy.cz, www.alchymista.cz The museum, gallery and café located in Letná, close to the Sparta stadium. Opening hours: open yearly DAILY 11 am  – 6 pm Café: Freshly roasted Ebel Coffee coffees are served in Prague’s Coffee Museum. The Alchemist is a non-smoking, retro sweetshop & café & tea-room.

Permanent Exhibition THE HISTORY OF COFFEE

stretches back to the year 525 A.D. Surviving legends tell the story of how coffee came into the world, and how it took its worthy place in our lives.

(Letohrádek Hvězda) Wildpark Hvězda • Prague 6-Liboc Tel.: +420/220 612 230 letohradek.hvezdwa@centrum.cz Hvězda Summer Pavilion is under the stewardship of the Museum of Czech Literature. Open TUE – SUN: IV. and X. 10 am – 5 pm, V.–IX. 10 am – 6 pm, closed Mon and during the winter months. Renaissance Hvězda Summer Pavilion, flunder in 1555 by arch prince Ferdinand of Tyrol. The building with the floor plan of six-pointed star and stucco reliefs was decorated by the Italian masters Giovanni Campioni and Avostalis del Pambio. The final part of the Battle at Bílá hora (White Mountain) in 1620 took place near to the wall of the game-park.

Permanent Exhibition: THE PAST AND THE PRESENT

– An informatice exhibition showing the building development and history of the Hvězda Summer Pavilion. A model of the Battle at White Mountain in the basement.

Museum shop with a selection of postage stamps, commemorative prints and graphic works: open Wed–Sun 9 am–5 pm. The Postal Museum was established in 1918.Its exhibitions in Prague are focused on the area of stamp creation, whereas the museum branch at Vyšší Brod (tel. 380 746 679, open April–October: Tue–Sun 9am–5 pm, November–March: only by prior arrangment) documents the history of postal services. In addition to the exhibitions, the visitors to the Postal Museum in Prague can visit four parlours decorated with wall paintings from 1847 by Josef Navrátil.

Permanent Exhibition: POSTAGE STAMPS of Czechoslovakia,

the Czech Republic and classic postage stamps from Europe and the USA .

Current Exhibitions: THE BEST OF SLOVAK STAMPS ENGRAVING (February 7 – April 21, 2013)

VLADIMÍR SUCHÁNEK - Stamp Design and small graphics (April 24 – June 23, 2013)

A SHORT GREETING POST

(June 26 – September 15, 2013) All exhibits will be released commemorative postage postcard


22 Museums

Museums 23 Current Exhibitions: MONARCHY

The new part of permanent exhibition in the underground spaces of the National Monument at Vítkov,which were built in the 1950s as a support facility for the care of the embalmed body of President Klement Gottwald, recalls not only the personality of Gottwald himself and the twisted conversion of the National Monument into a mausoleum, but also Communist propaganda and the period of the 1950s, which saw the worst manifestation of the regime’s totalitarianism.

The last world empire in Central Europe - the time of the Monarchy uniting tradition with the rapid development of society, culture and technology

LAPIDARY OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM

(Národní muzeum) • The museum was founded in 1818,its historical building was opened on May 18, 1891 • The largest museum in the Czech Republic • Twenty million collection items

 HISTORICAL BUILDING OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM is closed for reconstruction. Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Prague 1, tel.: 224 497 111, 224 497 118, nm@nm.cz Realization of the renovation is planned for 5 years. The National Museum is not just one building. You can visit other buildings of the National Museum! They offer many interesting exhibitions. Museum Passport available for museum visitors. For more information: www.nm.cz Further notice: Extraordinary changes in opening hours of all Buildings of the National Museum, visit www.nm.cz

For information on the research and study facilities of the National Museum see the museum’s website: www.nm.cz/badatelny.php

THE NEW BUILDING OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM

(The former building of the Federal Assembly) • originally built in the neoclassical modern style by Jaroslav Rossler as the Prague Stock Exchange, the building was opened on February 24, 1938 • a military storage house, support facility for the German Opera House and finally also a military hospitál during World War II • from 1946 the National Assembly, from 1973 the Federál Assembly • rebuilt at the end of the 1960s and the beginning of he 1970s according to plans by Karel Prager,Jiři Kadeřabek and Jiři Albrecht • today a cultural historical monument of the Czech Republic (an example ofwhat is called the Brussels Period) • from 1995 home to Radio Free Europe / Radio Europe • since 2006 the building has belonged the National Museum • a number of important laws were adoptedthere: the abolition of the leading role of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, the adoption of the lawon the revival of a democratic state with a market economy, the end of the Czecho-slovak federation • Mikhail Gorbachov, Francois Mitterrand, Margaret Thatcher, George Bush Sr., Helmut Kohl, the Queen Elizabeth II of Britain delivered speeches there Vinohradská 1, 115 79 Prague 1, tel.: 224 497 111 or last three digits 352, 442, nm@nm.cz Open yearly daily: MON – TUE and THU – SUN 10 am – 6 pm, WED 9 am – 6 pm (on the first Wednesday of every month 10 am – 8 pm), filming or photographing CZK 50. Guided tours (60 min.) only by appointment on e-mail: vzdelavani@nm.cz or tel.: 22 44 97 443, 22 44 97 444. Weelchair accessible. Museum cafe. Museum shop.

