the “Prague spring”, “the Smetana litomyšl”, “Hukvaldy Janacek”, international music festival in český Krumlov international organ festival in Olomouc or “strings of autumn” – this is only the most significant music festivals in the Czech Republic. In addition to them annually a number of other traditional music events. And each of them has its own unique atmosphere.
the “Prague spring” is an integral part of national culture
International music festival “Prague spring” will be held this year on may 12 – 2 June. His concerts will be held at the prestigious state rooms, exclusive and unusual places of Prague. It will be attended by prominent Czech and foreign musicians. At the solemn opening ceremony will feature, as always, symphonic poem, B. Sour cream “My home”, this time performed by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
The second oldest, yet forever young festival «Smetana Litomysl”
The second oldest music festival in the Czech Republic is an international Opera festival «Smetana Litomysl”, which is held annually in the homeland of classic Czech music composer bedřich Smetana. The program consists primarily of the Opera, operas in concert performance and gala concerts, oratorios, cantatas and song Continue reading
Fabulous, magical, mysterious – that’s all it is: New year. Most popular on our planet celebration, a time to make wishes. And make them come true, — be sure to follow the usual traditions. How on Earth exists nationalities, so many rituals of celebrating the New year. Consider the most interesting and amusing customs.
Emotional Italians and new year’s eve in his repertoire: in order to avoid the burden of the past and start with a clean slate, they are getting rid of junk and old furniture. And quite an unusual way: throw out the balconies. So go at this time near Italian unsafe houses: suddenly it will be not just a leaky pan, and the couch… Russian children wait for Santa Claus, and Italian at night while they sleep, fairy Befana comes. If the child behaved in the old year well, she gets hung by the fireplace empty stockings with sweets. But the prankster in the morning will find instead of gifts only embers.
But in France there is a Santa Claus. and his name is Pere Noel. He also reluctantly shown to the children on the eye, but loves to give them gifts, furtively filling their shoes. New year’s eve the most emblematic French treats table — pie baked inside Bob. The finder will be lucky the whole year, and during the celebration Continue reading
The weekend will long reverberate in the memory of the people echoes of summer music festivals, because these days have pleased fans of music events such as the annual festival “Lollapalooza” in Grant Park, Chicago, Grand musical festival in Beijing, outdoor rock festivals in Germany and South Korea.
In this issue, selected photos of the most interesting moments with the various music festivals.
1. Close to the Beijing music festival. The Grand event took place on the outskirts of the capital near the great wall of China.
2. 3rd day of the Korean festival of rock music “Pentaport”, Incheon.
3. Day 2 Korean rock festival, on stage Jonathan Davis – vocalist of the American band “Korn”.
4. Festival in Chicago, Cynthia Flows in anticipation of the performances of reggae singer Damian Marley and American rapper Nas.
5. Music lovers before the show Damian Marley and legends of the hip-hop rapper Nas.
6. Music festival in Chicago, on stage, the rapper Thomas Callaway known as Cee Lo Green.
7. 17th festival “Woodstock”, Poland, rock fans at the main stage.
8. Open festival “Wacken Open Air 2011”, Germany, Continue reading