The Italian Cultural Institute of Prague presents two concerts consecrated to the friendship between Italy and the Czech Republic, featuring the InArte Youth Orchestra and the folk ensemble Kolíček performing together.
The concerts will be held on Wednesday 6 September in the Assembly Hall of the New Town Hall and on Thursday 7 September in the Havlíček Gardens’ grape arbor, upon the proposal of translator Milena Macková and thanks to the support of the Italian Cultural Institute of Prague.
The concert agenda includes the performance of soundtracks, opera arias, and selected songs from Italian tradition and Czech folklore. The InArte Youth Orchestra comprises 20 musicians among current and former students of the well-known music institute “Accademia delle Arti” in Forlì. The orchestra performs in Italy and abroad in collaboration with choirs, opera singers and folklore bands. Moreover, it has contributed to several cultural productions. Their repertoire includes many choices; they propose classical music, soundtracks and modern hits.
Kolíček is the folk ensemble of the Ilja Hurník Music School in Prague 2, founded by Božena Novotná in 1990, first and special-prize winner for orchestration at the international Riva del Garda contest, in a competition with more than 80 music ensembles from all over the world. The band also won several national folkloristic music contests and performed in Germany, France, Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, Denmark and Italy.
Other partners to the initiative include the Italian-Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CAMIC), the Municipality of the Capital City of Prague, the Municipality of Prague 2, the ZUŠ Iljia Hurník Music School and the Basilica of St. Ludmila in Prague.