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NODO Festival Launching Ticket Presale

15.6.2020

Ostrava, June 15, 2020 - The NODO Festival will be held in Ostrava on new dates on the last weekend of August (28-30th, 2020). Today we are launching the presale of both festival passes and tickets for individual performances on the GoOut network. NODO 2020 will present five opera productions. Am... View Article

Ostrava Becomes the Center for Contemporary Opera Again. 5th Biennial NODO Festival Coming Up!

25.2.2020

Ostrava, February 24, 2020 – For the fifth time already, the last days of June in Ostrava will be dedicated to new opera and progressive forms of music theatre, showcasing Czech and world premieres of works with the power to move us deeply. Production teams from Europe, the USA and Japan, as well as... View Article

Last weekend marked the end of Ostrava Days!

2.9.2019

 EXCEPTIONAL DEMANDFOR THE MUSIC OF TODAY OROD REPORTING A GREAT INCREASE IN TURNOUT THIS YEAR    Although modern composed music has its dedicated platforms such as Contempuls in Prague or the Exposition of New Music in Brno, it sometimes infiltrates the Strings of Autumn or Prague Spring festiva... View Article

Ostrava Days Approaching its Climax!!!

30.8.2019

Record-Breaking Turnout Signals a Change,People Are Hungry for the Music of Today  Ostrava, August 30 – Two doyens of original and free music, piano virtuoso Frederic Rzewski and his colleague Alvin Curran, who played the kudu horn in Ostrava, were rewarded with intense applause. On Tuesday, organ ... View Article

The Joy of Discovering the Not Yet Heard Together

26.8.2019

The Ostrava Days Festival is halfway throughPremieres of original music of our days in Ostrava until August 31    Four concert days with more than 30 hours of music have elapsed since the festival of new/and experimental music Ostrava Days started. A plentiful and enthusiastic audience have enjoyed... View Article

We are almost there!!! Ostrava Days Festival to Start in 10 Days

12.8.2019

Ostrava, August 12, 2019 – Around two hundred musicians will converge on Ostrava to take part in the 10th biennial edition of one of the biggestfestivals in the world devoted to contemporary classical music and its alternativeforms. How do young artists from Europe, America or Asia compose today? Wh... View Article

Great Orchestras amidst the Ostrava Industrial Backdrop!

7.5.2019

ONO and PRSO Performing at the Ostrava Days Festival Ostrava, May 7, 2019 – Over the course of its 10-day programme (22 - 31/08), the Festival Ostrava Days is planning two extraordinary orchestral concerts. The former industrial buildingsbelonging to the complexes of Žofín Steelworks and KarolinaCo... View Article

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 world-famous composers of today, revisiting the beginnin... View Article

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 premiere of Thy Kingdom Come, an opera by Alois Hába, one of the bravest... View Article

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

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