On the Trail of Dvořák

This festival overture goes to places associated with the life and work of A. Dvořák. Traditionally, on the last Sunday before the opening of the Dvořák Prague Festival, festival guests set out on a journey that is part of a series called On the Trail of Antonín Dvořák. These excursions take audience members to authentic and sadly still relatively little known places associated with the life of the greatest Czech composer. There, they get to hear music with enthusiastic commentary by the festival musicologist, Dr. David Beveridge. So far, our guests have travelled to Lužany (2013), Zlonice (2014), Vysoká u Příbramě (2015), Nelahozeves (2016), Kroměříž (2017), Prague (2018), Pilsen (2019) and Sychrov Castle (2020).

Family Day

Dvořák Prague Family Day is a time for sharing the joy of music in the open air and for fun games that introduce children and parents to the inspirational figure Dvořák and to Prague in Dvořák’s times.

Encounters after the Applause

Encounters after the Applause, when audience members meet the performers, have become a tradition at the Dvořák Prague Festival. The first of these musical interviews, a debate on the phenomenon of music, took place with the young cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan in 2014. The event turned out to be successful, and it put down roots. Encounters after the Applause moderated by Jiří Vejvoda have a friendly atmosphere, and there is always a chance for audience members to ask questions. The musicians put their instruments away, and they add something extra to the experience of the concert. Often, stories are told that give audience members a new perspective on what goes on during preparations for concerts.