For the first time in its 75-year history the Prague Spring International Music Festival finds itself in a situation where it will be unable to present its concert programme as planned, and this despite several years of preparation to ensure that the festival is all set to go, months ahead of schedule.
The festival is putting together approximately ten concerts for live broadcast, which together will convey the essence of the Prague Spring’s most important characteristics. These concerts will be available free of charge via the Prague Spring website. Selected concerts will also be included in the schedules of Czech Television, the festival’s General Media Partner, and of Czech Radio, which has accompanied the festival since it was founded in 1946. The programme will be supplemented by comprehensive audiovisual documentation mapping the modern history of the festival, which both institutions have at their disposal.
Prague Spring 2020 will mark the 75th edition of this international music festival. The organizers have prepared a powerful program for this jubilee celebration, drawing on the best of Prague’s unique tradition while also staying very much in the present and setting the direction for concert programming in future years.