Program 2022

tue 31/5

19:00

Boskovice

Sokolovna

Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra, Kaspar Zehnder, Analia Selis ad.

Slavnostní zahajovací koncert

Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra

Kaspar Zehnder / conductor

Analia Selis / voice

Mariano Castro / piano

Nicolás Velázquez / bandoneon

 

Program:

Tango sinfónico

Oblivion / Zaraza – tango (Astor Piazzolla) / (Benjamín Tagle Lara)

Nostalgias – tango (Juan Carlos Cobián, lyrics: Enrique Cadícamo)

Flor de lino – vals/tango (Hector Stamponi, lyrics: H. Expósito)

Milonga Sentimental – milonga (Sebastián Piana, lyrics: H. Manzi)

Los mareados – tango (Juan Carlos Cobián, lyrics: Enrique Cadícamo)

Siempre se vuelve a Buenos Aires (Astor Piazzolla, lyrics: Eladia Blazquez)

Se dice de mi – milonga (Francisco Canaro, lyrics: I. Pelay)

Cadenza bandoneon/piano – Verano Porteño (Astor Piazzolla)

Palomita blanca – vals/tango (A. Aieta, lyrics: F. García Jiménez)

Cambalache – tango

 

A young, internationally very successful chamber orchestra will come to Boskovice from the Baltic port of Klaipėda, the oldest Lithuanian city. Conductor and dramaturge Kaspar Zehnder has chosen it for the opening ceremony of our Festival: the ensemble’s youthful energy will be perfectly combined with the musical roots of the exclusive Argentinian soloists in a programme full of infectiously lively tango.

 

Tickets

500 CZK / 350 CZK

wed 1/6

19:30

Ivančice

nádvoří radnice

JeFis Duo

JeFis Duo

Pavel Fischer / violin, voice

Jakub Jedlinský / accodeon, voice

 

Program:

„Blood and honey”

Doina

Tanz, tanz Yidalekh

Račenica

Los Bilbilicos

Gankino horo

Karpatská

Freylekhs

Bre Sarika

Marel o Del

Hava nagila

 

This year’s artist in residence Pavel Fischer will present one of his many musical faces in Ivančice. There are many etymological explanations of the word “Balkan”, but the most beautiful and concise one considers the origin of the word to be a compound of Turkish “bal” – blood and “kan” – honey. The programme entitled “Blood and Honey” will offer not only the captivating melodies of the Balkans, but also original compositions by the members of the duo influenced by the idiom of Eastern European music. “We have always been captivated by the melodic exoticism and the endless richness of character and style contrasts in the music of this region. One moment you are swept away by a wild dance rhythm and the next you are enchanted by the sweetest of melodies…”

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

thu 2/6

19:30

Kyjov

Kulturní dům

Arcadia Quartet & friends

Arcadia Quartet

Ana Török / violin

Răsvan Dumitru / violin

Traian Boală / viola

Zsolt Török / cello

 

Vlad Răceu / violin

Valentin Șerban / violin

Mihai Oșvat / viola

Ștefan Cazacu / cello

 

Program:

George Enescu: String octet in C major op. 7

 

If you think that eight string instruments cannot make much music together, come to Kyjov to hear Enescu’s magnificent String Octet in C major. And when you catch your breath at the end of this nearly forty-five minute symphonic work, you will read in the programme that its composer was only 19 years old at the time of composition! This iconic work by its famous native composer will be performed in a congenial manner by the Romanian performers – the internationally successful Arcadia Quartet together with four of their colleagues from the Transylvanian Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Tickets

300 CZK / 200 CZK

fri 3/6

19:30

Tišnov

kostel sv. Václava

Arcadia Quartet

Arcadia Quartet

Ana Török / violin

Răsvan Dumitru / violin

Traian Boală / viola

Zsolt Török / cello

 

Program:

Béla Bartók: String quartet No. 4

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: String quartet in F minor, op. 80

 

One of the most internationally successful Romanian string ensembles – the dynamic Arcadia Quartet – will perform in the St. Wenceslas Church in Tišnov. Its members live and work in Cluj, Transylvania, and it is the unique musical atmosphere of this crossroads of Romanian, Hungarian and Romani traditions that makes the Arcadia Quartet the ideal interpreter of Béla Bartók’s inimitable musical language. His most famous 4th Quartet will be performed together with Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s last quartet.

