Mon 28 October 2019
Tue 29 October 2019
Thu 31 October 2019
18:30 h Maximal Minimal Wiener Konzerthaus, Wotruba-Salon
19:00 h Minimal Night Music – Prelude: pass.age Wiener Konzerthaus, Buffet Schubert-Saal Tanz + Performance
19:30 h Eröffnungskonzert Wien Modern Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal
Sat 02 November 2019
12:00 h Modified Grounds Brigittenauer Brücke
19:30 h Arditti Quartet Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal
21:30 h Bar Modern Wiener Konzerthaus, Buffet Mozart-Saal
22:00 h Black Page Orchestra Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal
Sun 03 November 2019
14:30 h Ensemble die Reihe. Ein Rückblick Wiener Konzerthaus, Wotruba-Salon
16:00 h Abschiedskonzert die reihe Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal
18:00 h Bar Modern Wiener Konzerthaus, Buffet Mozart-Saal
19:30 h Schallfeld Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal
Mon 04 November 2019
18:00 h Porträt Bernhard Lang Österreichische Gesellschaft für Musik
19:30 h Jetzt / Blackout. Ascolta Wiener Konzerthaus, Berio-Saal
20:30 h Bar Modern Wiener Konzerthaus, Buffet Berio-Saal
Tue 05 November 2019
18:45 h Salon PHACE Wiener Konzerthaus, Schönberg-Saal
19:30 h Pierluigi Billone: FACE Dia.De Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal
Wed 06 November 2019
Thu 07 November 2019
Fri 08 November 2019
Sat 09 November 2019
Sun 10 November 2019
Tue 12 November 2019
18:45 h Einführungsgespräch Neue Oper Wien MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E
19:30 h Bernhard Lang: Der Reigen MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E
Wed 13 November 2019
Thu 14 November 2019
17:00 h Circle Line Project Ringstraßenbahn
18:00 h Miniaturen für Soloinstrumente Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien
20:00 h Miniaturen für Soloinstrumente Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien
Fri 15 November 2019
Mon 18 November 2019
18:45 h Einführungsgespräch Neue Oper Wien MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E
19:30 h Saiten-Tasten Wiener Konzerthaus, Berio-Saal
19:30 h Bernhard Lang: Der Reigen MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E
20:30 h Bar Modern Wiener Konzerthaus, Buffet Berio-Saal
Tue 26 November 2019
10:00 h Ingrid Schmoliner. Workshop + Gesprächskonzert Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien, Erkersaal
21:00 h Bar Modern Studio Molière
Wed 27 November 2019
Fri 29 November 2019
Sat 30 November 2019
19:30 h Abschlusskonzert Wien Modern Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal
21:30 h Wien Modern Finale Wiener Konzerthaus, Buffet Mozart-Saal



Wien Modern 32


Following the record-breaking edition of Wien Modern in 2018, this may be the right time for the festival to explore growth. But the reason why growth is the theme of the new 32nd edition of Wien Modern in November is a very simple one: as an art of the immediate present, music taps into the heartbeat of our time in its own very special way. Wherever you look, the motto of our world seems to be »faster, higher, stronger«; but there are other possibilities for our ears: time lapses, developments, balance, duration, intensity and dosage are all almost tangible in music – endless lengths and minuscule moments, dramatic climaxes, abstract plains, constant changes and fades into nothing.

Amid a constant pursuit of progress, crumbling growth forecasts and multi-channel overload, the art world of music provides a space for very long and intense aural experiences, as well as tiny, delicate, ephemeral and almost disappearing forms. A number of artists demonstrate during Wien Modern 2019 that it isn’t that difficult to untangle the concept of growth from the one-sided interpretation that has been thrust upon it by its one-dimensional uses in economy, urban planning and politics. From extreme reduction to excessive abundance and back again – the eternal search for just the right measure, somewhere between too much and too little, has seldom been so tangible in music than it is today.

