Ostrava Days (7): Ambitious Closing Concert

 Czech RepublicCzech Republic  Ostrava Days (7): Walker, Padovani, Niblock, Rihm, Lang, Ustvolskaya: Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Ostravská Banda, JACK Quartet, Alexandr Vovk (baritone), Joseph Kubera (piano), Petr Kotik (conductor), Ondrej Vrabec (conductor), Barbara Kler (conductor), Philharmonic Hall, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 03.09.2011 (GG)

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Ostrava Days (6):Student Compositions Performed with Mixed Results

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Ostrava Days (6): Smith, Feery, Peszat, Sturalova, Ryczek: Conrad Harris (violin), Theo Nabicht (bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet), Thomas Verchot (trumpet), Zuzana Biscakova (piano), Chris Nappi (percussion), Ostravaská Banda String Quartet, Janacek Conservatory, Ostrava, Czech Republic. 02.09.2011 (GG)

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Ostrava Days (4): Promises of intriguing program delivers dullness and disappointment

 Czech RepublicCzech Republic Ostrava Days (4): Massobrio, De Bièvre, Ames, Polansky, Hiller, Sievers: ZWERM, Ostravská Banda String Quartet, Jeroen Stevens (percussion), Jutta Troch (harp), Larry Polansky (guitar), Péter Balog (guitar), Philharmonic Hall, Ostrava, Czech Republic. 02.09.2011 (GG)

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Ostrava Days Festival (3): Varied Program Weak in the Middle

Czech RepublicCzech Republic  Ostrava Days Festival (3): Hanlon, Lyon, Ueda, Polansky, Gronewicz, Riehm, Chutková, Graham, Sciarrino: Canticum Ostrava, Ostravská Banda, Pauline Kim (violin), Conrad Harris (violin), Theo Nabicht (contrabass clarinet), Milan Osadsky (accordion), Beatrice Gaudreault-Laplant (english horn), Marta Tománková (soprano), Katalin Károlyi (mezzo-soprano), Jurij Galatenko (conductor), Petr Kotík (conductor), St. Wenceslas Church, Ostrava, Czech Republic. 1.9.2011 (GG)

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Marathon Czech Concert Revives Weary Visiting Critic

Czech RepublicCzech Republic   Ostrava Days 2011 (1): Wolff, Tone, Park, Bakla, Mumma, Jeney, Xenakis, Ferneyhough, Ames, Boulez, Ashley, Cardew, Feldman: Ostravská Banda, Ostrava Days Ensemble, Rhodri Davies (harp), Daan Vandewalle (piano), Conrad Harris (violin), Katalin Károlyi (mezzo-soprano), John Eckhardt (bass), Arne Deforce (cello), Hana Kotková (violin), Fabrizio Rosso (electronics), Roberto Mucchuit (electronics), Thomas Buckner (baritone), Petr Kotik (conductor), Ondrej Vrabec (conductor), John Tilbury (coordinator), Philharmonic Hall, Ostrava, Czech Republic. 30.8.2011 (GG)

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