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

sat 4/6

19:30

Lysice

nádvoří zámku

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

François Lazarevitch / flutes, pipes, artistic leader

Robert Getchell / tenor

David Lombardi / violin

Marie Bournisien / baroque harp

Garance Boizot / viola da gamba

Éric Bellocq / arcilute, cistra

 

Program:

The High Road to Kilkenny 

 

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien can breathe new life into traditional concerts. Their musical visit to the Celtic lands, entitled Journey to Kilkenny, Ireland’s “Marble City”, combines sophisticated intellectual compositions with mischievous songs in Gaelic and dances from the Irish Baroque era. Echoes of a turbulent history can also be heard in the music full of island poetry. François Lazarevitch has returned to texts and collections from the 17th and 18th centuries, selecting from them lullabies, songs of wandering singers and chants celebrating the splendour of nature. Add the personal charm of this phenomenal flautist and an exceptional concert experience is guaranteed.

 

Tickets

350 CZK / 250 CZK

 

Concert under the support ODIA Normandie / Office de diffusion et d’Information Artistique de Normandie.

sun 5/6

17:15

Velké Meziříčí

JUPITER club

Discussion about the transformation of the Synagogue

sun 5/6

20:00

Velké Meziříčí

Synagogue

OK Percussion Duo

OK Percussion Duo

Martin Opršál, Martin Kleibl / percussion

 

Program:

Homo sapiens – Rhytm story

A story of sound and rhythm from the beginning of human history and two stones to the complex intelligent percussion of today. Improvisations and original works will be performed on non-melodic and melodic percussion instruments.

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

sun 5/6

19:30

Žďár nad Sázavou

Chateau

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

François Lazarevitch / flutes, pipes, artistic leader

Robert Getchell / tenor

David Lombardi / violin

Marie Bournisien / baroque harp

Garance Boizot / viola da gamba

Éric Bellocq / arcilute, cistra

 

Program:

The High Road to Kilkenny 

 

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien can breathe new life into traditional concerts. Their musical visit to the Celtic lands, entitled Journey to Kilkenny, Ireland’s “Marble City”, combines sophisticated intellectual compositions with mischievous songs in Gaelic and dances from the Irish Baroque era. Echoes of a turbulent history can also be heard in the music full of island poetry. François Lazarevitch has returned to texts and collections from the 17th and 18th centuries, selecting from them lullabies, songs of wandering singers and chants celebrating the splendour of nature. Add the personal charm of this phenomenal flautist and an exceptional concert experience is guaranteed.

 

Tickets

350 CZK / 250 CZK

mon 6/6

Rafael Aguirre

Rafael Aguirre / guitare

 

Program:

García Abril: Evocación n°2

Sabicas: Olé mi Cádiz

E.de Sanlucar:Panaderos flamencos

Tárrega: Capricho arabe

Piazzolla: Invierno porteño

Bustamante: Misionera

Satie: Gymnopédie 1

Barrios: Sueño en la floresta

Tárrega: Carnaval de Venecia

 

A real wizard will come to the majestic Pernštejn Castle! The world-renowned guitar magician Rafael Aguirre, like his instrument, comes from Spain, but despite his youth he has already managed to conquer literally the whole world with his breathtaking virtuosity. Rafael’s repertoire is virtually limitless, but at our festival he will go back to his roots and play Spanish and South American music with a subtle nod to France in the form of a guitar transcription of the first of Erik Satie’s tender piano Gymnopedies.

 

Tickets

300 CZK / 200 CZK

tue 7/6

19:30

Moravský Krumlov

Chateau Courtyard

The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices

The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices / women choir

Dora Hristova / choirmaster

 

Program:

traditional bulgarian songs

 

Those who want to discover with their own ears the “secret of Bulgarian voices” must go to the concert of the legendary women’s choir of the same name in Moravský Krumlov. Does its mystery lie in the use of parallel fifths, which are taboo in classical European music, or are listeners enchanted by the traditional vocal technique creating a magical, multi-layered spherical colouring? Either way, next year the choir will celebrate 70 years of a successful worldwide career crowned with the prestigious Grammy Award for Best Folklore Recording, and our festival is delighted to be one of the congratulators.

