Subscription Cycle

The Czech Ensemble Baroque as the largest ensemble engaged in authentic interpretation of music of early periods is bringing a brand new subscription cycle in Brno and since 2018 in Zlín Region. The concerts in their unusual dramaturgy offer the audience titles that cannot be run either by the Brno Philharmonic or the Janáček Theatre Opera because of dramaturgical and operational reasons. These are mainly authentic performances of Baroque and classicist works with original period instruments (or their replicas) and cooperation with soloists and intrumentalists, dealing with authentic interpretation of early music at the top level, both from the Czech Republic and abroad. The Czech Ensemble Baroque is well known for its progressive dramaturgy, introducing Czech premieres of the world composers´ works (as e.g. Vivaldi, Purcell, Mysliveček, Lully and others) and as such it is ranked among top ensembles, according to expert reviewers.

The dramaturgy of the cycle is based mainly on large cantata and oratorio projects, but in each year also an opera, orchestral concert, chamber concert and vocal ensemble concert should be put on. World titles are going to appear next to modern premieres and besides the world interpreting stars the audience is going to see also young perspective artists.

The main purpose of the new subscription concert cycle of early music is to bring the works of 17th and 18th centuries closer to the contemporary audience. The cycle in its non-conformist, fresh and progressive way wants to appeal not only to the critiques, but also the laic public.

Programme of 2017/2018 Season in BRNO



  • Ministry of Culture czech Republic
  • South Moravian Region
  • Zlín Region
  • City of Brno
  • State Fund of Culture ČR
  • Complet list of the Partners: here

The patrons:

  • Barbara Maria Willi – cembalist, professor of Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno
  • Adam Plachetka – the soloist of Metropolitan Opera New York