Press releases

Ostrava Days are over. They have crossed the Rubicon.

6.9.2017

Ostrava, September 4, 2017 – This Saturday, the 9th iteration of Ostrava Days biennial festival/institute has reached its climax at Triple Hall Karolina with Victor Hanna (Ensemble Intercontemporain) virtuoso solo part in Olga Neuwirth’s 2016 composition Trurliade – Zone Zero; on this occasion, Hann... View article


In their second half, Ostrava Days present Radical Past or Miroslav Srnka opera

30.8.2017

Ostrava, August 29, 2017 – Ostrava Days have successfully entered their second half. Day after day, the eventful program continues to confirm that the festival is an internationally unique project and plays an integral part in the history of modern music in this century. Upcoming highlights include ... View article


Ostrava Days begin tomorrow! Festival highlights include new symphony orchestra debut or Miroslav Srnka opera

23.8.2017

Ostrava, August 23, 2017 – Tomorrow, Ostrava becomes the place to be for new music enthusiasts from around the world. From August 24 until September 2, the Moravian-Silesian metropolis hosts Ostrava Days, an internationally unique festival that forms an integral part of modern music developments in ... View article


Ostrava Days Festival announces its 2017 program

5.4.2017

OSTRAVA DAYS 2017Festival of New and Experimental Music August 24 – September 2, 2017Ostrava, Czech Republic  24 performances • 30 world premieres200 musicians from Europe and the U.S.  Debut of a new symphony orchestra, the Ostrava New Orchestra (ONO), comprised of young European musicians ded... View article


Effects New York - Ostrava

17.3.2017

THE ORCHESTRA OF THE S.E.M. ENSEMBLEPetr Kotik, Conductor WORLD PREMIERES BY GEORGE LEWIS, ROSCOE MITCHELL,CHRISTIAN WOLFF, AND PETR BAKLA. WORKS BY MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS, PETR KOTIK, AND JACKSON MAC LOW  With soloists:Muhal Richard Abrams, PianoThomas Buckner, VoiceClaire Chase, FluteJoseph Kubera... View article


OSTRAVA CENTER FOR NEW MUSIC PRESENTS TWO EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCES IN PRAGUE

27.9.2016

FORUM KARLÍNSATURDAY, 19 NOVEMBER 2016, 7PM SPACE & SOUND – SPACE MUSICTHREE ORCHESTRAS     THREE CONDUCTORS     THREE SOLOISTSSTOCKHAUSENSOTOMSKINIBLOCKKOTÍKCAGE ARCHA THEATERSUNDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2016, 8PM 90 YEARS OF NEW MUSICOSTRAVSKÁ BANDA     SOLOISTSWOLFFBERGKOTÍKSCIARRINO The concerts ... View article


NODO 2016 - New Opera Days Ostrava

25.4.2016

The New Opera Days Ostrava (NODO)June 27-30, 2016 World Premieres by Petr Cígler (Czech Republic), Petr Kotik (U.S./Czech Republic), and Idin Samimi Mofakham (Iran); Staged premiere by Richard Ayres (UK/Netherlands) Czech premieres of György Ligeti’s Aventures and Nouvelles Aventures, and Iannis X... View article


World premiere of the opera by George Lewis at the Ostrava Days!

9.7.2015

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 and it will be the European premiere performed by t... View article


At the Ostrava Days Festival, Ostravská banda will celebrate ten years of its existence!

24.6.2015

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 residency orchestra of this festival. Conrad Harr... View article


Ostrava Days will open in a spectacular manner: a musical sound mass blasting through the Triple Hall Karolina!!!

19.5.2015

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 century compositions, Gruppen by Karlheinz Stockh... View article


OSTRAVA DAYS 2015 (August 10 - 29)

15.4.2015

OSTRAVA DAYS 2015 (August 10 - 29)8th Biennial of the Institute and Festival of New and Experimental MusicInstitute August 10 – 29Festival August 21 – 29 Press release April 15, 2015 Compositions for three orchestras - world premieres of contemporary classical music - contemporary opera - marathon... View article


Ostravská banda in New York

14.4.2015

Ostrava Center for New Music, S.E.M. Ensemble & Interpretations Series Present DISTINGUISHED AACM COMPOSERSTO CELEBRATE 50th ANNIVERSARY OFASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CREATIVE MUSICIANS April 28, 2015: S.E.M. Ensemble with Ostravská bandaApril 29, 2015: The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensem... View article


Ostravská banda in Huddersfield

5.11.2014

Ostravská bandaPerforms opening concert ofHuddersfield Contemporary Music FestivalEngland’s largest festival of contemporary and experimental musicNovember 21 – 30, 2014 This concert honors the eightieth birthday of Christian Wolff with three of his major compositions: For Six or Seven Players (195... View article


In June, Ostrava will become the Mecca of new opera!

22.4.2014

Ostrava is the only place in the Czech Republic that can take pride in a contemporary opera festival. During four days of the last week of June, NODO – New Opera Days Ostrava – will present five opera productions, most of them world premieres. View article


1.9. Press Release - The Festival Concludes

1.9.2013

Saturday‘s joint performance by the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ostravská banda closed the 7th biennial Ostrava Days Institute and Festival. This year's program has been an exceptional marathon of new and experimental music, and the festival presented a record-breaking 18 events throughout 11 days in August. View article


The Last Days of Concerts, Aug. 30-31

29.8.2013

It has been an exciting week in Ostrava! On Thursday August 29, beginning at 5PM in St. Wenceslas Church, the festival brought an exclusive performance of spiritual compositions by Johannes Kalitzke, Morton Feldman, and Galina Ustwolskaya – the only performance of its kind in the Czech Republic. View article


5.8. Press Release - Minimarathon of Electronic Music

22.8.2013

Ostrava Center for New Music and Bludný kámen present as part of the Ostrava Days festival (August 16 – 31)A MINIMARATHON OF ELEKTRONIC MUSICAugust 24th, 2:00 pmArt Gallery in Ostrava Adventure, experiment, improvisation, alternative sound sources, distortion as decoration, fraction music, chaoti... View article


9.8. Press Release - Ostrava Days Institute 12 - 31, 2013

22.8.2013

On Monday, August 12, at the Ostrava Conservatory, an international group of 35 selected young composers will set to work in Ostrava and will discuss the issues of contemporary music with prominent world composers over the next three weeks. View article


Ostrava Days 2013

18.6.2013

New York, NY— From August 16 through August 31, 2013, the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Philip Glass Ensemble, Ostravská banda, Canticum Ostrava Choir, S.E.M. Ensemble, and a score of internationally acclaimed chamber ensembles, conductors, and soloists will convene in the city of Ostrava (Czech Republic) for the seventh installment of the Ostrava Days Festival. View article


PHILIP GLASS & PHILIP GLASS ENSEMBLE

21.3.2013

Ostrava Center for New Music presents the complete performance of Music in Twelve Parts by Philip Glass as part of the Ostrava Days 2013 Festival. This 5-hour concert performance of the Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble will be their only one in continental Europe during the tour. View article


Ostravská banda at WDR Cologne

15.1.2013

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. View article