This cycle of festivals, held in cooperation with Czech Culture s.o., takes place regularly under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.
The Czech Culture Festivities as the essence of the Czech nation’s spiritual values, represented by prominent Czech and international artists, originated in 2002 through integration of leading Czech festivals, while preserving their own traditional identities.
The organisers of the following festivals
TANVALD MUSICAL SPRING – Tanvald
THE TEREZÍN FESTIVAL OF FORBIDDEN MUSIC – Theresienstadt
MARTINŮ FEST – Polička
BYSTŘICE CHATEAU FESTIVAL – Bystřice pod Hostýnem
VIVAT ORGEL – Slavonice
PRAGUE CHAMBER FESTIVITIES – Prague
THE YOUNG STAGE FESTIVAL – Praha//Brno/Ostrava
consider the greatest significance of this integration to be the unified support of such art, which has a positive influence on the quality of our daily lives, our thinking and thus also the moral profile of our whole society.
Another unifying attribute, in connection with increasing European economic and social globalisation, is the common need to support “national art” – i.e. art that represents and further develops the creative and interpretational traditions of the Czechs, Moravians and Silesians.
The festivities are held under the spiritual and artistic auspices of an honorary committee composed of prominent personalities in Czech cultural life: Prof. Zuzana Růžičková (harpsichord), Prof. Ivan Moravec (piano), Prof. Jiří Bělohlávek (conductor), Radovan Lukavský (actor), Josef Jíra (painter) and Ivan Medek (writer).
The dramaturgical variety of the Czech Culture Festivities, designed to support the general education of the Czech nation, appeals to broad strata of the public of all generations. In addition to chamber and orchestral concerts, programmes created to appeal to young people, theatre performances and exhibitions presenting paintings by leading Czech artists, there are also concerts featuring other genres. Folk music and jazz evenings, as well as shows presenting ethnic art, have become a part of the Czech Culture Festivities. Cellist Jan Páleníček acts as the principal artistic director of the Czech Culture Festivities.
Organiser: ČESKÁ KULTURA, o.s.,
MgA. Jan Palenicek, director
Address: Nad Stráněmi 343, 251 66 Senohraby, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 777 838 016