11 July - 7 August 2017
SUMMER FESTIVITIES OF EARLY MUSIC
Prague, Czech Republic
SUMMER FESTIVITIES OF EARLY MUSIC are the largest and oldest continually running festival focusing on historical performing arts organised in Prague, Czech Republic. Since its establishment in 2000 it has become acknowledged for its carefully prepared, thematic programming and for the high level of performance guaranteed by some of the foremost specialists – instrumentalists and ensembles, vocal artists, conductors, dance and theatre companies – from various countries around the world.
Many festival projects introduce historical music in modern Czech or world premieres. Owing to the presentation of interdisciplinary projects combining period music with baroque dance and theatre the undertaking is unique among early music festivals not only in the Czech Republic, but in the whole of Central Europe. Member of the European Early Music Network (REMA), the festival is the fruit of collaboration of many years’ standing with cultural institutes and transnational foundations. The organiser, Collegium Marianum, is an educational and cultural centre with 20 years of experience in the area of historical arts. Since 2000 the main focus of the organisation’s cultural activity has been the Summer Festivities of Early Music.
TO DISCOVER the roots of European civilization
TO ENHANCE public awareness of cultural values and the vividness of their heritage
TO INSPIRE the broad public and to offer access to the cultural heritage in the international context through inspired programming and performance by some of the most prominent European artists
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