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The Emperor’s Nightingale

Czech Philharmonic

Once upon a time there was a Chinese emperor who loved the singing of a nightingale. Then one day he received an unusual gift: a mechanical toy nightingale wound up with a key. But can it replace the lovely song of a live nightingale? And what happens if the toy breaks?

Education programs
Duration of the programme 1 hod
For preschools and schools

Viktor Mazáček violin

Jaroslav Novák guitar

Ladislav Horák accordion 

Dominika Prokopová narrator

Eva Filipová author

Photo illustrating the event The Emperor’s Nightingale
Rudolfinum — Suk Hall
22 Apr 2021  Thursday — 9.00am
22 Apr 2021  Thursday — 11.00am
23 Apr 2021  Friday — 9.00am
23 Apr 2021  Friday — 11.00am

Group bookings for schools and preschools at

Price 150 Kč | Capacity 70 children

The program for children is based on a musical part but also on a spoken word that will be given in Czech language only. The program will not be supplied with English subtitles.

Let’s listen to Andersen’s fairy tale The Emperor’s Nightingale and experience it together in an enchanting musical setting by composer Václav Trojan. We’ll listen to the ancient tale, sing with the nightingale, accompany it by making sounds using our bodies, and our emissaries will even honour the emperor by playing Orff instruments. The members of the Trojan Trio will provide the non-traditional accompaniment.