An extraordinary concert will be held not far from Žofín Palace in Prague on 2 September on the occasion of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU.
This summer evening will be made all the more wonderful with delightful melodies by famous Czech composers, namely Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák and Leoš Janáček, performed by the Czech Philharmonic, the Prague Philharmonic Choir and soloists.
The Concert for Europe will be launching the Prague Sounds festival, following on from the successful Strings of Autumn music project with a tradition spanning twenty-five years.
World-famous names like the South African violinist Daniel Hope and the phenomenal American cellist Yo-Yo Ma have performed at it in previous years. Once a year, this unique festival offers the opportunity to listen to international artists with the impressive backdrop of historic Prague.
The Czech Philharmonic will be leading this extraordinary event marking the Czech Presidency, and the event will be its first ever experience on the surface of the Vltava River.
Smetana’s Vltava, Dvořák’s Carnival and Janáček’s monumental Glagolitic Mass will again be brought to life under the baton of Chief Conductor Semyon Bychkov.
The concert will be held, as in previous years, on a floating platform in the open air, which people with tickets can access from Slovanský Ostrov island.
It will also be possible to enjoy the visual and aural experience – in addition to from the pontoon itself – from the adjacent embankment, from Most Legií bridge, from the nearby islands, and from vessels on the Vltava River.
The concert will be broadcast live on the ČT1 and ČT art TV stations, on German TV Arte, on social networks, and on the websites of the organisers.