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The Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul: Czech Virtuosi and Hradišťan

The Chamber orchestra Czech Virtuosi and folk band Hradišťan.

A discussion with the Czech composer, conductor and flautist Petr Kotik will take place at the premises of the Institute of Musicology in Brno today. He is the founder of the S.E.M Ensemble and the Ostravská Banda ensemble and artistic director of the Ostrava Festival of New Music - Ostrava Days.  more

The album Jako živý was released by the band Folk Team on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. Along with them, a new CD called Koncert will be launched by AG Flek.

Shakespeare, Beethoven and the tradition of Czech quartets: These are the main topics of already the 21st year of the festival that has just revealed its residing ensemble, which is the world-known Pavel Haas Quartet.  more

The Brno City Theatre (MdB) is advertising for the posts of the main and minor characters in the rock opera the Gospel for Mary staging.  more

Tribute will be paid to Zuzana Navarová by her longtime colleague and friend –the Colombian guitarist and songwriter Iván Gutiérrez, along with the singer Kateřina Reichová and her band.  more

The comical opera of Bohuslav Martinů directed by Vendelína Osvaldová was staged by students of the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts.  more

Today’s festival of Romani culture will feature Kale, Gejza Horváth and band, the dance group Merci as well as others.  more

Andrea Konstankiewicz and Dorota Barová have played in the duo for fifteen years. Now they are releasing the selection of their best compositions so far.  more

Alex Szilasi, soprano vocalist Yvette Mondok and Wrocławska Orkiestra Barokowa in concert together at the Besední dům. Part of the programme is also one of Chopin's piano concerts performed on the period golden piano Pleyel.  more

The band Machu Pichu, Mirek Imrich and the band Tango will perform at the anniversary of the underground band.  more

On the eve of St. Nicholas Day, the Janacek Opera brought the second of the four major premieres of this season to the Janacek Theatre - Smetana's "simple traditional" opera The Kiss (Hubička). After Jenůfa from the beginning of October, this opera closes the premiere offer of the traditional Czech opera for this season; what is more important, however, is that it opens a four-part show of new works by the greatest talents of the rising generation of Czech opera direction. more

Wise guys, who are versed in every situation, and who know how to fish in turbid waters and come out every time with a profit, are not the only aspect of the Great French Revolution. The Ensemble Opera Diversa held the premiere of a new opera by Miloš Štědroň yesterday which, despite the initial lack of clarity, eventually turned out to be an ironic celebration of political cunning, espionage and managerial skills in dealing with human material.  more

Astronautalis is almost at home both in Europe and the Czech Republic, with concert tours of the singer from Minneapolis coming to us very often. So far it does not seem that anyone would be tired of him, something unexpected can be expected on every album and at every concert. This Friday, Astronautalis will stop by at the Itch My Hahaha Festival, and then two days later in the Lucerna Music Bar in Prague.  more

Srdiečka tiché is the most compact album of the Tady To Máš band – not only in terms of dramaturgy, but also when it comes to mood and vocal expression. The album pays tribute not only to the poet Erik Ondrejiček, but also the beauty and poetry of the Slovak language.  more

The audience treated the vocal recital of Adam Plachetka as a major event. They were led to it immediately by the care provided by the organisers who kindly attended to the concert-goers right in the doorway of the Besední dům concert hall. Adam Plachetka has a reputation as an outstanding singer and he lived up to it in many respects, even though it took him the entire first half of the concert to relax.  more

The Israeli composer and double bassist Avishai Cohen is one of the jazz world's most popular musicians of today. He has stopped in the Czech Republic several times, twice at the JazzFestBrno and most recently at this year's Colours of Ostrava. At the end of November, he will perform in Brno again, but this time it is an exceptional event. The concert is part of Cohen's first tour with the symphony orchestra, so in addition to the usual trio the Brno Philharmonic will also be on the stage in Bobycentrum. Before the Brno performance, we managed to get a few modest answers to several immodest questions from Avishai Cohen.  more

The sixth annual Vocalfest Brno opened yesterday with a performance by the organizer - the Vox Q male chorus. Choruses by Leoš Janáček and Pavel Křížkovský performed by the vocal quartet got an unusual charge brought by the individualities of the individual singers and their mutual harmony. During the entire evening, the audience barely remembered that they might be missing the powerful sound of a large chorus.  more

Fink's last album Hard Believer played a special chord: it excited existing fans and attracted many new ones. It is quite difficult to find a record, the quality of the content of which would hold up from the first to the last song and would maintain a high, not only musical, level from the initial tones to the finish. However, Hard Believer fulfils this without an exception. The complexity and urgency of the music and lyrics permeates the entire record and the desire of the listeners to hear this all live brought Fink to the Czech Republic for the fourth time this year. After Prague, even Brno got its concert.  more

The Vienna State Opera will present its first production of the Makropulos Affair. Not only that the opera of Leoš Janáček will be introduced to this famous opera house but Jakub Hrůša will conduct there for the first time as well. We met two days before the rehearsal started and apart from the upcoming production we talked about working in opera in general. But we also talked about the position of the principal conductor of the Bamberg Symphony, which Jakub Hrůša will occupy starting from next season, and about getting from Brno grammar school to a world famous career as a conductor and finally we talked a bit about dress coats and other clothes. We did not talk about the Sir Charles Mackerras Award, which Jakub Hrůša received from the Leoš Janáček Foundation, but we congratulate him nonetheless!  more

The musical about the long-term friendship between French singer Edith Piaf and German actress and singer Marlene Dietrich is focused on the solid base of their famous songs and the slightly decadent atmosphere of the 1950s in Hollywood. The new production of the City Theatre Brno tells a story of their close relationship and what they meant to each other.  more

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