Three new concert halls have agreed on future cooperation
On 2 September 2022, representatives of the three largest Czech cities – Prague, Brno, and Ostrava – met in the capital to brief each other on the progress achieved so far in their projects to create brand-new concert halls. The meeting was attended by the Mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib and his Deputy Petr Hlaváček, Ostrava’s Mayor Tomáš Macura with his Deputy Zuzana Bajgarová, representatives of the orchestras based in all three cities, as well as representatives of other relevant institutions.
The delegates agreed on a joint declaration: All three projects to build new concert halls in Prague, Brno and Ostrava are synergic; when completed and opened to the public, the new venues will substantially boost the Czech Republic’s profile on the cultural map of Europe as well as making the country more attractive as a destination for the world’s leading orchestras and soloists.
None of the three new halls can be built without state funding. The delegates attending the meeting agreed that investing public funds in projects such as these will yield a strong direct and indirect return on investment for the general public as a whole. The representatives from the three cities also agreed that they will continue to inform each other of ongoing progress on their projects, share their experiences and support each other’s efforts.
Visualisation by Steven Holl