In November 2019, you’ll be able to explore maximalism and minimalism in various forms at venues all across Vienna: a description of a volcanic eruption in the opening concert by the RSO Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of its new chief conductor Marin Alsop. The end of an ensemble and the beginning of something new. A work of unprecedented length, intensity and expressiveness you can visit between the end of one night and the beginning of the next, whenever you like. Major, world-encompassing works such as Dieter Schnebel’s Sinfonie X. Tiny miniatures you might encounter in a museum. The Ring tram as an endless locked groove. And (for young people, too) the opportunity to hear grass grow. We look forward to many different encounters with you at Wien Modern 32!


Discount Card

If you purchase tickets for four or more concerts at the same time, you will receive a 30% discount, as well as a discount card with which you can purchase any further tickets for the festival, also at a discount of 30%. The discount card cannot be used in combination with other discount schemes. The discount cannot be awarded for tickets that have already been purchased. Please note that the discount is only applicable on tickets purchased in advance either online or at the Ticket- & Service-Center of the Wiener Konzerthaus. The discount does not apply on tickets purchased at other ticket outlets or at the main ticket office one hour prior to the performance.

Names + Numbers

100 events
24 venues in 12 districts

81 premieres of works by Peter Ablinger, Afamia Al-Dayaa, Lera Auerbach, Pierluigi Billone, Laura Bowler, Gabriel Bramböck, Francis Burt, Santa Bušs, Friedrich Cerha, Lang Chen, Yuheng Chen, Jérôme Combier, Ehsan, Katharina Ernst / Martin Siewert / Christian Weber, Dominik Förtsch, Reinhard Fuchs, Beat Furrer, Clemens Gadenstätter, András Gelléri, Elisabeth Harnik, Dietmar Hellmich, Michael Hersch, Katrin Hornek / Judith Unterpertinger, Mirela Ivičević, Michael Jarrell, Reuben Jelleyman, Elias Jurgschat, Hannes Kerschbaumer, Katharina Klement, Hibiki Kojima, Annamaria Kowalsky, Herbert Lacina, Bernhard Lang, Klaus Lang, Han-Gyeol Lie, Liquid Penguin, Misato Mochizuki, Marco Momi, Theo Nabicht, Sarah Nemtsov, Sergej Newski, Gérard Pesson, Simeon Pironkoff, Robert Pockfuß, Gabriele Proy, Ari Rabenu, Gerald Resch, Lissie Rettenwander, Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, Rebecca Saunders, Ingrid Schmoliner, Martin Schüttler, Kurt Schwertsik, Charlotte Seither, Daniel Serrano, Amir Shpilman, Alexander Stankovski, Johannes Maria Staud, Wolfgang Suppan, Germán Toro Pérez, Alessandro Traina, Tuğba Uçar, Juan Uribe, Oliver Uszynski, Brigitte Wilfing, Jaime Wolfson, Joanna Wozny, Kejia Xing, Mia Zabelka

29 Austrian premieres of works by Peter Ablinger, Mark Andre, Kaj Duncan David, Rhodri Davies, Peter Eötvös, Andreas Eduardo Frank, Clara Iannotta, Márton Illés, Kollektiv Mycelium, Anna Korsun, Matthias Kranebitter, Klaus Lang, Isabel Mundry, Phill Niblock, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Zeena Parkins, Alberto Posadas, Rebecca Saunders, Dieter Schnebel, Diana Soh, Johannes Maria Staud, Agata Zubel 

Student Festival pass

New for students, school pupils, apprentices and young people of less than 27 years of age completing their military or civilian service: in 2019, a total 20 student festival passes each worth € 85,– will be allocated free of charge: apply via email to office@wienmodern.at saying why you are interested in the festival pass. The passes will be awarded to those with the best reasons and while stocks last. The organisers' decision is final.



© Sylvia Marz-Wagner

Wien Modern is also available in carbon neutral bag form for just €9.50. Designed by Pentagram Design Berlin and made from bright red environmentally friendly cotton, the printed bags can be purchased at the Ticket- & Service-Center of the Wiener Konzerthaus.


Wien Modern
Lothringerstraße 20
1030 Vienna

Tel.: +43 1 24200