Czech Radio Vltava and Euroradio To Broadcast From Pilsen

Plzeň 2015 - evropské hlavní město kultury

Ten Days of Euroradio and Czech Radio Vltava from Pilsen are about to be launched. It is a special international broadcast project. Czech Radio is going to introduce to its partner public service broadcasters the West Bohemian metropolis as one of the two cities which are the bearers of the title of European Capital of Culture this year. Therefore, listeners in the Czech Republic as well as abroad will be able to enjoy eight concerts between April 17th and April 26th.

“Czech Radio is the only radio broadcaster to become the media partner of Pilsen the European Capital of Culture 2015. Part of this cooperation is not only providing regular information on what is going on in Pilsen, Czech Radio’s concerts and events for the public, but also broadcasts and recordings of events which represent local music,” says Czech Radio’s Director General Peter Duhan.

For ten days, special broadcast from Pilsen will become a part of the special Euroradio Week: Pilsen – European Capital of Culture. The aim is to enable the listeners to experience and enjoy the atmosphere of pulsating music scene of the individual European regions.

“The climax of the music programme series will be undoubtedly live broadcasts. On Monday April 20th, the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra and other artists will play Dvořák’s symphonic trilogy ‘Nature, Life, and Love,’ and the cantata Amarus by Janáček, conducted by Tomáš Brauner, in the culture house Peklo. On Wednesday, the programme ‘Telefonotéka’ will broadcast live talks with the composer Eduard Spáčil, to be followed by an evening medallion of the Studio for experimental music Czech Radio Pilsen. For Friday we plan a relayed live broadcast of a jazz concert by the Vertigo band, and on Saturday, Czech Radio Vltava - together with European radio stations - will broadcast live from the Grand Theatre of J.K. Tyl the opera ‘The Bartered Bride’ by Bedřich Smetana,” says Petr Veber, the Head of Music Editorial Office of Czech Radio Vltava.

Czech Radio Vltava has also prepared a great deal of other programmes, not only musical. For example, on Friday April 17th the “ten days” will be opened by a documentary composition about the Pilsen cathedral of St. Bartholomew. The whole project will be closed on Sunday April 26th by a live broadcast of a church service from the Catholic Church in Pilsen – Bory.

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