Memorial linden, Má vlast or fireworks will remind in Hradec the creation of the republic

logo The last October weekend in Hradec Králové will mark many events that the city prepares for the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the independent Czechoslovak Republic. On the eve of the national holiday the Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra will play symphonic poem Má vlast from Bedřich Smetana in congress center Aldis. The afternoon program on Masaryk Square on Sunday, October 28 will culminate with the fireworks from the White Tower.

Even before Saturday's gala concert, the inhabitants of Hradec Králové will be able to commemorate the first years of the Czechoslovak Republic at important places in the city. In the Jirásek orchards, from the 14.00 will be possible to visit the wooden church of St. Nicholas, whose reconstruction culminates in these weeks. Transport of this monument to Hradec Králové during the first Republic is related little bit differently than most of today's public perceives. City bought this church in 1932 mainly as a memorial to the soldiers killed in the First World War.

On Saturday afternoon, the town also prepares a symbolic planting of memorial linden dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the republic. It will stand beside the new memorial of Jan Gayer and other fallen legionaries, which was re-unveiled in June at its original location at the Gayer and Vrbenský barracks.

The festive concert, on which Bedřich Smetana's Má vlast will be played, will take place on the eve of a public holiday in the largest Hradec Hall in the congress center Aldis. The Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra will be led by its new chief conductor, Kaspar Zehnder. The concert for which the tickets are already on sale at all contact points and the Philharmonic Orchestra Seat will start at 19:00.

On the festive day 28th October, a rich program is prepared at Masaryk Square for all afternoon. Starting at 14.00 the JH Big Band, Hradec Králové Brass Band Orchestra, or the Klapeto band with their songs from the period creation of the Republic will appear on the podium. The members of the Sokol Hradec Králové club will also present their training performance to the public. Traditional ceremony with the award of the medal of the town of Hradec Králové will be a part of the program at Masaryk Square.

The weekend program of celebrations dedicated to significant day in the history of the Czechoslovak Republic, will culminate with a fireworks display from the White Tower, which will be visible for the people from many places in the city on Sunday, October 28 from 18 hours.



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