Classical Music in Prague

This item appears on page 4 of the January 2017 issue.

Tickets for the 72nd annual Prague Spring International Music Festival, May 12-June 6, 2017, went on sale Dec. 12, 2016.

The 2017 festival opens with a concert by the Vienna Philharmonic. The closing concert will feature modern Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki conducting one of his own symphonies. International orchestras, soloists and small ensembles will hold concerts throughout the festival. 

Tickets must be purchased for individual shows, and prices vary. Tickets are available in Prague at the box office of the Rudolfinum (Jana Palacha, Prague 1, Czechia; phone +420 227 059 234, or at any tourist information center in Prague. To purchase tickets online in advance, visit and click on “Programme & Tickets” and then on the show you would like to buy tickets for and then on “Buy a Ticket.”