György Ligeti © Konzerthaus Archiv
On May 28, 2023, our honorary member György Ligeti would have turned one hundred – an occasion for us to pay tribute to this important composer in a representative cross-section of his oeuvre. In numerous concerts, not all of which can be listed here individually, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg as well as the soloists Denis Kozhukhin, Johannes Hinterholzer and Alisa Weilerstein perform three of his four solo concerts and his most important orchestral works. The two string quartets can be experienced with the Quatuor Ébène and Quatuor Diotima respectively, and Kit Armstrong, our »Great Talent« Anton Gerzenberg and Iveta Apkalna are enthusiastic about his most important piano and organ works. And of course, the leading Austrian specialty ensembles – the Klangforum Wien, the Ensemble PHACE and the Austrian ensemble für neue musik – will also participate in this series of portraits. With Daisy Press and the Neue Vocalsolisten, they place the accent on Ligeti's vocal music, which is also dedicated to the Company of Music.