Třeboňská nocturna – a summer festival of classical music whose aim it is to bring top Czech and foreign performers to Třeboň and to offer visitors to the town music that at other times is only found on the most respected of Czech and world stages. Quality music played by well-known performers and the cosy atmosphere of the square or chateau in Třeboň combine to guarantee visitors to the festival an unforgettable, uplifting experience every year.
As is traditional, Třeboňská nocturna will be held at the beginning of July. After last year’s great success we will be trying to maintain the high standard that this festival has built up over the years. This can be seen in the names that will be appearing at the festival. Štefan Margita has been one of our best tenors for a number of years. His performance with the South Bohemia Chamber Philharmonic under the leadership of Stanislav Vavřínek at the final concert will surely be a great experience. At Friday’s crossover concert Pavel Šporcl, together with the Gipsy Way Ensemble, will give a number of exciting melodies and will show us what a great performer he is. Konstanze von Gutzeit is an excellent German cellist who will get the whole series of performances started, together with the harpsichordist Edita Keglerová.
This year the clarinet has been chosen by the leadership of Prague Spring as one of the two instruments for the competition for young artists. We have been successfully collaborating with Prague Spring for many years and inviting the competition winners to Třeboň. This year the award-winning artist Franck Russo will be coming from France and performing with the Wihan Quartet.
As you will see from the programme, this year there is one significant change. The performance by Josef Špaček and Miroslav Sekera, two excellent artists, who thrilled the audience two years ago in the packed J. K. Tyl Theatre, has been postponed until the beginning of August.
Once Třeboňská nocturna has ended preparations will immediately get underway for the 20th anniversary Subscription Concerts 2016 – 2017. The significance of this anniversary will also be reflected in the names of the artists who will be performing. Kateřina Kněžíková with Kateřina Englichová, Prof. Klánský and his son Lukáš Klánský, Václav Hudeček, the Cathedral Choir of St. Vitus and many other great artists are sure to make this series of concerts a real celebration of the music that we organise in Třeboň.
We hope that you will be our guests at one of our concerts and I wish you a Happy 2016.
Miloš Končický, Festival Director
History of the festival
The Třeboňská nocturna summer festival has been staged regularly in the second week in July since 2004, following on from the older “Subscription concerts” that have been held in autumn and winter since 1996 onwards.