jednota v rozmanitosti
unity in diversity
einigkeit in vielfalt

19 – 28 / 5 / 2017

Opening evening of the MEETING BRNO festival and the Czech-German Cultural Spring

Friday / 19. 5. 2017
19:00 - 22:00
Besední dům, Komenského náměstí 8

The opening concert of the Festival Brno 2017 is at the same time the opening of the Czech-German Spring series of cultural events.

It also recalls the double anniversary of the composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold (born May 29th, 1897 in Brno, died November 29th, 1957 in Los Angeles). Korngold was born in a German-speaking Brno family of Jewish faith, grew up in Vienna from the age of four, and emigrated to the United States in 1938, where he became one of the most important composers of film music.

The extract from his work will be accompanied by the Raformation Symphony of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy that recalls this year's 500 anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.    


E. W. Korngold – Violin concert in D major, Op. 35  F.

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Symphony no. 5 in D major/D minor, Op. 107 "Reformation"    

Filharmonie Brno 

conducted by Petr Altrichter (CZ) 

violin Sophia Jaffé (DE)   

Tickets may be purchased on    

The opening event takes place thanks to the support by the City of Brno and the Czech-German Future Fund.