• The building was constructed in the Prague Exhibition Grounds in Bubeneč for the Jubilee Exhibition in 1891 • Exhibition: Relics of Stone Sculpture in Bohemiafrom the 11th to the 19th Centuries • Historical relics from churches, houses and public spaces which were destroyed due to clearing projects carried out in the Old Town of Prague around 1900 • Relics related to houses destroyed during the Hussite Wars • Gothic statues from the Parler Workshop and the Marian Column from the Old Town Square in Prague • Original sculptural groups from Charles Bridge – Matthias Bernard Braun: The Vision of St Luitgarda • In 1995 the Lapidary was ranked among the ten most beautiful museum exhibitions in Europe Výstaviště 422 (Prague Exhibition Grounds), 170 05 Prague 7–Holešovice, box office: tel.: 233 375 636, officer + fax: 224 497 364, curator: tel.: 224 497 191, 724 412 257, lapidarium@nm.cz. November 18, 2012 - end of March , 2013 CLOSED Open: WED 10 am – 4 pm, THU – SUN 12 noon – 6 pm, closed Mon and Tue, filming or photographing CZK 30. The sale of CDs – an inter-active guide to the Lapidarium Exhibition. Wheelchair accessible.

ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM – MUSAION

(Národopisná expozice – Musaion) • The neo-classical Kinský Summer Palace in the Kinský Garden located on the border of the Smíchov Quarter and the Lesser Quarter, built between 1827 and 1831 by the architect Heinrich Koch •S  ince 1901 an ethnographic museum focusing on the traditional folk culture of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia • The newly created exhibition, nominated for the European Museum of the Year prize in 2007, introduces daily life as well as festive moments of traditional villages of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century: folk costumes, traditional agriculture, artisan products, customs and rites, living and household furnishing and folk art •R  egular courses in folk crafts – ceramics, woodcarving, lace making, painting on glass, decoration of ginger pastry and traditional cheese products • A stylish café with a pavement terrace and a shopselling stylish souvenirs (folk art and culture), guided tour of the exhibition. • After visiting Musaion, you can also visit the unique 17th-century small wooden church of Archangel Michael which originated in Carpathian Ruthenia, explore a small wooden belfry from Moravian Wallachia and a baroque wayside shrine from the Žižkov Quarter or a stroll through the newly renovated, unique Kinsky Garden via Petřin to Prague Castle. The Kinsky Summer House, Kinského zahrada 98, 150 00 Prague 5, tel.: 257 214 806, 257 325 766, narodopis@nm.cz. Open yearly TUE – SUN: 10 am – 6 pm, closed Mon, filming or photographing CZK 30

Current Exhibition MONARCHY: SPORTS MEN IN THE CZECH LANDS The exhibition will introduce visitors to the pioneers of sport, referred to as “sportsmen” by the period press, as well as to some sports popular in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.

MEMORIAL OF F. PALACKY AND F. L. RIEGER

(Památník F. Palackého a F. L. Riegra) • The late Baroque Mac Neven Palace in Palackého Street in the New Town of Prague • The authentic flat of František Palacký and his son-in -law František Ladislav Rieger – the drawing room, Palacky’s study, Rieger’s study, dining room and collections room • Works by Josef Mánes, Josef Václav Myslbek and the landscape school of Julius Mařak • The ethnographic collection of Libuše Bráfová

Current Exhibition MONARCHY: DISHES – FOOD – GRUB (until May 5, 2013)

The gastronomy of the latter half of the 19th century. The preparation and consumption of food and drinks with an emphasis on customs and symbols of banqueting, rituals, the preparation of tables and dining rooms, dishes and utensils, and period recipes. Folklore dance lessons. Basic folk dances from Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia. Reservation and informations on tel.: 257 325 766, adam_votruba@nm.cz.  TIONAL MEMORIAL ON VITKOV HILL NA (Národní památník na Vítkově) • The National Memorial at Vítkov Hill built between 1928 and 1938 in honour of Czechoslovak legionnaires • Exhibition reflecting some of the important milestones of modern history with a multi-media display entitled. The Crossroads of Czech and Czechoslovak Statehood • The Tomb of the unknown Soldier • Monumental equestrian statue of Jan Žižka • Café with a panoramic view of Prague U Památníku 1900, 130 00 Prague 3, tel.: 222 781 676, oncd@nm.cz, www.nm.cz Opening hours: WED – SUN 10 am – 6 pm, (the lookout on the roof is open from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm; final admission is at 5 pm), closed Mon–Wed, filming or photographing CZK 50 – 80. Tailor-made educational programmes: B. Kulihová, arbora_kulihova@nm.cz, tel.: 725 811 870

Permanent Exhibition CROSSROADS OF THE CZECH AND CZECHOSLOVAK STATEHOOD THE LABORATORY OF POWER

Palackého 7, Prague 1, tel.: 224 497 193, pamatnik_palackeho@nm.cz Opening hours: Entry only by prior arrangement for groups of 3–15 persons. Filming and photographing not allowed.