 

Tickets

350 CZK / 250 CZK

tue 7/6

19:30

Rájec-Jestřebí

Chateau

Rafael Aguirre

Rafael Aguirre / guitare

 

Program:

García Abril: Evocación n°2

Sabicas: Olé mi Cádiz

E.de Sanlucar:Panaderos flamencos

Tárrega: Capricho arabe

Piazzolla: Invierno porteño

Bustamante: Misionera

Satie: Gymnopédie 1

Barrios: Sueño en la floresta

Tárrega: Carnaval de Venecia

 

A real wizard will come to the castle in Rájec nad Svitavou! The world-renowned guitar magician Rafael Aguirre, like his instrument, comes from Spain, but despite his youth he has already managed to conquer literally the whole world with his breathtaking virtuosity. Rafael’s repertoire is virtually limitless, but at our festival he will go back to his roots and play Spanish and South American music with a subtle nod to France in the form of a guitar transcription of the first of Erik Satie’s tender piano Gymnopedies.

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

wed 8/6

19:30

Kuřim

Culture house

The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices

The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices / women choir

Dora Hristova / choirmaster

 

Program:

traditional bulgarian songs

 

Those who want to discover with their own ears the “secret of Bulgarian voices” must go to the concert of the legendary women’s choir of the same name in Kuřim. Does its mystery lie in the use of parallel fifths, which are taboo in classical European music, or are listeners enchanted by the traditional vocal technique creating a magical, multi-layered spherical colouring? Either way, next year the choir will celebrate 70 years of a successful worldwide career crowned with the prestigious Grammy Award for Best Folklore Recording, and our festival is delighted to be one of the congratulators.

 

Tickets

350 CZK / 250 CZK

 

Partner of the City:

thu 9/6

19:30

Slavkov u Brna

Chateau

Ensemble in residence - Pavel Fischer

Concert of the ensemble in residence

Diede Verpoest / viola

Pavel Fischer / violin, artistic leader

Markéta Janoušková / violin

Martin Stupka / viola

Erich Oskar Hütter / cello

 

Program:

Bohuslav Martinů: 3 madrigals for viola and violin H. 313

Antonín Dvořák: String quintet No. 3, op. 97

 

This year’s artist-in-residence Pavel Fischer will fulfil one of his artistic dreams at our festival concerts: to play pieces that have been close to his hearts for years with friends and colleagues whom he respects as top musicians and performers. In this regard, the theme “On the Way from the Roots to the Future” could not have struck a better note: Dvořák’s String Quintet with Two Violas in E flat major, Op. 97 draws inspiration from folklore music, the “roots” of practically all music. It will be complemented by Bohuslav Martinů’s Madrigals, a virtuosic duo for violin and viola that is one of Fischer’s all-time favourite chamber works. The charismatic Flemish violist Diede Verpoest, who will perform in the Czech Republic for the first time, the great Austrian cellist Erich Oskar Hütter, the star of the incoming Czech violin generation Markéta Janoušková and the outstanding violist and sought-after chamber musician Martin Stupka have accepted the invitation to join this project.

 

Tickets

300 CZK / 200 CZK

 

In cooperation with:

sat 11/6

10:00-17:00

Lednicko-valtický areál

Music on bike

Music on bike

13 musical stops with music of many genres from classical to jazz and folklore music, all of that in attractive spots of the Lednice-Valtice area and Pálava. You can choose the cycling route according to concert destinations, preferred music genre or your physical condition. At each stop, quarter-hour concerts are repeated eight times a day.

sat 11/6

19:30

Bystřice nad Pernštejnem

church of St. Vavřinec

Bl!ndman Saxophone Quartet

Bl!ndman Saxophone Quartet

Pieter Pellens, Hendrik Pellens, Piet Rebel, Sebastiaan Cooman / saxophones

Eric Sleichim / electronics, artistic leader

 

Program:

Multiple Voice

Leoninus & Perotinus: Viderunt omnes
Motets CII & CIII (Bamberský kodex)

Eric Sleichim: Organum

Johannes Ciconia: Le Ray au Soleyl

Thierry De Mey: Palindrome
Johannes Ockeghem: Deo Gratias

Johannes Mouton : Salve, Mater salvatoris

Pierre de la Rue: Myn hert altyt heeft verlanghen

Dominique Phinot: Adieu Loyse
Jonathan Harvey: Ricercare una melodia
Josquin des Prez: La déploration de Johannes Ockeghem (Nymphe des bois)
Josquin des Prez: Qui Habitat

 

As is evident from the title of the programme, four voices are sometimes not enough for the creative and virtuoso saxophonists of the BL!NDMAN quartet. The “Multiple voice” programme presents gems from the inexhaustible source of Franco-Flemish polyphony from the 12th to the 16th century, complemented by three contemporary pieces. The evening will feature canons of up to 36 voices; the multiplication of the melodic lines will be the work of artistic director and ensemble founder Eric Sleichim, who will play with the sound of the saxophones in real time at the mixing desk in the unique space of the Bystřice church.

