Friends,

the program for the Zelenka Festival 2021 has just been announced on the official website:
https://www.zelenkafestival.cz/program-2021/

13 10. 2021 at 19:30 | Prague
Velkopřevorský palác | Rytířský sál | Malá Strana
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Orkiestra Historiczna (PL)
Instrumental music from the Dresdner Hofkapelle - Zelenka, Heinichen, Pisendel

14. 10. 2021 at 17:00 | Kostel Nanebevzetí Panny Marie a sv. Karla Velikého, Praha Karlov
TRADITIONAL VOTIVE MASS OF THE HOLY SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST
Tridentine Mass with Renaissance instrumental music from Zelenka’s circle of interest performed by the ensembles Spherae sonantes and Svobodné hudební bratrstvo.

14. 10. 2021 at 19:30 | Prague
Velkopřevorský palác | Rytířský sál | Malá Strana
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Ensemble Marsyas (UK) - Trio Sonatas of Jan Dismas Zelenka

15 10. 2021 at 19:30 | Prague
Kostel Marie Panny pod řetězem | Malá Strana
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Dresdner Kammerchor (DE), Ensemble Inégal (CZ)
Jan Dismas Zelenka - Missa Sanctae Caeciliae ZWV 1

16. 10. 2021 from 10:00 till 17:00 | Prague FREE ENTRY
Velkopřevorský palác (Grand Prior’s Palace), Velkopřevorské náměstí 4, Malá Strana, Praha 1
ZELENKA CONFERENCE PRAGUE 2021
Full program to be announced
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17. 10. 2021 Dresden
Annenkirche
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Dresdner Kammerchor (DE), Ensemble Inégal (CZ)
Jan Dismas Zelenka - Missa Sanctae Caeciliae ZWV 1

It is my hope that many of you will be able to travel and attend this delicious program, and by doing so showing your support for what has become the most important and enjoyable week of the year! The conference promises also to be interesting, with the focus being on publishing and editing the music of Zelenka in the past, present and future. Contributions from distinguished scholars such as Michael Talbot, Fred Kiernan, Andrew Frampton and Janice B. Stockigt (who will chair the morning session) highlight the great importance of the annual conference for Zelenka research. It is my intention to give a paper on two of Zelenka’s closest working colleagues, the copyists known in the literature as ZS1 & ZS2 (ZS= Zelenka-Schreiber), who worked with the composer from the early 1730s and onwards, and as such were among the first editors of his music. The identity of these two persons has until now been a mystery, but the time has come to reveal their true names.

The Zelenka Festival and Conference needs your support. So book a ticket, and make sure you do your part! I look forward to see you in Prague.