The activities of the association Camerata Brno in the final period of its existence
Zdrojový dokument: Musicologica Brunensia. 2010, roč. 45, č. 1-2, s. -36
ISSN1212-0391 (print)2336-436X (online)
Licence: Neurčená licence
The Camerata Brno was established in the early 1980s as an association of music composers and theorists who held informal sessions to listen to compositions and to discuss them. After the fall of the communist regime the Camerata Brno declared its existence and started to organize its own concerts. Its activities are treated by the writer of the present paper in the book Camerata Brno which was published at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in 2003 in Czech and a year later in an updated version in German. The association continued its activities. In 2003 it gave three concerts in Brno and some performances in other towns. The highlight of the Camerata's activities was a concert of the Brno Philharmonic in 2004 which presented orchestral music composed by the members of the group. In 2005 the Camerata organized three chamber concerts of compositions by its members and by guests from Prague and Ostrava, in 2006 a prestigious concert series on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of its birth. Symptomatically, an epilogue to the Camerata's activities was written by young performers – the Janáček Academy students, who suggested to arrange a concert program consisting of compositions by Miloslav Ištvan, the founder of the association. This performance, in May 2006, finished the activities of the group Camerata Brno.