 

Tickets

300 CZK / 200 CZK

 

In cooperation with:

sun 12/6

19:30

Mikulov

Chateau

Ensemble in residence - Pavel Fischer

Concert of the ensemble in residence

Katya Apekisheva / piano

Pavel Fischer / violin, artistic leader

Markéta Janoušková / violin

Diede Verpoest / viola

Erich Oskar Hütter / cello

 

Program:

Béla Bartók: Allegro barbaro BB 63 (Sz. 49)

Pavel Fischer: Morava Quartet (2 části)

Béla Bartók: Piano quintet in C major BB 33 (Sz. 23)

 

Bartók’s energetic and emotionally charged piano quintet and Fischer’s wild folklore quartet suite Morava are, despite their apparent light-heartedness, extremely technically demanding works and pose a challenge to performing musicians. For this programme, Pavel Fischer, the 27th Festival’s Artist in Residence, has invited true masters to join him on stage: Katya Apekisheva, one of the world’s best pianists, the charismatic Belgian violist Diede Verpoest, the great Austrian cellist Erich Oskar Hütter and Markéta Janoušková, a star of the emerging violin generation.

 

Tickets

300 CZK / 200 CZK

 

In cooperation with:

sun 12/6

19:30

Náměsť nad Oslavou

Chateau Courtyard

Bl!ndman Saxophone Quartet

Bl!ndman Saxophone Quartet

Pieter Pellens, Hendrik Pellens, Piet Rebel, Sebastiaan Cooman / saxophones

Eric Sleichim / electronic, artistic leader

 

Program:

BL!NDMAN plays BACH

Johann Sebastian Bach :

BWV 766 „Christ, der du bist der belle Tag“

BWV 770 „Ach, was soll ich Sünder machen“

BWV 767 „O Gott, du frommer Gott“

BWV 768 „Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig“

The world-famous saxophone quartet BL! NDMAN will make perfect use of the courtyard of the castle in Náměšt’ nad Oslavou: thanks to the unique local acoustics, the great interpretive skills of the four saxophonists, the incredible sonic possibilities of their instruments and the passion of the ensemble’s artistic director Eric Sleichim for real-time electronic editing of voices, you will have the feeling that Bach’s famous chorale partitas are really pouring out of the organ pipes. The congenial transcription of the originally organ pieces is also the work of Eric Sleichim, who, along with his ensemble, is a favourite guest of our festival.

 

Tickets

300 CZK / 200 CZK

 

In cooperation with:

mon 13/6

19:00

Rájec-Jestřebí

All Saints Church

Veronika Lemishenko - Concert for Ukraine

Concert for Ukraine

Veronika Lemishenko / harp

Liliia Konstantinova / harp

 

Program:

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonáta in A major K. 209

August Durand: La Valse in Es major

Jean-Marie Plane: Sonata

Myroslav Skoryk: Memory

Vasyl Barvinsky: Dumka

Felix Godefroid: Carnaval de Venise

Evgen Andreev: „Souvenir“ pro harfové duo

 

Not only bravery, but also musicality and songfulness are characteristic features of the Ukrainian nation. City music ensembles were and still are inherent participants in all ceremonies, processions, rituals or rites, playing and singing Ukrainian dumas and songs. It is this distinctive part of Ukrainian national music and at the same time a peculiar symbolic code of their national history and culture that must not be missing from this year’s festival programme.

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

tue 14/6

19:30

Boskovice

Chateau Greenhouse

Judith Jáuregui

Judith Jáuregui / piano

 

Program:

Manuel de Falla: Homenaje „Le tombeau de Claude Debussy“

Claude Debussy: Estampes

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Valsa da dor

Isaac Albéniz: Suite Española op. 47 (výběr: Granada, Sevilla, Aragón)

Federico Mompou: Scènes d’enfants

Alberto Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas

 

Gently tamed passion, expressive yet refined expression, virtuosity in the service of a distinctive interpretative view… these are the things that the delicate pianist Judith Jáuregui has impressed the art world by in recent years. This charming Spaniard with Mexican roots will make her Moravian debut at Boskovice Castle, where she will play the music of her heart – Spanish, French and South American – for the festival audience.

