George Grella for The Brooklyn Rail
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – August meant a working vacation for me. I was out of the country, but someplace no one thinks of for R&R: the medium-sized, post-industrial Moravian city of Ostrava. A former co...
George Grella for Music & Literature
Ostrava appears on a map in my guide book to the Czech Republic, but there is nothing else there on the city: no story, no sights to see, not even a mention of its population or its reputation. Ostrava...
North Moravia will present some rare pieces in its biennial music festival
The biennial Ostrava Days New & Experimental Music Festival kicks off Aug. 21 with an unusually impressive list of premieres, and homages to some of the most influe...
Friday, August 28 (the last day but one of Ostrava Days) is reserved to two operas. The first one is by the composer George Lewis, tutor of the Columbia University in New York and it is titled Afterword. It starts at 18.30 in the Jiří Myron Theatre a...
The international chamber orchestra Ostravská banda was established by Petr Kotík at the Ostrava Days festival in 2005, for the needs of performing demanding scores of the second half of the 20th and 21st century. Immediately afterwards it became the...
Ostrava Center for New Music in cooperation with National Moravian-Silesian Theatre will program George Lewis Afterword: The AACM (As) Opera, exploring the history of the Afro-American movement wich revolutionized experimental music. Its concert vers...
Ostrava Days festival will be officially open on Sunday August 23, 2015, at 19:00 by a concert for three orchestras. For the first time this will take place on the roofed square, in the newly open Triple Hall Karolina. One of the most important 20th...
OSTRAVA DAYS 2015 (August 10 - 29) 8th Biennial of the Institute and Festival of New and Experimental Music Institute August 10 – 29 Festival August 21 – 29
Press release April 15, 2015
Compositions for three orchestras -...
Festival pass valid for all concerts (including opening concert): 650,- CZK Ticket for the opening concert in Karolina Triple Hall: 300,- CZK, 200,- CZK (students) Ticket for individual concerts of Ostrava Days 2015 Festival: 100,- CZK ...
The grand finale of the celebration of the AACM’s 50th anniversary, presented by the S.E.M. Ensemble in partnership with the Interpretations series and Ostrava Center for New Music, featured major works for symphony and chamber orchestra by composers...
Ostrava Center for New Music (OCNM) was founded in 2000 thanks to the initiative of Petr Kotík. A series of concerts with the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra (where pieces by Earl Brown, John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, Martin Smolka, and Karlheinz Stockhausen were played) started an idea of creating special independent organization for new music.
OCNM was created for the purpose of organizing Ostrava Days, summer Institute and Festival, which gives composers, musicians and musicologists an opportunity to work with leading representatives of contemporary music. Ostrava Days is a working and learning environment focused on orchestral compositions.