Ensemble Modern

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Founded in 1980, Ensemble Modern is one of the leading interpreters of New Music. The ensemble, which is also characterised by its uniquely democratic mode of self-organisation, is based in Frankfurt am Main and composed of around 20 soloists from Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, the U.S. and Switzerland. Its programming scope extends from music theatre, dance and video projects to chamber music, ensemble and orchestra concerts. Every year, the ensemble premieres up to 20 new works; tours and guest appearances have taken Ensemble Modern to the most renowned festivals and distinguished performance venues all over the world. Ensemble Modern has its own subscription series at Alte Oper Frankfurt and, together with hr-Sinfonieorchester, has been presenting the festival cresc… Biennial for Modern Music Frankfurt Rhine Main since 2011. In 2020, Ensemble Modern will celebrate its 40th jubilee with an anniversary cycle spanning the entire year as well as with numerous concerts.

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