October 2004

Jubilee tones

The coming season of the Capital City Prague Symphonic Orchestra, FOK (Film Orchestra Concert), celebrates the 70th anniversary of the orchestra’s founding. The gala concert on 12 October is dedicated to this anniversary, and works performed will be reminiscent of the original activities of the orchestra – which focused on film music, opera, and concerts. The evening’s program will feature melodies from famous Czech films, such as The Moon Over the River, or the serial Hospital in the Suburbs, Smetana’s The Bartered Bride will represent the opera segment, and there will be a rendition of Dvořák’s Te Deum. Throughout the entire coming season the concerts will bring back notable conductors and performers who supported the orchestra’s artistic development.

Slavnostní koncert k 70. výroční založení FOK
Smetanova síň Obecního domu
October 12 at 19:30, tickets CZK 300, 600, 800, 1000

Out of the creative cocoon

After a lengthy hiatus, the dramatists of the National Theater have polished the dance trilogy Butterfly Effects, which premiered on 19 June 2003. In this performance, the artistic creation of the choreographer and National Theater Ballet director, Petr Zuska, presents an interesting confrontation with the works of the Canadian Shawn Hounsell and the famed Czech native Jiří Kylián. The performance brings three distinct works in terms of style and music – “Ways 03″, “Imprint”, and “Stamping Ground” – that are connected by an artistic dramatization concept and, above all, an attempt to seek out new forms of movement expression. Music: Arvo Pärt, Francis Poulenc, and Carlos Chávez.
Motýlí efekt, Národní divadlo
October 29 at 20:00, tickets CZK 30-800


Theater
5. 10. – Poprask na laguně, Divadlo Na Fidlovačce 19:30
6. 10. – Contemporary Legend Theatre (Taiwan): King Lear, Divadlo Archa 20:30
7. 10. – Pronásledování a umučení Dr. Šaldy – premiere, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
8. 10. – Next Wave – festival, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
10. 10. – Perfect Days, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
11. 10. – Without Prejudice – premiere, Divadlo Kalich 19:00
11. 10. – Three men in a Boat and a Dog, Divadlo ABC 19:00
14. 10. – Afterplay, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
15. 10. – Coriolanus, Národní divadlo 19:00
16. 10. – Z cizoty – premiere, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
18. 10. – E.F.B.- Kladivo na divadlo, Divadlo Archa 20:00
23. 10. – Divadlo Vizita: Hrom, hrob, hroch, hrot, Divadlo Archa 20:00
24. 10. – Cyrano de Bergerac, Národní divadlo 19:00
28. 10. – Gazdina roba, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
29. 10. – Ivanov, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
30. 10. – The Miser, Stavovské divadlo 19:00

Ballet
6. 10. – Swan Lake, Národní divadlo 19:00
10. 10. – Swan Lake, Národní divadlo 19:00
16. 10. – Taming of Shrew, Národní divadlo 16:00, 20:00
23. 10. – Songs of the Earth, Stavovské divadlo 17:00, 20:00
29. 10. – Butterfly Effects, Národní divadlo 20:00

Opera
8. 10. – Tosca, Národní divadlo 19:00
10. 10. – Le Nozze di Figaro, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
11. 10. – Nabucco, Státní opera 19:00
12. 10. – The Magic Flute, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
13. 10. – Don Giovanni, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
14. 10. – La Traviata, Národní divadlo 19:00
20. 10. – Le Nozze di Figaro, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
21. 10. – Carmen, Národní divadlo 19:00
22. 10. – The Magic Flute, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
24. 10. – Don Giovanni, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
28. 10. – Rusalka, Národní divadlo 19:00
31. 10. – Don Giovanni, Stavovské divadlo 19:00

Classical music
25. 10. – Strings of Autumn: Uri Caine Ensamble, Kostel sv. Anny 19:30
28. 10. – Dresden Philharmonic, Obecní dům – Smetanova síň 20:00

Modern music
5. 10. – Jiří Stivín & CO., Agharta Jazz Centrum 21:00
9. 10. – Elena & Jocose Jazz, Jazz Club u Staré paní 21:00
10. 10. – 10 years of fun with Maxim Turbulenc: Sakumprdum, Lucerna – Velký sál 18:00
13. 10. – Groove Armada, Roxy 19:00
13. 10. – Respect Plus 04: Sivan Perwer, Palác Akropolis 19:30
14. 10. – Jerry Lee Lewis: 50 let rock’n’rollu, Lucerna – Velký sál 20:00
16. 10. – Ivan Myslikovjan Blue Birds, Agharta Jazz Centrum 21:00
17. 10. – Jana Koubková & EU Band, Jazz Club u Staré paní 21:00
20. 10. – Hradišťan, Gong 19:30
21. 10. – Zuzana Navarová & Koa, Gong 19:30
21. 10. – Eva Emingerová & Latin Trio, Jazz Club u Staré paní 21:00
22. 10. – Goran Bregović, Lucerna – Velký sál 20:30
25. 10. – A.S.P.M.+Jan Spálený, Jazz Club u Staré paní 21:00
26. 10. – Ash, Roxy 19:00
27. 10. – Tata Bojs: Nanotour 2004, T-Mobile Arena 19:30

Family entertainment

1.-31. 10. Excalibur, Divadlo Ta Fantastika 14:00,18:00
1.-31. 10. Les Misérables, GoJa Music Hall 14:30, 19:00
1.-23. 10. – Galileo, Divadlo Kalich 15:00 a 19:00
4. 10. – Jeden fén nestačí – megashow, Státní opera 20:00
14.-17. 10. – Rebels, Divadlo Broadway 14:00,18:00
15. 10. – Trinity Fashion Show, Hotel Corinthia Towers 20:00
20. 10. – The Pied Piper, Divadlo Kalich 19:00
23.-31. 10. – Cats, Divadlo Milénium 14:00,19:00
26. 10. – Gypsies Go to Heaven, Divadlo Bez zábradlí 19:00
27. 10. – The Pied Piper, Divadlo Kalich, 19:00

 

Fantastic meeting

Divadlo Na Zábradlí presents the first Prague performance of a play by the contemporary Irish dramatist, Brian Friel, which premiered in 2002. The author named it Afterplay, because it brings to life two characters who originally existed in two different dramas written by Anton Pavlovich Chechov over a hundred years ago. Directed by Jiří Pokorný, we meet Sonya Serebryakova (Zdena Hadrbolcová) and Andrey Prozorov (Leoš Suchařípa) about twenty years after their fictitious stage lives ended. So what are the Andreyov sisters doing now? And with whom is Sonya in love? The play’s action takes place in a remote Moscow coffee house of the 1920s.

Brian Friel: Afterplay, Divadlo Na zábradlí
October 14 and 26 at 19:00, tickets CZK 100-250

South Bohemian charm

The basis for the artistic expression of portrait and landscape artist Václav Turek (1924-1988) was depicting reality through the use of purely artistic means on a strong, sensitive foundation. First he was influenced by Cubism, and later created his own style, something like dreamy realism. The main motif of his paintings became the geometrizing of the lines of village gables, created by rectangles and triangles interposed into the magical environment of landscapes. In his works he caught charming rural views of stone walls, Baroque gates, and dusty roads, the disappearing magic of simplicity and purity.

Václav Turek, Obecní galerie Beseda na Malé Straně
from Oct 25 to Nov 21, open daily except Monday 13:00-18:00, free entry

Tickets for these events may be purchased at any of the Ticketpro outlets, online through www.ticketpro.cz., or by phoning the TicketPro call center at 296 329 999.

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