The forth edition of Prague Premieres,
festival founded in 2004, provides a platform in the capital of the Czech Republic for new contemporary music from all across Europe. The main organizer of the event of is the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra while several other Czech orchestras also participate in the performances. This year's guest countries are Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland and Spain. The festival runs from 29 March to 6 April. Spain's participation is particularly high profile with works by Cristobal Halffter, Luis de Pablo, David del Puerto
(1 April), Leonardo Balada and Jesús Torres
(5 April). The selected work by "David del Puerto" is his first symphony, Boreas
, which will be performed on 1 April at the Festival's main venue, Dvorak Hall, by the Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Andreas S. Weiser.
"Jesús Torres" will be represented in Movimiento
, a work originally commissioned by the Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition and the Spanish Centre for the Diffusion of Contemporary Music, in a concert by the Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Leoš Svárovský,
also at Dvorak Hall.