Academy of Performing Arts: new orchestral pieces by composition students

8 November 2019, Martinů Hall, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague Orchestral concert of the composition department Juhani Vesikkala Wittmacher: Versa est (world premiere) Tomáš Borl: Concerto for cymbalo and orchestra (world premiere) Vratislav Zochr: Concerto for trombone and orchestra (world premiere) Pavel Šabacký: Piece for orchestra (world premiere) Barbora Kolafová – trombone, Daniel Skála – cymbalo, … Read more

David Rotter: I, Job! (world premiere)

On December 7 and 8, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra presented a contemporary oratorio I, Job!, by director Dodo Gombár and composer David Rotter. The spoken title role of a severely tested man, as described in the Old Testament’s Book of Job, was played by the popular actor Bolek Polívka. The part of Job’s younger alter ego was sung by … Read more

Jiří Pavlica: Moravian Dances (world premiere)

On 10 March at the Zlín Congress Centre, Bohuslav Martinů Phlharmonic Orchestra premiered a new orchestral piece by Jiří Pavlica, a violinist and composer whose musical language, though oscillating between various genres, is influenced especially by folk music. The Moravian Dances orchestral suite, too, derives from folk dances from different Moravian regions (Haná, Moravian Slovakia, “odzemek” from … Read more