Opening Concert - Earth Dances

Harrison Birtwistle: Earth Dances for Orchestra (1985–86/2001)

freitagsküche: MeWe_Eine kulinarische Verwerfung

Ensemble Modern, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Stefan Asbury (Dirigent), freitagsküche


Harrison Birtwistle: Earth Dances – Eine begehbare Klang- und Lichtinstallation (2021–23), UA

Entrance times: 18.00, 20.15 und 21.00 (begrenztes Platzangebot)

Norbert Ommer (Klangregie), Klaus Grünberg (Licht und Raum)

hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt, hr-Goldhalle, hr-Fernsehstudio 1

Here the powers of nature are transformed into a physical experience. The large-scale orchestral work ›Earth Dances‹ by the British composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle is one of the most impressive pieces of music of the late 20th century. Birtwistle lends a powerful voice to the living interior, the gigantic fields of energy and forces of our planet, but also its fragility. On this evening, the audience experiences both the live performance and a newly-developed immersive allowing listeners to move freely among a sound and light space incorporating instrumental sounds, groups and orchestral sound masses, resulting in a highly individual encounter with the works. Frankfurt’s art-and-cuisine institution freitagsküche has designed a spatial sculpture for this unusual opening night. A walk-in, edible culinary »warp« in which guests pass artistically designed stations, having and collecting sensory experiences of taste. At the end of this parcours, multiple individual parts amount to an edible composition.

cresc... is funded by Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain. With kind support of Ensemble Modern Patronatsgesellschaft e.V.


30,- € | reduced 16,- €

Available within 3er-Wahlabo with 25% discount.

Tickets for the opening concert are initially for the orchestral work Earth Dances only. Access to the sound and light installation and the freitagsküche are included in the price. However, for the installation capacity restrictions apply. We will inform all ticket buyers about reservations in February 2023.