Tag: Jana Vorosová

Tuesday, February 28, 2012: The Winners Are …

And the Winners Are … The votes are in and tallied, and the winner is … new music! The contest for the Berg Orchestra’s annual NuBerg Award for new music is growing in popularity, garnering an 80% increase in votes over last year, according to Eva Kesslová, spokesperson for the Orchestra. The winning compositions in this, the fifth year, are Blue – Innocent and Fragile by Ondřej Štochl, and music…

Wednesday, January 18,2011: Never Too Young

NuBerg: You’re Never Too Young You’re never too young to start enjoying music. Most people would agree with that. But add “to start enjoying original, contemporary music” and people begin to squirm. The Berg Orchestra is changing that, with their annual NuBerg Award recognizing local, original, contemporary music compositions commissioned by the orchestra. And we, the public – regular people – get to vote for the winner, now through Feb…

Thursday, November 10,2011:Tubular Fireworks

Tubular Fireworks! Every culture finds a reason for fireworks. Brits use them to celebrate “Guy Fawkes Night,” Nov 5, commemorating the assassination attempt on King James I in 1605. Americans set off fireworks to celebrate their independence from the aforementioned Brits, on July 4; and the Czechs wait for the cold weather to warm up the sky with fire at New Year’s. But on Nov 2 The Berg Orchestra concert…

Monday, October 31, 2001:Culture Convergence

Culture Convergence What does a haiku, the enigmatic Japanese poetry form, have to do with a musical instrument made from a plastic tube? You can find out Wednesday at the Prague Conservatory’s new concert hall. The Berg Orchestra will present three premieres in its “Foreigners from the East” concert. Cultural influences from both the East and West will be showcased in the music of highly acclaimed contemporary composer Jana Vöröšová,…