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Apr 15, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

New Music: Ostravská banda

CONCERT by Ostravská banda 2-CD release celebration, film, discussion, drinks. Suggested donation $10

Concert by international chamber orchestra Ostravská banda (which includes many members of S.E.M. Ensemble) and a celebration of the release of the group’s debut solo double CD Ostravská banda on Tour, released on Mutable Music.

Fredric Rzewski Les moutons de Panurge
Katherine Soper The Sleep Side
Todd Tarantino Erinnerung
Hana Kotková, violin
Pablo Chin For Instance Mozart
Martin Smolka Autumn Thoughts

Formed in 2005 by Petr Kotik as the resident chamber orchestra for the biennial Ostrava Days, Ostravská banda consists of young musicians from Europe and the U.S. whose primary interest is the performance of new music. Principal conductors are Petr Kotik (New York/Ostrava), Roland Kluttig (Berlin), Peter Rundel (Berlin) and Ondrej Vrabec (Prague). The repertoire include composers of the 20th century: John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman, Edgard Varèse, Luigi Nono and György Ligeti, among others, and contemporaries such as Louis Andriessen, Elliott Carter, Christian Wolff, Petr Kotik, Alvin Lucier, Phill Niblock, Martin Smolka, Miroslav Srnka and Petr Bakla, among many others. Apart from regular performances at Ostrava Days festivals, Ostravská banda performs and tours at such venues as the Paris Conservatoire, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Prague Spring Festival, Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Vredenburg in Utrecht, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and musicadhoy in Madrid, to name a few. The core instrumentation of 24 players can change according the requirements of each score.


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Apr 15, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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