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Year of Czech Music

The Year of Czech Music (YCM) is a unique event, its origins dating back to 1924 when the centenary of Bedřich Smetana's birth was first celebrated

Subsequently, with few exceptions, the YCM took place every following decade and gradually expanded its program to include anniversaries of other giants of Czech music (such as Antonín Dvořák, Josef Suk, Leoš Janáček, Bohuslav Martinů, etc.). The celebrations of the 200th anniversary will be an ongoing annual event, especially in the Czech Republic.

Throughout the year 2024, a series of concerts commemorating not only the anniversaries of Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček, Josef Suk, Bohuslav Martinů, or Jiří Šlitr will take place, but also a multitude of events where music will become part of exhibitions, lectures, or film screenings.

You can find a detailed program within the Year of Czech Music HERE.

Program of the Year of Czech Music in Stockholm:

We will be accompanied throughout the Year of Czech Music by the painted wooden figure Tititi, created by Tereza Talichová, which, on the occasion of this event and the 200th anniversary of Bedřich Smetana's birth, refers to the author's favorite work, Libuše, an opera.

The graphic design of the Year of Czech Music comes from the studio of Studia Najbrt, and the author of the invitations and other graphics is Tuan Vuong working in this studio.

Compared to previous years, this year's celebrations of the Year of Czech Music will be open not only to classical music but also to other musical genres. Thus, the YCM will offer a great variety that the current Czech music scene provides.