Ostrava Days 2019

New and Experimental Music Institute and Festival
Institute >> August 12 - 31, 2019
Festival >> August 22 - 31, 2019
Ostrava, Czech Republic

World premieres of contemporary music - compositions for orchestra - contemporary opera - sound installations – electronic music minimarathon - virtuosic solos - experimental performances – works by young composers - return to the beginnings of the avant-garde - participation of renowned composers - international Ostravská banda - ONO / Ostrava New Orchestra - international guests - new industrial locations

The Ostrava Days Festival represents a unique opportunity to experience the uncompromising and authentic presentation of music of the 20th and 21st centuries!


Ostrava Days is focused on contemporary classical music, whether it be avant-garde, experimental, or otherwise risk-taking. The Festival is preceded by the Institute, which allows young composers to work with world-famous figures of contemporary music for three weeks and be present at rehearsals of their own pieces. Ostrava Days festival introduces many world-premiere and Czech-premiere orchestral compositions to the public. Woks are studied during the last two weeks in August by Ostravská banda, the Ostrava New Orchestra, and the Canticum Ostrava choir, along with many top-class ensembles, soloists, and conductors.


The orchestras of OD 2019 will take up residence at Triple Hall Karolina and Coal Mine Michal in Lower Area Vítkovice. The Festival will take place at six other locations in Ostrava, all within a few minutes walk of each other.