Alois Hába the Visionary Notes on the premiere of Thy Kingdom Come Vlasta Reittererová Czech Music Quarterly
We bring this text on the occasion of the world premiere of Thy Kingdom Come, an opera by Czech composer Alois Hába (18...
We would like to invite you for tommorow (Sunday, June 24) world premiere of the opera by Alois Hába Thy Kingdom Come and for the documentary movie by Czech television about Alois Hába. The documentary movie by Jiří Nekvasil will take place at 5pm at...
Ostrava is the only Czech city to host a regular opera festival focused on Czech and world premieres. The time: June 24–28, 2018. The venues: traditional theater houses, but also Hlubina Colliery. The artists: chamber ensembles as well as a productio...
New Opera Days Ostrava Festival’s 2018 Festival To Feature Major World Premiere of Alois Hába Opera
Many Many Women (1975-78) by Petr Kotík was selected as one of ten canonical works of Czech music composed in the last 100 years!
Press release – May 11, 2018
We’ll play it properly: off-key! The world premiere of Alois Hába’s opera is drawing closer
Preparations are in full swing for the most highly anticipated performance of this year’s NODO, the world prem...
Throughout his career, Petr Kotik has explored musical boundaries as a performer and composer. He studied flute at the Conservatory and Music Academy in Prague, and composition at the Music Academy in Vienna. In the 1970’s, Kotik performed experime...
New Yorker listing: https://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/classical-music/s-e-m-ensemble-2
I Care If You Listen: https://www.icareifyoulisten.com/2018/04/week-concerts-new-york-april-23-2018-april-29-2018/ ...
Petr Kotik chamber opera, Master-Pieces (2014-2015) will receive its first staged performance in the U.S. at Bohemian National Hall (NYC) on Saturday, April 28, 2018 (8:30 pm). The 70-minute work was commissioned by the new opera festival NODO (Czech...
Ostravská banda has been invited to perform a concert at Bridges Festival in Wiener Kozerthaus:
“BRIDGES” FESTIVAL Konzerthaus Wien, Berio-Saal Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 20:30&nbs...
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—prompted the idea of creating a special independent organization for new music.
OCNM was created for the purpose of organizing the biennial Ostrava Days Institute and Festival, a three-week-long summer project for composers, musicians, and musicologists from all over the world. Ostrava Days is a working and learning environment focused on orchestral compositions and audience with interest in contemporary art. During even years, OCNM organizes NODO/New Opera Days Ostrava. OCNM also organizes occasional one-off events of extraordinary musical significance.