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Chamber Music Festival 2018 - 32nd Anniversary

Chamber Music Festival Český Krumlov

Náměstí Svornosti 2
38101 Český Krumlov
Contact: Infocentrum Český Krumlov

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Location: Český Krumlov
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With summer arrives the music festival with the longest tradition in this town. Due to being attended by reputable domestic and international musicians this once modest local festival has gradually grown into a popular cultural event of worldwide fame.

The Festival schedule culminates in a genuine 18th century feast called Baroque Night at Český Krumlov Castle®.

This year the Chamber Music Festival will be held from 29. 6. till 8. 7. 2018.


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29.06.2018   (Fr) 19:30
30.06.2018   (Sa) 19:30

Baroque Night in Český Krumlov Castle Baroque Night in Český Krumlov Castle

Jiří Stivín, Tomáš Měcháček, CK Brass Quintet, Alla Danza, Ludus musicus, Histriones Pragensis, Krumlov Pipers, Wagabundus kolektive and pupils of the Primary Arts School in Český Krumlov as a pantomime in Baroque masks and children’s Schwarzenberg Guard

A Baroque opera
Wenzel Müller
performed by CAPELLA REGIA
artistic director ROBERT HUGO

Where: 2nd - 4th Castle Courts, Masquerade Hall, Casing Hall, Baroque Theatre, Castle Garden, Český Krumlov

Schwarzenberg Guard Jazzband

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01.07.2018   (Su) 11:00


Where: 2nd Castle Court, Český Krumlov

Evening with a glass of wine

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01.07.2018   (Su)   Order 19:30


Johann Adolf Hasse
Secular cantatas and sonatas
Filippo Mineccia – countertenor
Il gioco de’ Matti

Where: Masquerade Hall of the Castle Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov

Jazz above the Vltava

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03.07.2018   (Tu)   Order 18:00

Luboš Andršt Blues Band

Luboš Andršt Blues Band

Where: Hotel Růže Terrace, Český Krumlov

Oboe trios from the Schwarzenberg collection

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04.07.2018   (We)   Order 19:30

Lonarc Oboe Trio

Lonarc Oboe Trio

Program: Triebensee, Beethoven, Kramář, Vent

Where: Mirror Hall of the Castle, Český Krumlov

Nocturne for Egon Schiele

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04.07.2018   (We)   Order 21:30

Clarinet Factory

Clarinet Factory

Where: Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Široká 71, Český Krumlov

Belfiato Quintet

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05.07.2018   (Th)   Order 19:30

Belfiato Quintet

Belfiato Quintet

Program: Rejcha, Milhaud, Haas, Ravel

Where: Mirror Hall of the Castle, Český Krumlov

A concert in honour of Josef Suk

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06.07.2018   (Fr)   Order 19:30


Graffe Quartet

Program: Suk, Dvořák, Janáček

Where: Mirror Hall of the Castle, Český Krumlov

Festive final concert

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07.07.2018   (Sa)   Order 19:30

Kinsky Trio Prague

Kinsky Trio Prague
Veronika Böhmová – piano
Lucie Sedláková Hůlová - violin
Martin Sedlák – violoncello

Program: Fibich, Martinů, Arensky

Where: Masquerade Hall of the Castle Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov

Organ concert

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08.07.2018   (Su)   Order 17:00


Drahomíra Matznerová – organ
Žofie Vokálková – flute

Program: Bach, Händel, Vivaldi, Brixi, Benda, Walther

Where: Church of Corpus Christi, Monastery Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov

About Chamber Music Festival

The Chamber Music Festival Foundation has been annually organizing the Chamber Music Festival between end of June and beginning of July.

This Foundation has been established in 1991 and in its activity it hails back to the classical music festival with the longest uninterrupted tradition in Český Krumlov (since 1987). Thanks to co-operation with the Prague Spring International Music Festival there have been many famous musicians performing in Český Krumlov since 1998.

Each year the Festival also includes a special project called Baroque Night on the Castle of Český Krumlov®. The Chamber Music Festival tries to reconstruct the Baroque celebrations in co-operation with the Baroque Theatre Foundation. The evening celebrating music, dancing and the opera takes place in the interior and exterior of the Český Krumlov castle. The programme commences on the IVth Castle courtyard with a festive toast accompanied by several musical bands. Attendants will be carried over into a Baroque ball with dancing, ballet and theatrical performances taking place in the Masque and Mirror Halls. Later the guests will move through the Cloak Hallway into the most remarkable treasure of the Český Krumlov Castle - the Baroque Theatre.

The Baroque opera performance takes place in the exceptional authentic atmosphere of an original Baroque Theatre. This Theatre had been constructed towards the end of the 17th century during the reign of the Eggenbergs. They have tried to establish Venetian opera in Krumlov, ordering scores of some famous musical pieces. It is not clear however if these operas were performed in the Theatre or not. The other notable period of Krumlov is the peak period of Napoli opera. Many scores had been preserved from this period, dating from the time when the Theatre acquired its present shape in 1768 when the Castle was held in the Schwarzenberg possession. These events form a basis for present time reconstructions which refer to late Venetian-style opera by composers such as Polaroll (several operas authored by him exist in the Krumlov castle archive) and also operas from the second half of the 18th century.

Information on composition and arrangement of the celebrations are based on records from the castle archive and on a book from 1729 by Baron Bernard van Röhr. This is an entirely new approach to musical productions based on authenticity of the environment as well as authenticity of the featured music and dancing. The entire evening is held under the principles of Baroque celebrations and is full of dancing, music, theatre, promenades, experience gastronomy, nobility, elegance but also full of mischief and joy in a magical atmosphere created by the flickering candlelight and taking place in the historical interiors and exteriors of the castle.

The Chamber Music Festival Český Krumlov tries to address no only fans of classical music but also of other musical genres. Therefore each year one of the concerts is themed around a "non-classical" musical performance. High quality of performing artists is a priority for this concert as well.

Chamber Music Festival 2017


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