Monthly Archives: July 2011

Trumpting Czech

Opus Osm The Czech National Symphony Orchestra’s Prague Proms is an annual mid-summer music festival, this year (June 21-July 23) featuring a mix of classical, jazz, and choral music. Opus Osm managed to catch a busy Jan Hasenöhrl, founder of St. Blaise’s Bigband as well as of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, for some questions…. Read more »

Dominik Lang: Awakening Art at the Venice Biennale

Czech Position Czech artist’s exhibition in Italy a reflection of two generations as a son embaces the work of his father, who died far too young A father’s work re-created in his son’s. The Sleeping City by artist Dominik Lang is now installed at the Czecho-Slovak pavilion at the Venice Biennale. A completely new work,… Read more »

Jazz Festival Roams Czech Squares

The New York Times Prague’s musical heritage is no secret, but often it is restrained to concert halls and the occasional club. Since 2005, though, the Bohemia Jazz Festival has brought renowned musicians to city squares across the Czech Republic for free open-air concerts. The festival, the brainchild of the Czech-American jazz musician Rudy Linka,… Read more »