Musica ad confluentem - Early music festival

Locality: České Budějovice

5. 9. 2021 — 28. 10. 2021

The festival is a small-scale project that is held in the autumn months (September and October) in churches and historical buildings in the town of České Budějovice. Six concerts and one accompanying event are planned for its fourth edition. The festival focuses on early music (Baroque, Renaissance, Medieval).

In addition to already introduced and renowned musical groups, we also make space for young progressive ensembles. Interest in the festival from Czech and international performers shows no decline (2022 is already fully booked). In 2021, the following performers will appear:

Foreign guests

  • Ensemble Seraphim (Switzerland) with the Medieval music set “The Tales of Bacchus”
  • Pavla Flámová (a Czech soprano living permanently in Switzerland) and her Israeli-German ensemble with an English Renaissance and Baroque music set (Dowland, Danyel, Purcell, Händel)

Domestic ensembles

  • Hof-Musici – Lamentationes Jeremiæ Prophetæ (Cristofaro Caresana, Giovanni Pietro Colonna)
  • Victoria Ensemble – Birth of the Musical Baroque (music by Claudio Monteverdi)
  • CreaTrio – Baroque Jewish Music
  • a special guest appearance by Reicha quartet with the set “String Enlightenment Quartets” (Joseph Haydn, Jakub Jan Ryba, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Accompanying programme

The festival will include an interactive workshop with the Early Musical Instruments theme aimed at parents with children and other guests. Visitors will see demonstrations of historical musical instruments and will be introduced to historical notation methods. A joint musical improvisation will be held at the end.

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