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The four elements


Czech Philharmonic

It seems that composers often go to the sea or go fishing while on holiday. How else would one explain that we find musical motifs of water in Baroque, Romantic, and even completely modern music? Come with us to examine the most water-loving composers.

Education programs
Duration of the programme 2 hod

For the 1st and 2nd grades:

An encounter with the music of The Moldau and the chance to try out the work of a composer almost just like Smetana. And we will also be demonstrating a unique, original musical instrument – a water organ, on which everyone will be playing together.

For the 3rd and 4th grades:

We’ll be trying out whether we can play on a home-made instrument and whether water can help get in tune. We’ll also have a musical weather forecast (working with the means of musical expression) and a singing workshop.



  • Klára Boudalová, Michaela Králová, Egli Prifti, Karolína Rachačová (1st & 2nd grades)
  • Eva Filipová, Jan Kyjovský, Monika Nováková, Dominika Prokopová (3rd & 4th grades)
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Rudolfinum — Suk Hall

Group bookings for schools and preschools at

We begin each encounter in the Suk Hall at the Rudolfinum, where we draw the children and their teachers into the topic for the entire morning with a playful format. The group programme is always connected with 3–4 interactive workshops (for smaller groups of pupils) full of topically interrelated vocal, movement, instrumental, and visual arts activities. In addition, you can look forward to the traditional concluding – and this time definitely elemental – musical five-minute session.