Jazz Poetry. New pieces by Martin Brunner and Štěpánka Balcarová

10 February 2022, 7:30pm, DOX+, Prague Jazz Poetry. A combination of poetry, jazz music and a symphony orchestra Martin Brunner: Own Moment, a series of poems by Věra Koubová put to music for voice, orchestra and two improvising soloists (world premiere) Markéta Foukalová – voice, Vít Křišťan – piano Fender Rhodes, Martin Brunner – piano, Prague Radio Symphony … Read more

Jazz Goes to Town: new pieces by Michal Nejtek and Peter Graham

16 October 2021, 8pm, The Philharmonic Orchestra of Hradec Králové Jazz Goes to Town Michal Nejtek: Lost Rituals (world premiere commissioned by the festival) Peter Graham: JOGOTOTO (Joy Goes to Town) (world premiere commissioned by the festival) Sofia Jernberg – vocals, Frank Gratkowski – saxophone, Susana Santos Silva – trumpet, Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. … Read more

Marko Ivanović: Monument (world premiere)

7 February 2020, Janáček Theatre, Brno Marko Ivanović: Monument (world premiere) Directed by: David Radok, music director: Marko Ivanović, libretto: David Radok Cast: Svatopluk Sem (Sculptor), Markéta Cukrová (Wife), Roman Hoza (Colleague), Ondřej Koplík (Minister of culture), David Nykl (1. secretary), Martina Mádlová (1. secretary’s wife) a and others Following performances: 28 and 29 Feb 2020

Göteborg: Three Fragments from Juliette (staged premiere)

13 April 2019, GöteborgsOperan, Göteborg, Sweden Bohuslav Martinů: Three Fragments from Juliette (staged premiere in collaboration with National Theatre Brno) Directed by: David Radok, music director: Marko Ivanović Cast: Kerstin Avemo (Juliette), Joachim Bäckström (Michel) Language: French Following performances: 18, 24 and 26 Apr, 10 and 12 May 2019

The Beauty of Today. World premiere – site-specific performance – videomapping

10 December 2018, Trade Fair Palace, Prague The Beauty of Today World premiere – site-specific performance – videomapping Music: Petr Wajsar, Jan Trojan, Tomáš Reindl Clarinet Factory (Jindřich Pavliš, Luděk Boura, Vojtěch Nýdl – clarinet), Petr Wajsar – vocals, Jan Trojan – live electronics, Tomáš Reindl – tabla, live electronics, beatbox, Miro Tóth – saxophone, PKF – Prague Philharmonia, cond. Marko … Read more

Marko Ivanović: Little Words (world premiere)

As a part of their 49th season, the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice introduced Little Words, a new song cycle by composer and the orchestra’s former music director Marko Ivanović (*1976). The piece attracted the attention of the Prague Spring festival, too; that is why the audience in the Suk Hall of Pardubice’s Dům hudby on 19 February had a chance … Read more

Hong Kong resonated with the music of Janáček and Dvořák

One of the ensembles performing at the 45th year of the prestigious international Hong Kong Arts festival (Feb 16 – Mar 18) was the ensemble of the National Theatre Brno. HK Cultural Centre’s Concert Hall, which can host nearly 1,600 visitors, saw them perform four times altogether – twice it was Janáček’s opera The Makropulos Case, then his Sinfonietta, Eternal … Read more