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Program and cast

Wednesday 18 November 2020


Klangforum Vienna

Johannes Kalitzke, conductor


Johannes Kalitzke

Werckmeister Harmonies (2020)

Matthias Kranebitter

Encyclopedia of pitch and deviation (2020) (UA)

Friedrich Cerha

Mikrogramme WV 206 for ensemble (2017-2018, new version 2019) (2017-2018/2019) (premiere)

Joanna Bailie

Symphony Street Souvenir (2010-2014) (EA)

Friday 4 December 2020


Klangforum Vienna

Sophie Lücke, double bass

Peter Böhm, sound director

Florian Bogner, sound director

Pierre-André Valade, conductor


"Molten metal"

Iannis Xenakis

Thalleïn (1984)

Pascale Criton

Plis for ensemble and tape


Frédéric Pattar

Outlyer (2007)

Yann Robin

Triads (EA)

Tuesday 12 January 2021


Klangforum Vienna

Klaus Lang, organ


Mira Lu Kovacs, voice

Benny Omerzell, Keyboard

Manu Mayr, bass

Martin Eberle, trumpet

Andreas Lettner, drums

Markus Wallner, sound director

Finnegan Downie Dear, conductor



Klaus Lang

Pythagorean fan


New work (UA)
Commissioned by Klangforum Wien and Wiener Konzerthaus

Tuesday 9 February 2021


Klangforum Vienna

New vocal soloists Stuttgart, vocal ensemble

Susanne Leitz-Lorey, Soprano

Truike van der Poel, mezzo-soprano

Daniel Gloger, Countertenor

Martin Nagy, Tenor

Guillermo Anzorena, baritone

Andreas Fischer, bass

Johanna Zimmer, Soprano

Emilio Pomàrico, conductor



Georges Aperghis

Le cours de la vie "The course of life" (EA)

Thursday 11 March 2021


Klangforum Vienna

Lorelei Dowling, Contraforte

NYKY Ensemble, Ensemble

Florian Bogner, sound director

Peter Böhm, sound director

Patrick Hahn, conductor


"Auratic movements"

Alessandro Baticci, Rafał Zalech

MIDI Aura (UA)

Alexander Schubert

Point Ones (2012)


Iannis Xenakis

Khal Perr (1983)

Alberto Posadas

New work (UA)

Hannah Eimermacher

Aura 1 (UA)


Klangforum Wien meets NYKY Ensemble, Sibelius Academy Helskinki

Auratic Horizons

Tuesday 27 April 2021


Klangforum Vienna

Bernhard Zachhuber, clarinet

Titus Engel, conductor


"Abandoned - Devastated"

Christian Winther Christensen

New plant (EA)

Beat Furrer

Concert for clarinet and ensemble (EA)

Mirela Ivičević

New plant (EA)

Aureliano Cattaneo

Deserti per ensemble (EA)

Tuesday 18 May 2021


Klangforum Vienna

Krassimir Sterev, accordion

Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Soprano

Bas Wiegers, Conductor


"Lonely me"

Georges Aperghis

Lopsided Sob (UA)

Franck Bedrossian

epigram III

Javier Quislant García

Entra la aurora en el jardín (EA)


Franck Bedrossian

Le lieu et la formule

Rebecca Saunders

Nether (EA)


After the concert

Fermate. A moment of pause. Personalities from philosophy, architecture, religion, literature, science and art question what they have just heard in a dialogue with composers, musicians and the audience against the background of their own discipline.

Wiener Konzerthaus

The Wiener Konzerthaus ( Vienna Concert House or Hall) is one of the largest and most artistically progressive institutions in international musical life. During the course of a season, which extends from September to June, some 750 wide-ranging events take place and more than 600,000 visitors can listen to around 2,500 different compositions. With this comprehensive and varied selection, the Wiener Konzerthaus – together with the Vienna State Opera House and the Musikverein – is central to Vienna’s reputation as one of the world’s leading music capitals.

From its earliest days, the Wiener Konzerthaus has held the highest cultural aims and artistic mission: «To act as a venue for the cultivation of fine music, as a meeting point for artistic endeavour, as a home for music and a cultural centre for Vienna». It was in this spirit that the Konzerthaus was inaugurated on 19 October 1913 with a festive concert attended by Emperor Francis Joseph I. To mark the occasion, Richard Strauss wrote the «Festliches Präludium op. 61», which was followed by Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. This programme combination, comprising a contemporary work and a masterpiece from the past, served as a model for the Wiener Konzerthaus’s future direction: today, too, an awareness of tradition and the joys of innovation form the main pillars of the Konzerthaus’s artistic identity.


Access to the Wiener Konzerthaus

Public transport:
Short walk from the U4 Stadtpark Station: 10 min walk from the U4/U1 Karlsplatz Station, or take the 4A bus.

From the tram and bus stops at Schwarzenbergplatz, accessed by D, 2 & 71 trams and 3A & 4A buses. The 4a bus stop is at Hotel Am Konzerthaus.

The nearest taxi stands are at the Hotel Intercontinental in the Johannesgasse and at Hotel Am Konzerthaus on the Heumarkt.

Restaurants next to:


Hotels in immediate vicinity:

Hotel am Konzerthaus and Intercontinental


Great Hall

In the heart of the building (which consists of more than 600 rooms) lies the Konzerthaus’s flagship, the Grosser Saal (Great Hall). Designed with a sense of space and classical balance, its stage has provided the setting for many memorable concerts over the years. In this room, artists, audiences and atmosphere blend into a harmonious triad.

Home to world-famous orchestras, virtuoso soloists, renowned conductors and legendary jazz musicians, the Great Hall can accommodate an audience of 1,800 and offers the perfect venue for a wide variety of musical activity. The Great Hall has emerged from the major renovation with renewed splendour and, despite improvements in technical installation and audience comfort has continued to conserve its original elegance. Its unique atmosphere ideally lends itself to the broad range of artistic activities offered by the Vienna Konzerthaus.



Mozart Hall

Open and relaxing, welcoming and intimate, with its incomparable appeal, the Mozart Hall constitutes a jewel of international musical life. The perfect setting for all types of chamber music, from lute and Lieder recitals to string quartets and chamber orchestras, it can accommodate an audience of around 700 – an ideal size in which to experience the intimacy of chamber music and recital performances.

The Mozart Hall enjoys world-wide acclaim on account of its unique acoustics. This distinction makes it a top favourite with leading ensembles and soloists – as well as a popular venue for recordings. This was taken into account during the major renovation of the building: as with all other rooms in the Konzerthaus, the Mozart Hall is directly linked to a recording studio and a technical control room.


Schubert Hall

With its festive character, the Schubert-Saal presents the perfect model of a music salon, the restored use of the windows follwing the renovation having returned the room to its elegant, airy appearance.

Equipped with around 320 seats, it lends itself to a wide range of chamber-music concerts, as well as to receptions, dinners and lectures. It is home to the popular lunchtime concert series, as well as to events which enable promising young musicians to experience a professional concert stage. Many a musical career has been launched in the Schubert Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus.

Seating capacity: 320
Auditorium: 240 m²
Podium: 50 m²


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