Smetana Days

As March begins, the city of Pilsen rings with the tones of classical music. The sold-out concerts prove that this genre still has plenty of fans in the 21st century. This love is then carried over to the Smetana Days festival, which is held every year in Pilsen as a way to honour one of the Czech Republic’s most significant composers, Bedřich Smetana. Come and listen to the music that will speak to your soul, and let the festival surprise you with concerts of other genres, as well as with a colourful accompanying programme.

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Smetana Days Festival in Pilsen
02.03.2023 - 06.04.2023
Depending on the event
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The legacy of Bedřich Smetana

The traditional festival doesn’t bear the name of the leading Czech composer by accident. Bedřich Smetana attended grammar school in Pilsen, where his uncle was the headmaster. During his time in Pilsen, Smetana decided to pursue a music career and wrote a number of his first small-scale piano pieces here.

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