For children and parents


These entertaining concerts and workshops are for everyone who listens with an open mind. Come to the Rudolfinum to share in the fun and learn lots of interesting things about the world of music and much more.

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 The Animals and the Robbers Made of Brass
  • Annotated concert
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  • Children age 4-7 with parents

The Animals and the Robbers Made of Brass

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? And what happens if people who play these instruments lose their front teeth? So how about coming to explore some brass instruments? Come to the Rudolfinum for a fairy tale.

 A Little Train Ride with Dvořák
  • Annotated concert
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  • Children from 6 to 8 years with parents

A Little Train Ride with Dvořák

The journey can be the destination. Come to a chamber concert of Antonín Dvořák's music with us. Where are we going? As far as America. How are we travelling? With Dvořák's favourite means of transport of course. Who is coming with us? Real string music experts.

 The Emperor’s Nightingale – A Visit to the Court of the Emperor of China
  • Concert
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  • For children ages 7 - 10 with parents

The Emperor’s Nightingale – A Visit to the Court of the Emperor of China

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

 100 Minutes among the Tones
  • Workshop
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  • From 7 to 100 years

100 Minutes among the Tones

This is the fourth time that these non-traditional musical encounters led by Ondřej Tichý are taking place in the Rudolfinum. Come to take part in making the music heard with the Czech Philharmonic musicians and their musical friends.

 Musical Holiday among the Tones
  • Concert
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  • From 7 to 100 years

Musical Holiday among the Tones

Under the direction of Ondřej Tichý, the classical concert will turn into a special musical event. Come to join the Czech Philharmonic musicians and their musical friends to sense the acoustic possibilities of the Dvořák Hall and to hear what is written within its walls.

The 20th Century Steps to the New World.
  • Annotated concert
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  • From 12 years

Steps to the New World. • The 20th Century

We have decided to devote the entire 2022/2023 season to music written in the 20th century. The first concert will be a varied selection of modern music of different periods and styles. At the second concert we will encounter the music of George Gershwin. Stravinsky's Rite of Spring will be heard at the last concert. We offer subscriptions and tickets to individual concerts.

 Chamber Steps to the New World with Antonín Dvořák
  • Annotated concert
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  • From 12 years

Chamber Steps to the New World with Antonín Dvořák

To our concerts with commentary, we are adding a new series in the Suk Hall, which is a more intimate counterpart to the orchestral Steps to the New World in the Dvořák Hall. At these three subscription concerts, Dvořák's songs and chamber music are at the centre of our attention, including the famous Moravian Duets, Gypsy Melodies, and "American Quartet".

Lectures and masterclasses Ivan Moravec Academy
  • Workshop
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  • From 12 years

Ivan Moravec Academy • Lectures and masterclasses

The Ivan Moravec Academy was founded to honour the great Czech pianist and teacher Prof. Ivan Moravec. The academy is continuing the tradition of his famed masterclasses, lectures, and listening seminars. The theme this year will be Beethoven’s piano music and chamber works. The guests will be two superb pianists: Alfred Brendel and Boris Giltburg.

 Joint Orchestra of Music School Pupils and the Czech Philharmonic Musicians
  • Concert
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  • From 12 years

Joint Orchestra of Music School Pupils and the Czech Philharmonic Musicians

In this project, pupils from elementary schools of the arts all around the Czech Republic encounter their experienced colleagues from the Czech Philharmonic. After half a year of intense preparations, the project culminates with joint rehearsals for a gala concert where the orchestra plays under the baton of Petr Altrichter.

 My Uncle Vanished. Where Did He Go, Mr. President?
  • Workshop
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  • From 14 years

My Uncle Vanished. Where Did He Go, Mr. President?

Programme inspired by the life story of priest Josef Toufar, who was tortured to death by Communist State Security officers in January 1950. With the Czech Philharmonic musicians, members of the Disman Radio Children’s Ensemble and music by Slavomír Hořínka.

Workshops for the elderly Musica Ludus or Music by Play
  • Workshop
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  • From 60 years

Musica Ludus or Music by Play • Workshops for the elderly

We also invite the elderly to non-traditional musical encounters. Everybody, regardless of age, abilities, and musical experience can join in. Because it will above all be about the joy of new social bonds, the experience of listening to music, finding new links between rythm, tempo, movement, instrument colours, and silence between the notes.

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