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Prohlídka Židovské Prahy po koncertě Zemlinsky-Mozart

Jewish Quarter tour
Festival Zemlinsky150

Basic information


Jewish Quarter tour

Approximate running time

50 minutes, no intermission

We invite you

to a moderated walk-through Prague after the Zemlinsky–Mozart concert in the Spanish Synagogue.

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Zemlinsky , a composer, conductor and pedagogue, a music festival will be held on October 8-10, 2021 in his honor. Four chamber concerts will take place as part of the festival, featuring compositions by Zemlinsky and his contemporaries and composers who were personally close to him. The festival will finish with a concert at the State Opera on October 10, where a fragment from the opera Malva, which was orchestrated by musicologist Antony Beaumont, will be presented in its world premiere. The Zemlinsky Quartet, the Choir and Orchestra of the State Opera, opera soloists and foreign guests Johanni van Oostrum, Michael Nagy and cellist Claudio Bohorquez will perform.

From the world of tones, we will go to the places where German-speaking society met in Prague during Alexander Zemlinsky's time. We will mention the salons where philosophising, music-making and even celebration took place. We will learn what Gustav Mahler or Franz Werfel had in common with Alexander Zemlinsky.

We will walk along Příkopy street, where Prague Germans (including those of Jewish origin) used to go during the week for business and on Sundays for fun. Finally, we will head to the New German Theatre, Zemlinsky's workplace, where world-famous artists used to “shake hands” at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Guide: Alena Navrátilová

The tour is bilingual - Czech, German

When you buy a ticket to any concert from the festival Zemlinsky 150, you will get a 20% discount on other concerts and accompanying programs within the festival.