THE NAPRSTEK MUSEUM OF ASIAN, AFRICAN AND AMERICAN CULTURES (Náprstkovo muzeum asijských, afrických a amerických kultur) • The U Halánků collection of buildings (a formel brewery and small distillery) on Betlemske Square in Prague • Collections built by the first missionaries, scouts and travellers: Holub, Vraz, Frič and Kořensky, from 1862 • The museum’s first Indian artefact – a woman’s coat made from buffalo skin – a gift to Vojtěch Náprstek presented by the chief of the Mdewakanton Indians rom Dakota • The cornerstone of the Pacific collection – a wooden bludgeon from the Fiji Islands •The historical interior of the library of Vojta Náprstek and he American Ladies Club • Inter-active artistic workshops for the general public, varied lecture activities • For sale: publications, postcards, souvenirs, copiesof works from collections and Naprstek’s Museum guide book. Betlémské nám. 1, Prague 1, tel.: 224 497 500 or 511, fax: 222 221 418, npm@nm.cz, www.nm.cz Open yearly TUE, THU – SUN 10 am – 6 pm, WED 9 am – 6 pm, closed Mon, photographing (without flash at the exhibition) or filming CZK 30. For sale are publications, postcards, souvenirs, copies of works from collections, colouring books, placards and Naprstek’s Museum guidebook.

Permanent Exhibitions NIAS – The Island of Ancestors and Myths.

The specific culture of an Indonesian island (long-term exhibition).

AMERICA

Indian cultures in the Arctic, the North-western coast, California and the South-west of North America (longterm exhibition).

THE CULTURES OF AUSTRALIA AND OCEANIA

The life and cultures of ethnic groups from these regions.

VOJTA NÁPRSTEK

A famous Prague patron, philanthropist, patriot, the flunder of a museum and politician (long-term exhibition).

Current Exhibition Tracing Karl May

Basic information about the rather difficult life of the famous author of distinctive adventure novels (called “Mayovky” in Czech), a display of genuine artefacts from Indian cultures and the Oriental world – which played important roles in May’s works – and the presentation of characters from his novels.

THE CZECH MUSEUM OF MUSIC

(České muzeum hudby) • Originally the Baroque Church of St Mary Magdalene in the Lesser Quarter • Exhibition: Human – Instrument – Music • Four hundred historical musical instruments of extraordinary value, including – a hammer piano created most probably by F. X. Christoph around 1785 which was played by W. A. Mozart during his first visit to Prague in January 1787 – a violin of N. Amati (dating from around 1650) – a glass accordion – a hurdy-gurdy with a carving depicting, “The Annunciation” (unknown artist, 18th century) • Concerts and tours with live commentary designed for specialists, the general public, the blind and people with impaired vision Karmelitská 2, 118 00 Prague 1, tel.: 257 257 757, 257 257 777, c_muzeum_hudby@nm.cz, museum_ musicale@nm.cz, musicmuseum_pr@nm.cz. Open yearly WED – MON 10 am – 6 pm, TUE closed, filming or photographing CZK 40 Expert commentary at the exhibition for groups of up to 20 people may be ordered in advance by telephone: in Czech. CZK 300, in a foreign language (English, German, French, Italian) CZK 600. The Wrede orchestrion dating from 1910 is put to work every first Thursday of the month at 2 pm and 4 pm. Museum Reading Room Mon and Fri 10.00 – 15.00, Wed and Thu 10.00 – 18.00, Tue, Sat and Sun closed. The Music Catalogue of the Musical-historical Department is available on http://nris.nkp.cz or www.nm.cz/katalogy.php (scanned catalogue cards, on-line catalogue). Music shop with a CAFE VIA MUSICA on the ground floor of the museum, contact: tel.: 777 299 201, 773 299 298, open daily 10 am – 6 pm, www. cafeviamusica.cz

THE BEDŘICH SMETANA MUSEUM

(Muzeum Bedřicha Smetany) • Neo-Renaissance building of the former Old Tlen Waterworks dating from the years 1883 – 1884 with splendid sgraffito decoration created according to

designs by Mikolaš Aleš and František Ženišek • Exhibition: Bedřich Smetana (1824 – 1884),the life and work • The almost complete collection of Smetana’s manuscripts, the composer’s piano, examples of the autographs of Smetana’s compositions, letters and diaries • The exhibition is supplemented by stands with Smetana’s compositions which are manipulated by means of a laser buton Novotného lávka 1, Prague 1, tel./fax: 222 220 082, mobile 723 555 437, b_smetana_muzeum@nm.cz. Open yearly MON, WED – SUN: 10 am – 5 pm, closed Tue, filming or photographing CZK 30. Professional explanation in exposition (for 1 – 30 people; please telephone and book your order first): CZK 200 (in Czech language); CZK 500 (in English or German language).

THE ANTONIN DVOŘAK MUSEUM

(Muzeum Antonína Dvořáka) • The Baroque AMERIKA Summer Palace at Karlov in Prague, built between 1717 and 1720 according to a design by K. I. Dienzenhoffer • Exhibition: Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904) the composer’s piano, furniture and objects from among his personal belongings • The museum garden with sculptures from the Matthias Braun Workshop • Popular concerts are staged in the museum hall Ke Karlovu 20, Prague 2, tel./fax: 224 923 363, tel.: 224 918 013, a_dvorak_museum@nm.cz. Open yearly IV. – IX. TUE – WED and FRI – SUN: 10 am – 1.30 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm, THU 11 am – 1.30 pm and 2 pm – 7 pm; X. – III. TUE – SUN 10 am – 1.30 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm; closed Mon, filming or photographing CZK 30. Professional explanation in exposition (for 1 – 30 people; please telephone and book your order first): CZK 200 (in Czech language); CZK 500 (in English or German language).

