Tag: František Chaloupka

The Barbers of … Nuberg

Just as a hairdresser plays with your hair to create a stunning new style, so composers play with ideas to create something new. And again this year the Berg Orchestra is preparing a kind of Composer’s Fashion Week, strutting out the new, original compositions of seven young composers, all performed this past season by The Berg. And the public gets to vote for its favorite. The annual event is known…

Wednesday, May 2, 2012: Play This Ten Times

Play This Ten Times! What would you do if your boss handed you this paper with the instructions, “Play this 10 times”? It was all in a day’s work for award-winning percussionist Anton Zhdanovich, 20. He played percussion with The Berg Orchestra at their recent world premiere of The Book of the Earth by Czech composer František Chaloupka. That requires not only playing a vibraphone, drums, and other more usual…

Monday, April 9, 2012: Music Wherever, Whatever

Technology Brings You Music – Wherever, Whatever Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Bach: These are all composers we easily recognize. But what about Chaloupka? Goebbels? Schnittke? The Berg Orchestra is showcasing these contemporary composers and is making its own performance more accessible than ever, thanks to technology. The orchestra’s website regularly offers listeners with internet access the chance to click and listen to excerpts or even full compositions. But now “The Berg” is…

Tuesday, April 3, 2012: Colorful 10

Colorful 10: The Berg’s Red Yellow X The Berg Orchestra continues its extraordinary tradition of premiering and presenting new music, with its “Red – Yellow – X” concert next Mon, Apr 10. This time the location is the Dox center for contemporary art, in Holešovice. Fittingly, an hour before the 7:30 pm concert, ticket holders are invited to join a tour of “Industrial Holešovice” (in Czech) led by Prof Tomáš…