Chamber Music in Prague?

May 2nd, 2012, 04:19 PM
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Chamber Music in Prague?

I will be visiting Prague for 2 weeks in October, and wonder if there are venues (like chapels--thinking St. Chapelle in Paris) or locations in town where one finds chamber music concerts or live music?

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May 2nd, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Thank you, Gertie. I will investigate.

I wonder if there are places where non-professionals play, like some violinists play under the columns of the museum....

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May 2nd, 2012, 08:40 PM
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You will be handed flyers for concerts as you walk about. There are often musical groups playing on the Charles Bridge. Just because they are buskers though does not mean they are not professional.
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May 4th, 2012, 03:06 PM
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Thanks, basingstoke.

I enjoy supporting buskers, and have fond memories many places of enjoying their music, as long as it's not rock or electric.
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May 4th, 2012, 05:16 PM
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KarenKM here is a link to some photos I took on the Charles Bridge giving you a good idea of the Busker scene

http://www.flickr.com/photos/basings...07664212/show/
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May 4th, 2012, 05:36 PM
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If you go to the town hall you can get a fairly comprehensive list of performances. Prague is a major music venue and there are concerts and performances almost constantly in many of the churches as well as a variety of concert halls. and I can tell you that many of the street performers have a quality you will often see in major orchestras in the US.
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May 10th, 2012, 12:23 PM
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(Sorry for the delay in seeing your responses, but I think I forgot to tick the 'send responses' box when I posted originally.)

Basingstoke, I so enjoyed your photos--really exactly what I was looking for. One of my fondest memories of Brugge was encountering little trios of chamber musicians tucked into this corner or that of town. I'm researching investing a telescoping stool I can carry with so when I encounter such artists I can just sit down and listen ;~)

Thanks, too, nytraveler--good idea to go to the town hall. I'm delighted to hear there are church performances. I love violins in church!
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May 10th, 2012, 08:48 PM
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There are also often performances in the old Sephardic Synagogue - a very attractive and interesting space.
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