Happy New Ears 

John Cage's special greeting to see in the new year lends its name to this wonderful series of workshop concerts, of which there have been well over 100, which was brought to life by the Ensemble Modern and Oper Frankfurt in 1993. The series continues this season and events take place either at Oper Frankfurt, the Bockenheimer Depot or the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt. You can enjoy a concert featuring four young Polish composers organised by Simon Steen-Andersen, which corona put paid to last season, a portrait of the Cuban, born in Havanna in 1943, composer Tania León, who still influences American music life today and a concert concentrating on the Czech composer Ondřej Adámek, born in Prague in 1979, who came to Berlin, where he still lives today, in 2010 on a DAAD scholarship.

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