420 primary artistic schools got involved in this year's ZUŠ Open nationwide happening organized by the Magdalena Kožená Endowment. Children and young artists will spread music, dance, theatre and fine arts in public space. In several places of the Czech Republic, they will also head to retirement homes or nursery and primary schools. The Brno part of this event will be launched by the announcement of the results of the Brno-wide competition This Is a Talent on Dominikánské Square. It will be followed by performances of sixteen primary artistic schools of the city of Brno. The meeting in Brno will be concluded by a performance of the biggest Brno choir, which will be formed for this particular occasion and will sing together Proč bychom se netěšili [Why Should We Not Rejoice], a choral piece from the opera The Bartered Bride by Bedřich Smetana.
The ZUŠ Open nationwide happening is organized under the Magdalena Kožená Endowment. Its aim is to draw attention to the importance of artistic education, but also to deepen cooperation between individual primary artistic schools. Last but not least, it also documents the diversity of art disciplines and the life of primary artistic schools within the regions. Hence, almost in each region we can look forward to seeing an open-air performance featuring schools from that region. ZUŠ Open will culminate symbolically in the Wallenstein Garden of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic with an extensive programme that will be offered by primary artistic schools from all regions. ZUŠ Open will take place from 31 May to 1 June 2019.
On the Brno The Stage (on Dominikánské Square) there will appear dancers, musicians and theatre performers. The fine arts group will be creating its products in an alley lined with statues at the Church of St. Michael. There will also be public tuition. Passers-by can try playing various musical instruments. There will be a contest for many interesting musical and fine art awards starting from 16:00 o'clock until the end of the programme. The culmination of the whole afternoon will come at around 17:30 o'clock with a performance by a symphony orchestra named Young Brno Symphonics. Afterwards, young artists from Brno's primary artistic schools, their parents, friends and invited amateur or professional artists will try to create the biggest choir of the city of Brno. They will all sing together Proč bychom se netěšili [Why Should We Not Rejoice], a choral piece from the opera The Bartered Bride by Bedřich Smetana.
Programme on the main The Stage – Dominikánské Square Brno:
14:30 pm Announcement of the winners of the This Is a Talent competition
15: 00 Introducing Brno's primary artistic schools – a concert
16:00 EVENT "Win and Spray-paint Your Bag"
17:00 MEGA GATHERING of all primary artistic schools' alumni, the Young Brno Symphonics symphony orchestra, soloists and choir
Participating schools: Jaroslava Kvapila Primary Artistic School, Smetanova Primary Artistic School, Antonína Doležala Primary Artistic School, Veveří Primary Artistic School, Orchidea clasic s.r.o. Primary Artistic School, Universum, s.r.o. Primary and Secondary Artistic School, F. Jílka Primary Artistic School, ARK Music v.o.s. Primary and Secondary Artistic School, Slunná Primary Artistic School, Organ Players' Primary Artistic School Brno, PhDr. Zbyněk Mrkos Primary Artistic School, Vranovská Primary Artistic School, J.G. Mendel Grammar School and its facilities, and Art School, Mgr. Radmila Chmelová Primary and Secondary Artistic School, Pavel Křížkovký Primary Artistic School, and Vítězslava Kaprálová Primary Artistic School.
Time and venue: 31 May from 14:30 to 18:15, Dominikánské Square, Brno
Independent events organised by Brno schools:
J.G. Mendel Grammar School and its facilities and Primary Artistic School
"Which Way My Steps Stride"
We invite you most heartily to an exhibition of works by pupils of fine arts disciplines. The exhibition will present works of art of our school pupils on the theme of Nature. The works are done by various art techniques; drawing, painting, frottage, felting, encaustic, combined techniques and ceramics will be represented.
Time and venue: from 29 May at 17:00 until 1 June at 19:00, House of the Three Princes [Dům U tří knížat], Jánská Street 12, Brno (in the premises of the Court Theatre[Dvorní divadlo]) , Brno
PhDr. Zbyněk Mrkos Primary Artistic School
Concert of music students
A joint concert of singing, string instruments and piano students.
Time and venue: 31 May from 17:00 to 18:30, Bzenecká 23, Brno
An exhibition of works by pupils of fine arts disciplines
We invite you to an exhibition of works by pupils of the PhDr. Zbyněk Mrkos Primary Artistic School.
Time and venue: 31 May from 9:00 to 17:00, in the premises of the Brno City Museum in the southern wing of Špilberk Castle, Brno
Jaroslav Kvapil Primary Artistic School
On the day of ZUŠ Open, this school will The Stage its traditional performance for oncology patients in the Žlutý Kopec Hospital. The school invites the public to the opening of an exhibition of fine arts in the Eva Gallery.
Time and venue: 31 May concert: from 15:00 to 16:00, MOÚ Žlutý kopec, Brno, exhibition: from 18:00 to 19:30, třída Kpt. Jaroše 24, Brno
Do not miss the performance of students of the literary-dramatic field in the premises of Hadivadlo theatre on Tuesday 4 June.
Time and venue: 4 June concert: from 18:00 to 20:00, HaDivadlo theatre, Alfa Mall [Alfa pasáž], Poštovská Street 8d, Brno
Slunná Primary Artistic School:
Dance section performance
Final representative performance by pupils of the dance section. The programme will be repeated at 16.30 pm and 18.00 pm (seat reservation is required) .
Time and venue: 1 June concert: from 16:30 to 21:00, Divadlo na Orlí theatre, Brno
- Jílka Primary Artistic School Brno
Concert of alumni in the Hall of Merciful Brethren
The programme will be further detailed later.
Time and venue: 30 May from 18:00 to 20:00, Vídeňská 7, Brno
Concert without subscription
Performance for the Senior Citizens' Home clients.
Time and venue: 22 May from 9:30 to 10:30, Mikuláškovo nám. 706/20, Brno
Orchidea clasic Primary Artistic School Brno
Piccolo concerto per tutti 2019
A little concert in three different localities of the city of Brno.
Times and venues: 31 May from 14:00 to 14:30, J. Babáka 1, ZŠ Hudcova, ZŠ nám Svornosti, Brno
Organ Players' Primary Artistic School Brno
A joint organ concert of Primary Artistic Schools of the South Moravian Region – The Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady [Chrám Nanebevzetí Panny Marie]
The school invites you to a joint concert of pupils who study organ play at the Primary Art Schools, and which will be extended this year from the city of Brno to the whole South Moravian Region. The concert will not only be a showcase of outstanding achievements of the pupils, but also a warm and friendly meeting point for musicians who have in common their admiration for the royal instrument.