Program

Celebrations of Festival Concentus Moraviae begin; half-open palm offers the first of the Renaissance and Baroque pearls of the 25th anniversary program.

thu 28/5

19:00

Kroměříž

chateau

Parliament Hall

Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon, Anna Fusek

Ceremonial Opening Concert

 

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Andrea Marcon / conductor

Anna Fusek / flute, violin, forte piano

 

Vivaldi forever!

Francesco Maria Veracini: Ouverture in G minor No. 6

Antonio Vivaldi: Double concert for flute and violin in D minor, RV 535

Antonio Vivaldi: Concert for strings in D minor, RV 127

Antonio Vivaldi: Concert for oboe and violin in B-flat major, RV 548

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concert for forte piano in F minor No. 5, BWV 1056

Antonio Vivaldi: Concert for recorder, RV 443

Antonio Vivaldi: Il Gardelino

 

Pure virtuosity and the song of a goldfinch

Anna Fusek, Andrea Marcon and the Venice Baroque Orchestra playing music by Antonio Vivaldi. It can not get more exciting than that. Not only will the multitalented Anna Fusek play flute, violin and fortepiano in one concert, she will also perform two of Vivaldi’s most beloved pieces: the concerto for flautino in C and the concerto nicknamed Il Gardellino, the goldfinch. This together with one of the main Vivaldi specialists worldwide, Andrea Marcon. The perfect opening concert for the anniverary edition of Concentus Moraviae. Vivaldi forever!

 

Tickets

600 CZK / 400 CZK

Video

sat 30/5

21:00

Kurdějov

church

of St. John Baptist

Kchun

Martin Prokeš / tenor 

Marek Šulc / bariton

Atila Vörös, Rudolf Živec / videoart

Vladimír Javorský / spoken word

 

Purgatio

Creator omnium – Creator

Mors – Death

Infernum – Hell

Purgatorium – Purgatory

Paradisum – Eden

 

In search for Heaven

Tenor Martin Prokeš and bariton Marek Šulc are the core of Kchun. Starting from the human voice they are in search for Heaven. For their project Purgatio they work together with video artist Rudolf Živec. He makes sure it is a concert to be heard and to be seen. Starting from Dante‘s Divina Commedia they dive into a musical and pictural evocation of the idea of purgatoria, the notion of being cleansed to be admitted to Heaven, or not. Music from the Codex Las Huelgas, Jacopo da Bologna, Johannes de Florentia and other guides them on their spiritual search.

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

Video

tue 2/6

19:30

Brno

Hall of Merciful Brothers

HUSH

Nora Fischer / soprano

Marnix Dorrestein / electric guitare

 

HUSH 

 

Magic for voice and electric guitar

Nora Fischer grew up with music by composers as Monteverdi, Purcell and Dowland. In Marnix Dorrestein she found the perfect partner in crime to translate this music for the listener in the 21th century. Together they made the album Hush on which they stripped their favorite music of the Renaissance and early Baroque to its bare essence. To award their creativity the recording won an Edison and the praise of a large audience. They do spread magic, without any question. “Hush, no more. Be silent, all.”

 

Tickets

  1. category 400 CZK / 300 CZK
  2. category 300 CZK / 200 CZK
Video

fri 5/6

18:30

Valtice

Chateau Theatre

Collegium Marianum, Jana Semerádová, Hana Blažíková, Raffaele Pè

Collegium Marianum

Jana Semerádová / artistic leader

Deda Cristina Colonna / director

Domenico Franchi / scene and costume

Hana Blažíková / soprano

Raffaele Pè / countertenor

 

Georg Friedrich Händel: Alessandro Severo

 

An opera filled with intrigue and musical wonder

The Collegium Marianum and acclaimed director Deda Cristina Colonna join forces to stage Alessandro Severo, an opera by George Friedrich Händel composed in 1738. The opera is a so-called pasticcio work since the composer recycles the music of previous operas.  The libretto is based on the life of Severus Alexander, a Roman emperor from 222 to 235 AD. His reign was prosperous and he sought peace with the tribes coming from Germania but the opera focusses rather on the complex relationship with his wife and mother. A story of intrigue meets Händel’s musical mastermind. Staged in Valtice in one of the most extraordinary baroque theaters of Europe and with a top cast including Raffaele Pé and Hana Blažíková.

 

Tickets

  1. category 600 CZK
  2. category 400 CZK
  3. category 150 CZK
Video

sun 7/6

19:30

Polná

church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary

Bart Jacobs

Bart Jacobs / organ

 

Johann Pachelbel

Dieterich Buxtehude

Johann Sebastian Bach

 

Organ Power

Bart Jacobs needs no introduction to any lover of organ music. This student of Reitze Smits completed his studies cum laude and in the meanwhile he is titular organist at the cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula in Brussels. He won prizes in no less than four international competitions and has been travelling all over the world as a soloist. This extraordinary musician will play on an instrument that’s just as unique: the organ of the church if The Assumption of Virgin Mary in Polná. Built by Johann David Sieber in 1708 it still sounds heavenly and full of power in 2020.

