The Teatro Colón is the main opera house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is considered one of the ten best opera houses in the world by National Geographic, is acoustically considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world; the present Colón replaced an original theatre which opened in 1857. Towards the end of the century it became clear that a new theatre was needed and, after a 20-year process, the present theatre opened on 25 May 1908, with Giuseppe Verdi's Aïda; the Teatro Colón was visited by the foremost singers and opera companies of the time, who would sometimes go on to other cities including Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. After this period of huge international success, the theatre's decline became clear and plans were made for massive renovations. After an initial start of works to restore the landmark in 2005, the theatre was closed for refurbishment from October 2006 to May 2010, it re-opened on 24 May 2010, with a programme for the 2010 season. The first Teatro Colón was designed by Charles Pellegrini, proved to be a successful venue for over 30 years, with 2,500 seats with the inclusion of a separate gallery reserved only for people who were in mourning.
The construction started in 1856 and completed in 1857. This was celebrated with an opening on April 27, 1857, with Verdi's La traviata, just four years after its Italian premiere; the production starred Sofia Vera Lorini as Enrico Tamberlik as Alfredo. This theater was closed on September 13th 1888 to step aside for a new improved building, opened twenty years on Libertad street, overlooking Plaza Lavalle. In that period of time, the 1890 crisis and its effects were the cause for the delay in the completion of this second theater. Before the construction of the current Teatro Colón, opera performances were given in several theatres, of which the first Teatro Colón and the Teatro Opera were the most important; the principal company that performed at the Teatro Opera moved to the Teatro Colón in 1908. However, major companies performed at the Teatro Politeama and the Teatro Coliseo which opened in 1907; the theatre is bounded by the wide 9 de Julio Avenue, Libertad Street, Arturo Toscanini Street, Tucumán Street.
It is in the heart of the city on a site once occupied by Ferrocarril Oeste's Plaza Parque station. The auditorium is horseshoe-shaped, has 2,487 seats, standing room for 1,000 and a stage, 20 m wide, 15 m high and 20 m deep; the low-rise building has 6 floors above ground and 3 below ground, 7 elevators with a facade of applied masonry. It has a large central chandelier with 700 light bulbs; the original architect was the Italian Francesco Tamburini. The original auditorium "had eight boxes with metal grilles and a separate entrance, so that those in mourning could still attend performances, but remain dignifiedly sequestered from public view"; the Colon's acoustics are considered to be so good as to place it in the top five performance venues in the world. Luciano Pavarotti held a similar opinion; the present theatre, the second with that name, opened on 25 May 1908, after twenty years under construction, was inaugurated with Aida by the Italian company directed by Luigi Mancinelli and tenor Amedeo Bassi, soprano Lucia Crestani.
The second presentation was Thomas' Hamlet with the baritone Titta Ruffo During the inaugural season seventeen operas were performed with famous stars such as Ruffo, Feodor Chaliapin in Boito's Mefistofele, Antonio Paoli in Verdi's Otello. The cornerstone of the present Teatro Colón was laid in 1889 under the direction of architect Francesco Tamburini and his pupil, Vittorio Meano, who designed a theatre in the Italian style on a scale and with amenities which matched those in Europe. However, delays followed due to financial difficulties, arguments regarding the location, the death of Tamburini in 1891, the murder of Meano in 1904 and the death of Angelo Ferrari, an Italian businessman, financing the new theatre; the building was completed in 1908 under the direction of the Belgian architect Julio Dormal who made some changes in the structure and left his mark in the French style of the decoration. The bas-reliefs and busts on the facade are the work of sculptor Luigi Trinchero; the theatre's opening on 25 May, the Día de la Patria in Argentina, featured a performance of Verdi's Aida and it became a world-famous operatic venue rivaling La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera in attracting most of the world's best opera singers and conductors.
