A Program of World Premieres at the Concert Series „Ensemble Europa“
January 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal at WDR Funkhaus
Ostravská banda, Petr Kotik, Conductor
With guests Ars Choralis Köln and soprano Maria Jonas
Petr Cígler: Über das farbige Licht der Doppelsterne (2012)
Maria de Alvear: Open Sunshine (2012)
Alex Mincek: Subito: No. 2 (2012-13)
Christian Wolff: Trust (2012)
Petr Kotík: Nine + 1 (2012-13)
The entire program of world premieres consists of works jointly commissioned by Ostravská banda and WDR.The concerts series „Ensemble Europa“ focuses on presentation of European ensembles and chamber orchestras that perform contemporary music. Moderated by Kornelia Bittmann, the concert will be recorded and broadcasted by WDR (West German Radio) on Thursday, January 24 at 8pm on WDR 3. It can also be heard on www.wdr3.de.
Based in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Ostravská banda is an international chamber orchestra for new music with musicians from Europe and overseas (this concert include musicians from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Poland, Hungary and USA). Ostravská banda is generously supported by the City of Ostrava, the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of the Czech Republic, International Visegrad Fund, Czech-German Fund for the Future and Siemens Foundation.