Ceremonial Opening Concert Smetana200

Festival Hall

8.
June 2024
20:00
7. June 2024
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A representative selection of works by the Litomyšl native

Bedřich Smetana:

The Bartered Bride
Overture to the opera / Skočná. Rapid folk dance of comedians from Act 3

Festive Overture in D major, Op. 4

Hakon Jarl – symphonic poem Op. 16

My Country – Vltava, symphonic poem

Dahlia Polka

Czech Dances II Op. 21 – Furiant

String Quartet no. 1 in E minor “From My Life” (selection)

Arr.: Tomáš Ille – From the Homeland; for violin and orchestra
Premiere


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venue / Festival Hall

The multifunctional hall was nominated for the European Union's Mies van der Rohe Award for Contemporary Architecture in 2007.

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Festival catalogue

A catalogue with all program details, Litomyšl tour guide with tourist tips how to get the most from your festival visit.

Collect your order at the entrance from our ushers upon your voucher.

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Intermission table

Private table with sparkling wine and refreshments.

Served in castle garden nearby during intermissions or before the show.

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Programme

Programme booklet of a show

Collect your programme at the entrance from our ushers upon your voucher.

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Shuttle service

To all festival ticket holders we offer free transports from/to their accommodation facility outside the town of Litomyšl in distance up to 20 km, and from the train station in Česká Třebová.

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Jan Mráček
violin
Ivo Kahánek
piano
Cirk La Putyka
Rostislav Novák
choreografie
Jakub Hrůša
conductor

This concert will be broadcast
live on Mezzo LIVE a medici.tv

1.390 / 1.590 / 1.790 / 1.990 CZK
50% discount for health disability cards holders

tickets

presale from 27th 4.

Without a break
Estimated end at 21.30
Live broadcast by Czech Television
Live transmission to the Festival Gardens

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performers

Jan Mráček – violin Ivo Kahánek – piano string quartet from members of the Czech Philharmonic Cirk La Putyka Choreography by Rostislav Novák Czech Philharmonic – partner orchestra of the Smetana Litomyšl National Festival Conductor Jakub Hrůša – principal guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Ambassador of the Year of Czech Music, patron of the Smetana200 project
Jan Mráček - violin
Ivo Kahánek – piano
string quartet from members of the Czech Philharmonic
Cirk La Putyka
Choreography by Rostislav Novák

Czech Philharmonic
- partner orchestra of the Smetana Litomyšl National Festival

Conductor Jakub Hrůša
- principal guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic
Ambassador of the Year of Czech Music,

patron of the Smetana200 project

frequently asked questions

Where to park?
We recommend parking in the upper part of Smetana Square near the Marian Column. The Festival Hall is about a 5-minute walk away.

Where does the overture take place?
The lector’s introduction is prepared one hour before the start of the performance at St. Anne. You will pass the Baroque church with white plaster as you approach the Festival Hall.

Wheelchairs
We want do everything possible to make things easy for people in wheelchairs. To purchase tickets, please contact Jitka directly: nazdravetska@smetanovalitomysl.cz, +420 602 457 338.

How will the performance be affected by the planned television broadcast?
The viewer will certainly notice the cameras in the audience and read messages after the performance like “We saw you on TV!” However, the performance itself is not affected by the presence of the TV crew.

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