Date of EventMonday, 27. 5. 2019 from 20.00
Expected end of the concert 21.40
- Jörg Widmann: Freie Stücke
- Magnus Lindberg: Corrente
- Miroslav Srnka: Overheating (European premiere)
- Bruno Mantovani: Cadenza n° 1
- Ensemble intercontemporain
- Julien Leroy - conductor
- Gilles Durot - percussion
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For over four decades now, the Ensemble intercontemporain has been exerting a major influence on the developments in contemporary music. It was founded by a distinctive protagonist of the world of music of our time, the composer and conductor, Pierre Boulez, with the ambition to relentlessly seek out and present relevant new works in the field of classical music. The ensemble´s official biography describes it as a collective of thirty-one soloists, by no means an overstatement in view of the interpretational demands posed by the various individual parts of their repertory. Indeed, thanks to their talent and skills, the ensemble´s players are able to render even the most elaborate musical structures with remarkable sophistication and transparency.
This concert will feature two brand new works: just a couple of months after its world premiere in Los Angeles and for the first time in Europe, a new composition by Miroslav Srnka; plus, in a Czech premiere, Mantovani´s Cadenza No. 1, with a virtuoso solo percussion part. The rest of the programme will bring two works that have by now virtually become classics of contemporary music: Jörg Widmann´s Freie Stücke, of 2002; and Magnus Lindberg´s Corrente, written in 1992.
In association with the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art