Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Los Alamos High School Chamber Chorus and String Quartet




In November 2014, Los Alamos High School Chamber Chorus and String Quartet under the direction of Mr. Jason Rutledge are going to embark on a performance tour with Incantato Concert Tours. They are going to visit countries such as Germany, Austria and Czech Republic, experience delicious local cuisine and perform in prime venues. 

Thank you so much to the choir for sharing this wonderful picture with us! We are very looking forward to start the tour with you. 

Explore magical Český Krumlov



Český Krumlov is a small city in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, best known for the fine architecture and art of the historic old town and Český Krumlov Castle

Old Český Krumlov is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was given this status along with the historic Prague castle district.
The city is named Český Krumlov ("Bohemian Krumlov") to differentiate it from Moravský Krumlov ("Moravian Krumlov") in the southeast of the country.

Construction of the town and castle began in the late 13th century at a ford in the Vltava River, which was important in trade routes in Bohemia.
In 1302 the town and castle were owned by the House of Rosenberg. Emperor Rudolf II bought Krumlov in 1602 and gave it to his natural son Julius d’Austria. From 1719 until 1945 the castle belonged to the House of Schwarzenberg. 
Most of the architecture of the old town and castle dates from the 14th through 17th centuries; the town's structures are mostly in Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles. The core of the old town is within a horseshoe bend of the river, with the old Latrán neighborhood and castle on the other side of the Vltava.

Český Krumlov Castle is unusually large for a town of Krumlov's size. Within the Czech Republic it is second in extent only to the Hradčany castle complex of Prague. Inside its grounds are a large garden, an extensive bridge over a deep gap in the rock upon which the castle is built and the castle itself, which in turn consist of many defined parts dating from different periods of time. 

St. Vitus Cathedral (Kostel Sv. Víta) is a Gothic church dating back to the 15th century with frescoes from the same period. Český Krumlov Castle preserves its Baroque theatre, which was finished in 1766, complete with original stage machinery, scenery and props. Due to its age, the theatre is only used three times a year, when a Baroque opera is performed in simulated candlelight. 

Český Krumlov has also been used as filming locations for movies such as the 2006 films "The Illusionist" and "Hostel" as well as the 1970s German movie "Traumstadt".