Artists

Ensemble intercontemporain
Matthias Pintscher

Conductor

Martin Adámek

Clarinet

Program

Matthias Pintscher

Uriel for Violoncello and Piano (Profiles of Light III)

Mark Andre

riss 1 for Ensemble

Unsuk Chin

Graffiti for Ensemble

Beat Furrer

Concerto for Clarinet and Ensemble

World Premiere – Commissioned by the Ensemble intercontemporain and the SWR Donaueschinger Musiktage

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

The annual appearances of the Ensemble intercontemporain, founded in 1976 by Pierre Boulez, have been among the program highlights of the Pierre Boulez Saal ever since the hall’s opening. Led by its music director Matthias Pintscher, the group once again presents a panorama of new and recent works— including the world premiere of Beat Furrer’s Clarinet Concerto and Pintscher’s Uriel, written in 2011–12. In February, the ensemble returns in a smaller chamber-music lineup as part of the second Pierre Boulez Biennale.