Back in the game: Almost exactly one year to the day after their last performance in front of an audience in
the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Ensemble Modern returns to the Mozart Saal. For
At the beginning of October 2020, during the short opening phase of the concert schedule, the musicians
musicians were last able to perform in front of an audience at the Alte Oper.
subscription concert in the entire past season. After several streamed dates
and online projects, the musicians are now looking forward to a return to live performance.
to live performance.
On Saturday, October 2, 2021, the Ensemble Modern under the direction of David
Niemann will provide an insight into the work of composers who have been
composers who this year and last year were awarded the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation's
the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation's sponsorship award this year and last year. These prizes are
prizes are not only attractive because they are endowed with 35,000 euros each, but also because they give the young
also because they give the young composers a broader public profile.
Last year's prize was awarded to the French composer Samir Amarouch, whose
"Electronica in B minor crush" - contrary to what the title might lead one to expect - explicitly does without electronics.
electronics and also breaks with many other listening expectations. Among the
2021 prizewinners include the Croatian-born, Vienna-based composer Mirela Ivi
Mirela Ivičević and Yair Klartag, who comes from Israel. Mirela Ivičević is represented with.
"Yair Klartag is known for his dense and complex works, whose polyphonic layers develop an emotional pull. His work "Rationale" for soprano and ensemble was premiered in Tel Aviv in July 2021 and will now also be performed in Frankfurt as part of the prizewinners' concert, with the Israeli soprano Einat Aronstein taking on the solo part.Films about the three prizewinners complete the portraits.