New Music in the Tatra Gallery is a continuation of our efforts to promote music by contemporary composers and interpretative art by Slovak performers even in Slovakia’s smaller towns. We see the premises of galleries as a suitable space for innovative music projects and more daring dramaturgy. Thanks to our cooperation with the Tatra Gallery in Poprad, we created a project in 2017 which brings contemporary music even to places outside Slovakia’s main centres of culture. Inside the striking environment of the Tatra Gallery, we have developed a regular cycle of concerts which give the wider public from the surrounding area of the Tatra mountains an opportunity to experience a new and very necessary cultural life. The programme of the concerts focuses on music composed in the second half of the 20th century, overlapping with older historical periods or contemporary compositions. So far, as part of this cycle, we have held solo recitals by Ronald Šebesta, Ivan Šiller, Milan Paľa and ensemble concerts by the VENI ensemble, the Lotz Trio and the Ensemble Ricercata. Some of the concerts were linked to concurrent exhibition launches. The concerts have become a popular place even for demanding listeners from Poprad and its surroundings to enjoy culture.
~ Juraj Beráts