World premieres of contemporary music - compositions for orchestra - contemporary opera - microtonal music concert – electronic music minimarathon - virtuosic solos - 18-hours experience – works by young composers - participation of renowned composers - international chamber ensemble Ostravská banda - symphonic ONO / Ostrava New Orchestra - international guests - industrial and sacral 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.