Viva Europa 2019 and the Czech Republic

Viva Europa 2019 and the Czech Republic
Top: Photo of Mr. Lukáš Sommer, guitarist and composer Below: Czech movie "Angel of the Lord“ (2005)

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Manila is actively promoting public diplomacy tools and welcomes the initiative of Viva Europa 2019 which highlights the joint cultural heritage of the member states of the European Union. Czech Embassy in Manila will participate at the “Viva Europa 2019“ by number of cultural projects.

The Concert tour of guitarist and composer Mr. Lukáš Sommer

The Czech Embassy Manila is bringing to the Philippines a marvelous guitarist and gifted composer Lukáš Sommer, one of the leading personalities in the current generation of young Czech musicians.

Lukáš Sommer graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts where he studied composition under Professor Ivan Kurz. He is the author of more than forty opuses for different works. In addition to orchestral music (e.g., the Cantata Thorns in a Veil, Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, Monolith for Wind Orchestra and Percussion, Concerto for Orchestra, and others), Sommer focuses on chamber music (e.g., Two String Quartets, Piano Trio „Xcape„, Labyrinth – a Sonata for Harpsichord, the Gypsy and the Odyssey).

Mr. Sommer has developed a unique guitar technique which is derived partly from the school of classical guitar, and partly from the philosophy of yoga and meditation. In addition to classical concerts, Mr. Sommer has engaged in interdisciplinary and multi-genre projects.

In Manila, Mr. Sommer will also perform in the newly-open Museum of Natural History of the Philippines in Manila to celebrate the Month of Cultural Heritage on 6 May. He will also perform together with his EU fellows at the “Euro-Pinoy Concert“ on 7 May in The Ruins in Poblacion. His tour will culminate with a concert in Rockwell Centre Makati. Mr. Sommer will also lecture music composition and guitar playing at the University of the Philippines Diliman and International School of Manila.

The Celebration of International Day of Children on 1 June, 2019 in the Cultural Centre of the Philippines

The Czech Embassy will screen a Czech movie for children for free on 1 June 2019 in Cultural Centre of the Philippines with the aim to celebrate children and observe International Day of Children, which is observed in the Czech Republic in 1 June.

The Czech Embassy will play the movie “Angel of the Lord“ – a tale about love, forgiveness and the ability to help others selflessly, which is one of the most popular Czech movie for kids ever.

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