Marin Alsop © Adriane White
Marin Alsop is taking up the baton as the first female chief conductor of an Austrian orchestra. The country’s most senior ensemble, die reihe, is saying farewell. Another ensemble from the pioneering era, Kontrapunkte, is daringly joining forces for the first time with the refreshingly unpredictable Salon Souterrain. New ensembles such as Schallfeld, Black Page Orchestra and Platypus are taking the stage. Vienna’s free scene is increasingly making waves. Up and coming projects are happily creating new ideas of diversity and quality. Things are moving in the world of music. Wien Modern is making space for this growing momentum with its wide range of opportunities for inter-generational encounters and its increased commitment to the next generation.