(AGI) Prague, May 28 - The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia(National Academy of St Cecilia) orchestra is playing onThursday in the capital of the Czech Republic, which is hostingthe Prague Spring International Music Festival. Antonio Pappanowill conduct the performance, which includes cello soloist, JanVogler. Italian Ambassador Aldo Amati said: "I am particularlypleased this year, on the occasion of the 70th festival, withthe invitation of Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of theAccademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, one of the most ancientand famous Italian musical institutions. Music is one of thehighest expressions of art and the orchestra of Santa Ceciliais the proof." The programme includes: "The Force of Destiny"by Giuseppe Verdi, "Variations on a Rococo theme in A major,Op. 33" by Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky and "Symphony no. 2 in Dmajor, Op. 43" by Jean Sibelius. It is sponsored by the Italianembassy with media support from the Italian Cultural Instituteof Prague. (AGI). .