This year's eleventh season of the Mozart's Children festival, which gives space to young talent from all over South Moravia, will take place in September. The event did not take place on the original date due to the lockdown. This extraordinary concert promises, in addition to the Brno Philharmonic, also the group Tata Bojs.
Mozart's Children usually take place in the spring, but this year the situation was complicated and the whole event is yet to be staged. "The coronavirus pandemic prevented us from organising the festival on the traditional May dates, but we did not want to deprive pupils from ZUŠ (elementary artistic schools) of the opportunity to play with a large symphony orchestra. It is usually the experience of a life for them", said the director of the Brno Philharmonic Marie Kučerová, explaining why the event takes place at the end of the summer. She believes that this year's gala concert will be an even greater experience for the pupils given that they will also play together with the group Tata Bojs.
Almost thirty pupils from seven schools will also sit in the orchestra together with the Philharmonic. "They will be represented in almost all instrument groups - one pupil even plays the tuba," said Petr Karas, director of the co-organising ZUŠ Smetanova 8 Brno. Tata Bojs, as one of the most respected Czech music groups, will play sixteen of their compositions in a symphonic arrangement together with the orchestra. They will also be accompanied by Klára Nemravová and the Clarinet Factory group. "We are always looking forward to concerts with the orchestra, because they don't happen so often, and therefore it is a little festivity for us. We are all the more looking forward to the concert in Brno as the "young Mozarts" will also sit in the orchestra, and their talent will no doubt beautifully compensate for our absence of virtuosity", Milan Cais, leader of the group Tata Bojs, said with slight exaggeration.
The concert is announced to take place on 2 September from 6 p.m. in the Boby Centre in Brno.
The space of the Boby Centre will be divided into a total of three sectors so that their members do not meet each other. "Of course, we take great care to comply with all current measures, disinfection will be available everywhere, and visitors to the concert will be asked to wear facemasks," Kučerová added.