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Happy New Ears

This series, founded in 1993, continues this season in collaboration between the Ensemble Modern, the HfMDK (university for music & the performing arts) Frankfurt and Oper Frankfurt, with four evenings dedicated to John Cage's new year's wish, to open ears to contemporary music. Featuring the Lucerne Festival Academy, guests for the third time, giving you the chance to get to know up and coming musicians, and portrait concerts of 3 very different composers: Nicolaus A. Huber, who celebrates his 85th birthday in December 2024, was a professor of the Folkwang University in Essen. The Slovanian composer Nina Šenk studied with Lothar Voigtländer in Dresden and Matthias Pintscher in Munich after graduating in Ljubljana. Her works have been performed at the Salzburg Festival, the Musiktagen in Donaueschingen, the Warsaw Autumn Festival and the BBC Proms in London, and the British jazz trombonist and composer Alex Paxton, made a furore as a »sound magician«. He was awarded the 2023 Hindemith Prize and Ernst von Siemens Foundation Composer's prize.

October 4 2024, 7.30pm in the University for Music & the Performing Arts Frankfurt