Martha Issová • Who’s Afraid of the Philharmonic?

Programme for upper elementary and secondary school pupils.

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  • Duration of the programme 1 hour 15 minutes


A musical laboratory with Martha Issová as the main researcher. The questions usually studied are: why is classical music called classical? Can you play any old way, over tea or in a lift? What would Smetana’s “Moldau” sound like played backwards? How do we know how quickly to play Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony? And what kind of gestures does a conductor use to lead an orchestra? You are invited to Alice Nellis’s entertaining and instructional programme.


Anna Polívková

Martha Issová

Alice Nellis
author and director

Ondřej Vrabec

Czech Student Philharmonic

Photo illustrating the event Martha Issová Who’s Afraid of the Philharmonic?

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