Brno Contemporary Orchestra: ‘My Country’ as imagined by contemporary composers

5 November 2018, Convent of Merciful Brothers, Brno Bedřich Smetana’s My Country arranged by contemporary composers Vyšehrad: Petr Kofroň The Moldau: Marek Piaček Šárka: Miloš Štědroň From Bohemia’s Woods and Fields: Pavel Zemek-Novák Tábor: Miroslav Tóth Blaník: Daniel Forró Brno Contemporary Orchestra, cond. Pavel Šnajdr

Pavel Zemek-Novák: The Touches of Mercy (premiere)

“… Impressions and Touches in the Soul…”, this year’s first concert by the Konvergence composers’ association, took place on 5 March in the Church of St Lawrence in Lesser town, Prague. It presented, among others, the premiere of Doteky milosrdenství (The Touches of Mercy), a new piece by a well-known Brno-based composer Pavel Zemek-Novák. The programme also included La Mandragore (Tristan Murail), Ambre … Read more

Tomáš Pálka: Landscape: HypnoticPulsation (world premiere)

A part of the concert called “garden” held by the Konvergence composers’ association on October 31 at the already traditional venue of the church of st. Lawrence in the Lesser Town, Prague, was a world premiere of Landscape: HypnoticPulsation, a piece by composer one of Konvergence’s co-founders Tomáš Pálka. It was performed by Kalabis Quintet, a young successful ensemble composed … Read more

Pavel Zemek Novák: Symphony no. 6 “Praise Creation”

At their concert on 6th February in Rudolfinum, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra gave world premiere to the sixth symphony by a Brno-based composer Pavel Zemek Novák (*1957). In this composition written to the text of Saint Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of Creation, the orchestra was joined by the women section of the Prague Philharmonic Choir led by … Read more

Pavel Zemek Novák: Seven Last Words (world premiere)

Pavel Zemek Novák’s new piece Seven Last Words received its world premiere during the 25th year of the Brno-based Easter Festival of Sacred Music. It opened the third of the festival’s concerts named ‘Still Hymn’ which took place on 22 March in the functionalist Church of Saint Augustine and during which the Ensemble Opera Diversa conducted by … Read more