The 65th Prague Spring International Music Festival
Prague Spring International Music Festival 2010
The Prague Spring International Music Festival 2010 will be held from the 12th May to 4th June, Prague Spring is
in it`s 65th year with composers and musicians from all over the world partcipating.
Dates : 12th May to 4th June 2010
Website : www.festival.cz
Tickets : On sale from Ticketpro
The 65th Prague Spring International Music Festival 2010 promises to be a huge hit again, with musicians, sololists
and orchestras from all parts of the world participating. The birth of the Prague Spring was in 1946 as
all of Czechoslovakia celebrated the first anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
The early years of the Festival concentrated not only on Czech music and Czech composers [ Bedrich Smetana,
Antonin Dvorak, Leos Janacek and Bohuslav Martinu ] but also other great nations such as USA, Great Britain and France, with
also top solosists, singers and conductors from the Soviet Union.
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The 64th Prague Spring International Music Festival
Prague Spring and the project Martinů Revisited
Tomorrow and Friday night, the Czech Philharmonic will perform a concert version of fragments from the opera
Julietta by Bohuslav Martinů under the baton of Sir Charles Mackerras with the participation of top singers
from around the world with Magdalena Kožena in the leading role. After numerous preparatory events, this will bring the
project Martinů Revisited into its realization phase. At the initiative of the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation and of
the Bohuslav Martinů Institute, with the broad participation of Czech and foreign cultural institutions, on the occasion
of the 50th anniversary of the composer’s death, increased attention will be paid to his work and to the worldwide context
of his composing.
Martinů’s music will therefore rightfully become one of the programming priorities of the 2009 Prague
Spring festival and of the following annual festival in 2010, when the cultural public will commemorate the 120th anniversary
of the composer’s birth. Dominant among the works by Martinůincluded in the festival’s programming will be
the composer’s music for voice and instruments. In the course of this year’s festival there will be successive
performances of the song cycle Niponari, performances of the complete Polička cantatas (Legend of the Smoke
from Potato Fires, The Romance of the Dandelions, The Opening of the Springs and Mikeš of
the Mountains) and The Wedding Shirt, in 2010 Czech Rhapsody and a staged performance of the cantata
Bouquet of Flowers. Besides a broad selection of chamber works, among the composer’s orchestral compositions
included in the festival program for 2009 will be the Double Concerto for two string orchestras, piano and timpani,
performed by the Czech Philharmonic and Zdeněk Macal, Rhapsody, H 171,
with the Orchestre Philharmonique
du Luxembourg and the conductor Emmanuel Krivin,Sinfonietta La Jolla, H 328,
with the Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
of South Bohemia and Stanislav Vavřinek and the Toccata e due canzoni, H 311,
with the Kammerorchester Basel,
the ensemble to which Martinů dedicated the work and which gave its first performance under the baton of Paul Sacher
in 1947. In planning performances of works for soloist and orchestra, the festival’s intention was arrange performances
by foreign guest soloists. Performing the composer’s Violin
Concerto No. 2, H 293, will be Frank Peter Zimmermann
together with the Norddeutscher Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Hamburg and the conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi, and performing
the Duo Concertant for two violins and orchestra, H 264,
will be the French violinist Regis Pasquier and Bohuslav
Matoušek, the artists who have recorded the work for the Hyperion label.
Bohuslav Martinů the man and his works will also be commemorated in the programming of both year’s
festivals in relation to his teacher Albert Roussel and to Martinů’s own pupils (for example, this is the concept
for the programming of the concert of the Czech Nonet on 24 May in Vencovsky Assembly Hall at the University of Economics),
and music inspired by Martinů’s works will also be included (e.g. Variations on a Theme of
64th INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Press Release No. 1
10 December 2008Bohuslav Martinů
by Zdeněk Zouhar and Sonata No. 2 for violin “In
Memory of Bohuslav
Martinů” by Jaroslav Doubrava).
Prague Spring will also participate in preparations for an international musicological conference on the composers
works, organized by the Bohuslav Martinů Institute, to be held during the festival on 29 – 31 May 2009.
June 2008 compared with May 2008
Industrial production stable in euro area
Up by 0.1% in EU27
In June 2008 compared with May 2008, seasonally adjusted industrial production1 remained unchanged in the euro area2 (EA15)
and grew by 0.1% in the EU272. In May3 production fell by 1.8% and 1.3% respectively.
In June 2008 compared with June 2007, industrial production decreased by 0.5% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU27.
These estimates are released by Eurostat, the Statistical Office
of the European Communities.
