Summer Solstice Concerts are the concerts in the landscape so they everytime bring special experience of art and nature just be together..
This year at the evening concert we introduced great Czech clarinetist Karel Dohnal playing Harlekin by K. Stockhausen. Karel brought us an extraordinary experience not just from his playing but especially from his unbelievable dramatical performing and expression. Both children and adult could not stop laughing! The composition Harlekin is extremely difficult not just due to the technique claims but especially the dramatical aspect of the piece. . Harlekin was played under the old oak and brought even more magic!
The next day, at 6:00am the second Summer Solstice Concert was held in the landscape. We offered an orchestral program with profesional soloists – flutist Melanie Matějka, quitarist Štěpán Matějka and violinist Jana Kubánková. Fifteen year old violinist Barbora Sulková also presented herself in solo piece. We had a high number of visitors who could enjoy beautiful morning athmosphere in the nature together with music.
On saturday additional program our visitors could try painting on canvas in the open space – planair. We also offered a “Talk about the nature” with natural scientist Zdeněk Mrkáček.
We will offer you more photos and information in the next posts!
We are happy to meet you this saturday in the landscape behind the Turnov City at Summer Solstice Concerts! Anyway, do not expect big stage or amplified sound! Our stage is nature itself. Our event will be fragile as the nature around us is. Our aim is not to steal the space from the country but contrary to harmonise ourselves with the space, get the inspiration, peace and inner power, which people historically drew from being in the nature especially during the summer solstice period. This event is for those who desire to leave the noise and agresivity of the modern world at least for a while…
You will find the schedule of the event on the official poster on the top of this post and at the right column “Upcoming events” of this web page.
Painting workshop will be under patronate of great Czech academic painter Vladimír Véla, who will coordinate you during painting on canvas in the open space.
We reccomend to bring a blanket for sitting on the ground, also something to grill at fire, which will burn during the time between the “Talks about the nature” and an evening concert.
We believe you spent peaceful and nice Christmas time and entered the New Year well!
In the following year you can be looking forward to artistic projects of iMUZA. What are we arranging for you?
New event from the popular cycle Concerts in the Landscape in occasion of summer solstice in June.e The concert will be held within the nature, beautiful landscape of the Bohemia Paradise. Also painting workshop with academic painter will be held as a part of this event. We will also have a suprise for you – a meeting and disscusion with eminent Czech personality, a scientist dealing with the Czech landscape.
Concert for Republic. This concert will be dedicated to anniversary of 100 years of setting an independent Czech State. Concert will be held in Prague in October and eminent Czech professional musicians will perform, mainly the works of Czech contemporary authors.
In December, we will offer you traditional Concert for Christmas, held in Turnov,where the professional guest will perform together with young talented muiscians and children.
We will also offer you recitals, new artistic works, educational programs and even more. We will keep informing you about our activities on this webside during whole year.
We are looking forward to you and wish you creative year 2018!
We invite you to a concert at Spanish Hall, the Prague Castle, on 19. 11. 2017. A work “Ficik – Departure of Gladiators” by Martin Hybler will be premiered.
What does the author say about this composition?
“This composition gets an inspiration from the Fucik´s Entrance of Gladiators. Although I kept the formal concept of this composition, in my piece, everything is opposite…
Gladiator was a man, who fought in arenas to entertain inhabitants of Rome. These men occupied the lowest social levels, although being respected and adored…
Nowadays we also admire various performances, but our gladiators differ from the ancient ones, although they often serve more or less intentionally as entertainers. Our gladiators are sporstmen, actors, but also a politician. They often occupy the highest social levels, but it does not necesarilly mean that they are popular or respected.
While the past gladiators left “the stage” right on time, some gladiators of today seem not to be able to leave and take their performance too fatally and personally. Everybody reaches a point when adequate response to the current context is impossible or it is just the context that overtakes the personality and the time of “departure” comes..
Martin Hybler invites you to the premiere of his composition BuBli BuBliFuk (Bubble blower) for bassoon, piano and “page turner”. Concert is held on 11th of November by The Czech Double-Reed Symposium.
This piece was composed in 2012 and includes great range of new bassoon techniques. Concert and educational piece at the same time. In was chosen as a compulsory piece for basson competition of young professionals.
Wide approach of compositions including the range from avantgarde to educative works for children, that is the artistic work of Martin Hybler. Rich and enriching, colourful, original and respectful to tradition at the same time. Let us kindly invite you to listen!
Visit our Music Channel situated in the main menu above and immerse in the variety of music, that sounded at such great halls as the Prague Rudolfinum or Municipal House.