Eröffnungskonzert Wien Modern

Thursday, 31. October 2019, 19:30

Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal
Lothringerstraße 20
1030 Wien

© Nedim Nazerali

In 2019, Wien Modern endeavors, via musical means, to reclaim the concept of growth from the rigid definition it has taken on from its constant use in economics, urban planning and politics. And what better way than to open the festival than with a volcanic explosion? Icelandic composer Jón Leifs has turned the shattering event that the massive huge eruption of the Hekla volcano in 1947/1948 was into one of the loudest orchestral pieces of all time. In his staggering Sinfonia from 1958, Luciano Berio goes to the very heart of the question as to how dense an orchestral work can be. Similarly, the new pieces on the program also explore the art of finding just the right balance: taking his inspiration from Gerhard Richter's »8 Grau« series of painting,  Peter Ablinger buries a dense orchestral network under strata of white noise. Using cassette recorders, kazoos and other unusual sound originators, Clara Iannotta carefully closes in on the limits of audibility. By contrast, Agata Zubel, winner of the Erste Bank Composition Prize 2018, ignites a veritable fireworks. 


Artists

ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Orchester

The Swingles, Vokalensemble

Marin Alsop, Dirigentin

Program

Clara Iannotta

Moult (2019) EA

Kompositionsauftrag WDR und Wien Modern

Peter Ablinger

4 WEISS (2019) UA

Kompositionsauftrag von Wien Modern und RSO Wien

Agata Zubel

Fireworks EA

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Luciano Berio

Sinfonia (1968–1969)

Jón Leifs

Hekla (1961) EA

Remark

Produktion von Wien Modern in Koproduktion mit RSO Wien und in Kooperation mit Wiener Konzerthaus

Tickets

Thursday, 31. October 2019
19:30

Eröffnungskonzert Wien Modern

The performance has already taken place.


Festival pass accepted
Ticket prices: € 28,-

The Festival pass is valid
7% discount for members of the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft, members of Ö1 Club and holders of BankCard der Erste Bank (2 tickets)
50% discount for youth members of Wiener Konzerthaus or Musikverein, school children, students, apprentices and servicemen under 27 (1 ticket)

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Sun, 10. November 2019 | 20:00
Minimal Night Music. Der Sonnenton

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Minimal Night Music. In Es-Dur: The Rest is Noise

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Mon, 18. November 2019 | 19:30
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Tue, 19. November 2019 | 10:30
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Tue, 19. November 2019 | 19:00
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Wed, 20. November 2019 | 10:30
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Wed, 20. November 2019 | 21:00
Minimal Night Music. Der blöde dritte Mittwoch

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Sat, 23. November 2019 | 22:00
Minimal Night Music. Restore Factory Defaults

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Collegium Novum Zürich

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Michael Hersch: sew me into a shroud of leaves

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Lera Auerbach: Demons + Angels

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Bernhard Lang: Der Reigen

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Mirela Ivičević. Erste Bank Kompositionspreis

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Bernhard Lang: Der Reigen

Sat, 16. November 2019 | 19:30
Bernhard Lang: Der Reigen

Sun, 17. November 2019 | 20:00
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Contact

Wien Modern
Lothringerstraße 20
1030 Vienna

Tel.: +43 1 24200
office@wienmodern.at

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