Happy New Ears 

A new partner joins the Ensemble Modern and Oper Frankfurt in the 2019/20 season: the Frankfurt University for Music and the Performing Arts (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst) where two of this season's four events takes place  – beginning on November 18. November 107th  »Happy New Ears« workshop concert - a phrase coined by John Cage in 1993, wanting to encourage people to welcome the challenge, and unique experience, of hearing something new. Every season four composers present their works, talk about how they came into being, composition technique and how they are to be performed.

The Ensemble Modern was formed in 1980 and is established worldwide as one of the leading ensembles specialising in new music. The unique way in which they are organised and work and their distinctive range of methods in performing chamber music, orchestral concerts and opera, distinguish this ensemble from all others. They work closely with composers and perform, on average, 70 new works a year, including c. 20 world premieres. The ensemble performs around 100 concerts a year at important festivals and concert halls from Oslo to Rome, in Japan and the USA.


»Happy New Ears« is supported by the Polytechnische Gesellschaft Foundation
Frankfurt am Main