Days of Contemporary Music: new pieces by Ivan Zelenka, Pavel Hrabánek, Jan Grossmann and Michal Müller

19 November 2019, Martinů Hall, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague Days of Contemporary Music Ivan Zelenka: Concerto for two guitars and chamber orchestra (world premiere) Pavel Hrabánek: Vivat simplicita (world premiere) Jan Grossmann: Kavod ve Simcha for piano and string orchestra (world premiere) Michal Müller: Concerto no. 2 for violin, strings and percussion (world premiere) … Read more

Ivan Acher: Sternenhoch (world premiere)

On 7 April, the New Scene of the National Theatre in Prague presented the long-awaited premiere of the opera adaptation of Ivan Klíma’s mystery novel The Sufferings of Prince Sternenhoch. Its author, primarily a scenic music composer and musical autodidact Ivan Acher (*1976) had already written music for the book’s theatre adaptation at Divadlo Komedie eleven years ago; … Read more

Days of Contemporary Music: week 4 and 5

Three concerts took place during the fourth week of the Days of Contemporary Music festival. All of them were held at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with fifteen of the twenty pieces presented enjoying their world premiere. The program on November 21 consisted exclusively of chamber music. Pallets and Shading by Jiří Bezděk … Read more