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June 2022
19. June 2022

Third part of a concert tetralogy, in which the string sections of the Ostrava, Olomouc and Pardubice Philharmonics will once again join forces to perform compositions for large string ensembles.

“They say it is not advisable to enter the same river twice. However, the repertoire, which seems ideal for such shows, offers itself directly and it would be a chance missed not to undertake this remarkable journey, full of musical experiences and with exactly the same line-up of musicians once again!” 

Bohuslav Vítek

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for Strings in G major RV 151

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Divertimento in D major KV 136

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus for two string orchestras and harp

Béla Bartók

Romanian Folk Dances for string orchestra

Georg Friedrich Händel (Arr. Leonard Rosenman)

Sarabanda from Suite in D minor HWV 437

John Ireland

Toccata from Concerto pastorale for string orchestra

Petr Iljič Čajkovskij (Arr. Leopold Stokowski)

Andante cantabile from String Quartet No. 1 in D major Op. 11

Jean Sibelius

Andante festivo for strings and timpani

Isaac Albéniz (Arr. Petr Koronthály)

Asturias – Leyenda from Spanish Suite Op. 47

Freddie Mercury (Arr. Petr Koronthály)

Bohemian Rhapsody from the album A Night at the Opera


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.


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




Programme booklet of a show

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


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.

Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc
Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic
Svárovský Leoš
790 / 890 / 990 / 1.290 CZK 50% discount for health disability cards holders


presale from 27th 4.

Pre-concert-talk at 6.30 p.m. at the Castle Riding Hall 1 Intermission Estimated end of the concert at 9.30 p.m.


about the event


United string sections Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic Conductor Leoš Svárovský

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.

We want do everything possible to make things easy for people in wheelchairs. Therefore, to purchase tickets, please contact Jitka at 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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