Who's Afraid of the Philharmonic?

Who's Afraid of the Philharmonic?

For the tenth time, the author and director Alice Nellis will take us to the world of music. Although the programme title is the same each year, the content always changes. This time we will be looking for what the word "freedom" means. We'll be looking for freedom in music and inside ourselves.

Duration of the programme 1 hod 20 min
For preschools and schools

Performers

Alice Nellis author and director
Martha Issová speaker

Czech Student Philharmonic

Ondřej Vrabec conductor

One teacher can order tickets to each concert for a maximum of 60 pupils/students.

 

For the tenth time, the author and director Alice Nellis will take us to the world of music, which she truly loves. And she tries to share the message she finds in the music with a new generation of young listeners with the help of actors and the moderator of our concerts, Martha Issová.

Although the programme title is the same each year, the content always changes. We have dealt with various forms of classical music and with why it is called classical, although the name does not always fit. We have looked at how a conductor communicates with an orchestra and how a balance is created on stage between the orchestral musicians and soloists. We've even tried out playing Smetana's Vltava backwards.

Increasingly, we have dealt with the connection between music and life: our stories, experiences and life journeys. How can music help overcome fear and give us courage? What musical form can love take, and what kind of love can we hear in Mozart, Bach, and Dvořák?

And how does music change our lives? That was the theme of the last concert in November 2021, when the Czech Student Philharmonic and the conductor Ondřej Vrabec were joined by the pianist Denis Szalbot and Ida Kelarová's choir Čhavorenge.

What will the concert be about this time? Freedom… According to Alice Nellis: "We hear the word 'freedom' so often that it gradually loses its meaning. With this concert, we want to look together for the word's meaning - to find freedom in music and within ourselves. And to see what musical and personal freedom gives us." For inspiration, she also chose a quote about freedom from the songwriter Bob Dylan: "I think a hero is who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom."

 

Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall

5/10/2023 Wednesday 9:00 AM
5/10/2023 Wednesday 11:00 AM
5/11/2023 Thursday 9:00 AM
5/11/2023 Thursday 11:00 AM

How to buy tickets

Buy online

For online shopping you will be redirected to the website of the Czech Philharmonic.

Personally at the Rudolfinum cash desk

Vacancies and other information about the concert will be provided by the Czech Philharmonic's Customer Service.

Group bookings for schools and preschools at edu@ceskafilharmonie.cz  from 1st June.