The Moravian Autumn festival ranks among the most important cultural events in the Czech Republic. It was established as the Brno International Music Festival in 1966 when, following years of strict isolation imposed by hard-line communism, the activities of Brno artistic institutions were once again acquiring an international dimension, and the responses to its first year were very positive.

The festival invites orchestras to Brno that were previously passing Europe by, alongside top chamber ensembles and the world’s most celebrated soloists. It is not only a festival of “interpretation” which seeks to bring to Brno the cream of the world’s performers and to compare them with first-class home musicians, but also a festival of “programming”, one that is not only about “stars” (and certainly not about “competition” between them), but also about “substance”.
Moravian Autumn takes pride in seeking new and interesting threads of programming, approaching living composers and giving them commissions. The festival also draws attention to young performers, giving them an opportunity to display their developing talents.

The festival has its own website.

Upcoming concerts

september 2019

sun29sep19:00EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH / OPENING CONCERT / MORAVIAN AUTUMNPHILIP GLASS Einstein on the Beach
concert performance of the opera
Suzanne Vega narrator
19:00 OstatníFestivals:Moravský podzim

october 2019

tue01oct19:00FRENCH COURT MUSIC FOR KING LOUIS XIV. / MORAVIAN AUTUMNMICHEL LAMBERT, SÉBASTIEN LE CAMUS,
LOUIS DE MOLLIER
Dagmar Šašková mezzo-soprano
Il Festino
19:00 OstatníFestivals:Moravský podzim

wed02oct19:00GIDE / MARTINŮ: OEDIPUS/ MORAVIAN AUTUMNANDRÉ GIDE Oedipus
play with incidental music
Bohuslav Martinů
19:00 OstatníFestivals:Moravský podzim

thu03oct19:00BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ SONGS IN BESEDNÍ DŮM / MORAVIAN AUTUMNselection of song and piano songs
Jana Hrochová mezzo-soprano
Giorgio Koukl piano
19:00 Besední důmFestivals:Moravský podzim

fri04oct19:00MARTINŮ VOICES / MORAVIAN AUTUMNJAN NOVÁK Testamentum Missa Philadelphiae
LEOŠ JANÁČEK / FRANZ LISZT Mše B dur
podle Messe pour orgue Franze Liszta
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ Four Songs about Mary
19:00 OstatníFestivals:Moravský podzim

sat05oct11:00BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ SONGS IN BRNO’S VILLAS / MORAVIAN AUTUMNBOHUSLAV MARTINŮ selection of songs
Villa Stiassny
Roman Hoza baritone
Ahmad Hedar piano
11:00 OstatníFestivals:Moravský podzim

sat05oct15:00BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ SONGS IN BRNO’S VILLAS / MORAVIAN AUTUMNBOHUSLAV MARTINŮ selection of songs
Villa Löw-Beer
Tomáš Kořínek tenor
David Švec piano
15:00 OstatníFestivals:Moravský podzim

sat05oct17:00BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ SONGS IN BRNO’S VILLAS / MORAVIAN AUTUMNBOHUSLAV MARTINŮ selection of songs
Villa Tugendhat
Zdislava Bočková soprano
Marta Vašková piano
17:00 OstatníFestivals:Moravský podzim

sun06oct19:00PARADE / MORAVIAN AUTUMNE. F. BURIAN Written on postcards
ERIK SATIE Parade, ballet
ONDŘEJ ADÁMEK The Dinner
Moveo Dance Company
Brno Contemporary Orchestra
19:00 OstatníFestivals:Moravský podzim

mon07oct19:00WEINBERG 100 – I / Moravian AutumnWEINBERG sonatas Nr. 1– 6 (complete) for violin and piano
Milan Paľa violin, Ladislav Fanzowitz piano
19:00 Besední důmGenre and style:ChamberFestivals:Moravský podzim

tue08oct19:00COUPERIN A TIBURTINA ENSEMBLE / MORAVIAN AUTUMNFRANÇOIS COUPERIN Messe propre pour les couvents
Tiburtina Ensemble
Eva Bublová organ 
19:00 OstatníFestivals:Moravský podzim

thu10oct19:00ANDERSZEWSKI AND MOZART / Moravian AutumnPOULENC Sinfonietta
SATIE / arr. DEBUSSY Gymnopedia Nr. 1 and 3
MOZART Piano concertos Nr. 12 in A Major and Nr. 17 in G Major
Basel Chamber Orchestra, conductor Piotr Anderszewski piano
19:00 Besední důmGenre and style:Orchestral ,20th and 21st centuries,ClassicismFestivals:Moravský podzim

sat12oct19:00VERSAILLES / Moravian AutumnRAMEAU, COUPERIN, LULLY, D’ANGLEBERT,
ROYER, CHARPENTIER, BALBASTRE
Alexandre Tharaud piano
19:00 Besední důmGenre and style:ChamberFestivals:Moravský podzim

sun13oct19:00WEINBERG 100 – II / Moravian AutumnWEINBERG sonatas Nr. 1– 6 (complete) for violin and piano
Milan Paľa violin, Ladislav Fanzowitz piano
19:00 Besední důmGenre and style:ChamberFestivals:Moravský podzim

mon14oct19:00DANCE OF THE SUN / Moriavn AutumnLULLY Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
MOZART Symphony Nr. 40 in g minor
Geneva Camerata, conductor David Greilsammer,
choreographer Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola
19:00 Besední důmGenre and style:Orchestral ,ClassicismFestivals:Moravský podzim

wed16oct19:00DAVIES +EÖTVÖS = 150 / CLOSING CONCERT / Moravian AutumnMOZART The Abduction from the Seraglio, ouverture
EÖTVÖS Dialogue with Mozart, Seven for violin and orchestra
BARTÓK Dance Suite, Divertimento
Akiko Suwanai violin, Brno Philharmonic,
conductors Dennis Russell Davies and Peter Eötvös
19:00 Besední důmGenre and style:Orchestral ,Cross-overFestivals:Moravský podzim