The metropolitan area Frankfurt Rhine-Main is not only one of the most important economic centres in Europe, but with its great variety of outstanding cultural offers it is also one of the most important cultural regions in Europe. In the New Music sector, the Rhine-Main region also looks back on a rich tradition and offers enormous vitality.
For the biennial festival cresc..., co-initiated and made possible by the Cultural Fund Frankfurt RheinMain, high-class cultural institutions from the region join forces: ›cresc...‹ has been conceived as a leading forum for modern music. From key works of the 20th and 21st century to world premieres by young composers, every two years it presents a broad spectrum of various artistic approaches, positions and perspectives exploring our current times. Drawing upon the high profile of the Ensemble Modern and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, cresc... joins the ranks of international festivals.