Days of Contemporary Music: new pieces by Karel Pexidr, Jiří Teml, Zdeněk Zahradník, and Michal Müller

22 November 2023, 7pm, Chapel of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren, Prague-Vinohrady Days of Contemporary Music Karel Pexidr: Rhapsody for Zelí-Potkan Orchestra (world premiere) Zelí-Potkan Orchestra, cond. Václav Benjamin Špíral Jakub Novák: Concertino for Clarinet and Strings (world premiere of this version) Milan Arner – clarinet, Piccolo coro & Piccola orchestra, cond. Marek Valášek … Read more

Days of Contemporary Music: new pieces by Přemysl Kučera, Miroslav Kubička and Ondřej Kukal

4 November, 2019, Gallery, Academy of the Performing Arts, Prague Days of Contemporary Music Přemysl Kučera: Interspaces. 12 small melodramas (world premiere) Milada Čechová – recitation, Bharata Rajnošek – saxophone, Matouš Pěruška – violin, Kristina Vocetková – violoncello, Štěpán Hon – marimba   Miroslav Kubička: Chamber Concerto for double bass and wind quintet (world premiere) … Read more

Miroslav Kubička: Jakub Jan Ryba (world premiere)

On October 14, J. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň presented with great success a world premiere of Jakub Jan Ryba, first and as yet last opera by composer Miroslav Kubička (*1951). The piece is based on Josef Bouček’s successful 80s play The Shepherds’ Night about the cruel fate of the composer and schoolmaster who is today known often only as the … 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

Juraj Filas: Confessions of a Poet (world premiere)

A song cycle Confessions of a Poet by Juraj Filas received its world premiere at a concert of the composers’ association Harmonia held by the Prague Spring festival on 2 June at the St Agnes’ Convent. It was performed by a renowned Czech baritone Ivan Kusnjer and a pianist Daniel Wiesner. The cycle’s four songs March – To She Who … Read more