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Marin Alsop © Lukas Beck

Wien Modern 35: ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien / Alsop

»Lothar Knessl in memoriam«

Thursday 3 November 2022
19:30 – ca. 21:15
Großer Saal



ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien

Marin Alsop, Dirigentin


Angélica Castelló

Star Washers (2020–2021) (EA)
Kompositionsauftrag Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Milica Djordjević

O drveću, nežnosti, Mesecu ... (2020–2022) (EA)
Kompositionsauftrag WDR und Wien Modern

Matthias Kranebitter

60 Auditory Scenes for Investigating Cocktail Party Deafness (2021) (EA)
Kompositionsauftrag Wien Modern und Warschauer Herbst

Sara Glojnarić

sugarcoating #4 (2022) (UA)
Kompositionsauftrag Wien Modern und RSO Wien

Mirela Ivičević

Black Moon Lilith (2019–2021)


Produktion Wien Modern in Koproduktion mit dem RSO Wien
Kooperation Wiener Konzerthaus
Freie Platzwahl

Subscription series Nouvelles Aventures

Festival Wien Modern 35


Presented by Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft

Thank you, Lothar Knessl!

The fact that this evening is noticeably about the new, the young and the experimental is exactly what is needed to thank Lothar Knessl: The co-founder of Wien Modern, who died on August 6, 2022 at the age of 95, decisively rejuvenated musical life in Austria with passionate commitment. Angélica Castelló directs the gaze toward the heavens and the universe. Milica Djordjević invites us to slow down with her study of nocturnal sounds. Matthias Kranebitter explores the psychoacoustic cocktail party effect with the RSO Vienna in full action. Sara Glojnarić, the youngest of the three Erste Bank Composition Prize winners to be heard here, raises the density level with a »micromechanics of perfection« not least for principal conductor Marin Alsop. Mirela Ivičević draws the ancient oriental demoness Lilith in a radiant feminist orchestral portrait, »unpredictable, untamable, wild, full of blemishes, unadulterated«.


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