Mystery of Time & Leningrad Symphony

Castle Courtyard

2.
July 2022
19:00
1. July 2022

This oustanding symphonic concert brings one of the best and most frequently played compositions by Miloslav Kabeláč; it will then culminate in the performance of the iconic Shostakovich’s 7th Symphony, which is forever a symbol of humanity’s heroic struggle against war and any totalitarianism.

“I would like to dedicate my Seventh Symphony to our fight against Fascism, to our inevitable victory over the enemy, and to the city of my birth, Leningrad….”

D. D. Šostakovič, 1942

Miloslav Kabeláč

The Mystery of Time

passacaglia for large orchestra Op. 31


Dmitrij Dmitrijevič Šostakovič

Symphony No. 7 in C major “Leningrad”

performance on the 80th anniversary of the first production


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venue / Castle Courtyard

Each year, this courtyard, with its excellent acoustics and open arcades reminiscent of theater boxes, turns into a concert hall under the stars.

More on venue The Castle Courtyard

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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Festival dinner

Three-course menu with wine in the castle's grounds.

Served in upper courtyard 90 minutes prior the show.

A / Coq au vin
B / Buckwheat risotto with asparagus
C / Grilled cod

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Intermission table

Private table with sparkling wine and refreshments.

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

A / Bohemia Sekt Prestige Demi sec

B / Bohemia Sekt Prestige Brut

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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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V tomto ročníku se konaly tyto akce:

Carmina Burana & Pictures at an Exhibition      10. 6. 2022 / 20:00
Czech Philharmonic Piano Trio      10. 6. 2022 / 17:00
Klavírní trio České filharmonie      10. 6. 2022 / 17:00
Carmina Burana & Obrázky z výstavy      10. 6. 2022 / 20:00
Magical Inspiration – Johann & Antonio      11. 6. 2022 / 15:00
Magické inspirace – Johann & Antonio      11. 6. 2022 / 15:00
That Dream of Love...      11. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Ten lásky sen...      11. 6. 2022 / 19:30
BACH XXII | Bach nonstop      12. 6. 2022 / 10:00
Love in the Time of Romanticism      12. 6. 2022 / 14:30
Láska za časů romantismu      12. 6. 2022 / 14:30
Bach XXII | 
Oddíl I, 1 – 3: Bachovo mládí
     13. 6. 2022 / 10:30
Po Čajkovského b moll až na vrcholky Alp      14. 6. 2022 / 19:30
J. S. Bach: Umění fugy      15. 6. 2022 / 20:00
J. S. Bach: The Art of Fugue      15. 6. 2022 / 20:00
Zbigniew Preisner: Rekviem za mého přítele      16. 6. 2022 / 20:30
Zbigniew Preisner: Requiem for my friend      16. 6. 2022 / 20:30
Gala muzikál      17. 6. 2022 / 20:30
Gala Musical      17. 6. 2022 / 20:30
Jan Kučera: Perníková chaloupka      18. 6. 2022 / 13:30
Jan Kučera: Hansel and Gretel      18. 6. 2022 / 13:30
Jan Kučera: Perníková chaloupka      18. 6. 2022 / 16:00
Jan Kučera: Hansel and Gretel      18. 6. 2022 / 16:00
Georg Friedrich Händel: Mesiáš      18. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Georg Friedrich Händel: Messiah      18. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Solo for 100 Strings III      19. 6. 2022 / 19:30
K2 – Twice Kateřina      19. 6. 2022 / 14:30
K2 – Dvakrát Kateřina      19. 6. 2022 / 14:30
Sólo pro 100 smyčců III.      19. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Bach XXII | 
Slavná Mše svatá
     19. 6. 2022 / 09:00
And Love Again... & Midsummer Vigils      20. 6. 2022 / 20:00
A znovu láska... & Svatojánské vigilie      20. 6. 2022 / 20:00
And Love Again... & Midsummer Vigils      21. 6. 2022 / 20:00
A znovu láska... & Svatojánské vigilie      21. 6. 2022 / 20:00
Ensemble Esperanza      22. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Ensemble Esperanza      22. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Večer na zámku v Nových Hradech - Il Farnace      22. 6. 2022 / 20:00
Hrůša Jakub
790 / 890 / 990 / 1.290 CZK 50% discount for health disability cards holders

tickets

presale from 27th 4.

Overture of the concert at 6 p.m. in the Castle Riding Hall 1 Intermission Estimated end of the concert at 10.20 p.m.

invitation

about the event

performers

Czech Philharmonic, partner orchestra of the Smetana’s Litomyšl National Festival Conductor Jakub Hrůša, principal guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic

frequently asked questions

Bad Weather…
The performance takes place outdoors. If the usually pleasant summer skies aren’t obliging, an awning will take a few minutes to silently roll into place over the heads of the audience. Therefore, the performance will go ahead even if it rains. A few raindrops may fall in spots in Section C, which is why tickets for this section are sold for a discounted price.

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

Tour of Smetana’s Birthplace
It’s almost as if intermission was created just for visiting Smetana’s birthplace, as it’s directly on the grounds.

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