International Music Festival "Janacek May"
20th May – 11th June 2013
A Festival Year of Anniversaries and Premieres
In 2013, the International Music Festival Janacek May will be presenting concert programmes full of compelling first night performances. A particular highlight will be the Czech premiere of Aram Khachaturian's Third Symphony with thirty trumpets! There will also be festival premieres of Gemrot's Funeral Music for violin and orchestra and Klusak's symphonic poem "Vanished Felicity". For the first time in Ostrava you will have the chance to listen to the Violin Concerto by the Slovak composer Lubica Cekovska, Piazzolla's Four Seasons in Buenos Aires, and Stravinsky's Song Cycle Pribaoutki. The fact that Janacek May introduces exciting new artists each year is something which today is taken for granted. This year it will be the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, viola player Tabea Zimmermann, violinist Augustin Dumay, young Japanese prodigy Sayaka Shoji and French conductor Emmanuel Villaume.
There are also major personalities whose jubilees the festival will celebrate, including Witold Lutoslawski, Richard Wagner, David Popper and the distinguished Czech conductor Libor Pesek. We will also be honouring an institution, the Janacek Conservatory and Grammar School in Ostrava, a specialist secondary school for the arts which celebrates sixty years of existence this year.
The 38th Year of Janacek May represents a wide, varied and particularly high quality menu of concert programmes and performers.
Information and tickets:
Phone: 597 489 421, 597 489 425, Fax: 597 489 422