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

Video

tue 16/6

19:30

Lysice

chateau

Chateau Courtyard

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

Robert Getchell / tenor

François Lazarevitch / flute, bagpipes, artistic leader

Graham Mackenzie / violin

Marie-Domitille Murez / baroque harp

Étienne Floutier / viola da gamba

Éric Bellocq / arcilute, cistra

 

High Road to Kilkenny

Anonym: Oro Mhor a Mhoirin – The Gorum – The Morning Star – The Country Girl’s Fortune
David Murphy: Lord Mayo
Anonym: Soggarth Shamus O’Finn
James Oswald & Turlough O’Carolan: When she cam ben, she bobbit – Kitty’s Wishes
Thomas Connellan: Celia Connallon
T. O’Carolan & rukopis Neal: Colonel Irwin – Clonmell Lassies – The scolding wife
Turlough O’Carolan: Sir Ulick Burk
Turlough O’Carolan: Edward Corcoran
Anonym: O’Neill’s riding – Barrack hill – Petrie n°94 – Irish Air

Anonym: Do Chuirfinnse Féin Mo Leanbh a Chodladh
Anonym: The Banks of BarrowTurlough O’Carolan : James Betagh – Lady Wrixon
John & William Neal: King of the Blind
Anonym: The Drummer
John Peacock: Cuckold come out the Amery
Anonym: The High Road to Kilkenny (tanec slip jig) – Toss the Feathers – The Mill Stream – Money Musk (tance reel)

 

Gaelic Songs and Dances from the 17th and 18th century

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien always manage to bring new life into a concert tradition. Their musical visit to Celtic lands, The High Road to Kilkenny, combines refined, ‘highbrow’ pieces along with an entertaining repertoire of songs in Gælic and dances from the Irish Baroque. This music bears in it the mark of an insular poetry and a turbulent history.  François Lazarevitch went back to original texts and collections of the 17th and 18th centuries to find lullabies, minstrel songs and hymns to nature of extreme beauty. Combined with his personal charm it guarantees an exceptional concert experience.

 

Tickets

300 CZK / 200 CZK

Video

sun 21/6

19:30

Velké Meziříčí

church of St. Nicolaus

Tidekverv

Berit Opheim / voice

Benedicte Maurseth / vioce, violin

Rolf Lislevand /ute, electric guitare

Håkon Stene / percussion, vibraphone

 

Tidekverv

Vinter / Winter

Tidekverv II

Vårjamdøgn / Equinox

Vår / Spring

Sommarsolkverv-gangar

Sommar / Summer

Tidekverv I

Haust / Autumn

Den 5. Gorrlause

 

An enchanting ritual for the 21st Century

Two of Norway’s most prominent female folk musicians, Berit Opheim and Benedicte Maurseth, wrote together with awardwinning writers Bergsveinn Birgisson and Erlend O. Nødtvedt a new ballad called Tidekverv. With a mix of baroque music, folk and improvisation they thematically honour the longest and shortest days, and the days when day and night are the same length, namely the summer solstice, winter solstice, spring equinox and autumn equinox. It’s no coincidence that during Concentus Moraviae they play at midsummer. Do not miss this ritual for the 21th century!

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

Video

tue 23/6

19:30

Tišnov

church of St. Wenceslaw

Thomas Dunford, Jean Rondeau

Thomas Dunford / lute

Jean Rondeau / haprsichord

 

Robert De Visée: Prélude en la mineur, Suite en Ré mineur

Marin Marais: Les Voix Humaines

Pancrace Royer: La Zaïde, La Marche Des Scythes

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Prélude en la mineur, Sarabande, L’Entretien Des Muses

Antoine Forqueray a Jean-Baptiste Forqueray: La Portugaise, La Sylva, La Jupiter

 

Chit chat with the muses

Jean Rondeau and Thomas Dunford became known as so called Early Music Youngsters, the enfants terribles of the scene. Fact is that they tackle music by Marin Marais, Jean-Philippe Rameau, father and son Forqueray and many others with a freshness that makes one rediscover this music in an exciting manner. Their chit chat with the muses is never without a purpose and they always strive for excellence. Early music has rarely sounded so modern.

 

Tickets

300 CZK / 200 CZK

Video

wed 24/6

19:30

Mikulov

chateau

Big Chateau Hall

The Alehouse Sessions

The Alehouse Boys

Bjarte Eike / artistic leader, violin, voice

Fredrik Bock / guitare, charango, voice

Per Buhre / viola, voice

Tom Guthrie / violin, voice

Johannes Lundberg / double bass, voice

Helge Andreas Norbakken / parcussion, voice

Steven Player / dance, guiater, voice

Hans Knut Sveen / harmonium, harpsichord, voice

Miloš Valent / violin, viola, voice

 

The Alehouse Sessions 

„It’s just old pop music!“

The Alehouse Sessions, curated and devised by Bjarte Eike, is an ever changing and evolving insight into the music of the English 17th Century tavern. It gives audiences a window into this tumultuous period through Purcell overtures, English sea shanties, and Scandinavian folk songs thrown in for good measure. These sessions have already been hailed as irresistible, superb and fabulously unrestrained, and they have diverted away from the traditional concert model by creating the effect of a late night jam session. Using their own arrangement of the tunes, the musicians combine this unique format with humour, an unrivalled virtuosity and flare for improvisation. The Alehouse Boys are awaiting your company!

 

Tickets

500 CZK / 350 CZK

Video

thu 25/6

19:00

Náměšť nad Oslavou

chateau

Library

Private Musicke, Pierre Pitzl, Raquel Andueza

Ceremonial closing concert

 

Private Musicke

Pierre Pitzl / guitare, artistic leader

Raquel Andueza / voice

 

Unplugged 

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger: Libro VI di villanelle, “Li fiori”: Rosa Bianca

John Dowland: Now, O Now, I needs must part

Andrea Falconieri: O Vezzosetta

a other pieces own creation

 

Early Pop Songs

Especially for Concentus Moraviae one of the Ladies of early music, Raquel Andueza joins forces with Pierre Pitzl and his Private Musicke to show the pop-song quality of early Italian and English 17th century songs. Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger, Tarquinio Merula, John Dowland, … they all are not only names from the past, but mainly composers of music that still speaks to us. With the heavenly voice of Raquel Andueza and a mixture of ukulele, banjo, theorbo and electric guitar the idea of „early music unplugged“ aims directly at your heart.

 

Tickets

500 CZK / 350 CZK