Petr Kotík: The Lost Guitar (world premiere)

16 May 2021, 5pm EDT, the yard outside the Willow Place Auditorium, Brooklyn Petr Kotík: Letters to Olga (1988) S.E.M. Ensemble   Petr Kotík: The Lost Guitar (world premiere) Xander Naylor – guitar

Petr Bakla: Major Thirds (world premiere)

As a herald of this year’s Ostrava Days festival, a special concert took place on 25th April in the completely sold out Bohemian National Hall of the Czech Center New York. Together with The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble, the festival’s director Petr Kotík presented a unique program consisting of works by composers of AACM (Association for the Advancement of … Read more

Rusalka at the Metropolitan Opera

Premiered on 2nd February, the historically second production of Dvořák’s Rusalka at the Metropolitan Opera in New York meets with very mixed reactions. The critics cannot seem to agree in their opinion both on Mary Zimmerman’s direction and the singers’ performance. Who gets mostly enthusiastic reactions is the American mezzosoprano Jamie Barton in the role of Ježibaba; some, … Read more