The exposition

“THE JOURNEYS OF ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK” is supplemented by several authentic pieces of furniture from Dvořák’s study. Musical performances every Tue and Fri at 20.00 WONDERFUL DVOŘÁK Performances: Original Music Theatre, www. musictheatre.cz, tel.: +420 235 518 045.

JAROSLAV JEŽEK MEMORIAL – The Blue Room

(Památník Jaroslava Ježka – Modrý pokoj) •The “Blue Room” in Ježek’s flat in Kaprova Street in Prague • The authentic interior with Ježek’s library, piano, musical prints of his works, objects from Ježek’s estate, the environment in which the famou composer lived and worked Kaprova 10, Prague 1, tel.: 257 327 285, fax: 257 327 283, museum_musicale@nm.cz. Open yearly ONLY TUE: 1 pm – 6 pm, closed Wed – Mon, filming or photographing CZK 20


24 Museums

THE JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE

(Židovskémuzeum v Praze) U Staré školy Street 1, Prague 1, tel.: 222 749 211, fax: 222 749 300, office@jewishmuseum.cz; www.jewishmuseum.cz. The Jewish Museum, founded in 1906, is the largest museum of its kind in Europe.With one of the world’s most extensive Jewish collections, the museum contains almost 40.000 articles and 100.000 books. The collection is unique not only because of the great number of items, but also in particular because all of the artefacts share a common origin in Bohemia and Moravia. The expositions of the JMP are open SUN – FRI, unless specified otherwise: winter season 9 am – 4.30 pm, summer season 9 am – 6 pm, closed Sat and Jewish holidays Admission fees: 1. Tours: A) Museum Tour (All sites of the JMP and Robert Guttmann Gallery): – full – CZK 300, reduced – CZK 200 B) Sites of the Jewish Town of Prague (Museum Tour + Old-New Synagogue): – full – CZK 480, reduced – CZK 320 C) Old-New Synagogue: – full – CZK 200, reduced – CZK 140 2. Robert Guttmann Gallery + Spanish Synagogue: full – CZK 70, reduced – CZK 50. Tickets are valid for seven daysfor one single entry to each site. Reservation office: U Starého hřbitova Street 3a, 110 01 Prague 1, tel.: 222 317 191, fax: 222 317 181, rezervacni.centrum@jewishmuseum.cz. The sale of tickets ends 30 minutes before the closing time.

SITES AND PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS

(* wheelchair access; ** accessible with an escort) THE MAISEL SYNAGOGUE* (Maisel Street 10, Prague) “History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia – Part I”, which provides a cross-section of Jewish history in the Czech lands from the first Jewish settlements in the tenth century until the onset of emancipation at the end of the eighteenth. THE SPANISH SYNAGOGUE* (Vězeňská Street 1, Prague 1) “History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia– Part II”, covering the Jewish enlightenment and emancipation, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the First Republic of Czechoslovakia, the Nazi occupation and the post-war decades. “Synagogue Silver from Bohemia and Moravia” (1st floor). A representative selection of the more than 6,000 silver artefacts in the JMP’s collection. Full chamber music concerts: www.jewishmuseum.cz THE PINKAS SYNAGOGUE (Široká Street 3, Prague 1) Memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust from Bohemia and Moravia. This unique and impressive memorial was designed by two painters – Václav Boštík and Jiří John – who also hand painted the names of the almost 80,000 victims on the synagogue walls. Children’s drawings from the Terezín ghetto,

1942 –44. These pictures are a poignant reminder of the tragic fate of the Terezín children, most of whom perished. In many cases, they are all that is left to commemorate their lives. THE OLD JEWISH CEMETERY* (Entry from the Pinkas Synagogue, Široká Street 3, Prague 1) Established in the first half of the fifteenth century and used for burials until 1787. Today it contains almost 12,000 tombstones, but the number of persons buried here is much higher. The tombstones of earlier graves were usually placed on top of each new layer, thus producing a picturesque cluster of stones, which date from various times.A number of prominent people are buried here. Among the most famous are Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel (d. 1609), the Jewish community head Mordecai Maisel (d. 1601) and the Renaissance scholar David Gans (d. 1613). THE KLAUSEN SYNAGOGUE** (U Starého hřbitova Street 3a, Prague 1) “Jewish Customs and Traditions– Part I” shows what a synagogue is all about and explains its full significance. It also focuses on everyday Jewish family life and the customs connected with birth, circumcision, bar mitzvah, wedding, divorce and the Jewish household. THE CEREMONIAL HALL – Building of the Prague Burial Society (U Starého hřbitova Street 3a, Prague 1) “Jewish Customs and Traditions– Part II”, with focus on the topics of illness and medicine in the ghetto, death, Jewish cemeteries in Bohemia and Moravia, and the activities of the Prague Burial Society. THE OLD-NEW SYNAGOGUE (Červená Street – managed by the Jewish Community of Prague) THE JEWISH CEMETERY IN ŽIŽKOV (Fibichova Street, Prague 3) 17th – 18th century Open: MON, WED 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., FRI 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., except Jewish holidays Admission fee: CZK 60. THE ROBERT GUTTMANN GALLERY (U Staré školy Street 3, Prague 1 – rear wing of the Spanish Synagogue) Tel.: 224 749211, fax: 222 749 300. Admission fees: full – CZK 40, reduced – CZK 20.

