Many people don’t know that the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest leading Czech orchestras. It was founded only three years after the creation of Czech Radio in 1923 and it is currently celebrating its 91st season. I talked to Jakub Čížek, the Director of the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra about their ongoing season and began by asking him about the orchestra’s mission.
Massive interest in purchases of Rolling Stones concert tickets for a
Prague performance caused the sales server to collapse.
The booking site collapsed under the pressure within minutes of opening for business on March 9. Buyers had to be redirected to a second site where they were warned that they might have to wait in line for up to two hours.
The Rolling Stones are due to play in Prague as part of their No Filter tour on July 4.
The band set a Czech record in 1995 when around 130, 000 attended their Prague performance in a sports stadium.
The legendary rock band The Rolling Stones will perform in Prague on July 4
of this year, the company Echo Promotion confirmed on Monday. The band –
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood – performed
five times before in the former Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic.
The concert, at Prague’s Letňany airport, is part of the European leg of
the bands No Filter tour.
Advance ticket sales are to begin on March 9. A maximum eight tickets will be available per transaction.
Jamaican singer, songwriter and actress Grace Jones is set to appear at
this year’s Colours of Ostrava festival, the organizers announced on
The festival, one of the biggest events of its kind in Central Europe will take place between June 18 and 21. Among the guests who will appear in the north Moravian city is the British singer-songwriter George Ezra and the English punk-rock duo Slaves.
Brno Contemporary Orchestra has commissioned music compositions from
domestic and foreign composers to celebrate the centenary of the birth of
Czechoslovakia which it will perform in the course of 2018 in the Moravian
One concert will be titled From Czechoslovakia while the one featuring the work of foreign composers will be titled For Czechoslovakia. The Czech composers working on the celebratory compositions are Petr Bakla, Marián Lejava and Luboš Mrkvička. The foreign composers involved are American composer Elliot Sharp and Swiss composer Roland Dahinden.
Music expert, publicist and radio show host Vojtěch Lindaur, contributing
writer to publications such as iDnes or Revolver Revue, editor-in-chief of
Rock & Pop and the man who snuck 1960/1970s icon and singer Nico into
Czechoslovakia in 1985 for an illegal concert in defiance of the communist
authorities, has died following a long illness. He was 60 years old. The
news was announced by Radio Beat, where he was employed.
On Facebook, his colleagues at Radio Beat wrote that they had lost a close friend who would be dearly missed.
Besides writing, Lindaur produced several albums over the course of his career and had a key role in shaping the Czech TV documentary series Bigbít about the music scene, including "underground" bands, in the former Czechoslovakia.
Jan Šesták was a music-obsessed mega-fan of Radio Luxembourg, tuning in every evening, despite the risks, in communist Czechoslovakia. Tony Prince was a top DJ on the Europe-wide station, which regularly reached tens of millions of listeners. This is the story of how the two met when Prince performed in Šesták’s native Brno on a 1970 tour, starting a friendship that continues to this day. It is also a story about the power of radio.
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