Brno Contemporary Orchestra: new pieces by Ondřej Štochl and Mario Buzzi

5 June 2019, The House of the Lords of Kunštát and Divadlo Husa na provázku, Brno “… and their parents” Ondřej Štochl: Živý motýl for soprano and chamber orchestra (world premiere) Mario Buzzi: Kryptadia aneb co se nevešlo do Bartoše (world premiere) Irena Troupová – soprano, Arnošt Goldflam, Mariana Chmelařová, Ivana Hloužková – recitation and singing, Brno Contemporary Orchestra, cond. … Read more

Markéta Brothánková: Zrození (world premiere)

21 February 2019, Besední dům, Brno Markéta Brothánková: Zrození for symphonic orchestra (world premiere). A Master’s graduation piece, composition class of Martin Smolka. Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, cond. Robert Ferrer

Brno Contemporary Orchestra: ‘My Country’ as imagined by contemporary composers

5 November 2018, Convent of Merciful Brothers, Brno Bedřich Smetana’s My Country arranged by contemporary composers Vyšehrad: Petr Kofroň The Moldau: Marek Piaček Šárka: Miloš Štědroň From Bohemia’s Woods and Fields: Pavel Zemek-Novák Tábor: Miroslav Tóth Blaník: Daniel Forró Brno Contemporary Orchestra, cond. Pavel Šnajdr

MoEns ensemble: premieres of works by Miroslav Pudlák, Kamil Doležal and Jan Ryant Dřízal

1 November 2018, Chamber Music Hall, Faculty of Music, Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Brno Meetings of New Music Plus Miroslav Pudlák: Intuitiva III (world premiere) Kamil Doležal: 44 (world premiere) Jan Ryant Dřízal: Lone objects (world premiere) Monika Knoblochová – harpsichord, MoEns (Kamil Doležal – clarinet, Roman Hranička – violin, Balázs Adorján – violoncello, Hanuš Bartoň – piano, Miroslav Pudlák – conductor)

Lenka Nota: I Am the Princess of Fools (world premiere)

On November 17 in the Mozart Hall of Reduta, Brno, Ensemble Opera Diversa introduced the first opera by Vienna-based composer and musicologist Lenka Nota I Am the Princess of Fools. It tells the story of Božena Němcová as written into the libretto by a famous Czech documentary director Olga Sommerová. “Božena is a friend of all Czech women … Read more

Vít Zouhar & Rocc: Echo – Metamorphoses II

Opera povera ensemble introduced a second part of their experimental project Echo – Metamorphoses, subtitled “All that connects sound and space can become an opera.” It was created by Rocc (*1979), Slovenian opera director and opera povera’s art director, and composer and musicologist Vít Zouhar (*1966). “Content-wise, we tried to return to the original inspiration of the very first … Read more