The ban on concerts and gatherings due to COVID-19 safety precautions didn’t take the air out of the Prague Symphony Orchestra’s holiday spirit.
The orchestra – traditionally known by the acronym ‘FOK’, standing for ‘Film-Opera-Koncert’ – recently announced that will be broadcast on its YouTube channel live concerts, as well as talks with experts about Christmas, accompanied by the production of symphony orchestras.
Concerts on the web and social networks
On Monday, December 21, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra’s (PRSO) Christmas evening will bring Baroque and modern music with live streaming on YouTube. The orchestra’s concertmasters, violinists Vlastimil Kobrle and Petr Zdvihal, and cellist Pavel Ludvík will open with the Christmas Concerto with the Italian composer Arcangelo Corelli.
Prague 3 will broadcast the Consortium Pragense Orchestra concert. It will take place in the Bethlehem Chapel on Saturday, December 19 at 5 pm, and you can watch it here.
Prague 9 will also offer a Christmas online program, together with the Gong Theater. The events will be streamed on the website and Facebook theater page.
Prague nativity scenes
Nativity scenes can be enjoyed at the Church of Our Lady Victorious in Malá Strana. Visitors can find a contemporary Nativity scene, decorated by children.
A nativity scene made of wooden figures, some of which probably date from the end of the 19th century, is on display in the Týn Church on the Old Town Square.
The gingerbread nativity scene is again on display in the Church of St. Matthew in Dejvice. It consists of about 300 hand-decorated fresh gingerbread figures, which are dressed in traditional costumes.