Focal points Wien Modern 2019

Opus Magnum + High-altitude mountains

Frederic Rzewski © MaerzMusik/Camille Blake

What could be a more fitting start to the festival and its theme of growth than a volcanic eruption? The violent outbreak of the Hekla volcano in 1947/1948 has been transformed into one of the loudest pieces of music of all time by Jón Leifs, who witnessed the event. The same concert also includes a performance of Luciano Berio’s exuberant Sinfonia with the Swingle Singers. This opening concert is just a starting point for an extended tour of other peaks – from Alberto Posadas’ »Poética del espacio«, to Michael Hersch’s »sew me into a shroud of leaves«, Dieter Schnebel’s world-embracing »Sinfonie X«, Lera Auerbach’s three-hour »Demons and Angels« and Frederic Rzewski’s unplayable cycle of variations, »The People United«, all the way to Peter Eötvös in the closing concert.

Events Opus Magnum + High-altitude mountains

Thu, 31. October 2019 | 19:30
Eröffnungskonzert Wien Modern

Tue, 05. November 2019 | 19:30
Pierluigi Billone: FACE Dia.De

Wed, 06. November 2019 | 19:30
Alberto Posadas: Erinnerungsspuren

Fri, 08. November 2019 | 19:30
Alberto Posadas: Poética del espacio

Sat, 09. November 2019 | 05:00
Michael Hersch: sew me into a shroud of leaves

Sun, 17. November 2019 | 16:00
Lera Auerbach: Demons + Angels

Sat, 30. November 2019 | 19:30
Abschlusskonzert Wien Modern

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Focal Points 2019


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