The main event of 2018.........
The main event of Project Nepomuk in June 2018 will be a performance of a short opera in concert, the new opera Nepomuk, composed and conducted by the British composer Barry Webb.
Some of the best young professional international singers and musicians based in the North West and have been selected by audition.
Tickets £8 (£6 concessions) on door and
On-line www.wegottickets.com/nepomuk (plus 10% booking fee).
This will be part of The BOHEMIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL at the lovely Old Christ Church Waterloo Liverpool L22 1RE, a now disused sailors` church that ships still see on their first approach to Liverpool.
This will be a new and continued use of the building as a community resource in one of the most deprived areas of the UK.
Associated local schools workshops will take place, led by local artists and musicians involved with the project.
There will be an Art Exhibition and Sale of Art at Old Christ Church, with a chance to buy art created by Liverpool contemporary artists, at the following times.
29th June. 19:00 pm At the interval and following the concert. Entrance by concert ticket above.
30th June 13:00pm to 18:00pm. Free entrance. Also 19:00 pm at the interval and following the concert. Entrance by concert ticket above.
A NEW crowdfunding initiative has been started to raise funds for Opera Nepomuk and other events in the future.
NB The crowdfunding appeal on Indiegogo is now closed and replaced by Kickstarter.
Stage one is all about thought
Stage two is the second phase of creation
Stage three is growth and sharing
STAGE ONE. THOUGHT AND PLANNING.
The following picture shows Nepomuk, and the lake and Green Mountain, from Klaster, Nepomuk.
OTHER USES OF THE NAME NEPOMUK
Nepomuk is the name of a town, a person, an area of land. As we speak, the town of Nepomuk has partnered with the municipality of São João Nepomuceno in Brazil. Nepomuk is a well known brand name.
John of Nepomuk is also the Patron Saint for keeping secrets.
Nepomuk is also the name of a half dragon, half hippopotamus, in the children`s story, Jim Knopf and Lukas the locomotive driver, by the German author Michael Ende written in 1960.
Nepomuk is also an open-source soft ware network, Networked Environment for Personal, Ontology-based Management of Unified Knowledge.
Various people have adopted the name, one of the more famous being Johann Nepomuk Hummel, a 19th-century Austrian composer and virtuoso pianist.
THE MEANING OF NEPOMUK
Nepomuk os a town 30 kilometers south od Plzen, in the Czech Republic.
The name Nepomuk has taken on many meanings, and has been used to mean different things.
JOHN OF NEPOMUK
John was born in Nepomuk in 1340.
See the picture on this page, of the baroque statue of John of Nepomuk on Charles Bridge, Prague, where he was thrown into the water of the Vltava river to drown in 1393.
THE SYMBOLISM OF WATER
John is the patron saint against floods and his statue can be found on bridges throughout the world.
Water is a symbol of life .
Project Nepomuk completed school workshops on the theme of water, using bits from the opera and other music, and the children produving their own pictures, to be displayed at the Art festival.
These thoughts are discussed in the new opera Nepomuk.
This new opera will be a central part of the cross border cultural project. Water and positive growth are contrasted with addiction to power and money.
Water for Project Nepomuk is a symbol of growth. Water connects countries, and continents.
Liverpool is an international port. When standing on the beach at Crosby, ships arrive from around the globe. Anthony Gormley`s sculptured figures ‘Another Place‘ look out boldly to the estuary from the beach ( see the picture here). The 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea.
Liverpool connects to the World as a city of Art and Music. Liverpool is an Unesco City of Music.
Water flows in the seas past Continents and by rivers through other lands, finally reaching the land locked Czech Republic, an outstanding place of beauty and culture, full of Unesco sites.
Project Nepomuk is entirely non political and non religious and stands for cross border cultural cooperation and understanding through the media of Art and Music.
Project Nepomuk is not bound to the city of Nepomuk, but aims to work in many places.