 

Tickets

300 CZK / 200 CZK

wed 15/6

19:30

Žďár nad Sázavou

City theatre

Judith Jáuregui

Judith Jáuregui / piano

 

Program:

Manuel de Falla: Homenaje „Le tombeau de Claude Debussy“

Claude Debussy: Estampes

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Valsa da dor

Isaac Albéniz: Suite Española op. 47 (výběr: Granada, Sevilla, Aragón)

Federico Mompou: Scènes d’enfants

Alberto Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas

 

Gently tamed passion, expressive yet refined expression, virtuosity in the service of a distinctive interpretative view… these are the things that the delicate pianist Judith Jáuregui has impressed the art world by in recent years. This charming Spaniard with Mexican roots makes her Moravian debut at our festival, pleasing the audience with the music of her heart – Spanish, French and South American.

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

thu 16/6

19:30

Moravský Krumlov

Chateau Courtyard

PaCoRa Trio

PaCoRa Trio

Stanislav Palúch / violin

Marcel Comendant / dulcimer

Róbert Ragan / double bass

 

Program:

Roots 

 

The charismatic PaCoRa trio celebrates its coming of age this year: it was founded in 2004 as a project of three musicians who love jazz, swing and classical music and are deeply rooted in the music of their ancestors – the folklore of Slovakia and Moldova. For eighteen years, PaCoRa has been enchanting audiences with its unique style, where Slovak and Moldovan folklore swings jazzily, swing evergreens meet world music and funk, and where the cimbalom may take the part of the piano in a jazz trio…

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

thu 16/6

19:30

Telč

Panský dvůr Telč

Marek Balog, Drahoslav Bango

Marek Balog / violin

Drahoslav Bango / piano

 

Program:

Roots of hungarian gipsy music

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

fri 17/6

19:30

Lomnice

Chateau Courtyard

Mužský sbor z Kyjova


Mužský sbor z Kyjova

Jiří Petrů / choirmaster

 

Few musical fellowships fulfil the motto of this year’s festival as perfectly as the Kyjov Male Choir, which has been working without interruption for over six decades. The repertoire of the choir, which has twice been evaluated as the best folklore choir in the Czech Republic, is around 500 folklore songs from the Kyjov region. The festival concert is a musical tribute to the Kyjov native Jaromír Nečas, a folklore expert and lover who helped the world discover Moravian folk music.

in cooperation with the town of Tišnov

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

sat 18/6

19:30

Brno

Beseda house

Sirba Octet

Sirba Octet

Richard Schmoucler / violin, artistic leader

Laurent Manaud-Pallas / violin

Grégoire Vecchioni / alto

Claude Giron / cello

Bernard Cazauran / double bass

Rémi Delangle / clarinet

Iurie Morar / dulcimer

Christophe Henry / piano

 

Program:

Tantz!

Kolomishka

Hora de Bessarabie

Fantaisie Roumaine

Suite de Moldavie

Doina Ciobanului / Sirba

Vu bistu geven / Der yid in Yerushalaim / Batuta de la Sarata

Bessarabye

Hora Flacailor

Chava Alberstein: Ikh shtey unter a bokserboym

Coragheasca

Jalea Tiganilor / Opa Tsupa / Yom Shabes yom

A Gute Vokh

Oyfn Veg Shteyt A Boym / Avreml der Marvikher

 

The virtuoso violinist Richard Schmoucler, artistic director of the renowned French ensemble Sirba Octet, pays tribute to the traditional music of his ancestral lands. With a programme entitled Tanzt! / Dance! the ensemble has built perfect bridges between the past and the present, thus linking Romanian, Moldavian, Russian and Hungarian melodies. All the musicians of Sirba Octet are true masters of their instruments, but their virtuosity in performance is enhanced by the attractive informal interpretation of folklore musicians. Two violins, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, cimbalom and piano – welcome to a festival celebration full of catchy songs, lively Klezmer dances and endless energy!

