For the seventh time in a row Česká Kamenice will sound with music - thanks to Antonín Dvořák‘s Summer Music Festival that will take place here on 2nd and 3rd July 2005.
The festival’s organizers will offer the audience a review of the development of the European music culture. The theme of the festival for 2005 is "Travelling in time and back to the past with music". The spectators can expect a profile of the music history from the era of Antonín Dvořák, through Baroque and Renessaince up to the Gothic period. The ensembles will perform in period costumes.
High artistic level and authenticity of intepretation of performers was emphasised in the artist selection process. As a result, the listeners will have an opportunity to meet top European and world artists: Gabriela Demeterová and the Czech Philharmonics Quartet, Collegium Marianum - an ensemble from the Týn School, Luboš Malý‘s Ars Antiquitatis and the SoliDeo ensemble with Milena Steinmasslová.
Setting of the Czech music works (and even works which originated in Česká Kamenice) in a wider European cultural context is an important dramaturgical aspect of the festival. Czech music will be represented by Antonín Dvořák‘s "Lužanská mass" (Dvořák studied musical theory in Česká Kamenice), German Baroque music by Bach’s suites played by outstanding Jiří Bárta. Brilliant Schola Gregoriana Pragensis ensemble will bring the European musical heritage to Kamenice.
Visitors to Dvořák‘s Summer Music Festival will also have an opportunity to get acquainted with architectural treasures of Česká Kamenice. This, together with a glimpse of the musical history, will be a modest contribution to efforts to rediscover our roots and bring the past closer to our contemporaries.
More information about Dvořák‘s Summer Music Festival please find at www.ckkultura.wz.cz.