Czech Dreams 2024
Twenty years ago, composer and musicologist Aleš Březina and music producer David Dittrich dreamt up a seemingly unrealistic version of a music festival: in their imagination, a pan-European project was born, based on the ideas of the Concentus Moraviae International Music Festival, which brings top-quality music productions outside of established cultural centres. The creators intended to present concerts with a unified dramaturgy in selected Czech towns and villages and then in their European sister cities. The large-scale project, named after Březina's dramaturgy Czech Dreams, was first held in 2004, with an impressive 107 concerts in 19 countries.
The idea of linking European regions through outstanding musical performances that take place exclusively outside the established stages of metropolises appealed strongly to most of those involved. As a result, Czech Dreams has become a popular periodic event: European twin cities, as well as many concert series and festivals, hosted Czech Dreams in 2007, 2011 and 2014.
In 2024, the Czech Dreams will take place for the fifth time. The programmation will again be created by Aleš Březina and it will be dedicated to the presentation of Czech chamber music, both through outstanding performers and inspiring dramaturgy, which is an important contribution to the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bedřich Smetana. In the Czech Republic, the project will be launched in June 2024 at the international music festival Concentus Moraviae, followed by Czech Dreams in dozens of cities and towns outside the capitals of the host European countries from July to December.
The project will be an important part of the Year of Czech Music.
Contact: Eva Dittrichová, phone +420 736 605 933, firstname.lastname@example.org