You are in the archive Go to the current program
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 5.00 pm
Family Day


'And Now Mozart!'

This year again the Dvořák Prague Festival has not forgotten its little listeners. Intended precisely for them and their parents is this Saturday afternoon presentation in the Rudolfinum where the famous duo Igudesman & Joo will take a somewhat 'unclassical' look at the world of classical music, giving children a bit of insight into the mystery of creation by the brilliant composer from Salzburg.

The concert is part of the family day.

Anima Eterna, Jos van Immerseel

11.00 am, Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall


A Trip to the Moon with the New World Symphony

1.30–4.45 pm, Rudolfinum


Open Air: Czech Philharmonic Jazz Band

1.30 pm, Rudolfinum, staircase


Open Air: The saxophone orchestra of Prague

3.00 pm, Rudolfinum, staircase


Open Air: Czech Philharmonic Children's Choir

4.00 pm, Rudolfinum, staircase


Igudesman & Joo: 'And now Mozart!'

5.00 pm, Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall

'Aleksey Igudesman plays with a bow made by the Boston-based bowmaker, Benoit Roland, and on a Santo Seraphin violin from the year 1717, which is kindly loaned to him by ERSTE BANK. Aleksey Igudesman plays on handmade strings by Thomastik Infeld. Hyung-ki Joo is a Steinway Artist. Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo wear clothing by Archetipo – Haute Couture 100 % made in Italy.'

  • Dress code: casual
  • Doors close: 16.55
  • End of concert: 18.00


Igudesman & Joo

The IGUDESMAN & JOO duo represents a light-hearted alternative approach to the world of classical music. Their productions combine excerpts from selected musical works with comic elements and references to popular culture. Violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo met during their studies at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England. They have been performing as a duo since 2004, when they created their first joint programme, A Little Nightmare Music, winning such acclaim that the artists immediately took it on tour to many music festivals around Europe and North America. In recent years they have been appearing regularly at music schools all over the world, presenting their programme From 8 to 88 – Musical Education for Children of All Ages. Their joint productions are hailed enthusiastically both by musicians such as Gidon Kremer, Julian Rachlin, and Mischa Maisky, and by outstanding figures from the world of popular culture like Terry Jones and Sir Roger Moore. Attesting to the duo's broad international popularity are the millions of viewings of their performances on YouTube.

Igudesman & Joo

Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall

The Rudolfinum is one of the most important Neo-Renaissance edifices in the Czech Republic. In its conception as a multi-purpose cultural centre it was quite unique in Europe at the time of its construction. Based on a joint design by two outstanding Czech architects, Josef Zítek and Josef Schultz, a magnificent building was erected serving for concerts, as a gallery, and as a museum. The grand opening on 7 February 1885 was attended by Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria, in whose honour the structure was named. In 1896 the very first concert of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra took place in the Rudolfinum's main concert hall, under the baton of the composer Antonín Dvořák whose name was later bestowed on the hall.