Schedule

The summer school classes usually take place in the morning from 9a.m. to 12:30a.m. The exact class program depends on the tutor´s decision although it is customary that during the first class the course-members decide, together with the tutors, what the basic schedule for the whole week should look like. In your free time you can either visit the other classes, practise, take part in ensembles or relax.

In the afternoon, orchestral and choral classes, listening seminars and lectures or collective dancing are planned. Every evening, there is a concert in which the professional Czech ensembles and the summer school tutors appear. The last two days are reserved for student concerts, dance and children performances. Immensely popular became the larwe evening dance sessions, where the students themselves share folklore traditions of their own countries.

Inscription of second (optional) class is automatically possible only for the choir classes, orchestra, historical dance and other afternoon classes. Another class may be attended only provided it’s capacity enables it and both teachers (of the first and second classes) agree.

This option is open to all course-members – the course price covers the attendance in both classes.

The other possibility is to sign up for just one class and spend the free time in the ensembles which form at random. In Valtice you can play and sing whenever, wherever and whomever you want to – it is just up to you!

basic daily schedule is summed up in this table

8:00 – 12:30

8:00 – 8:50

Let’s sing together
(E. Káčerková)

9:00 – 12:30

Most classes:
– Instrumental classes
– Solo singing
– Children’s classes
– Baroque violin for beginners
– Choral singing
– Gregorian chant
– Gesture & acting
– Historical dance
(L.Dradi, H.Slačálková)

12:30 – 19:00

13:45 – 16:15

Baroque orchestra

14:00 – 17:30

Historical dance (K.Klementová)
Vocal ensembles (J.Banholzer)

16:15 – 18:30

Chamber & ensemble music
(P.Holtslag, A.Nasello)

17:00 – 18.30

Lectures, seminars..

20:00

20:00

Music Rendez-vous

Don not forget to enjoy the unique atmosphere of South Moravia as well. The Valtice neighbourgood invites for park and forest walks, visiting many historical sites and sporting activities. The countryside is suitable for cycling and hiking and the whole area is well known for its wine making tradition. In 1996 the Lednice-Valtice region was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List, for a good reason. Go and find about it yourself – or take a trip to the neighbouring Austria. The borders are within shouting distance.
Detailed course schedule and concerts programmes can be found in the CONCERTS section.