The Teatro was bombed by anarchists in 1910. The bomb landed in the middle of the orchestra. Clemenceau describes the attack. A senior official told me; the wounded were carried off as best as possible, the room was emptied by the cries of fury, the material damage repaired during the day which followed, not a woman of society missed the representation of the morrow. It is a fine trait of character that honors the female element of the Argentine nation. I am not quite sure that in Paris the hall would have been full in such cases."Ballet stars performed at the Colón alongside Argentine dancers and classical instrumentalists. This included Lida Martinoli; when she retired from dancing, Martinoli began to choreograph. She died in Santa Fe; the tragic 1971 aviation death of two of the best known of these, Norma Fontenla and José Neglia, was commemorated with a monument in neighbouring Lavalle Square. With excellent acoustics and moder
Cathedral of St. Joseph (Hartford, Connecticut)
The Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, United States, is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford. Dedicated on May 15, 1962, it stands on the site of the old cathedral destroyed by fire on December 31, 1956. Designed by Eggers & Higgins of New York City, it rises 281 feet from the sidewalk; the cathedral is located on Farmington Avenue just outside downtown Hartford across from the Aetna building. The bell tower contains 12 carillon bells cast in the Netherlands by Fritsen, they range in weight from 225 pounds up to 3850 pounds. The cathedral itself is made of concrete with the outside covered in Alabama limestone; the cathedral is noted for its large expanse of spectacular stained glass windows crafted in Paris, the ceramic tile mural behind the altar depicting "Christ in Glory,", the largest in the world. The capacity of the cathedral is about 1,880 people including the two side chapels. There is a lower church below the upper church. There are two main chapels on the side of the church.
One contains the altar. It contains a mural of his disciples; the chapel on the left has a mural depicting the holy family. Other small chapels contains kneelers for visitors. Lawrence Stephen McMahon The pipe organ is one of the largest in Connecticut containing more than 8,000 pipes; the organ is designed by the Austin Organ Company, based in Hartford. It includes 137 ranks; the organ has been used for many concerts. List of Catholic cathedrals in the United States List of cathedrals in the United States Official Cathedral Site Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Official Site
Oregon Bach Festival
Oregon Bach Festival is an annual celebration of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his musical legacy, held in Eugene, United States, in late June and early July. The Executive Director is Janelle McCoy; the role of artistic director was held by German organist and conductor Helmuth Rilling. The festival's programming is three-fold, it presents a diverse slate of concerts and guest artists, which in recent years has included non-Bach-related programs by Garrison Keillor, Bobby McFerrin, Frederica von Stade and Yo-Yo Ma. The Wall Street Journal has called the OBF "one of the world’s leading music festivals"; the Oregon Bach Festival is a donor-supported program of the University of Oregon. The activities of the festival are concentrated at Eugene's Hult Center for the Performing Arts and at the University of Oregon's School of Music & Dance at Beall Hall; the festival was founded in 1970 by German conductor Helmuth Rilling and the former president of the American Choral Directors Association, Royce Saltzman, as an informal series of classes and concerts at the University of Oregon.
By the late 1970s, the roster had expanded to include full-scale choral-orchestral performances. Although inspired by the music of Bach, the festival moved beyond a strict boundary of repertoire. Bach, remains a centerpiece of the festival via Helmuth Rilling's conducting master class, which leads students through Cantatas, Masses and other such choral works. Additionally, the festival performs the largest Bach works with full forces; the success of the Bach Festival model and structure led Helmuth Rilling to create the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart and several other Bach Academies around the world. In addition to the leadership of Helmuth Rilling, many other musicians have developed long-term relationships with the OBF. Conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane has been performing at the festival for over 20 years, musicologist Robert Levin has been a frequent participant. Baroque specialist Monica Huggett has appeared as an ensemble leader in 2009 and 2010. Baritone Thomas Quasthoff made his American debut at the OBF in 1995 and has returned several times since.
Recent appearances have been made by Midori, Sarah Chang, the Kronos Quartet, The Five Browns, a variety of other classical stars. The festival hosts "cross-over" or popular acts like Garrison Keillor, Savion Glover, Pink Martini, PDQ Bach. Royce Saltzman retired in 2006 and was replaced as Executive Director by John Evans, a former BBC producer and published Benjamin Britten scholar. Since Evans's arrival in 2007, the festival has expanded to include concerts throughout Oregon, including at Portland's Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and Bend's Tower Theatre. Recent seasons have included collaborations with other regional arts organizations, including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Eugene Ballet; the Festival has completed its first endowment campaign, raising over $10 million. The 2010 festival, billed as a 40th-anniversary gala year, included appearances by Thomas Quasthoff, Pink Martini, Bobby McFerrin, Robert Levin and Ya-Fei Chuang, the Portland Baroque Orchestra.
