Humble Orchestra emerged at the end of 2021 as a collaboration of young musicians led by conductor Daniel Kadlec. Throughout the first year of its existence, the orchestra has performed at Radim and Kačina châteaus, they were also invited to Podlipanské hudební slavnosti festival in Český Brod in May 2022. Humble Orchestra premiered in Prague Enriko Štec’s Symphony No. 1 in an event that also included a brilliant performance of Mozart’s Concerto in C minor by pianist Klára Skalková. The orchestra has also created two recordings – the overture to the opera Così fan tutte by Mozart and the first movement of Štec’s Symphony No. 1 which was done in cooperation with Sound Design Department of the Academy of Performing Arts Prague. Spring 2023 will mark another concert during Podlipanské hudební slavnosti Festival.
The body presents itself as a typical 'small’ or ‘Mozartian’ orchestra with a string section, pairs of wind instruments and kettledrums. Hence the word 'humble' which not only mirrors the chamber-size cast of the orchestra, but also emphasizes the vision of enriching mutual exchange between players who vary in age, education and experience. The repertoire ranges from mid-18th-century to contemporary music. Apart from playing well-known compositions, the primary goal is to introduce works of often unjustly overlooked authors alongside with scarcely performed music by greatest composers as well as to present these in a new, prompting context. The orchestra cooperates with commencing solo players or composers since supporting them is seen as one of the major roles of the ensemble.