 

Gickets

500 CZK / 350 CZK, 350 CZK / 250 CZK, 250 CZK

sun 19/6

19:00

Kurdějov

Galerie Kurdějov 88

Sirba Octet

Koncert hejtmana Jihomoravského kraje

Sirba Octet

Richard Schmoucler / violin, artistic leader

Laurent Manaud-Pallas / violin

Grégoire Vecchioni / alto

Claude Giron / cello

Bernard Cazauran / double bass

Philippe Berrod / clarinet

Iurie Morar / dulcimer

Christophe Henry / piano

 

Program:

Tantz!

Kolomishka

Hora de Bessarabie

Fantaisie Roumaine

Suite de Moldavie

Doina Ciobanului / Sirba

Vu bistu geven / Der yid in Yerushalaim / Batuta de la Sarata

Bessarabye

Hora Flacailor

Chava Alberstein: Ikh shtey unter a bokserboym

Coragheasca

Jalea Tiganilor / Opa Tsupa / Yom Shabes yom

A Gute Vokh

Oyfn Veg Shteyt A Boym / Avreml der Marvikher

 

The virtuoso violinist Richard Schmoucler, artistic director of the renowned French ensemble Sirba Octet, pays tribute to the traditional music of his ancestral lands. With a programme entitled Tanzt! / Dance! the ensemble has built perfect bridges between the past and the present, thus linking Romanian, Moldavian, Russian and Hungarian melodies. All the musicians of Sirba Octet are true masters of their instruments, but their virtuosity in performance is enhanced by the attractive informal interpretation of folklore musicians. Two violins, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, cimbalom and piano – welcome to a festival celebration full of catchy songs, lively Klezmer dances and endless energy!

in cooperation with the town of Hustopeče

 

Tickets

350 CZK / 250 CZK

mon 20/6

19:30

Milotice

Chateau

Duo du Rêve

Duo du Rêve

Jana Jarkovská / flute

Bohumír Stehlík / piano

 

Program:

Antonín Rejcha: Sonata in G major op. 54 for piano and flute

Jiří Teml: Pohádka (premiere)

Bohuslav Martinů: Sonata for flute and piano H. 306

Pavol Šimai: Sonatinafor flute and piano

 

Do you want to experience a fairy-tale evening? Come to the beautiful frescoed hall of the Milotice castle and let yourself be led into dreams by the charming programme prepared for the festival by a pair of musicians who have been performing for over ten years as the internationally successful Duo du Rêve. After the “romantic classic” Rejcha, we will be treated to the world premiere of a piece by Jiří Teml, whose compositions flutist Jana Jarkovská enjoys performing and recording, then to a soaring Martinů Sonata and a playful Šimai Sonatina… the sound of a ten-course golden flute of the Verne Q. Powell brand played by Jana Jarkovská can even lead you out of the labyrinth in the local castle garden!

in cooperation with the town of Kyjov

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

tue 21/6

19:30

Bystřice nad Pernštejnem

Culture house

Natia & Tamar Beraia

Natia Beraia, Tamar Beraia / piano

 

Program:

Franz Schubert: Fantasia f moll op. 103, D. 940 (čtyřručně)

Zakaria Paliashvili: Elegy (Natia Beraia)

Meri Davitashvili: Khorumi (Natia Beraia)

Antonín Dvořák: Ze Šumavy op. 68, výběr: č. 1 „Na přástkách“ a č. 5 „Klid“ (čtyřručně)

Giya Kancheli: 3 Miniatures (Tamar Beraia)

Revaz Lagidze: Rondo toccata (Tamar Beraia)

Antonín Dvořák: Slovanské tance op. 46 č. 2 a č. 8, op. 72 č. 2 (čtyřručně)

Johannes Brahms: Maďarské tance č. 1, 4, 6 (čtyřručně)

 

What do you think of when you hear the name “Georgia”? Tea or wine; loyal festival-goers will fondly remember Countess Tamara Kinsky, who was a Georgian princess. And you will also surely think of Georgia’s beautiful script, in which the names of the two Berai sisters, phenomenal world-renowned pianists, look like lace: ნათია და თამარ ბერაია. With the compositions of their compatriots, the two ladies, in their first performance in the Czech Republic, prove to us that the music of the proud Black Sea nation is as enchanting and inspiring as their script.