Current Exhibition

“Symbols of Emancipation. Nineteenth-Century Synagogues in the Czech Lands” A loose continuation of the successful exhibition “Baroque Synagogues in the Czech Lands” (2011), this is the first ever detailed presentation of a group of lesser known architectural sites in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia with special focus on their layout, internal design and ornamentation. By focusing on the fate of these sites, the exhibition highlights the development of Jewish communities in the Emancipation period – when the Jewish population became an important part of the economic, cultural and social life of the Czech lands – and during the period of Nazi persecution which led to the destruction of most of them. Special attention is also devoted to the renovations of some of the preserved synagogues which are currently taking place in the Czech Republic. (March 20, 2013 – August 4, 2013)

THE NATIONAL PEDAGOGICAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY OF J. A. COMENIUS

(Národní pedagogické muzeum a knihovna J. A. Komenského) Museum and library with a centennial tradition. Focused on the history of education and pedagogy. Museum: Valštejnská 20, Praha 1 – Malá Strana, tel.: +420/257 533 455, pedagog@npmk.cz, www.npmk.cz Metro line A and trams 12, 18, 20, 22 – Malostranská Opening hours of Museum: open yearly TUE – SUN 10 am – 12.30 pm and 1 pm – 5 pm, closed MON. Public Pedagogical Library, Mikulandská 5, Prague 1 www.npmk.cz Opening hours of library: open yearly MON – FRI 9 am – 6 pm.

Permanent Exhibition in The Museum

LEGACY OF J. A. COMENIUS. TRADITIONS AND CHALLENGES OF CZECH CULTURE AND EDUCATION TO EUROPE. Under the auspices of the Czech Commission for UNESCO and in cooperation with the Capital City of Prague. The exposition is focused on the thousand -year history of learning in the Czech nation from the Middle Ages to the present, in the context of Europe (Czech-English captions). The exhibition is supplemented by unique school aids, textbooks, old prints, maps and a variety of other objects. The exhibition includes a school aids room, scribal corner, an interactive programme dedicated to Comenius, his life, work and legacy, and the screening of documentaries. The exhibition is supplemented by sculptural works by Igor Kitzberger.

MUSEUM KAMPA

U Sovových mlýnů 503/2, 118 00 Prague 1 tel. +420/257 286 147, fax +420/257 286 113, info@museumkampa.cz, www.museumkampa.cz Opening hours: open yearly DAILY 10 am–6 pm, incl. public holidays “If the culture survives, then so too does the nation.” Jan Mládek Museum Kampa is located in the unique historical building Sova’s mills. The building was fully reconstructed and modern glass elements were added changing the character of the building thus bringing it into the 21st century.

(Národní technické muzeum) Kostelní 42, 170 78 Prague 7, tel. 220 399 111, fax 220 399 200, info@ntm.cz, www.ntm.cz Opening hours: TUE–FRI 9 am–5.30 pm, SAT–SUN 10 am–6 pm, on first Thursday of every month open 9 am–8 pm, closed MON Admission fee: full CZK 170, reduced CZK 90, family CZK 370

(until April 21st, 2013)

Tribute to Oldřich Kulhánek

Oldřich Kulhánek (1940–2013) is the author of all of the current Czech banknotes. (until March 17th, 2013)

Emelie Brzezinski – Family Homes (April 26th – June 2nd, 2013)

FRANZ KAFKA MUSEUM

Hergetova cihelna, Cihelná 2b, 118 00 Prague 1-Lesser Town, www.kafkamuseum.cz Exposition: tel.: +420/257 535 507 Office/shop: tel./fax: +420/257 535 373 kafkashop@kafkamuseum.cz Open yearly DAILY 10 am – 6 pm. Museum shop situated right in the former Hergetova cihelna, offers a complete range of publications of the work of Franz Kafka, biographical books about Franz Kafka, souvenirs such as postcards, photos, calendars, mugs and much more.

Permanent Exhibition

THE CITY OF K. FRANZ KAFKA AND PRAGUE takes us into the world of Franz Kafka (1883 – 1924), one of the greatest figures of 20th century world literature. The exhibition presents most of the first editions of Kafka’s works letters, diaries, manuscripts, photographs and drawings never before displayed in Prague 3-D installations five audiovisual pieces and a soundtrack specially created for the exhibition.

The development of photography, its application and influence from the 19th century to this day is presented, together with basic photographic processes and thein development, in a stylized photographic atelier – a replica of a period portrait studio dating from the early 20th century. Individual historical periods are documented via the instruments used and authentic photographs depicting the life of society.

Visitors to this permanent exhibition have an opportunity to acquaint themselves, through the machinery on display, with the development of main printing technologies and follow their development from the invention of book printing to the present. The printing machines are exhibited in a space evoking – thanks to its architectural solution – the authentic atmosphere of the industrial environment of printing works.

Current Exhibition Olbram Zoubek –Unknown

PHOTOGRAPHIC ATELIER

PRINTING INDUSTRY

The unique spaces of Sova’s Mills in the historic centre of Prague - Fun and education in the museum! - Workshops and programs for families and students. A window into the current art scene. - The Central European Modern Art Collection. The František Kupka and Otto Gutfreund Collection. - Temporary exhibitions in Museum Kampa.

