Global icons of minimalism: one from the East, one from the West –Arvo Pärt from Estonia and Steve Reich from the USA. Plus the world premiere of a new composition by Petr Wajsar, a concerto for trombone custom-written for the excellent Štěpán Janoušek.
Berg Orchestra: TEHILLIM5. 6. 2019 from 19:30
Arvo Pärt: By the waters of Babylon – there
we sat down and wept (Czech premiere)
Petr Wajsar: concerto for trombone and orchestra (world premiere)
Steve Reich: Tehillim
Štěpán Janoušek - trombone
Veronika Vítová, Sylva Sasková, Pavla Radostová, Alice Bauer - vocals
With its specialization in contemporary music, BERG Orchestra is one of the most interesting Czech musical bodies. It orders new compositions from Czech, predominantly young composers, and presents new music from around the world in a fresh manner to the Czech public. Often it combines music with theatre, dance, art, or film.
Culture of the Czech Republic, Avast Foundation, OSA Partnership;
The City of Prague contributed CZK 400,000 to the activities of BERG Orchestra in 2019.
Czech Radio, HISvoice, Harmonie