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

wed 22/6

19:30

Lysice

Chateau

JeFis Duo

JeFis Duo

Pavel Fischer / violin, voice

Jakub Jedlinský / acordeon, voice

 

Program:

„Blood and honey” – Music of Balcan

Doina

Tanz, tanz Yidalekh

Račenica

Los Bilbilicos

Gankino horo

Karpatská

Freylekhs

Bre Sarika

Marel o Del

Hava nagila

 

This year’s artist in residence Pavel Fischer will present one of his many musical faces in Lysice. There are many etymological explanations of the word “Balkan”, but the most beautiful and concise one considers the origin of the word to be a compound of Turkish “bal” – blood and “kan” – honey. The programme entitled “Blood and Honey” will offer not only the captivating melodies of the Balkans, but also original compositions by the members of the duo influenced by the idiom of Eastern European music. “We have always been captivated by the melodic exoticism and the endless richness of character and style contrasts in the music of this region. One moment you are swept away by a wild dance rhythm and the next you are enchanted by the sweetest of melodies…”

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

wed 22/6

19:30

Slavkov u Brna

Chateau

Natia & Tamar Beraia

Natia Beraia, Tamar Beraia / piano

 

Program:

Franz Schubert: Fantasia f moll op. 103, D. 940 (čtyřručně)

Zakaria Paliashvili: Elegy (Natia Beraia)

Meri Davitashvili: Khorumi (Natia Beraia)

Antonín Dvořák: Ze Šumavy op. 68, výběr: č. 1 „Na přástkách“ a č. 5 „Klid“ (čtyřručně)

Giya Kancheli: 3 Miniatures (Tamar Beraia)

Revaz Lagidze: Rondo toccata (Tamar Beraia)

Antonín Dvořák: Slovanské tance op. 46 č. 2 a č. 8, op. 72 č. 2 (čtyřručně)

Johannes Brahms: Maďarské tance č. 1, 4, 6 (čtyřručně)

 

What do you think of when you hear the name “Georgia”? Tea or wine; loyal festival-goers will fondly remember Countess Tamara Kinsky, who was a Georgian princess. And you will also surely think of Georgia’s beautiful script, in which the names of the two Berai sisters, phenomenal world-renowned pianists, look like lace: ნათია და თამარ ბერაია. With the compositions of their compatriots, the two ladies, in their first performance in the Czech Republic, prove to us that the music of the proud Black Sea nation is as enchanting and inspiring as their script.

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

thu 23/6

19:30

Valtice

Chateau, Riding School

Sergey a Lusine Khachatryan

Sergey Khachatryan / violin

Lusine Khachatryan / piano

 

Program:

Our roots

 

“What will the listeners hear? In a word: Armenia. From folklore to contemporary music. Komitas, Aram Khachatryan, Vago Zakaryan, Arno Babadzhanyan… you can look forward to a fantastic journey through Armenian music,” Sergey Khachatryan describes his festival program entitled “Our Roots”. This one of the brightest violin stars of the contemporary world will perform in the magnificent setting of the riding hall of Valtice Castle together with her sister, the excellent pianist Lusine.

 

Tickets

350 CZK / 250 CZK

fri 24/6

19:30

Náměsť nad Oslavou

Chateau, library

Ensemble in residence - Kaspar Zehnder

 

  

Concert of the ensemble in residence

Anaïs Gaudemard / harp

Kaspar Zehnder / flulet, artistic leader

Wolfgang Klinser / clarinet

Rahel Maria Rilling, Giovanni Guzzo / violin

Amihai Grosz / viola

Dávid Adorján / cello

 

Program:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet quintet A major KV 581

Claude Debussy: Sonata for flute, viola and harp

Maurice Ravel: Introduction et Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet

 

For an ensemble comprising exclusively the stars of their respective fields, there is the apt English term “all-star ensemble”. This year’s dramaturge Kaspar Zehnder will assemble one very bright musical constellation in the inspiring surroundings of the Náměšť library and will also present himself as a virtuoso flautist alongside his outstanding colleagues in an attractive Austrian-French programme.

