Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
2020 brought a new and unknown situation, and it affected everyone. The new world that will emerge after the pandemic will certainly be different. We hope it will be better. Humanity occasionally experiences similar events. Epidemics, wars, disasters and plagues have always accompanied us. Sometimes they are associated with breakthroughs, mark the end of some civilization, or become the beginning of something new and wonderful. In difficult times, different attitudes and emotions are revealed. In a world of violence, selfishness and exclusion there will always be great people, people who help against all odds. Today is similar.
The theme of this year’s Wratislavia Cantans is ‘Lights to the World’. Sound and light are waves, differing in length. Sound waves need air to propagate. Music will not sound in a vacuum. Light and air are a living environment for people, plants and animals – music is a space for beauty.
We think of all who help each other in these difficult times.
Music supports such attitudes. It is a space in which people unite. It helps you look forward to the future. We want it to be better and more beautiful thanks to people who work for the good. They are lights to the world.
I am very happy to be able to invite you to festival concerts.