Current Exhibition

9. 11. 2012 – 9. 6. 2013 THE TREASURES OF FOUR CENTURIES EXHIBITION MARKING THE 120TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE MUSEUM The foundation of the museum has traditionally been believed to be connected with the year 1892, when – on the occasion of celebrations marking the 300th anniversary of the birth of Jan Ámos Komenský (Comenius) – what was known as The Komenský Museum was founded. However, the collection of items connected with Comenius was not the only root from which the Pedagogical Museum originated; the second root was what was known as the Permanent School Exhibition: a large collection of teaching aids open to all those interested in aids used at contemporary schools. The exhibition acquaints visitors not only with the history of the museum, but also with a selection of the greatest treasures administered by it, including textbooks used at Jesuit schools at the end of the 17th century, ancient issues of Comenius’ works, precious school pictures by K.S. Amerling dating from 1850, visual aids from the end of the 19th century (for instance models of a steam engine and telegraph) and photographs showing school environments from the late 1800s.

NATIONAL TECHNICAL MUSEUM

important milestones in the story of astronomy over a period of approximately 6,000 years. The second part of the exhibition, called From the History of Astronomical Instruments, features, in six thematic wholes, instruments used in astronomy in different historical periods the 15th to the 20th century.

The National Technical Museum, founded in 1908, is the largest Czech institution specialized in museum exhibits of a technical nature. It has accumulated collections of artefacts documenting the development of technology, industry, transport, architecture and science, Czech and international alike. The collections of the National Technical Museum pride themselves on such unique exhibits as the 16th-century astronomical instruments used by Tycho Brahe, the first car to be manufactured in Czechoslovakia, and one of the oldest daguerreotypes to be created in the world.

Permanent Exhibitions: HISTORY OF TRANSPORT

The focal point of the National Technical Museum, the transport hall follows – through independent stories – the development of the motorcar, the motorcycle, and air and water transport. At the same time it offers shorter excursions into the history of rail transport and the development of fire equipment on the territory of the Czech Republic.

ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN

The Museum of Architecture and Building presents the most prominent architectural projects realized in the Czech Lands between 1860 and 1989. On display you can find original as well as entirely new architectural models of buildings, including sculptural supplements, supplemented by numerous sketches, plans and photographs characteristic of individual stylistic periods and introducing the luminaries of Czech architecture.

ASTRONOMY

Conceived as an infinite outer space full of shining stars (in the form of rare collection pieces), the permanent exhibition Astronomy introduces visitors, in the introductory part of the ellipse-shaped ground plan From the History of Astronomical Knowledge, to the most

EXHIBITION HALL WITH GIANT MODELS

A giant model of Nové Vítkovice, a monument of the industrial heritage of the Czech Republic, the model of a sugar refinery, model rails with “O” models, the BMW motor cycle of the Prague Castle Guards, the model of the iron truss of St. Vitus’ Cathedral in Prague, etc.

APPLIANCES IN THE HOUSEHOLD

(newly opened exposition – from October 5, 2012) The presentation of household appliances and small mechanical machines and their manufacturers on the domestic market. Visitors can view in retrospective several special sections dedicated to particular periods from the present to the mid-19th century. Each section will be set in a selected characteristic environment with period visual and acoustic displays.

Current Exhibition: HOW FINGERHUT CAME TO NÁPRSTEK

(until August, 2013) The basic theme of this exhibition is the personality of Vojta Náprstek (1826 – 1894) and his efforts aimed at introducing Czech society to technical progress, which culminated in the foundation of the Czech Industrial Museum in 1862.


26 Museums

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AGRICULTURE PRAGUE (Národní zemědělské muzeum Praha)

The origins of the National Museum of Agriculture date back to the year 1891. During 2012 year the museum will further present its permanent exhibition of agricultural technique known as „Tractor Goes On“, and a series of various single-theme exhibitions, and several events to its visitors. A big exhibition project „What a tree remembers and what people forgot ?“ will continue, as well as the exhibition „Since time out of mind I serve the mankind“ about the history of cover and packing technology. The museum‘s extensive collection, which documents the history of the Czech countryside, mainly agriculture and related fields, are located in museum branches outside Prague - in the castles of Kacina near Kutna Hora, Ohrada near Hluboka nad Vltavou, and in towns of Caslav and Valtice. The museum offers its services to both the professionals and amateurs through its own archives, photographic archives, thematic lectures, seminars and conferences, instructors‘ programs, festivals, accompanying programs, etc.

THE GAS MUSEUM

COWSHED LYRIC

An exhibition of photographs by Jindřich Štreit and a selection of photographs from the photo-archive of the National Agricultural Museum Prague. (until December 29, 2013, Large hall-east, 1st floor)

I HAVE ALWAYS SERVED MAN – 1 part

(in cooperation with the EKO-KOM Inc.) History of packaging technology, transportation and recycling of food packaging. (until September 30, 2013, Large hall-east, 3rd floor)

I HAVE ALWAYS SERVED MAN – 2 part

Amphorae from the PET bottle – 2 part (solo exhibition NZM ) – creation and development of food packaging (February 1, 2013 – September 29, 2013, Large hall-east, 3rd floor)

TREES OF THE WORLD – Photographs of Tomáš Míček (until December 31st, 2013, Staircase building 1st to 3rd floor)

170 00 Prague 7, Kostelní 44, tel.: 220 308 200, fax: 233 372 561, e-mail: nzm.praha@nzm.cz, URL: www.nzm.cz Open for a whole year, daily, except Monday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; admission: 110 CZK - basic, 70 CZK - reduced, 220 CZK - families, wheelchair entrance; metro line A – Hradčanská st. or line C – Vltavská st., trams No. 1, 5, 12, 25 and 26 – to Letenské square.