 

Tickets

350 CZK / 250 CZK

fri 24/6

19:30

Hustopeče

Church of Saint Wenceslas and Agnes Bohemian

Balint Karosi

Bálint Karosi / organ

 

Program:

Johann Sebastian Bach:

Preludium and fugue in C major BWV 531

„Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist“ BWV 667

„Komm, heiliger Geist, Herr Gott“ BWV 652

„Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier“ BWV 730

Triová sonáta č. 6 G dur BWV 530

Koncert a moll BWV 593

Toccata, adagio and fugue in C major BWV 564

 

Johann Sebastian Bach was an exceptional organ virtuoso, but he also understood the instrument technically and acoustically. He is said to have regretted not having ‘eine recht grosse und recht schöne Orgel – a really big and really beautiful organ’. However, there is no record of what ‘his’ organ should have looked and sounded like. He would certainly have been satisfied with the sound of the instrument in the church in Netín, which was made six years ago by the Kuřim organ-building workshop Attentus Qualitatis for the old case by Jan Komorník from 1780–1781. Thanks to the generous donors led by Count František Podstatzky-Lichtenstein, one of the first supporters of our festival, we can enjoy Bach’s magnificent music in Netín in an equally magnificent performance of one of the most respected Bach interpreters – the world renowned organist Bálint Karosi.

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

sat 25/6

19:30

Ivančice

Beseda house

Sergey a Lusine Khachatryan

Sergey Khachatryan / violin

Lusine Khachatryan / piano

 

Program:

Our roots

 

“What will the listeners hear? In a word: Armenia. From folklore to contemporary music. Komitas, Aram Khachatryan, Vago Zakaryan, Arno Babadzhanyan… you can look forward to a fantastic journey through Armenian music,” Sergey Khachatryan describes his festival program entitled “Our Roots”. This one of the brightest violin stars of the contemporary world will perform in the magnificent setting of the Besední dům in Ivančice together with her sister, the excellent pianist Lusine.

 

Tickets

350 CZK / 250 CZK

sun 26/6

19:30

Netín

Church of Assumption of Virgin Mary

Balint Karosi

Bálint Karosi / organ

 

Program:

Johann Sebastian Bach:

Preludium and fugue in C major BWV 531

„Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist“ BWV 667

„Komm, heiliger Geist, Herr Gott“ BWV 652

„Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier“ BWV 730

Triová sonáta č. 6 G dur BWV 530

Koncert a moll BWV 593

Toccata, adagio and fugue in C major BWV 564

 

Johann Sebastian Bach was an exceptional organ virtuoso, but he also understood the instrument technically and acoustically. He is said to have regretted not having ‘eine recht grosse und recht schöne Orgel – a really big and really beautiful organ’. However, there is no record of what ‘his’ organ should have looked and sounded like. At our festival, Bach’s brilliant music will be presented by the world-renowned organist Bálint Karosi, one of the most respected Bach interpreters. He need not worry about the quality of the instrument here: a great organ from the Doubek & son organ-building company from 1997 awaits him in the church in Hustopeče.

 

In cooperation with the town of Velké Meziříčí

 

Tickets

250 CZK / 150 CZK

mon 27/6

19:00

Zlín

Congress house

Magdalena Kožená, Sir Simon Rattle, Kaspar Zehnder & friends

Ceremonial closing concert

Koncert rezidenčního souboru festivalu

Magdalena Kožená / mezzosoprán

Sir Simon Rattle / klavír

Giovanni Guzzo / housle

Rahel Maria Rilling / housle

Amihai Grosz / viola

Dávid Adorján / violoncello

Kaspar Zehnder / flétna

Christopher Richards / klarinet

 

Program:

Ernest Chausson: “Chanson perpétuelle”, Op. 37

Igor Stravinskij: Three songs from William Shakespeare

Richard Strauss: Drei Lieder der Ophelia

Johannes Brahms: Fünf Ophelia-Lieder

Johannes Brahms: Zwei Gesänge, Op.91

Leoš Janáček: Říkadla

Antonín Dvořák: Gypsy Songs, Op. 55 – a selection (arranged by Duncan Ward)

 

The spectacular finale of this year’s festival will take place in the beautiful concert hall in Zlín with distinguished guests led by the patroness of the festival, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená. Not only she is a great singer, but she also manages to build her concerts perfectly in terms of dramaturgy. This time it will be no different: in addition to her partner Sir Simon Rattle as pianist, Magdalena has invited her friends, outstanding soloists in their respective fields, to collaborate with her, together forming a completely unique group working exclusively on this chamber project. One of the highlights will be several Dvořák songs arranged especially for this ensemble by the English composer and conductor Duncan Ward, or Janáček’s Nursery Rhymes, of which Magdalena found arrangements for voice, piano and clarinet: “Everyone knows the Nursery Rhymes in their final choral version, but Janáček’s first sketches are for clarinet and piano. They are almost never performed like this; I’m looking forward to performing them for our festival audience!”

 

Tickets

1 000 – 2 500 CZK