20×3. Twenty miniatures for the BERG Orchestra’s twentieth birthday

20×3 Twenty life stories in miniatures by twenty composers – a project for the BERG Orchestra’s 20th birthday Available on YouTube and Czech Radio Vltava František Chaloupka: Reflexio (2020) Marek Keprt: vodnoSvětí (2019) Jan Ryant Dřízal: Marche nuptiale (2018) Jan Trojan: Just a Little Note to the Year (2017) Martin Klusák: In B (2016) Tomáš Pálka: Trans-Berg (2015) … Read more

Matouš Hejl: Music for Siren

4 December 2019, 11:55, Jan Neruda Grammar School, Prague Music for Sirens… micro-concerts with emergency siren test Staircase and Brasses (world premiere) Concept / music: Matouš Hejl Štěpán Janoušek – trombone, Jiří Genrt – tube

Czech Philharmonic: the winning pieces of the 2. composition competition

7 November 2019, Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague ‘Premiere evening’ Adrián Demoč: Neha, adagio for orchestra (world premiere) Jana Vöröšová: Orpingalik’s Songs for Soprano and Orchestra (world premiere) Matouš Hejl: Crossings (world premiere) Vanda Šípová – soprano, Czech Philharmonic, cond. Keith Lockhart

Matouš Hejl: Kaleidoscope (world premiere)

BERG Orchestra’s last concert so far took place on October 16, for the first time at Továrna, a former industrial building turned into an arts centre in Holešovice, Prague. A part of the programme was a world premiere of a new piece by composer Matouš Hejl (*1989). Kaleidoscope was written in 2015 as Hejl’s graduation piece, yet with plans of BERG … Read more

Ostrava Days. Petr Bakla: Summer Work (world premiere)

The fifth day of the Ostrava Days presented a concert of the festival’s residential orchestra Ostravská banda held at the Triple Hall Karolina. Led by four different conductors – Petr Kotík, Joseph Trafton, Bruno Ferrandis and Carl Bettendorf – the ensemble played a program consisting of nine compositions, none of which was more than 15 years old. One of them … Read more