It featured a Bernstein celebration featuring a residency by Jamie Bernstein. In 2010 the festival announced the formation of a search committee to find a successor to Helmuth Rilling. In August 2011, OBF Executive Director John Evans announced that 35-year-old British conductor and keyboardist Matthew Halls, who has made significant conducting debuts with the Houston Symphony, Bach Collegium Stuttgart, Berlin Radio Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, as well as founding and leading the pioneering Retrospect Ensemble, will assume artistic leadership of the University of Oregon event after the 2013 season. Phyllis and Andy Berwick donated $7.25 million to the festival in 2014, the largest gift in the group's history. Berwick Hall was christened as the first permanent home of the Festival in October 2017. In 2017, Matthew Halls was unexpectedly dismissed as artistic director; the festival has commissioned, co-commissioned, or presented premieres of numerous musical works, including: Felix Mendelssohn, The Uncle from Boston Stephen Paulus, Symphony for Strings Arvo Pärt, Litany Osvaldo Golijov, Oceana Krzysztof Penderecki, Credo Tan Dun, Water Passion Sven-David Sandström, Messiah Sir James MacMillan, A European Requiem Kim André Arnesen, Falling into Mercy Philip Glass, Piano Concerto No. 3 Richard Danielpour, The Passion of Yeshua The festival has released or participated in 12 commercial recordings since 1990, with the recording of Penderecki's Credo winning the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance.
The festival has initiated a media partnership with Minnesota Public Radio that provides for the syndication and worldwide broadcast of live concert recordings. List of Bach festivals The Oregon Bach Festival (o
Smith College is a private, independent women's liberal arts college with coed graduate and certificate programs in Northampton, Massachusetts. It is the largest member of the Seven Sisters. In its 2018 edition, U. S. News & World Report ranked. Smith is a member of the Five Colleges Consortium, which allows its students to attend classes at four other Pioneer Valley institutions: Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, Hampshire College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst; the college was chartered in 1871 by a bequest of Sophia Smith and opened its doors in 1875 with 14 students and 6 faculty. When she inherited a fortune from her father at age 65, Smith decided leaving her inheritance to found a women's college was the best way for her to fulfill the moral obligation she expressed in her will: I hereby make the following provisions for the establishment and maintenance of an Institution for the higher education of young women, with the design to furnish for my own sex means and facilities for education equal to those which are afforded now in our colleges to young men.
By 1915–16, the student enrollment was 1,724, the faculty numbered 163. Today, with some 2,600 undergraduates on campus, 250 students studying elsewhere, Smith is the largest endowed college for women in the country; the United States Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School at Smith College in Northampton, was training grounds for junior officers of the Women's Reserve of the U. S. Naval Reserve and was nicknamed "USS Northampton". On August 28, 1942, a total of 120 women reported to the school for training. Smith has been led by two acting presidents. For the 1975 centennial, the college inaugurated its first woman president, Jill Ker Conway, who came to Smith from Australia by way of Harvard and the University of Toronto. Since President Conway's term, all Smith presidents have been women, with the exception of John M. Connolly's one-year term as acting president in the interim after President Simmons left to lead Brown University. Laurenus Clark Seelye 1875–1910 Marion LeRoy Burton 1910–1917 William Allan Neilson 1917–1939 Elizabeth Cutter Morrow 1939–1940 Herbert Davis 1940–1949 Benjamin Fletcher Wright 1949–1959 Thomas Corwin Mendenhall 1959–1975 Jill Ker Conway 1975–1985 Mary Maples Dunn 1985–1995 Ruth Simmons 1995–2001 John M. Connolly 2001–2002 Carol T.
