Janáček Philharmonic Invites You to Crossover Shows in Gong In 2019/2020, the 66th season of the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava (JFO) and the Multifunctional Hall Gong will introduce a range of crossover concerts which the Philharmonic started a few years ago. The series of successful shows, called Cycle G, which connect classical music played by a large symphonic orchestra with other genres across the musical spectrum, annually attracts countless audiences along with the fans of the famous bands and singers who have participated with the Janáček Philharmonic over the past six years. JFO have performed with artists, singers, and bands such as Olympic (with Petr Janda), Lucie Bílá, Iva Bittová, Michal Hrůza and his band, Ewa Farná, Martin Chodúr, and Vojtěch Dyk. Fans of film themes love remembering past concerts with Ondřej Gregor Brzobohatý and Ondřej Brousek, and there is always the Christmas atmosphere of the traditional concerts with Jura Pavlica and Hradišťan. Last year, Tomáš Klus delivered a breathtaking performance which was rewarded with a standing ovation, and Jarek Nohavica sold out the large hall three times over a short period of time. Every performance of the JFO can be distilled into a single description: a sold out concert hall in the unique atmosphere of the Lower Area Vítkovice; interweaving musical genres into one unexpected sound; an enthusiastic audience from Czechia, Slovakia, and Poland, eager for the performance, the chill atmosphere and ready to respond with a standing ovation. This is a typical night with the JFO in Gong, and this is how the JFO introduces the symbiosis of a classical philharmonic orchestra and pop-rock hits to a wide range of listeners. In the coming season, you too may enjoy classical music with the JFO in Gong or in the concert hall of the Ostrava House of Culture (Dům kultury města Ostravy). These cycles are so popular that we offer season passes for businesses to give to their employees.
In the upcoming season, we are introducing another four interesting projects. After their successful debut in February 2018, where they performed sixteen songs with new symphonic arrangements, the charismatic singer Tomáš Klus with his band Cílová skupina are returning on Nov. 26, 2019. “I am very lucky to collaborate with musicians who respect the songs. This is a great opportunity for me to become even more connected to my music: all the songs feel so different that it almost shocks me. They have shifted to another dimension. I am very happy that Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra offered me this opportunity,” said Tomáš Klus. Another return involves Ondřej G. Brzobohatý. In October 2015, he starred next to Ondřej Brousek and the JFO with the show entitled “Melodies of Silver Screen”. On March 10, 2020 he will present his own music in Gong. Another two projects will be premiere visits: the fascinating singer, drummer, writer of numerous hits, and frontman of the band Lucie, David Koller. The unquestionable star of Czech show business will play on June 11, 2020. And last but not least will be the opening of the 2019/2020 cycle of the Gong Season: the singer, guitarist, and songwriter Janek Ledecký starts his acoustic tour in spring 2019, and will deliver his show in conjunction with the symphonic orchestra in Gong on Sept. 18, 2019.
Text: Markéta Haničáková Foto: Ivan Korč www.jfo.cz
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