Concert Series “Schlüsselwerke der Neuen Musik”
ON – Neue Musik Köln e.V., Germany
In the concert series “Key Works of New Music” initiated by ON – Neue Musik Köln works of New Music will be performed at different venues around Cologne. Classics of the avant-garde will be juxtaposed here with premieres by young Cologne composers and most recent works. In this way topical aesthetic stances will be brought into dialogue with key works of art music. The concerts aim to help make contemporary music more prominent in the public sphere and allow it to reach an audience not previously in contact with New Music.
With support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation the works arising from this will be performed (premiered) by young Cologne ensembles and soloists in the concert series. The series promotes up-and-coming musicians in Cologne already on a number of levels: for the composers via the issuing of composition commissions and for the ensembles via the widening of their repertoire by combining studies of new composition and including classics of the avant-garde in their programs.
February – December 2012