Ensemble Modern at Carnegie Hall (April 12 & 13)

Ensemble Modern  at Carnegie Hall (April 12 and 23) 

Ensemble Modern at Carnegie Hall (April 12 and 23), © Ensemble Modern by Wonge Bergmann

25.03.2024 - Article

Ensemble Modern performs Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins along with works by Hindemith, Korngold, and Schoenberg, and Tania León’s Indígena and Rítmicas as well as chamber arrangements of Nancarrow’s player-piano studies and recent works by Andile Khumalo and Christopher Trapani.

April 12th:

The Weimar Republic’s urgent blend of desperate defiance and vast artistic possibility come together in this Ensemble Modern performance. It opens with Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 1, a masterstroke of postmodernism. Erich Korngold’s hit suite from Much Ado About Nothing offers an early glimpse at his wildly successful partnership with Max Reinhardt, more than a decade before they fled Europe and made Hollywood history. Schoenberg’s Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene is—almost certainly intentionally—not so much a film “accompaniment” as it is a full-fledged main attraction. Mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta joins in HK Gruber and Christian Muthspiel’s brand-new arrangement of The Seven Deadly Sins, a biting satire composed the same year Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s works were banned in their native Germany.

April 13th:

One of today’s leading interpreters of contemporary music, the acclaimed Ensemble Modern is a Frankfurt-based chamber ensemble comprising innovative musicians from around the world. In this program, curated with Pulitzer Prize winner Tania León, Ensemble Modern features music with driving, multilayered rhythms from the past century, including two seminal works from León’s category-defying catalog: Indígena and Rítmicas. Also featured are daring chamber-ensemble arrangements of Conlon Nancarrow’s astonishing player-piano studies and recent works by Andile Khumalo and Christopher Trapani.

Date and Time: April 12 and April 13 at 7:30 PM

Location: Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall; 881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

More information: https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2024/04/12/ensemble-modern-0730pm?utm_source=x-promo-germanconsulate&utm_medium=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=stix-modern1&sourceCode=43465

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