Euro area and EU27 production, total industry excluding
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In June 2008 compared with May 2008, production of energy increased by 1.0% in the euro area and by 0.6% in the EU27.
Non-durable consumer goods grew by 0.9% and 0.7% respectively. Durable consumer goods fell by 0.1% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU27. Intermediate goods declined by 0.2% in the euro area,
but remained stable in the EU27. Capital goods decreased by
0.4% and 0.3% respectively.
In June 2008, among the Member States for which data are available, industrial production rose in eleven
and fell in ten. The highest increases were registered in Portugal (+3.0%), the Netherlands (+2.9%) and Poland (+2.8%), while the largest falls were recorded in Ireland (-5.3%), Denmark (-3.7%)
and Bulgaria (-2.4%).
In June 2008 compared with June 2007, production of capital goods increased by 1.4% in both zones. Non-durable
consumer goods fell by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.7% in
the EU27. Energy declined by 0.8% and 0.3% respectively. Intermediate
goods decreased by 1.1% in the euro area and by 0.9% in the
EU27. Durable consumer goods fell by 5.3% and 3.7% respectively.
In June 2008, among the Member States for which data are available, industrial production rose in twelve
and fell in nine. The highest increases were registered in Poland (+7.3%), Slovakia (+6.3%) and Ireland (+6.1%), while the largest decreases were recorded in Spain (-9.0%), Latvia (-5.2%)
and Estonia (-4.7%).
1. For methodology, see News Release 38/2000 of 23 March 2000.
Total industry (excluding construction). According to the Council Regulation 1165/98 Eurostat publishes national
seasonally adjusted data if available. For the other Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Spain,
Cyprus and Luxembourg) Eurostat performs the adjustment. This means that different methodologies are used to make the seasonal
adjustment of the national series.
The seasonally adjusted euro area and EU series are calculated by aggregating the working day adjusted series
from individual Member States and performing an adjustment for seasonal effects on these series. Therefore the seasonally
adjusted figures for total industry (excluding construction) is based directly on the working day adjusted series coming from
the Member States and not on an aggregation of the seasonally adjusted indices from
the Member States. The euro area and EU seasonally adjusted growth rates might differ from the weighted
growth rates of the individual Member States (see Methodology of the industrial production index). This procedure also implies
that the aggregation of the overall figures is not based on the published details (intermediate, capital, durable, non-durable
Missing observations from Member States are estimated for the calculation of the euro area and the EU aggregates.
2. The euro area (EA15) consists of Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta,
the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia and Finland.
The EU27 includes Belgium (BE), Bulgaria (BG), the Czech Republic (CZ), Denmark (DK), Germany (DE), Estonia
(EE), Ireland (IE), Greece (EL), Spain (ES), France (FR), Italy (IT), Cyprus (CY), Latvia (LV), Lithuania (LT), Luxembourg
(LU), Hungary (HU), Malta (MT), the Netherlands (NL), Austria (AT), Poland (PL), Portugal (PT), Romania (RO), Slovenia (SI),
Slovakia (SK), Finland (FI), Sweden (SE) and the United Kingdom (UK).
3. Data of previous months have been revised compared to those issued in the News Release 100/2008 of 14 July 2008. The
figures for May 2008 were -1.9% in the euro area and -1.4% in the EU27 for the monthly changes, and -0.6% in the euro area
and -0.5% in the EU27 for the yearly changes.
Issued by: Eurostat Press Office
Tel: +352-4301-33 444
For further information on data:
Tel: +352-4301-35 186
Eurostat news releases on the Internet: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat
Selected Principal European Economic Indicators: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/euroindicators
Many probably remember the uproar in the press and
academia in 2005 when Harvard University President Lawrence H. Summers suggested that the lack of female scientists in the
due to the “innate” differences between men and women. A lot has been said and written on this topic, but it does
statistically appear that there are more men than women in science in the United
The female students at the USA/USA Program do not
pay attention to these numbers; many of them actively pursue undergraduate degrees in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Biochemistry
etc., and then continue on a PhD track. One of many such students, Olga Davydenko, 22, is from Sevastopol. Double-majoring in Biochemistry and Bioengineering, she will be graduating Magna
Cum Laude from Union College
in June of 2008. She will start a PhD program in the fall. Union College
is an independent, highly selective undergraduate institution that has educated prominent bankers, inventors, writers, scientists, diplomats, lawyers, and a former President of the
United States - Chester A. Arthur. Located
in Schenectady, a small town in upstate New York,
this is a perfect place for young minds to focus on their academics.
