I just returned from an 8-day concert tour of Prague, Czech Republic, with the Magical Strings of Youth. 45 violinists from Chicago, along with 4 students from The Music Within Us program, presented 8 concerts in 8 days throughout the city.
Venues included Smetana Hall in the Municipal House; the Beethoven Festival in Teplice; St. Nicholas Church in Old Town Square; Lobkowicz Palace in Prague Castle; the Rudolfinum; the Czech Music Museum; and Nelahozeves Castle. Audiences included renowned violinist Josef Suk (a descendant of the composer Antonin Dvorak), and Prince William Lobkowicz. Joining the group in performances were the Northern Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, and internationally acclaimed violin soloist Vadim Gluzman.
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