CZECH CULTURE FESTIVITIES

CYCLE OF FESTIVALS HELD WITH CZECH CULTURE CO.
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

The Czech Culture Festivities, as the essence of the Czech nation's spiritual values, represented by foremost Czech and world artists, originated in the year 2002 through the integration of leading Czech festivals, while preserving their own traditional identities.

The organisers of the following festivals:
TANVALD MUSICAL SPRING – Tanvald
BYSTŘICE CHATEAU FESTIVAL – Bystřice pod Hostýnem
VIVAT ORGAN – Slavonice
MALÁ STRANA CHAMBER FESTIVITIES – Prague
YOUNG STAGE – Prague/Brno/Ostrava

consider the greatest significance of this integration to be the unified support of such art, which has a positive influence on the quality of our daily lives, our thinking and thus also the moral profile of our whole society.

Another unifying attribute, in connection with increasing European economic and social globalisation, is the common need to support "national art" – i.e. art that represents and further develops the creative and interpretational traditions of the Czechs, Moravians and Silesians.

An honorary Committee composed of prominent personalities in Czech cultural life provided the spiritual and artistic auspices for the birth of these festivities: Prof. Zuzana Růžičková (harpsichord), Prof. Ivan Moravec (piano), Prof. Jiří Bělohlávek (conductor), Radovan Lukavský (actor), Josef Jíra (painter) and Ivan Medek (writer).
The individual organisers consider this integration of festivals important for mutual support and the seeking of financial sources that are an indispensable presupposition for realising such high-quality cultural productions.

The dramaturgical variety of the Czech Cultural Festivities, designed to support the general education of the Czech nation, addresses the broad strata of the public of all generations. In addition to the chamber and orchestral concerts, programs created to address young people, theatre performances and exhibitions presenting paintings by leading Czech artists, there are also concerts featuring other genres. Folk music and jazz evenings, as well as shows presenting ethnic art have become a part of the Czech Cultural Festivities. The chief dramaturge of the Czech Cultural Festivities is cellist Jan Páleníček.

The festival cycle Czech Culture Festivities celebrates its 14th anniversary this year.

Czech Culture Festivities cycle is the member of the Czech Association of Music Festivals.

The Czech Culture Festivities is under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.

16. ročník „Malostranských komorních slavností” pod záštitou Ministerstva kultury a Výboru pro vzdělávání, vědu, kulturu, lidská práva a petice při Senátu Parlamentu ČR


Forthcoming dates:

The Malá Strana Chamber Festivities 2018:

Program (16. 9. – 25. 11. 2018)

16. 9. 2018 (Sunday), Wallenstein Palace – Main Hall,
7.30 pm

POCTA EMĚ DESTINNOVÉ
Eva Garajová - mezzosoprán
Jitka Čechová - klavír
(Smetana, Dvořák, Janáček)

30. 9. 2018 (Sunday), Wallenstein Palace – Main Hall,
7.30 pm

POCTA ČESKÉMU TRIU
Smetanovo trio, Eva Krestová – housle
Kristina Fialová – viola
(Rachmaninov, Zemlinsky, Dvořák)


14. 10. 2018 (Sunday), Wallenstein Palace – Main Hall,
7.30 pm

POCTA JANU HEŘMANOVI (1886 – 1946)
Duo Schiavo - Marchegiani
Marco Schiavo – klavír (Itálie)
Sergio Marchegiani – klavír (Itálie)
(Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Rossini)

28. 10. 2018 (Sunday), Wallenstein Palace – Main Hall,
7.30 pm

POCTA LADISLAVU ZELENKOVI (1881 – 1957)

Petr Nouzovský - violoncello

Mirek Sekera – klavír
(Dvořák, Martinů, Janáček, Franck)

18. 11. 2018 (Sunday), Wallenstein Palace – Main Hall,
7.30 pm

POCTA VÁCLAVU TALICHOVI (1883 – 1961)
Harmonia Praga – komorní orchestr
Miroslav Vilímec – housle
Eloisa Cascio – klavír
Štefan Britvík – dirigent
(Händel, Mozart, Bach, Borghi, Janáček, Bartók)

25. 11. 2018 (Sunday), Kostel Panny Marie Vítězné
, 15.00

POCTA JANU KŘTITELI VOVSOVI (1885 – 1945)
Markéta Schley Reindlová – varhany
(Bach, Brahms, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Reger, Eben, Bélier)