In 2024, the personality and work of the composer Bedřich Smetana, who will celebrate his 200th birthday next year, will be commemorated by philharmonics, orchestras, theaters, festivals, and other cultural institutions, both in Czech Republic and abroad. Extraordinary programs are also planned in the cities where Smetana was born, composed, lived, and studied.
The most interesting events that will take place as part of the celebrations next year will be presented at the Golden Prague on Thursday, September 21st, at 15:00 by Aleš Březina, the creative director of the Smetana 200 project, a musical composer, musicologist, and director of the Bohuslav Martinů Institute.
Representatives not only from Czech Television but also from institutions such as Jiří Nekvasil, director of the Moravian-Silesian National Theater, Michal Lukeš, director of the National Museum, Eva Blažíčková, the founder of the Duncan Center, and others, will come to discuss the projects that are being prepared.
The event will be moderated by Marek Šulc, the coordinator of the Smetana 200 project.
The Smetana 200 project is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, and the coordination of the project was entrusted to the Czech Philharmonic.