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Our plans for the summer 2014
10356252 10152470776951900 4765552356034668673 nCollegium 1704 will be performing in one of the prestigious festivals, Festival
Chopin i Jego Europa
 on 20th August. The program will be a non-traditional event that will consist of the music from Rossini, Donzietti and Bellini, which you may be familiar with from our previous concerts with Raffaella Milanesi at the Rudolfinum. The program will consist of the music of Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini. For the first time ever we will also be performing an extraordinary Symphony in D major by the Czech composer J. V. H. Vořišek. According to the dramaturgy of the Chopin Festival, the music is much younger than the one usually presented by Collegium 1704.
It's a great privilege and honour to be resident guests and perform at a number of dates in one of the biggest festivals of early music in the world, Oude Muzik Utrecht. Collegium 1704 will be performing on three different concerts, dramaturgy linked to Bohemia: the first and the opening concert will take place on 29th August with the music from Zelenka, Tuma and Fux (broadcasted live by Avro TV and Dutch Radio 4). On 1st September, there will be a performance of Oratorio di San Giovanni Nepomuceno from the Italian composer Antonio Caldara. The final concert on 2nd September called "Salon Praga 1723" will introduce instrumental music by Zelenka, Reichenauer, Brescianello and Orschler.
In late summer, we will come back to Poland, where Collegium 1704 is very popular, for two another concerts, on 6th and 7th September, at the legendary festival Wratislavia Cantans. This year's festival theme is "From Darkness to Light" and Collegium 1704 will perform Handel's 'Dixit Dominus' and the Requiem in D major by Jan Dismas Zelenka.

Early Music Festival in Riga
RundaleOn 12th July, Collegium 1704 together with baritone Tomáš Král presented a concert highly anticipated by Latvian audience at the Early Music Festival in Riga, the 2014 European Capital of Culture. The program included music from Vivaldi, Händel, Zelenka and Bach's cantata 'Ich habe genug'. The concert was held in the Riga’s pearl of Baroque architecture, the Palace of Rundale.

Music Bridge Prague - Dresden, an anniversary 100th concert
Hudebni-most 2014 foto1 web c-Xiaohui-ShanCollegium 1704 performed the 100th anniversary concert in the cycle Music Bridge Prague - Dresden on the 13th June in Prague in the Church of Our Lady of the Snows in Prague. Traditionally, after the concert in Prague followed the concert in Dresden's Annenkirche. The programme consisted of pieces of Domenico & Alessandro Scarlatti and Francesco Durant.

Collegium 1704 se neúčastní žádných "tahanic"
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vaclav luks foto c martin straka 6 20140121 1417802874V pátečním (6. 6. 2014) vydání MF DNES se orchestr Collegium 1704 stal terčem lživého útoku, které obsahují skandální nařčení z nekalého jednání při získávání dotací. Byť zásady velí na nactiutrhačné pomluvy nereagovat, pozadí vzniku této „kauzy“ je v kontextu celé kulturní scény natolik alarmující, že se k věci přesto musíme vyjádřit.

Celý text najdete v polemice Václava Lukse a v publikované tiskové zprávě

Renewed premiére of Händel's Rinaldo in Prague
Rinaldo foto-Hana SmejkalováThe National Theatre in Prague presents renewed premiére of opera Rinaldo by G. F. Händel in which Collegium 1704 takes place on 14 June 2014. The reprise is planned for 24 June 2014.

Admired by both fans and critics was this co-production of the National Theatre Prague, Le Théâtre de Caen, L´Opéra de Rennes and Le Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg after it's premiére in 2009.
Radio France titled it "the most beautiful performance od the year 2010".

More information about performance at the National theatre website.

The Opening Concerts at Tage Alter Musik in Regensburg
Collegium 1704 07 eThese words from the fifth Ode of Henry Purcell invites the listeners to Tage Alter Musik Festival in Regensburg. Collegium 1704 and Collegium Vocale 1704 under the leadership of Václav Luks will open the festival on Friday 6. 6. 2014 with Bach's "opus summum" Mass in b minor in a renovated church Dreieinigkeitskirche.The concert will be broadcast live on Bavarian Radio BR-KLASSIK from 20:00.

You can listen to the concert on Friday here.

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