After trying in vain to shove her old high school
interest in Chemistry and Biology under a rug, and pursuing a degree in accounting, Olga came to Union.
I asked Olga about her prospects in “soft sciences.” The energetic, effervescent and witty young scientist replied,
“Well lets see, if it wasn’t for USA/USA I would have now graduated with a degree in accounting from
Technical University, which
does not sound bad at all, except I hated economics and loathed working a boring job for the rest of my life. I would also
be married now. Shudder.”
Once given a chance to study something she really
loved, Olga used every opportunity to learn more and be a leading example in her field. She is President of the Chemistry
Club at Union. All three of her campus jobs are directly related to learning more and encouraging
others to learn as well: She works 20 hours a week as a tutor for the Biology Department, is a tutoring supervisor for The
Academic Opportunity Program (AOP) and the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), and a lab technician for one
of her Biochemistry professors. This girl does not seem to stop working even during her summer breaks. “ Every summer
during my undergraduate career I did research. After my freshman year I was in Ukraine
working on the USA/USA seminar and conducting research in the Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas located in Sevastopol.
The summer after my sophomore year I completed an Endocrine Society Fellowship while working in a reproductive endocrinology
lab at the Wadsworth Center in Albany, NY. The past summer before my
last year of college I was a Union College Summer Research Fellow working on the project that was to become my senior thesis
(which it did).”
After her acceptance as one of the 10 USA/USA Program
scholars in 2001, Olga has been actively giving back to the Program. She worked without monetary compensation for three summers
at the USA/USA Seminars where, together with other volunteers, she instructed the new USA/USA scholars on how to write essays,
study for the SATs and fill out financial aid forms. Besides teaching scholars about the technicalities of the application
process, the USA/USA Seminars turn into galvanizing gatherings for young Ukrainian talent, inspiring them to reach high and
work hard. Not every USA/USA scholar ends up coming to the United States, but each of them remembers their Seminar and is
“never the same” after they’ve completed it.
Young scientific minds like Olga would not have had
an opportunity to pursue their passion in science in Ukraine:
they all confess that it’s a sad situation with inadequate equipment in the labs and low salaries for scientists. If
they stayed back in Ukraine, these students would most probably have chosen
other career paths, the same way Olga tried accounting, and their gift to science would be completely lost, both for Ukraine and for humanity. After coming to the United States they can work on their research and become true leaders in the field, and then
set up world-class research labs in Ukraine.
The USA/USA Program serves exactly these motivated, talented students, opening the doors of opportunity to regular Ukrainians
from ordinary families who are eager to learn in a world-class environment.
I asked Olga in private whether she came to the USA to stay, to which she responded that she likes being in this country solely as a science
student because “the labs are fantastic,” but she misses “the general atmosphere of Ukraine.”
To find out more about the USA/USA Program and its
students please contact Yevheniya Krutko, the Executive Director of the organization.
80 Maiden Lane, suite 606
New York, NY
419, or 'THE SPANISH PRISONER' , exhibit opens in Barcelona January 18, 2008
project on the Nigerian e-mail scam known as the 419, with a documentary section by curator Jeffrey Swartz and a video installation
by Catalan artist Pep Dardanyà, will open at the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, on January 18, 2008. The exhibition
runs to March 23.
One part of the exhibition space is dedicated
to a documentary portrait of the 419 advanced fee fraud, featuring books, CDs, objects, document portfolios and reproductions
of documents and images, as well as scambaiter merchandising and a computer where links might be explored. This portrait includes
an analysis of the internet culture that facilitates the success of 419, its legal ramifications, the world of anti-scam activism
and scam-baiting, as well as a view into present day Nigeria and the cultural dynamics of Lagos where the scam originated.
Pep Dardanyà contributes the video installation "Correlation 1.1", which astutely points up
the contradictions and ambivalences of culture contact between post-colonial Nigeria and the First World.
A full overview of the documentation to be exhibited and internet links related to the show have been posted here. A more complete press release from the previous venue in Vic is available here .
A video of the exhibit in Girona can be viewed
The article published in the Spanish daily El
País on November 23 can be found here.
Project produced in collaboration with Centre
d'Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona
Culture Minister George Voulgarakis announced on Tuesday that an indication will be placed at the Acropolis
on March 26 that this emblem of Greek cultural heritage will be proclaimed the top monument on the European Heritage Monuments
List being prepared. He was speaking here at the end of the informal meeting of European Union culture ministers.
theme of the informal council was "The economy of culture", meaning economic activity about culture that produces income and
jobs and constitutes a new dimension.