Christ 2002–2013 Kathleen McCartney 2013–presentOn December 10, 2012, the Board of Trustees announced Kathleen McCartney had been selected as the 11th president of Smith College effective July 1, 2013. The campus was planned and planted in the 1890s as a botanical garden and arboretum, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted; the campus landscape now encompasses 147 acres and includes more than 1,200 varieties of trees and shrubs. In April 2015, the faculty adopted an open-access policy to make its scholarship publicly accessible online. Smith College has 285 professors in 41 academic departments and programs, for a faculty:student ratio of 1:9. Smith College's acceptance rate for the class of 2022 was 31.0%. It was the first women's college in the United States to grant its own undergraduate degrees in engineering; the Picker Engineering Program offers a single ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in engineering science, combining the fundamentals of multiple engineering disciplines. Smith joined the SAT optional movement for undergraduate admission.
Smith runs its own junior year abroad programs in four European cities: Paris, Hamburg and Geneva. These programs are notable for requiring all studies to be conducted in the language of the host country. In some cases students live in homestays with local families. Nearly half of Smith's juniors study overseas, either through Smith JYA programs or at more than 40 other locations around the world. Junior math majors from other undergraduate institutions are invited to study at Smith College for one year through the Center for Women in Mathematics. Established in the fall of 2007 by Professors Ruth Haas and Jim Henle, the program aims to allow young women to improve their mathematical abilities through classwork and involvement in a department centered on women; the Center offers a post-baccalaureate year of math study to women who either did not major in mathematics as undergraduates or whose mathematics major was not strong. The Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute supports collaborative research without regard to the traditional boundaries of academic departments and programs.
Each year the Institute supports long-term and short-term projects proposed and organized by members of the Smith College faculty. By becoming Kahn Fellows, students get involved in interdisciplinary research projects and work alongside faculty and visiting scholars for a year. Students can develop leadership skills through Smith's two-year Phoebe Reese Lewis Leadership Program. Participants train in public speaking, analytical thinking, teamwork strategies and the philosophical aspects of leadership. Through Smith's internship program, "Praxis: The Liberal Arts at Work," every undergraduate is guaranteed access to one college funded internship during her years at the college; this program enables students to access interesting self-generated internship positions in social welfare and human services, the arts, health and other fields. The 2017 annual ranking of U. S. News & World Report categorizes Smith as'more sel
Dominick Argento was an American composer known for his lyric operatic and choral music. Among his best known pieces are the operas Postcard from Morocco, Miss Havisham's Fire, The Masque of Angels, The Aspern Papers, he is known for the song cycles Six Elizabethan Songs and From the Diary of Virginia Woolf. In a predominantly tonal context, his music combines tonality, atonality and a lyrical use of twelve-tone writing, though none of Argento's music approaches the experimental avant-garde fashions of the post-World War II era; as a student in the 1950s, Argento divided his time between the United States and Italy, his music is influenced both by his instructors in the United States and his personal affection for Italy the city of Florence. Many of Argento's works were written in Florence, he was a professor at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He remarked that he found residents of that city to be tremendously supportive of his work and thought his musical development would have been impeded had he stayed in the high-pressure world of East Coast music.
He was one of the founders of the Center Opera Company. Newsweek magazine once referred to the Twin Cities as "Argento's town."Argento wrote fourteen operas as well as major song cycles, orchestral works, many choral pieces for small and large forces. Many of these premiered by Minnesota-based artists, he referred to his wife, the soprano Carolyn Bailey, as his muse, she was a frequent performer of his works. Bailey died on February 2, 2006. In 2009, he was awarded the Brock Commission from the American Choral Directors Association; the son of Sicilian immigrants, Argento grew up in Pennsylvania. He found his music classes in elementary school to be "fifty-minute sessions of excruciating boredom". Upon graduating from high school, he was drafted into the Army and spent some time as a cryptographer. Following the war and using funding from the G. I. Bill, he began studying piano performance at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, he decided to switch to composition. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Peabody, where his teachers included Nicolas Nabokov, Henry Cowell, Hugo Weisgall.
