Event calendar 2017


31st South Bohemian Piano Courses


Date: 02/07/2017 – 14/07/2017

held in the classrooms of the Art School of Blatna, J.P. Koubka 4, Blatna



Lecture of Miroslav Sekera


Piano compositions by Johannes Brahms

Friday 07/07/2017 at 18:00 pm

Main Hall of the Old Palace, Castle Blatna


Interpretative lecture by Miroslav Sekera

Sunday 09/07/2017 at 9:00 am

Main Hall of the Old Palace, Castle Blatna




Opening concert of 31st South Bohemian Piano Courses

Sunday 02/07/2017 at 14:00 pm at the concert hall of the Art School of Blatna

Concert open to  all participants

Lessons schedule, repertoire consultation, lessons and lectures programme


Piano recital by Pavel Voráček

Wednesday 05/07/2017 at 19:30 pm

Main Hall of the Old Palace, Castle Blatna


Gala Concert

Piano recital by Miroslav Sekera

Saturday 08/07/2017 at 19:30 pm

Main Hall of the Old Palace, Castle Blatna


Participants´ Gala Concert

Thursday 13/072017 at 19:00 pm

Main Hall of the Old Palace, Castle Blatna


Participants´ Final Concert

Friday 14/07/2017 at 11:00 am

Main Hall of the Old Palace, Castle Blatna

Farewell, certificate award



Fishing festival 2017


Held in the grounds of Blatenská Ryba and at Castle Blatna


Saturday, 24 June 2017


Official programme:


Gastronomy programme, competitions, craft fair, fish specialties for sale


Tasting of various kinds of grilled fish


Fish specialties by Blatenská Ryba for sale, tour of Blatenská Ryba


Filetting demonstration


Craft fair


Fishing competition for children


Cultural programme:


9:45 – 10:00 procession and blessing of the Czech carp


10:00 – 10:15 opening of the festival


10:15 – 10:30 Prezioso Blatná (dance performance)


10:30 – 13:00 "Kameňáci" (brass music)


13:00 – 13:15 Dana Strnadová´s Group (dance performance) 


13:30 – 15:00 "Sešlost" country group


15:15 – 15:30 DDM (dance performance)


15:30 – 18:00 "Z Vršku" country and folk group


18:00 – 20:00 technical break


20:00 – 2:30 Fatima music group – entrance fee


Supporting programme:


Castle Blatná


10:30 opening programme


11:00 Cooking show – fish specialties


13:15 Rybníkáři – water goblin songs


14:45 Water goblin fairy tales


16:00 Fishing techniques – demonstrations


18:00 – 20:00 Music by Zdeněk Koubek


Craft fair


Face painting, work with moosgummi, glasspainting, art workshop


Exhibition: Landscape and ponds of Blatna region


Fishing simulation and cormorant hunting simulation


Fireman competition


Angling – Buzice lake


Fishing competition for children


Sunday, 25 June 2017


A journey around Blatna's ponds with commentary


More info: www.blatenskaryba.cz


Jazz Day 2017



Castle Blatna, courtyard

18:00  swing dance with instructors

20:30 film screening: Sweet and Lowdown by Woody Allen




13:00               Procession through the town to Sokolovna (from Labut to Sokolovna)

Sokolovna Blatná:

13:15               H-Band Blatna Art School

13:30               Marking of the end of the Second World War, ceremonial speech

13:45               H-Band Blatna Art School


Castle Blatna:

Tickets: 150 CZK/100 CZK

14:15               Opening ceremony in the courtyard

14:30               Swing Orchestra For Evergreens, Art School of Rožmitál pod Třemšínem

15:30               Yvonne Sanchez and Pedro Tagliani

17:00               Back Side Big Band, Prague

18:30               Szidi Tobias and Band


11.04: French baroque music: oboe, bassoon, harpsichord

Castle Blatna, Old Palace

at 19:00

Tomáš Františ, Vladislav Borovka and Olga Dlabačová will present the music of the French baroque period. More info and reservation www.ckvb.cz


21.03: Kalabis Quintet

Castle Blatna, Old Palace

at 19:00

Zuzana Bandúrová (flute), Jarmila Vávrová (oboe), Nela Durníková (clarinet), Denisa Beňovská (bassoon), Adéla Triebeneklová (French horn)

The ensemble was founded in 2012  by students of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the tutelage of Štěpán Koutník. In 2014 they participated in international music courses "International Summer Academy" in Austria where they won two 1st place awards. One of their greatest success so far is the 3rd place award and title of Laureate at the international competition of brass quintets in Marseille (Concours International de Quintette a vent).


10.02: Lute songs: Music of Shakespeare´s time and new songs based on Shakespeare´s poetry

Castle Blatna, Old Palace

at 19:00 

Shakespeare in songs: Lute – Brian Wright, vocal – Jarmila Chaloupková


17.01: Prague Chamber Trio: Clarinet, Violoncello, Piano

Castle Blatna, Old Palace

at 19:00