Project Musica non grata starts with series of online concerts "... and yet they still resound!"


The German-Czech cultural project "Musica non grata" which has been stalled due to the Corona pandemic, will kick off in 2021 with a series of online concerts. The launch will take place on March 24 with a program of works by Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959). This will be followed by concerts with music by Hans Krása (1899-1944) plus a tribute to contemporary, Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971). The events can be viewed on the website of the National Theatre, on Youtube and on website of Musica non grata.

Online concerts:

24.03. Martinů | Concert

“Stop, musicians, before our house” from the ballet “Spalicek“

Serenade H199

Jaroslav Kyzlink | Conductor

Marie Fajtová | Soprano

Orchestra of the National Theatre Opera


07.04. Krása (Short film) 

Fragments from „Brundibár

(Suite from the children opera Brundibár – , Hans Krása, David Matthews | Arrangement (arr. 2010–11)

Jana Cecílie Mimrová | Conductor

The State Opera Orchestra

Ballet of the National Theatre Opera

Petr Jirsa | Choreography

 Magdaléna Švecová | Director

David Janošek | Set design

Tomáš Hrůza | Camera, Animation, postproduction


21.04. Homage to Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky:

“The Spring”, from: “Two songs after Sergey Gorodetsky’s poems”

Three Japanese Lyrics

Berceuses du chat (Cat Lullabies)

Pulcinella Suite

Mass for chorus and wind instruments


Jaroslav Kyzlink | Conductor

The National Theatre Orchestra

The National Theatre Chorus

Martin Levický | Piano

Alžběta Poláčková | Soprano

Yukiko Kinjo | Soprano

Kateřina Jalovcová | Mezzosoprano

Jaroslav Březina | Tenor


More information about the composers, the program and the project "Musica non grata" can be found at: