International Initiative for Development for Ethnic Art

Concert on occasion Day of Students in Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum


On 17th November 2014, on International Students Day, a concert paying tribute to commemoration of events from 1939 and 1989 was held in Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum. Apart from the Čhavorenge choir, other choirs also performed. Each concert was played by excellent young musicians of Czech Philharmonic under guidance of conductor Marek Ivanović, choirmaster Ida Kelarova and children‘s choir Čhavorenge. Pavel Ryjáček was master of ceremony for the evening.

On 15th and 16th November 2014, 180 young Roma and non-Roma singers, including choirs Čhavorenge and choirs from Usti nad Orlici, Zamberk and Hodonín, met in Rudolfinum in Prague, where they rehearsed under the guidance of Ida Kelarova and her artistic team.

This historical project opened the doors for future cooperation of the Roma choir Čhavorenge and civic association MIRET with the Czech Philharmonic in such prestigious places like Rudolfinu.

Works of the magnificent composer of contemporary Roma music and song, Mr. Desiderius Dužda, were performed in this memorable concert. The symphonic arranger of the works is another excellent musician, Mr. Josef Fečo.

The concert was broadcast by the Czech Radio D dur live (A recording of the concert was broadcast on the Czech Radio Vltava on Sunday 23rd November at 2:00 PM).



  • Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Egmont, prelude
  • Leoš JANÁČEK: Taras Bulba, rhapsody for orchestra
  • Bedřich SMETANA: Z českých luhů a hájů, symphonic poem from cycle „Má vlast"
  • Desiderius DUŽDA: contemporary production (selection)
  • Roma traditional songs and contemporary production (selection)
  • Johannes BRAHMS: Ceremonial academic overture (Gaudeamus Igitur)



  • Marko Ivanović- conductor 
  • Czech student philharmonic
  • Ida Kelarova – choirmaster
  • Choir Čhavorenge
  • student choirs:
  • Choir Barbastella, Gymnasium Hodonín
  • Choir Corale, Gymnasium Žamberk
  • Mixed choir Vox coloris, Gymnasium Ústí nad Orlicí
  •  Members of Kühn children choir Prague
  • Pavel RYJÁČEK - host


Romano drom

Romano drom summer school with concerts in three towns in the North Bohemia (Šluknovsko) will take place during July 30 - August 13, 2016.


  • 9. 8. letní kino v Novém Boru
  • 10. 8. Lužické náměstí v Rumburku
  • 11. 8. zámecké zahrady v Děčíně


Concerts with the Czech Philharmonic

Four concerts by the Čhavorenge Choir and Czech Philharmonic directed by Marco Ivanović will take place in Prague in October 2016.