Slavomír Hořínka: Ave Maria (world premiere)

23 June 2019, Piarist Church of the Finding of the Holy Cross, Litomyšl Smetana’s Litomyšl Slavomír Hořínka: Ave Maria (world premiere) Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir, artistic director: Pavel Peřina, cond. Jiří Chvála

Martin Kumžák: Saint Agnes (world prmeiere)

4 April 2019, Convent of Saint Agnes, Prague “Pictures and Music” (concert cycle by FOK) Martin Kumžák: Saint Agnes (world premiere) Michaela Šrůmová – soprano, Roman Janál – baritone, Capella da Camera Praga (Lenka Torgersen – concertmaster, Petr Wagner – viola da gamba, Igor Františák – chalumeau, Inge Marg – oboe, Přemysl Vacek – theorbo, Tomáš Reindl – tabla, Lukáš Verner – double-bass, artistic director)

Bonifantes Boys’ Choir: new works by Jan Jirásek and Jan Vičar

27 March 2019, Suk Hall, House of Music, Pardubice When the Boys Feel Like Singing Jan Jirásek: Song of David (world premiere) Jan Vičar: Tempus Iuvenis (world premiere) Kristýna Kůstková, Veronika Kaiserová, Josef Kovačič – solos, Bonifantes Boys’ Choir, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, cond. Jan Míšek

Jiří Gemrot: Resurrection of Light and Hope (world premiere)

19 December 2018, Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague Bohuslav Martinů Days – Final concert Jiří Gemrot: Resurrection of Light and Hope (world premiere) Prague Philharmonic Choir (choirmaster: Lukáš Vasilek), Czech Philharmonic, cond. Jakub Hrůša Following performances: 20 and 21 Dec 2018

Vlastislav Matoušek: Agni (world premiere)

4 December 2018, Church of St. Lawrence, Prague Třídení 2018 Vlastislav Matoušek: Agni for human voices and chamber ensemble on a text of an ancient Indian hymn to the fire deity (world premiere) Ensemble 108 Hz

The Presence of the Past. Young authors’ new pieces inspired by early music

3 October 2018, Baroque Refectory of the Dominican Convent of St Giles., Prague The Presence of the Past. Young authors’ new pieces inspired by early music A shared project by the Faculty of Arts at Charles University, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and HERA Sound Memories. The Musical Past in Late-Medieval and Early-Modern Europe … Read more

A Russian premiere of Bohuslav Martinů’s Greek Passion

For the first time ever, Bohuslav Martinů’s operatic masterpiece The Greek Passion was performed in Russia, at the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in Ekaterinburg. The premiere took place on 19 April with reprises over the following three days. The first of the opera’s two versions was directed by Thaddeus Strassberger and conducted by the theatre’s chiefconductor … Read more