While there, he was the music director of the Hilltop Musical Company, which Weisgall founded as a sort of answer to Benjamin Britten's festival at Aldeburgh—a venue for local composers to present new work. This experience gave Argento broad exposure to and experience in the world of new opera. Hilltop's stage director was the writer John Olon-Scrymgeour, with whom Argento collaborated on many operas. During this period, he spent a year in Florence on a scholarship of the U. S.-Italy Fulbright Commission. He has called the experience "life-altering. Argento continued graduate studies and received his Ph. D. from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Alan Hovhaness, Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson. Following completion of this degree, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to study/work for another year in Florence, he established a tradition of spending long periods of time in that city. Argento moved to Minneapolis in 1958 with his new wife, soprano Carolyn Bailey, to begin teaching theory and composition at the University of Minnesota.
Within a few years, he received commissions from every major performing group there. He has remarked that this constant feeling of strong community interest in his work made him feel at home in Minnesota, although he had at first resisted moving there. For several years, he hoped to find a position on his native East Coast. Argento became involved in writing music for productions at the then-new Guthrie Theater. In 1963, he and Scrymgeour founded the Center Opera Company, which became the Minnesota Opera, to be in residence at the Guthrie. Argento composed the short opera The Masque of Angels for the occasion as the first Performing Arts commission of the Walker Art Center; this work—with its complex harmonic language and an emphasis on expansive choral writing that prefigures his role as a prominent choral composer—firmly established his local prominence, as well as providing a role for his wife. By 1971, when his daring, surreal opera Postcard from Morocco opened at Center Opera, Argento's national reputation was secure, in part thanks to a glowing review by the principal music critic of The New York Times.
He received commissions from New York City Opera, the newly formed Minnesota Opera, Washington Opera, the Baltimore and St. Louis symphonies, among others. Argento developed close professional relationships with several prominent singers, notably Frederica von Stade, Janet Baker, Håkan Hagegård, tailoring some of his best-known song cycles to their talents. In the mid-1970s, Argento began writing choral works for the choir of Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis, which his friend Philip Brunelle directed; the partnership with Brunelle was fruitful, yielding commissions and premieres at Plymouth Church and at the Minnesota Opera, where Brunelle was Music Director. In this period Argento composed Jonah and the Whale, co-commissioned by Plymouth Congregational Church and the Cathedral of St. Mark-Episcopal, he began to receive larger commissions for choral works composing major pieces for the Dale Warland Singers, The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Buffalo Schola Cantorum, the Harvard and Yale glee clubs.
The recording by Frederica von Stade and the Minnesota Orchestra of his song cycle Casa Guidi won the 2004 Gr
Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east side of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street, two blocks south of Central Park. Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, it is one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music. Carnegie Hall has its own artistic programming and marketing departments, presents about 250 performances each season, it is rented out to performing groups. The hall has not had a resident company since 1962, when the New York Philharmonic moved to Lincoln Center's Philharmonic Hall. Carnegie Hall has 3,671 seats, divided among its three auditoriums. Carnegie Hall contains three separate performance spaces; the Isaac Stern Auditorium seats 2,804 on five levels and was named after violinist Isaac Stern in 1997 to recognize his efforts to save the hall from demolition in the 1960s.
The hall is enormously high, visitors to the top balcony must climb 137 steps. All but the top level can be reached by elevator; the main hall was home to the performances of the New York Philharmonic from 1892 until 1962. Known as the most prestigious concert stage in the U. S. all of the leading classical music and, more popular music performers since 1891 have performed there. After years of heavy wear and tear, the hall was extensively renovated in 1986; the Ronald O. Perelman Stage is 42 feet deep; the five levels of seating in the Stern Auditorium begin with the Parquet level, which has twenty-five full rows of thirty-eight seats and four partial rows at stage level, for a total of 1,021 seats. The First Tier and Second Tier consist of sixty-five boxes. Second from the top is the Dress Circle, seating 444 in six rows. At the top, the balcony seats 837. Although seats with obstructed views exist throughout the auditorium, only the Dress Circle level has structural columns. Zankel Hall, which seats 599, is named after Arthur Zankel.
