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2023 - 2024 Season

 

Saturday, September 2, 2023 at 6pm

Triple Hall Karolina, Ostrava Days Festival, Ostrava, Czechia

 

ONO Orchestra and Ostravská banda

with members of The Orchestra of the S.E.M Ensemble.

Petr Kotik, Conductor

 

High Noon Program  

presented with composer’s Ostrava Manifesto 

All world premieres: 

 

Alvin Curran               Rosetta for small orchestra

Phill Niblock               High Noon for large orchestra

Roscoe Mitchell         Nonaah for orchestra    

Christian Wolff           For 38 Players

Petr Kotik                  Outline/Fragment 

 

 

 

Monday, November 13, 2023 at 8pm

MusicOlomouc Festival, Olomouc, Czechia

 

Ostravská banda with members of the S.E.M. Ensemble and Soloists:

Irena Troupová, Zuzana Barochová Soprano    

Hana Kotková, Violin    
Marek Keprt, Piano    
Martin Opršál, Percussion

Marek Keprt, Piano

Petr Kotik, Director (and flutist)

 

Petr Kotik                  Antonio / Collage (2023) for solo percussion with solo violin and 4 French horns 

Petr Kotik                  Two in One (2018-22) for violin and piano

Petr Kotik                  Many Many Women Plus (1971-78) for voices and instruments

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 7pm

DOX Art Center, Prague, Czechia


ONO Orchestra with members of the S.E.M. Ensemble:

Daan Vandewalle, Piano

Alvin Curran, Piano and Electronics

Tamás Schlanger, Percussion

Petr Kotik, Conductor & Flute

 

Essential Rzewski Program

 

Frederic Rzewski       Les Moutons de PanurgeEnsemble     

Christian Wolff           For 38 PeopleOrchestra

Alvin Curran              Why is this night different from all other nightsOrchestra

Petr Kotik                  SpontanoSolos piano and Ensemble     

Frederic Rzewski      A Long Time ManOrchestra with solo piano

Frederic Rzewski      De Profundis for solo piano on text by Oscar Wilde

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 5pm

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA

 

The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble

Petr Kotik, Director & Flute                  

 

La Monte Young        Composition 1960 No. 7

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 8pm

Willow Place Auditorium, Brooklyn, USA

 

S.E.M. Ensemble:

Petr Kotik, Director

Margaret Lancaster, Flute

Katie Porter, Clarinet

Ser Konvalin, Horn

Matthew Jaimes, Horn

Sigrun Kahl, Horn

Ben Neill, Trumpet

Will Lang, Trombone

Chris Nappi, Percussion

Josh Modney, Violin

Ben Larsen, Violoncello

Ben Larsen, Cello

 

Petr Kotik                  Eight For Violin / Two For Horns (2023)

Raven Chacon          Biyán I, II, III (2011)

Christian Wolff          Pulse (1998)

Raven Chacon         For Jacqueline Wilson (2023)    

John Cage               Ryoanji (1983)

 

 

 

Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 8pm

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA

 

S.E.M. Ensemble

Petr Kotik, Director

Margaret Lancaster, Flute

Katie Porter, Clarinet

Ser Konvalin, Horn

Matthew Jaimes, Horn

Sigrun Kahl, Horn

Ben Neill, Trumpet

Will Lang, Trombone

Chris Nappi, Percussion

Ian Antonio, Percussion

Josh Modney, Violin

Ben Larsen, Violoncello     

 

Petr Kotik                 Antonio / Collage (2023)

Raven Chacon         Biyán I, II, III (2011)

John Cage               Ryoanji (1983)

Christian Wolff         Pulse (1998)

Raven Chacon        For Jacqueline Wilson (2023)

 

 

 

Friday, January 19 & Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 8pm

De Singel, Antwerp, Belgium

 

 

S.E.M. Ensemble and Guests

Joseph Kubera, Piano

Daan Vandewalle, Piano

Emi See, Piano

Djuwa Moroivili, Piano

And guests:

Lieselot De Wilde, Soprano

Arturo den Hartog, Counter tenor

Petr Kotik, Director & Flute

 

Julius Eastman         Evil Nigger 

Petr Kotik                  Many Many Women Plus

Julius Eastman         Gay Guerrilla

Julius Eastman         Joy Boy

Julius Eastman         Our Father

 
 

 

February 10-14, 2024

Willow Place Auditorium, Brooklyn, USA

 

Emerging Composers Workshop – Readings              

S.E.M. Ensemble

Petr Kotik, Director

 

Participating composers:

Anna Heflin, Ian Davis, James Falzone, Coleman Zurkowski, Jianing Song

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 8:30pm

Willow Place Auditorium, Brooklyn, USA

      

S.E.M. Ensemble:

Roberta Michel, Flute        

Katie Porter, Clarinet    

Sam Jones, Trumpet

Chris Nappi, Percussion    

Joseph Kubera, Piano    

James Falzone, Prepared piano    

Clara Kim, Leah Asher, Violins    

Ah Ling Neu, Viola                    

Jordan Gunn, Cello

Petr Kotik, Conductor

 

Anna Heflin               The Man Who Owned the Forest Also Owned the Racetrack

Ian Davis                   Ephemeral Pulse

James Falzone         Well-Wrought Urn        

Coleman Zurkowski  String Quartet    

Jianing Song             RE-

 

 

 

Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 8pm

Willow Place Auditorium, Brooklyn, USA

 

 

The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble

Ben Larsen, Violoncello 

Josepth Kubera, Piano

Petr Kotik, Conductor

 

Phill Niblock              Disseminate (1998)

Christian Wolff          Small Orchestra Piece (2019)
Rudolf Komorous     Tango (1986)
Petr Bakla                 Trio for Strings 
(2017)

Petr Kotik                  Ariane (2001)

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 7pm

Bohemian National Hall, New York, USA

 

The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble

Ben Larsen, Violoncello 

Josepth Kubera, Piano

Petr Kotik, Conductor

 

Anna Heflin               The Man Who Owned the Forest Also Owned the Racetrack (2019), Ensemble

Rudolf Komorous      Tango (1986), Orchestra
Phill Niblock              Disseminate (2001), Orchestra

Christian Wolff          Small Orchestra Piece (2019), Orchestra
Petr Bakla                Trio for Strings (2017)

Petr Kotik                 Ariane (2001), Violoncello and Piano

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 6:30pm

St. James' Church, New York, USA

 

The Choir and The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble

Petr Kotik, Conductor

 

Yves Klein    Symphonie – “Monotone-Silence” (1947 / 1961)