Ensemble Modern / »Into the Little Hill«

Multiverse George Benjamin

This concert has already taken place! € 42.00 | 26.00 | 17.00 | 9.00
This concert has already taken place! € 42.00 | 26.00 | 17.00 | 9.00

»Personally, I don’t conduct because I feel the need to make a piece more popular. I do it primarily out of love for music,« confesses Sir George Benjamin, adding, »and out of love for the work of studying and performing this music with colleagues.« This year’s Elbphilharmonie Artist in Residence takes to the conductor’s stand more than once as part of his »Multiverse«, conducting his own works and those of a number of other composers.

His »colleagues« from Ensemble Modern – which, with around 100 concerts and 20 premieres a year, is one of the most important collectives in the contemporary music scene – give two performances.

On two consecutive evenings, Benjamin and the ensemble musicians offer a broad panorama of modern music, ranging from works by the belligerent Pierre Boulez and the versatile György Ligeti to a new piece by Australian composer Cathy Milliken.


Ensemble Modern

Anu Komsi soprano

Helena Rasker alto

conductor Sir George Benjamin


Cathy Milliken
Bright Ring (Neues Werk)

Christian Mason
Layers of Love

Luigi Dallapiccola
Piccola musica notturna

- Interval -

George Benjamin
Into the Little Hill

Pre-Concert Talk
18:30 / Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Kleiner Saal

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State of the Art


Operas and Oratorios


Multiverse George Benjamin

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

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