Prague Proms 2012 is over

The 8th season of Prague Proms brought many premieres. Among them the world premiere of the composition penned for the Proms and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra by an American composer and trumpet player Nicholas Payton. Other premieres included Duke Ellington's famous New Orleans Suite first time performed in the Czech Republic. It was also the first time some of the guest artists appeared in the Czech Republic. Kurt Elling, the most successful jazz vocalist of the last decade, or Gabriela Montero, the brilliant Venezuelan pianist belong among them. And it was also the first time that the Proms were officially opened on the open-air stage at the Wenceslas Square by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra with the Hollywood Night program.


Also it was the season marked by consolidating of ranks. A sensitive event management integrated the quality summer repertoire spanning from classics over the film music and musicals to the Cuban rhythms. The space was given to young progressive jazz bands at the Prague Proms Jazz Dock Open, or to the theatre performance Leoš or Your most Faithful by the Goose on a String Theatre, recently awarded by Alfred Radok's prize.
Undoubtedly the Prague Proms festival belongs on the map of the greatest Prague music events. This might be proved by Prague Lord Mayor's patronage over the festival which made another step to become the most extensive event on summer festival scene in the Czech Republic.

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