Orchestral Program

Orchestral musicians are invited to participate in a rigorous program of instruction and performance including major orchestral ensembles, chamber music, opera orchestra performances and private lessons. Participants will have the opportunity to perform in world-class venues, including the Mozarteum in Salzburg. The orchestra will also perform in Le nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte in Prague and Salzburg.


Instrumentalists will have the opportunity to play chamber music, and have coachings and masterclasses from principals and members of professional orchestras. Intensive orchestra workshops are planned with renowned orchestral musicians. Instrumental musicians will also the opportunity to take private lessons from leading teachers from the Prague Conservatory, where Antonin Dvorak was once the director.

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Orchestral Program Performances:

  • Two (2) orchestral programs of major repertoire at historic venues in Prague and Salzburg
  • Perform in Le nozze di Figaro
  • Perform in Die Zauberflöte
  • Chamber music performances in historic venues in Prague and Tabor
  • Performances with Festival Artistic Director John Nardolillo, conductor James Burton, and guest artists.


Program Highlights:

  • Orchestra and opera rehearsals
  • Masterclasses with orchestral players from major orchestras in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria
  • Intensive workshops with major orchestra musicians
  • Chamber Music
  • Opportunities to attend rehearsals at the Czech National Theatre, the Prague Symphony or the Czech Philarmonic.



Conductors will act as assistant conductors for full opera productions, the opera scenes program, and the full orchestral programs. Conductors will have the opportunity to lead the orchestra in rehearsal and conduct in staging rehearsals, and may have concert opportunities. They will work closely with the music director and festival conductors, receive individual lessons, and participate in career development seminars.


Arts Administrators will have the opportunity to work behind the scenes on the planning and artistic operations as they relate to the festival. Each participant will be given important responsibilities related to producing operas, orchestral concerts, chamber music, recitals, touring, and other elements of running a major international festival. These may include orchestra management, music library, theatre production assistant, festival coordinator, personnel manager, tour manager, and stage director’s assistant.