Monday 8 April 2024

Deadly Sins in New York and Silver Lion in Venice: Ensemble Modern

Wallis Giunta (Photo: Dario Accosta)
Wallis Giunta (Photo: Dario Accosta)
Ensemble Modern is currently on a small tour of the USA with concerts in Houston and New York including Carnegie Hall. Under conductor HK Gruber the ensemble with mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta and  a-cappella ensemble amarcord, will be presenting Kurt Weill's Die Sieben Todsünden, in a new version for chamber ensemble, plus music by Paul Hindemith, Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Arnold Schoenberg. A second programme in New York will focus on Cuban-American composer Tania León alongside transcriptions of Conlon Nancarrow's player-piano studies.

In September, Ensemble Modern will be at the Biennale Musica di Venezia 2024 and will be receiving the festival's Silver Lion whilst Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement has been awarded to the composer Rebecca Saunders. On September 26, Ensemble Modern opens the festival at the Teatro la Fenice together with the Orchestra del Teatro under the baton of Tito Ceccherini, performing Rebecca Saunders' Wound. On September 28, Ensemble Modern appears at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale under the baton of Bas Wiegers, performing Skull by Rebecca Saunders; both will be Italian premieres.

Full details from the Ensemble Modern's website.

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