Un concert grandiose – Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Klangforum Wien


  • 77%composition
  • 33%experiment
Budget cuts? Even smaller instrumentations? In response to this, the hard-pressed forces are simply focused in “Un concert grandiose – Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Klangforum Wien” – pure luxury. Never before have Austria’s two finest orchestras for contemporary music performed a piece on stage together. Now the time has come: the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra is now set to make music with Klangforum Wien. The piece – a “concerto grosso” for chamber ensemble and orchestra – was written by the composer Georg Friedrich Haas. The idea behind the work was to combine the orchestral sense of sound with the subtleties of an ensemble-style collective of soloists, thus creating a musical genre that is as new as it is luxurious. The ensemble as an essential vehicle of contemporary music as we know it today came into being in the latter half of the 20th century as a collective of soloists. Klangforum as a soloist and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra as an orchestra now set out for new musical horizons.

The commissioned work by Georg Friedrich Haas is a cooperation of ORF musikprotokoll, steirischer herbst, Wiener Konzerthaus, ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna & WIEN MODERN
musikprotokoll: Un concert grandiose - RSO Wien & Klangforum Wien

Dates and Facts

Première in the German-speaking region & Première

Fri 10/10, 19.30


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Festivalpass 64 / 48 € / 
Tagespass Fr 10/10 28 / 24  €




With compositions by Jörn Arnecke (DE), Pierluigi Billone (IT) & Georg Friedrich Haas (AT)
With Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (AT)
Conductor Cornelius Meister (DE)
With Klangforum Wien (AT)
Conductor Clement Power (GB)