Called Recital Hall, this was the first auditorium to open to the public in April 1891. Following renovations made in 1896, it was renamed Carnegie Lyceum, it was leased to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1898, converted into a cinema, which opened as the Carnegie Hall Cinema in May 1961 with the film White Nights by Luchino Visconti and was reclaimed for use as an auditorium in 1997. The reconstructed Zankel Hall is flexible in design and can be reconfigured in several different arrangements to suit the needs of the performers, it opened in September 2003. The 599 seats in Zankel Hall are arranged in two levels; the Parterre level seats a total of 463 and the Mezzanine level seats 136. Each level has a number of seats which are situated along the side walls, perpendicular to the stage; these seats are designated as boxes. The boxes on the Parterre level are raised above the level of the stage. Zankel Hall is accessible and its stage is 44 feet wide and 25 feet deep—the stage occupies one fifth of the performance space.
The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Recital Hall seats 268 and is named after Sanford I. Weill, a former chairman of the board, his wife Joan; this auditorium, in use since the hall opened in 1891, was called Chamber Music Hall. The Weill Recital Hall is the smallest of the three performance spaces, with a total of 268 seats; the Orchestra level contains fourteen rows of fourteen seats, a total of 196, the Balcony level contains 72 seats in five rows. The building contains the Carnegie Hall Archives, established in 1986, the Rose Museum, which opened in 1991; until 2009 studios above the Hall contained working spaces for artists in the performing and graphic arts including music, dance, as well as architects, literary agents and painters. The spaces were unusual in being purpose-designed for artistic work, with high ceilings and large windows for natural light. In 2007 the Carnegie Hall Corporation announced plans to evict the 33 remaining studio residents, some of whom had been in the building since the 1950s, including celebrity portrait photographer Editta Sherman and fashion photographer Bill Cunningham.
The organization's research showed that Andrew Carnegie had always considered the spaces as a source of income to support the hall and its activities. The space has been re-purposed for corporate offices. Carnegie Hall is one of the last large buildings in New York built of masonry, without a steel frame; the exterior is rendered in narrow Roman bricks of a mellow ochre hue, with details in terracotta and brownstone. The foyer avoids typical 19th century Baroque theatrical style with the Florentine Renaissance manner of Filippo Brunelleschi's Pazzi Chapel: white plaster and gray stone form a harmonious system of round-headed arched openings and Corinthian pilasters that support an unbroken cornice, with round-headed lunettes above it, under a vaulted ceiling; the famous white and gold auditorium interio
The Rudolfinum is a building in Prague, Czech Republic. It is designed in the neo-renaissance style and is situated on Jan Palach Square on the bank of the river Vltava. Since its opening in 1885 it has been associated with art; the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Galerie Rudolfinum are based in the building. Its largest music auditorium, Dvořák Hall, is one of the main venues of the Prague Spring International Music Festival and is noted for its excellent acoustics; the Rudolfinum has been the home of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra since 1946 and is one of the main venues of the Prague Spring International Music Festival held each year in May and June. The building was designed by architect Josef Zítek and his student Josef Schulz, was opened on 8 February 1885, it is named in honour of Crown Prince of Austria, who presided over the opening. Between 1919 and 1939, the building was used as the seat of the Czechoslovak parliament; the Rudolfinum's Dvořák Hall is one of the oldest concert halls in Europe.
On 4 January 1896, Antonín Dvořák himself conducted the Czech Philharmonic in the hall in its first concert. The venue was the location of the recording of Nicola Benedetti's album, Tchaikovsky-Bruch Violin Concertos; the building contains the Galerie Rudolfinum, an art gallery that focuses on contemporary art. It opened on January 1, 1994 and is a non-profit institution directed and financed by the Czech Ministry of Culture, it is located at the back of the Rudolfinum. Galerie Rudolfinum has no collection of its own, runs on the Kunsthalle principle, hosting a series of temporary exhibitions, it has around 1500 square metres of exhibition space. The gallery director is Petr Nedoma; the gallery's exhibitions focus on contemporary art. Major exhibitions have included: František Drtikol – Photographer, Mystic. List of concert halls Rudolfinum official website Galerie Rudolfinum – official website of Galerie Rudolfinum Publications