Concentus Moraviae: International Music Festival of 13 Towns
The Concentus Moraviae Festival Concentus Moraviae – Mezinárodní hudební festival 13 měst Concentus Moraviae links musical experiences with visits to the picturesque towns of South Moravia and Vysočina. The classical music concerts take place in churches, synagogues, chateaus and courtyards which leads to Czech and international artists to perform in Moravia. The festival towns are also included on the UNESCO list.
The festival is primarily focused on classical music with an overlap with other genres and with a strong accent on early music, to which is the biennial dedicated. Every year the organisers commission a new dramaturge with a strong programme vision, so the festival always focuses on a new topic and is highly appreciated for its contribution to the field. The theme of each year reflects important musical anniversaries as well as current music and social trends. Not only significant personalities of Czech musical life (Barbara Maria Willi, Jiří Beneš, Aleš Březina, Václav Luks, Zdeněk Cupák, etc.), but also foreign musicologists (Jelle Dierickx, Walter Labhart, Tully Potter, Andrea Marcon, Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, Pierre Pitzl, Carine Moretton).