"We are still at the beginning. It is a policy in the making," Voulgarakis told
Greek reporters, underlining the different starting points of rapprochement between countries whose "cultural" interests concern,
for example, a developed cinema industry and others, such as Greece, whose "heavy artillery" of cultural interests lies in
the utilisation of their cultural heritage.
The Greek minister also referred to the European Heritage Monuments List
being prepared, that was scheduled recently at the initiative of France, Spain and Hungary and was supported by Greece, stressing
that the ultimate aim of the undertaking is its inclusion in a programme of the European Union to enable funds to be found
for the preservation of monuments.
Federal Minister Steinmeier opens Charlemagne Prize exhibition in Brussels
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who is in Brussels for a General Affairs Council meeting, today opens an exhibition
on "The International Charlemagne Prize of the City of Aachen" in the Council's Justus Lipsius building.
On display are portraits of the 48 people who have been awarded the prize from 1950 to 2006, including the founding fathers
of Europe and personalities who have played a key part in promoting European unity such as Alcide de Gasperi (1952), Jean
Monnet (1953) and Konrad Adenauer (1954), continuing through to present-day laureates like Valéry Giscard d’Estaing
(2003), Patrick Cox/Pope John Paul II (2004), Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (2005) and Jean-Claude Juncker (2006).
In December 2006, the board of directors of the Charlemagne Prize Society decided that the 2007 International Charlemagne
Prize would go to former Spanish foreign minister and ex-NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana Madariaga, now High Representative
and Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union. Solana's great-uncle, Salvador de Madariaga, was also awarded
the Charlemagne Prize in 1973. Traditionally, the award ceremony takes place in Aachen on Ascension Day. In 2007, this falls
on 17 May.
The exhibition is one of the events in the Cultural Programme organized by the German EU Council Presidency.
The exhibition has been organized by the Foundation for the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen and the city of Aachen
in cooperation with the German Foreign Office, the German Permanent Representation to the European Union and the Goethe-Institut,
and has been co-sponsored by Deutsche Telekom.
Note for the media: This event is open to the media. If you are interested in attending, please contact
the Council's Press Office.
Meeting of the European Union Troika and Afghanistan
On 29 January 2007 a meeting between the European Union Troika and Afghanistan will take place at the Federal Foreign Office.
The talks will centre on the development of the situation in Afghanistan during the past year, the EU's activities in Afghanistan
and Afghanistan's relations with its neighbours. The European Union is one of the most important promoters of reconstruction
Javier Solana, High Representative for the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy, and Benita Ferrero-Waldner, EU Commissioner
for External Relations, will represent the European Union at the meeting, which is to be chaired by Federal Foreign Minister
Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Foreign Minister Rangin Spanta will head the Afghan delegation. Portuguese Foreign Minister Luís
Amado will also participate in the talks within the context of the incoming presidency.
Now is the Time for U.S. Employers to Hire European Students for Summer 2007
(OPENPRESS) January, 12, 2007 Moscow, Russia -- Over 1,000 college and university students in Europe are highly motivated,
dedicated, and reliable employees who are looking for a U.S. employer for the summer of 2007.
"We provide employers
with English-speaking international students for unskilled service industry positions such as kitchen help, housekeepers,
lifeguards, amusement park workers, and similar jobs. These are highly motivated college or university students who are all
18 and over. They all speak and understand English very well," explained Alex Lazarev, from the J-1 Jobs Group.
J-1Jobs Group was founded by former participants of the Work and Travel program. They specialize in helping qualified students
and American employers find each other. They do not charge employers for their placement services.
"The workers we
provide all have the proper J-1 visa and are anxious to live and work in the U.S.A. for the summer. All of our participants
are eager and motivated because they can earn more in the U.S. than in their homeland. The experience enables them to develop
their theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as to enrich their command of the language and improve their communication
skills. Students build their future and are patient, thoughtful, and very smart," said Lazarev.
More than 500 students
have received jobs through the program in the past two years. More than 40 companies have hired the students, including McDonalds,
Seven Eleven, Continental Pools, College Pro, Gabby's Kitchen, Squire Tarbox Inn, and LAM Enterprises amusement park.
get workers for next summer, you need to fill out a request now. Students must apply for a visa very soon, and to do so they
must prove they have a job. That's why students need job offers from U.S. employers right now," said Lazarev.
can find more information, and a form to request student employees by visiting http://www.GetSummerStaff.com on the Internet.
About J-1 Jobs Group:
The J-1 Jobs Group is a placement service for highly qualified, motivated,
and reliable European college and university students who want summer jobs in the U.S.A. There is no fee to employers for
U.S. Phone: (617) 326-3842
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