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Listening to Morton Feldman's

Listening to Morton Feldman's "For Philip Guston"

22.3.2019

The S.E.M. Ensemble will perform Morton Feldman's "For Philip Guston" (1984) at The Willow Place Auditorium on March 22nd from 5pm-10pm. more


Petr Kotik will conduct The Art Ensemble of Chicago at Big Ears Festival

Petr Kotik will conduct The Art Ensemble of Chicago at Big Ears Festival

21.3.2019

  Petr Kotik will conduct The Art Ensemble of Chicago Music by Roscoe Mitchell  March 24, 2019 Big Ears Festival Knoxville, Tennessee - more information -   Roscoe Mitchell Recent comp... more


Ostrava Days in August 2019 for the Tenth Time!

Ostrava Days in August 2019 for the Tenth Time!

26.2.2019

18-hour music marathon, Czech and world premieres, Feldman's opera and music for Harley Davidson  Ostrava, February 11, 2019 – New compositions written commissioned by the Festival, participation of composers of the young generation as well as ... more


S.E.M. Ensemble: Emerging Composers Workshop Concert

S.E.M. Ensemble: Emerging Composers Workshop Concert

10.2.2019

Let us invite you to the concert of the S.E.M. Ensemble, which will be the culmination of the annual Emerging Composers Workshop. This workshop's purpose is to present new pieces for small ensemble that have never been performed. Also, it often featu... more


S.E.M. Ensemble is looking back and onward

S.E.M. Ensemble is looking back and onward

18.12.2018

December 19, 2018 | 8:00 pm | Paula Cooper Gallery | New York Looking Back and Onwards SEM in 1986 & 2018 Ben Neill: Horizonal (2018) Petr Kotik: Wilsie Bridge (1986) Ben Neill: Money Talk (1986) Michael Schumacher: Variatio... more


Musical Theatre prize awarded to Alois Hába

Musical Theatre prize awarded to Alois Hába

3.12.2018

The Theatre Newspaper Award in the Musical Theatre category was awarded to Jiří Nekvasil for directing and Bruno Ferrandis for conducting Alois Hába more


Opera? Opera!!!

Opera? Opera!!!

9.10.2018

OSTRAVA IN PRAGUE Opera? Opera!!! Divadlo Komedie (Prague) Friday | November 2nd | 19:30 TICKETS >>>  Ostrava Center for New Music in cooperation with the National Moravian-Silesian Theater presents a unique eve... more


Ostrava Days Institute accepts applications!

Ostrava Days Institute accepts applications!

1.10.2018

Ostrava Days accepts applications for residency for its Institute!  The Ostrava Days Institute is a working environment for composers, performers and musicologists, with a focus on compositions for orchestra. There are two resident orchestr... more


Notes on the premiere of Thy Kingdom Come

Notes on the premiere of Thy Kingdom Come

4.7.2018

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... more


Documentary movie about Hába

Documentary movie about Hába

23.6.2018

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... more


NODO!!!, an exceptional opera festival, starts in Ostrava on Sunday

NODO!!!, an exceptional opera festival, starts in Ostrava on Sunday

21.6.2018

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... more


NODO listing in Operawire.com

20.6.2018

New Opera Days Ostrava Festival’s 2018 Festival To Feature Major World Premiere of Alois Hába Opera  http://operawire.com/new-opera-days-ostrava-festivals-2018-festival-to-feature-major-world-premiere-of-alois-haba-opera/    ... more


Many Many Women among ten canonical works of Czech music of the last century

5.6.2018

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! more


The world premiere of Alois Hába’s opera is drawing closer

17.5.2018

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... more


Operawire qbout Master-Pieces by Petr Kotík

6.5.2018

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... more


New Yorker and I Care If You Listen about Master-Pieces

24.4.2018

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/ ... more


Master-Pieces by Petr Kotík on April 28 at Bohemian National Hall

22.4.2018

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... more


Ostravská banda in Vienna / Saturday, April 14

13.4.2018

Ostravská banda has been invited to perform a concert at Bridges Festival in Wiener Kozerthaus:  https://konzerthaus.at/konzert/eventid/55605  “BRIDGES” FESTIVAL Konzerthaus Wien, Berio-Saal Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 20:30&nbs... more


Concert announcement: Essential Feldman

2.4.2018

ESSENTIAL FELDMAN BUY THE TICKET >>>  DOX  Centre for Contemporary Art – DOX+ multifunctional hall Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 19:00   Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra Conrad Harris, Violin (New York) Daan Vandewal... more


S.E.M. Ensemble at MaerzMusik Berlin

23.3.2018

   MaerzMusik  The Long Now  Morton Feldman - For Philip Guston  Sun. March 25, 2018 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM S.E.M. Ensemble Flutes (Petr Kotik); Percussion (Chris Nappi); Piano & Celeste (Joseph Kubera)  Kr... more


The New York Times about preview concert of the S.E.M. Ensemble

6.12.2017

Check out the latest review in The New York Times:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/arts/music/sem-ensemble-john-cage.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews    ... more