Permanent collections: TRACTOR GOES ON – A COLLECTION OF AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY The permanent exhibition presents a special collection of unique historical tractors, and other agricultural machines; interactive program for adults and children. (Main hall, basement)

SMALL AGRICULTURAL FARM

(open for a whole year, outside yard) Primarily for children, the National Museum of Agriculture Prague has established in its yard area a small agricultural farm: a show of rearing domestic animals – live hens, rabbits, sheeps, cats etc., and a small interactive, and educational forest trail „About forest and trees“.

Current Exhibitions MESSENGERS OF GOOD NEWS

This exhibition presents pigeons in the service of people. (until April 28, 2013, Small hall on the 1st floor)

(Plynárenské muzeum) The Gas Museum, the first in the history of the gas industry in the Czech Republic, was opened on the premises of Pražská plynárenská a.s. on the March 30th, 1999. It is located in one of historic technological buildings of the Michle gasworks, built in 1925–1927. This is a technological museum and acquaints visitors with the history and development of the gas industry both in the world and in the Czech Republic, from its verybeginnings to the present day. A new exhibit is the renovated model of the Michle Gasworks dating from 1937, at a scale of 1:100. U Plynárny 500, 145 08 Prague 4 – Michle www.ppas.cz/muzeum.html Tram 11 or Bus 150, 188 – Plynárna Michle (approximately 20 minutes from the Centre) Opening hours: only by appointment, tel.: +420 267 175 143, +420 267 175 209 or e-mail: Jan.Zakovec@ ppas.cz Admission free Expert commentary provided in Czech, German and English. Wheel-chair access.The promoter of the museum: Pražská plynárenská a.s. (Prague Gas Company)

Permanent Exhibition: PART 1 – NATIONAL shows briefly the history

of the Czech gas industry in a chronological display presenting important dates, pictures,maps, diagrams, documents and models of gas industry buildings. PART 2 – TECHNICAL is international in nature and charts the technical development of gas industry (production and extraction of gas, gas storage, transport, distribution and pressure regulation, measurement, gas appliances).

PRAGUE PUBLIC TRANSPORT MUSEUM

Events: PRAGUE MUSEUM NIGHT IN THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM PRAGUE

(Selected spaces of the National Agricultural Museum Prague + the museum yard – June 8, 2013)

THE LETNÁ GOOSE AND THE TASTING OF ST. MARTIN’S WINE - 7th annual event a traditional celebration

at the National Agricultural Museum Prague combined with the tasting of St Martin‘s and young wines presented by leading Moravian and Czech wine producers, the presentation, tasting and sale of gastronomic specialities, displays of folk crafts, children‘s programme, etc. (Selected spaces of the National Agricultural Museum Prague + the museum yard – November 16 (17), 2013)

(Muzeum městské hromadné dopravy v Praze) Tram depot Střešovice, Patočkova 4, Prague 6, tel.: 296 128 900(923), fax: 296 128 901, pokornym@dpp.cz, www.dpp.cz or www.dp-praha.cz Museum open regularly March 30 – November 17, 2013: SAT, SUN and HOLIDAYS 9 am – 5 pm, visits to the museum outside regular opening hours or during the winter months (middle November – March) can be arranged by appointment.

Permanent Exhibition HISTORICAL TRANSPORTION ORIGINALS, MODELS, WRITTEN DOCUMENTS, PHOTOGRAPHS and DRAWINGS, TICKETS,PLANS, BLUEPRINTS etc.

Concerts 27

Invitation to the Musicals and Extraordinary performance in Prague – April 2013 Aida Giuseppe Verdi

The story is inspired by Giuseppe Verdi‘s opera of the same name. April 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th at 19.00, Saturdays 6th and 13th at 15.00, Sundays 7th and 10th at 15.00

Murder Behind the Curtain

Peter Stone. Hudba: John Kander The musical combined music, dance, singing and tension April 17th, 18th, 19th at 19.00, Saturday 20th at 15.00

Jesus Christ Superstar Andrew Lloyd Webber

Grease - the world famous musical

April 4th and 5th at 19.00, Saturday 6th at 14.30 and 19.00, Sunday 7th at 14.30

Rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of the last days of Jesus Christ from his arrival in Jerusalem after the crucifixion. April 24th, 25th, 26th at 19.00, Saturday 27th at 15.00

Ondřej Soukup, Gabriela Osvaldová April 25th and 26th at 19.00, Saturday 27th at 14.30 and 19.00, Sunday 28th at 14.30

Night at Karlstejn Karel Svoboda

The eight continent

April Saturday 28th at 15.00 KARLÍN MUSIC THEATRE Křižíkova 10, Praha 8, www.hdk.cz Tickets: Box office: Monday – Friday 9.00 – 13.30 and 14.00 – 19.00, Tel.: +420 221 868 666, M. +420 608 133 013, about playing at weekends two hours before the performance. Sales Department: Tel.: +420 221 868 777, 221 868 888

