Kurt Weill Fest

On March 1, Ensemble Modern makes a guest appearance at the Kurt Weill Fest 2015, which has the theme “From Lied to Song” this year: movements from Olivier Messiaen’s “Quatuor pour le fin du temps” will be heard at the Bauhaus Dessau (4:30 pm), interspersed with “lieder” by Heinz Holliger and Luciano Berio as well as transcriptions of Schubert songs by Igor Stravinsky and Franz Liszt. On the same evening (at 8 pm) the Ensemble Modern is joined by HK Gruber to perform a concert version of the legendary “Dreigroschenoper” at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau. On February 28 (at 3 pm) the fellows of the International Ensemble Modern Academy, the IEMA Ensemble 2014/15, perform works by Mark Andre, Thomas Adès, Alexander Goehr, Márton Illés and Michael Quell at the Bauhaus Dessau.