The Little Rudolfinum

Musical workshops for preschool children aged 4-6 (7) with lecturers Veronika Lucassen and Jan Kyjovský and members of the Czech Philharmonic Jana Boušková, Jitka Kokšová, Vladislav Borovka and Pavel Polívka. Rudolfinum – Suk or Dvořák Hall, Western Lounge.

4–6 years
Malé (nejen) hudební řádění
A little musical (and other) fun

September – November 2017

What’s it like to play at the Rudolfinum? Not to play hide and seek, but to play in an orchestra, for example? Which way do the players in the Czech Philharmonic go to get on stage, and how loud can the applause for the conductor be? What animal does one find on the coat of arms in the main concert hall? Come have some fun with us in various parts of the Rudolfinum.

Pelíšek plný bicích
A lair full of percussion

January – March 2018

Become apprentice magicians in the percussion kingdom, where the magician Pavel Polívka lives. Everyone will feel safe there, like in a lair, even if there happens to a frightful atmosphere at the moment inside the Rudolfinum, with rumbling thunder, rain, or a stampede of horses.

Hravá harfa
The playful harp

November and December 2017, January and April 2018

How much does a harp weigh? And how many strings does it have? How many fingers do you need to play the harp? And do you know that the harp can make lots of magical sounds? Our harpist Jana Boušková will show you everything.

The cunning fox Leoš
The cunning fox Leoš

January – March 2018

Turn into a cunning little fox and run to Tábor with us (like in the Czech folksong). Along the way, we will encounter singing animals, and we will also pay a visit to Leoš Janáček. Some people say his music is too complicated for children – but that’s not the case at all! Come and see for yourselves. We promise that in the end, you will all become enthusiastic fans of little Leoš.

Fee, fi, fiddle, fum
Fee, fi, fiddle, fum

May – June 2018

How many strings are there on a violin? What do you use to play the violin? And how many animals can you count on a violin? Where is the bridge? And the neck? And the mute? And does it hurt your ears if someone is playing the violin right beside you? And where does a violin sleep?

Oboe ears
Oboe ears

January – March and May 2018

Do you know which instrument the violins, basses, clarinets, and all of the other instruments of the orchestra have to listen to before a concert begins? Which instrument of the orchestra plays the tuning note? That’s right, it’s the oboe! And do you know what the oboe’s great grandmother was called? Come meet Vladislav Borovka, an oboist with the Czech Philharmonic.

The animals and the robbers – made of brass
The animals and the robbers – made of brass

April 2018

Do you know that some instruments are made of wood, while others are made of metal? And that the metal ones are called the brass instruments? Come explore some brass instruments and see fairytale scenes with brass accompaniment.

Practical information
  • Programme length: 45–50 minutes.
  • The programme is intended for pre-school children between 4 and 6 years of age or (by agreement) for individual children accompanied by parents.
  • The maximum capacity for a workshop is 25 children.
  • The ticket price is CZK 100. Teachers accompanying children are admitted free of charge.
  • Reserve tickets at the e-mail address edu(zavinac)
  • We also offer the Rudolfínek programmes in English.