About Berg Orchestra
The Berg Orchestra is a first-class, youthful ensemble that brings a breath of fresh air to the Czech music scene – it presents innovative projects that are attractive to audiences, primarily emphasizing contemporary and twentieth-century music. It combines music with theatre, film, ballet, pantomime, video art, the visual arts etc., and it appears frequently outside of traditional venues. By regularly commissioning new works by Czech composers especially of the younger generation, it helps create new values and invests in the future of music and the arts. It already has dozens of world premieres to its credit as well as many Czech premieres of music by outstanding composers from around the world. The orchestra’s concert activities include appearances at international festivals and on important Czech stages. The ensemble collaborates with the ballet of the National Theatre (for the performances Goldilocks and Ibbur). To its many recordings for Czech Radio and for CDs, in 2007 the orchestra added a taping of the first programme of its own for Czech Television.
The Berg Orchestra was founded in 1995 by the conductor Peter Vrábel, who remains its artistic director.