Mary Poppins Walt Disney

The most original family musical of all time nanny April 5th, 12th and 19th at 19.00, Saturdays 6th, 13th and 20th at 14.00 and 19.00

A Drop of Honey for Verunka New the original Czech musical for all generations April 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th at 11.00 and 15.00

Joan of Arc

Hits legendary group Elan for the first time on a theater stage! Choreography by Ján Ďurovčík. April 11th and 12th at 19.00, Saturday 18th at 14.30 and 19.00, Sunday 19th at 14.30 KALICH THEATRE Jungmannova 9, Praha 1, www.divadlokalich.cz. Tickets: Box office, open daily 10.00 – 12.30, 13.00 – 20.00, Tel.: +420 296 245 311. Group orders +420 296 245 307, 296 245 303, Fax: +420 296 245 308 or www.ticket-art.cz network

Hangman Mydlář

Michal David, Oldřich Lichtenberg, Libor Vaculík, Lou Fanánek Hagen www.muzikal-katmydlar.cz • April 25th and 26th at 18.00, Saturday 27th at 14.00 and 18.00, Sunday 28th at 14.00

Three Musketeers

Hello Dolly! Jerry Herman, Michael Stewart

The famous American musical with a live orchestra! The musical premiered in New York 46 years ago and broke all previous Broadway´s records. The leading song performed by Louis Armstrong (as well as the famous movie version with Barbra Streisand) spread rapidly around the world and became an immortal hit - as did the entire musical. Starring: Ivana Chýlková, Jaromír Dulava / Josef Carda, Simona Babčáková, Kryštof Hádek / Michal Slaný, Jan Meduna, Berenika Kohoutová, Mojmír Maděrič, Petr Pěknic, Martin Sochor, Roman Štabrňák and others, special guest: Naďa Urbánková or Yvonne Přenosilová. www.hellodolly.cz April 26th at 19.00, Saturday 27th at 15.00 and 19.00 HYBERNIA THEATRE nám. Republiky 4, Praha 1 Tickets available at the Hybernia Theatre box office: phone + 420 221 419 420 (we can speak English), Monday–Saturday from 9 a.m. till 7 p.m. Sunday from 10 p.m. till 3 p.m. and in Ticketportal (www.ticketportal.cz) and Ticketpro (www.ticketpro.cz) networks. Sales Department: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. till 5 p.m., phone +420 221 419 420.

Legendary musical of Michala David and Lou Fanánek Hagen A romantic story about friendship, love, but also the intrigue and hatred... April 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th and 25th at 18.00, Saturdays 13th and 20th at 14.00 and 18.00, Sunday 14th and 21st at 14.00

Angels for school April 7th and 21st at 10.00

DIVADLO BROADWAY Na Příkopě 31, Praha 1, www.divadlo-broadway.cz Tickets: Box office open Monday  –   Saturday 10.30 – 18.00, Sunday 10.30 – 14.00 hod., Tel.: +420 225 113 311. Sales Department: Tel.: +420 225 113 310, Fax: +420 224 231 743. Advance booking: Ticketpro, Ticket Art, Ticketportal networks.

Children of Paradise April 5th, 6th and 12th at 19.00

GOJA MUSIC HALL Výstaviště, Praha 7 – Holešovice Advance booking: Ticketportal, Ticketpro, TicketArt, Sazka Ticket and at Goja Music Hall, tel.: 602 475 533, info@ticket-production.cz

A unique collection of transport means in Prague since 1886.

SPECIAL HISTORICAL TRAM TOURS

(1908–1942) or sightseeing trams for groups all year long – by reservation phoning 296 128 902 or faxing 296 128 901 (912), ctvrtnikp@dpp.cz

NOSTALGIC TRAM NO. 91

Regular tour rides by historical tram Leaves on each hour starting 12 noon from the stop Tram depot Střešovice and at 1 pm from Exhibition Grounds until 5 pm. Tram depot Střešovice–Prague Castle–through the historical center of Prague–Prague Exhibition Grounds. Two-way traffic, two trains on the line. Tickets are sold directly in the tram (MHD passes are not valid there), basic fare CZK 35, reduced fare and carriage CZK 20. March 30 – November 17, 2013, every Saturdays, Sundays and holidays

Veselé skoky DANCE COMEDY THEATRE

„Veselé skoky is an undeniably talented group of young performers who know how to burn up a stage with wit, charm and wild physicality.“

14 April Sun 5:30 pm Flathead!

The Prague Post

29 April Mon 7:30 pm Chabrus Line

„perform with big smiles, frenetic enthusiasm and barrels of humour.“

Vesele skoky featuring Commedia dell‘arte, silent comedy, ballet, pantomime, jazz, swing and step. Show duration: 90 minutes „Vesele Skoky offered the most highly engaging, socially perceptive and challenging show I have seen in ages. but most of all they had an energy, confidence and joy in their work that was completely infectious.“ Danz Quarterly, New Zealand

The Brighton Argus DIVADLO V CELETNÉ / THEATRE ON CELETNA Praha 1, Celetná 17 Reservation: www.ticket-art.cz, tel.: +420 608 964 913 Box office: Praha 1, Celetná 17, Mon – Fri 10.00 – 19.30, Sat and Sun 12.00– 19.30


28 Concerts

Performance daily at 7 pm and 9.30 pm


Heart of Europe April 2013