Pavel Zemek Novák: Adoration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (world premiere)

20 April 2022, 8pm, St Augustine’s Church, Brno Easter Festival of Sacred Music Pavel Zemek Novák: Adoration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Litany) – world premiere Martin Opršál – percussion, collegium (Tereza Horáková – violin, Kristýna Švihálková, Anežka Nováková – percussion)

Ostrava Days: new pieces by Michal Rataj and Peter Graham

25 August 2021, 7pm, BrickHouse (Hlubina Coal Mine), Ostrava Ostrava Days Time for Guests Michal Rataj: Music From Nothing (world premiere) Peter Graham: The Book of Vibrations (Chapter III) (world premiere) Brno Contemporary Orchestra, Martin Opršál – marimba, cond. Pavel Šnajdr

Ondřej Štochl: YIN – Nostalgia and Hope (premiere of an orchestral version)

On 4 January, PKF – Prague Philharmonia gave world premiere to an orchestral version of YIN – Nostalgia and Hope by composer Ondřej Štochl (*1975). Its chamber version for vibraphone and 12 instruments had been premiered 2 years ago in Brno; just like then, the solo part was now played again by the excellent Martin Opršál. The orchestral transcription maintained … Read more

Ondřej Štochl: shadows by day, Light by night (world premiere)

The BERG Orchestra ended this year’s season on 5 December with a concert in the St Salvator Church, Prague. They presented the Czech premiere of Circle for 4 trios, conductor and audience by the Chinese composer star, Oscar and Grammy winner Tan Dun. The second part belonged to the world premiere of a space composition shadows by day, Light by night by Czech … Read more

Ondřej Štochl: YIN – Nostalgia and Hope (world premiere)

Ondřej Štochl’s composition YIN – Nostalgia and Hope received its world premiere on 9 March at the Museum of Applied Arts of the Moravian Gallery by Brno Contemporary Orchestra. This piece for vibraphone and 12 instruments was on the programme of an evening called “Assimilation – Concert for people” together with music by Alvin Lucier, Michel … Read more