Ensemble Modern: Trailblazing

For over 35 years Ensemble Modern, based in Frankfurt, has blazed a trail of innovation and searing virtuosity as one of the leading contemporary groups on the planet. They are regular guests at the world’s most prestigious festivals, including Salzburg, Festwochen Wien, Lincoln Center, Festival d’Automne Paris and the Lucerne Festival. It’s now ANAM’s turn to welcome members of Ensemble Modern to Melbourne to lead a survey of some of the most startling music of the past decade, together with the occasional 20th century classic.

YUN Octet for clarinet, bassoon, horn and string quintet
WIDMANN Etude no. 2
KRETZSCHMAR Eskalation
MILLIKEN Pollok
ZURAJ Warm Up
CAGE Variations VIII
GOEBBELS Toccata for Teapot and Piccolo

POPPE Gelöschte Lieder

Members of Ensemble Modern:
Dietmar Wiesner flute
Saar Berger horn
Jagdish Mistry violin
Hermann Kretzschmar piano

Elliott Gyger conductor (MILLIKEN Pollok and POPPE Gelöschte Lieder)
Peter Neville conductor (ZURAJ Warm Up)
ANAM Musicians


Ensemble Modern's ANAM residency is generously supported by Kerry Landman and Goethe-Institut

Watch Ensemble Modern participate in a wonderful collaborative project that breaks down the wall between performer and audience (video courtesy of Ensemble Modern):

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