SINFONIETTA RĪGA AND ČECHOMOR
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia and the 50th anniversary of the Prague spring, the embassies of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic are organizing the Czech and Slovak culture week this June. One of the main events of the week is the collaborative concert programme of the Czech folk rock band Čechomor and the chamber orchestra Sinfonietta Rīga.
The folk rock band Čechomor celebrates its 30-year anniversary this year. They’ve earned widespread acclaim in their homeland for their vivid and original arrangements of Czech folk music. 2001 was a significant turning point in their career – they collaborated with the British rock musician Jaz Coleman in an ambitions musical project that involved a symphonic orchestra and resulted in the release of the album Proměny (Changes). The pieces featured in the album are folk song arrangements by the composer Leoš Janáček.
This Čechomor and Sinfonietta Rīga concert programme that also celebrates the 100th anniversary of Latvia will present pieces from the album Proměny. The conductor will be Normunds Šnē.
The main driving force of Čechomor is Karel Holas and František Černý. Čechomor consists of five instrumental musicians and the singer Martina Pártlová.
Folk-rock band Čechomor
Conductor Normunds Šnē