The jubilee fifth year of the regular series of concerts by the Brno Contemporary Orchestra is dedicated to ballet, namely the author's rendition of an opera by Bohuslav Martinů, Theatre Behind the Gate. A ballet theme was chosen for several reasons. The first is a free association on the alphabetic letter B, which the Brno Contemporary Orchestra focuses on during the entire 2016/17 concert season. The second reason is the 80th anniversary since the premiere of the opera Theatre Behind the Gate, whose world premiere was held in Brno in 1936. The opera included an important part in the work of choreographer Ivan Váňa Psota who returned to his hometown with this project as the premier dancer and head of the National Theatre Ballet in Brno. Ivan Váňa Psota is also connected with the history of the Villa Tugendhat, since he was a frequent guest at the Karla Hladká dance school, which functioned in the building in 1945–1950.


The current treatment of the opera Theatre Behind the Gate was specially created for the glass room of Villa Tugendhat and the Brno Contemporary Orchestra and it is therefore a unique version for chamber ensemble and two singers. The Brno Contemporary Orchestra will perform together with Eva Štěrbová (soprano) and Tomáš Krejčí (baritone).


Concert dates:

24 October 2016 at 19.30 – tickets on sale from 30 August 2016

27 March 2017 at 19.30 – tickets on sale from 1 March 2017

15 May 2017 at 19.30 – tickets on sale from 18 April 2017



Price: 300 CZK / pp

Previous reservation required due to limited capacity.

Ticket reservation via tel.: +420 515 511 015/017 or e-mail:

Stiletto heels are not permitted in the interior.


A poster can be downloaded here.