due to the sell-out of the opening concert and the concert of Jiří Stivín, we are closing the sale of Subscription Cards for the whole festival.
However, you can still purchase tickets for individual concerts on 12 - 15 July.
Thank you for your understanding.
In less than a month, the best of classical music, swing, and jazz will gather in Třeboň. From 11th to 15th July, the 20th annual International Music Festival Třeboň Nocturna will resound from several places in the historical center of the town. The Talich Quartet, soprano Eliška Weissová, the Hradec Králové Philharmonic, the PhilHarmonia Octet, Jan Smigmator & Tonya Graves accompanied by the Gustav Brom Radio Big Band, Jiří Stivín, and others will perform.
“We are delighted that the festival is returning in full force after the Covid years. Even now, the anniversary event is fast approaching sell-out. Visitors can look forward to top artists: Eliška Weissová has enchanted the Vienna State Opera as Kostelnička (in Janáček's Jenůfa), and she will certainly do the same next year in the role of the Foreign Princess. The Talich Quartet and Jan Smigmator have captivated Carnegie Hall in New York. The acclaimed oboist Vilém Veverka returns to Nocturna for the third time, this time with the PhilHarmonia Octet. The list of great artists here goes on and on. Every evening is an exceptional artistic experience in architecturally interesting spaces,” program director Irma Mrázková explains.
The Třeboň Nocturna will commence on 11 July in the Třeboň State Chateau Stables with the Talich Quartet. The rarely performed Quartet movement by Antonín Dvořák and Mendelssohn’s early String Quartet in E flat major will be played. The concert will conclude with Mozart’s Stadler-Quintet in collaboration with French clarinetist Lilian Lefebvre, winner of the 2022 Prague Spring Music Competition.
On 12 July, the J. K. Tyl Theater will host outstanding young musicians, violinist Daniel Matejča and pianist Jan Schulmeister. Both perform regularly at home and abroad, have successfully participated in prestigious music competitions, and will perform works by Pärt, Janáček, Martinů, Ysaÿe, Glier, and Bartók.
On 13 July, oboist Vilém Veverka’s PhilHarmonia Octet wind ensemble will present Mussorgsky’s Mozart in the courtyard of the Třeboň State Chateau. Later that night, one of the most original personalities of the Czech music scene, multi-instrumentalist Jiří Stivín, accompanied by guitarist Jaroslav Šindler, will perform at the Tunel Music Bar.
On Friday, 14 July, the courtyard of the Třeboň Municipal Office will belong to swing and the timeless songs of Quincy Jones, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington. Singers Jan Smigmator and Tonya Graves will be accompanied by the Gustav Brom Radio Big Band with conductor Vlado Valovič.
A new addition to the program is the Saturday afternoon multi-genre performance Harlequin at the Puppet Theater in Třeboň for young and old alike. “The winner of a number of major international competitions, clarinetist Karel Dohnal is bringing to Třeboň a unique comedy performance with music by Karlheinz Stockhausen, which has gained enthusiastic acclaim both at home and abroad,” Mrázková adds.
The Třeboň Nocturna Festival traditionally ends with a Saturday tribute to the singer Emma Destinn. This time it will be performed by soprano Eliška Weissová, Slovak baritone Daniel Čapkovič and the Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of conductor Jan Chalupecký. The detailed program and tickets can be found at trebonskanocturna.cz
During the afternoon of Saturday 15th June clarinetist Karel Dohnal will perform Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Harlequin at Třeboň theatre. Stockhausen is not normally thought of as being playful and hilarious – but this performance promises to be both. A virtuoso solo clarinetist performs, dances and plays to the camera while portraying the Commedia dell’Arte character, Harlequin. Karel Dohnal does it superbly in a performance suitable for all the family.
Karel Dohnal's performance of Karelheinz Stockhausen's Harlequin was, quite simply, one of the most astonishing 45 minutes I've experienced.....
Keith Bruce 2013 Glasgow, Herald Scotland
Martin Ptáček will not perform, but the ensemble will be strengthened by Marek Čermák on the organ and the work of Lukáš Hurník will not be performed. You can find the program below.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you.
CZECH ENSEMBLE BAROQUE QUINTET
Pavla Radostová – soprano, Tereza Válková – mezzo-soprano / artistic director, Jakub Kubín – tenor, Jiří M. Procházka – bass, Přemysl Vacek – theorba, Marek Čermák – organ positive
Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)
Vulnerasti, cor mea
Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672)
Musikalischeexequien - výběr
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Jesu, meine Freude - chorál
František Ignác Tůma (1704–1774)
Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745)
Giovanni Felice Sances (1600–1679)
Si dolce tormento
Jacob Arcadelt (1507–1568)
Il bianco e dolce cigno
Orlando di Lasso (1532–1594)
Dear visitors and fans,
we are launching the pre-sale for the summer festival, which will take place from 11th to 15th July at various locations in Třeboň.
The Talich Quartet, PhilHarmonia Octet, Gustav Brom Radio Big Band, Jiří Stivín & Jaroslav Šindler, Eliška Weissová and many others will perform.
We look forward to seeing you!
The 19th edition of the Třeboň Nocturne Festival was closed by the Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra and soprano Eva Hornyaková under the baton of conductor Miriam Němcová.
Thank you to all performers, partners and visitors!
We are already planning the 20th edition of the festival, which will take place from 11 to 15 July 2023!
Dear ticket holders,
Today's concert of Arete String Quartet within the Třeboňská nocturna festival will be moved from the Small Courtyard of the Třeboň State Chateau to the J. K. Tyl Theatre (Masarykovo náměstí 2/I, Třeboň I, 379 01 Třeboň) due to the unfavourable weather forecast.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you!
Třeboňská nocturna Festival team
The opening concert of Kateřina Englichová and Vilém Veverka and the Thursday concert of Chantal Poullain are sold out! Thank you!
Tickets for the other concerts can be purchased at https://www.trebonskanocturna.cz/vstupenky/
Tickets for Třeboňská nocturna are available for purchase at the festival website or through the sales network GoOut.net, or in person at the tourist information centres in the towns Třeboň and České Budějovice, in culture departments of the Třeboň spas Aurora and Berta, or directly at the individual venues before the concerts start.
Passes for the entire festival are also on sale for CZK 1,350 (the price does not include the performance by Chantal Poullain) and can be bought at the tourist information centre in Třeboň at Masarykovo Square 1.
From 12 to 16 July, the 19th year of the summer festival Třeboňská nocturna will fill the historical centre of the South Bohemian Renaissance town of Třeboň with music.
The internationally recognized harpist Kateřina Englichová and oboist Vilém Veverka will open the festival with a programme of compositions by Maurice Ravel, Alphonse Hasselmans, Ilja Hurník, Martin Hybler and Claude Debussy.
“Ravel and Debussy are staples of our repertoire; on top of that, it is Claude Debussy’s anniversary this year. We have added a new composition to the programme by the excellent composer Martin Hybler called Jason and Medea, which we have de facto ‘received as a gift’ for a fifteen-year anniversary of our collaboration with Vilém Veverka. It was also Ilja Hurník’s anniversary this year, and that is why the concert will include his composition Le tombeau de Köchel, which was originally written for the harp and flute and Vilém adapted it for oboe. Additionally, it is a tribute and a very beautiful ‘Hurník-style’ paraphrase of the Ravel’s piece Le tombeau de Couprin, which will be played at the beginning in the arrangement by the great Otomar Kvěch. This way, we can pay tribute to our current composers as well,” commented Kateřina Englichová on the programme of the opening night.
In addition, Třeboňská nocturna will present the winners of the International Prague Spring Music Competition the Korean Arete String Quartet, the trio of the violinist Martina Bačová, French horn player Hana Šuková and pianist Karel Košárek, the chanson singer Chantal Poullain accompanied by the saxophonist Štěpán Markovič and the pianist Martin Krč, special project Ellaboration by Epoque Quartet and the singer Dasha. The festival will close with a tribute to Ema Destinnová by the Philharmonic of Hradec Králové together with the Slovak opera singer Eva Hornyáková under the direction of the conductor Miriam Němcová.
“During the opening concert, we will introduce the music of the 20th century composers Josef Vejvoda and Ilja Hurník, whose birthday we remember this year as he would have been one hundred years old. All this in the interpretation by Kateřina Englichová and Vilém Veverka. Weather permitting, we can look forward to two outdoor concerts in the Theresien Barracks which always have an indescribable atmosphere. And I would also love to mention this year’s novelty: the Thursday’s night concert in the spirit of French chansons performed by Chantal Poullain with accompaniment. Apart from that, I am extremely happy that after two years, we can continue the tradition of introducing the winners and laureates of the International Prague Spring Competition and, in this way, we can show young, hopeful musicians. Artists who performed here in the past have made it among the best European players, such as the pianist Ivo Kahánek, horn player Kateřina Javůrková, oboist Johannes Grosso, clarinetist Shirley Brill and others,” says the director of the festival Irma Mrázková.
The classical music, crossover and chanson evenings will take place at several venues in Třeboň, from the chateau’s stable, through the J. K. Tyl Theatre and the Tunel music bar, to the court of the municipal authority.
This year, the festival Třeboňská nocturna received a significant support from the South Bohemian Region, the town of Třeboň, the State Fund for Culture, Renomie, a.s., Pražská energetika, a.s., as well as from other companies and individuals.