All participants registered to the HEPiX and their registered Accompanying Persons are warmly invited to the Hradistan concert that will take place at the The Church and Monastery of St. Giles on Wednesday 25 April from 19:00. Concert will be followed by an invitation to a light refreshment till 21:45.Address: Baroque refectory
of The Dominican Convent
Jilská 7a, Prague 1
GPS: +50° 5' 7.89", +14° 25' 8.64"
The Hradistan Dulcimer Band concert
The Czech Republic comprises three historical territorries – Bohemia in the west and Moravia and a part of Silesia in the east.
In the southeastern part of Moravia, approximately 30 km from the border with the Slovak Republic, you can find the ancient town of Uherske Hradiste, the place of work of an extraordinary musical ensemble – the Hradistan Dulcimer Band. This band finds for its inspiration in traditional folk art.
The Hradistan Dulcimer Band belongs to the oldest and most well-known Moravian dulcimer bands. The ensemble was formed together with a dance group in Uherske Hradiste in 1950. Since that time several generations of musicians, singers and dancers have gone through its personel, first under the long-time leadership of Jaroslav Stanek. His creative approach to folk material changed the understanding of its stage presentation as a series of songs and dances towards more elaborated artistic compositions.
Since 1975 Jiri Pavlica has been the artistic director and the first violinist and the group has undergone gradual transformation under his directorship and demands on the members gradually increased.
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The best option to get to the Baroque refectory of The Dominican Convent is by metro and short walk (5-10min). The nearest metro stations are "Staroměstská" metro "A" (green), "Národní třída" metro "B" and "Můstek" metro "A, B" (green, yellow). Please see the enclosed map. Concert venue will be visibly marked with HEPiX logo.