heim.spiele

03.12.2016 – 05.01.2017

Ensemble Modern@Bockenheimer Depot
Ensemble Modern@Frankfurt LAB

03.12.2016 – 05.01.2017

›heim.spiele‹ - home games! For more than a month, Ensemble Modern presents 20-plus concert events at various venues all over its hometown. The festival is launched with a revival of the chamber opera ›Der goldene Drache‹ by Peter Eötvös, based on the play of the same name by Roland Schimmelpfennig, at the Bockenheimer Depot. Its music, which is full of powerful imagery, illustrates how the parallel worlds of locals and immigrants overlap in an Asian fast-food restaurant.
›Spectacle Spaces‹, an evening featuring a high-carat group of international stars of cabaret and circus artistry, juxtaposes music by Mauricio Kagel and Martin Matalon with spectacular modern circus arts.
In several concerts, Ensemble Modern also honours the two composers Steve Reich and Hans Zender, both of whom celebrate their 80th birthday in 2016. Steve Reich’s hit ›Music for 18 Musicians‹ is a microcosm of repetitive rhythmic sounds which develops a fascinating pull on audiences. His video opera ›The Cave‹ envisions the almost 4000-year-old biblical story of Abraham in diverse video sequences. The events at the Bockenheimer Depot take place at the invitation of and in cooperation with the Frankfurt Opera.
At Frankfurt LAB, the Frankfurt version of Hans Zender’s ›Don Quijote de la Mancha‹ will have its first performance. Through complex interweaving of spaces, times and theatrical actions, the music unfolds a mosaic of different perspectives upon the tragic yet comical story of Don Quijote, a member of the landed gentry whose predilection for chivalrous novels has made him want to inhabit a world of dragon-slayers, sorcerers and damsels in distress. Hans Zender is also the focus of a moderated concert in the ›Happy New Ears‹ series at the Frankfurt Opera.

Dates

The Golden Dragon
3., 5., 7., 9., 10. Dezember 2016, 19.30 Uhr
Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt am Main
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Don Quijote de la Mancha
6., 8., 11. Dezember 2016, 19.30 Uhr
Frankfurt LAB, Frankfurt am Main
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Happy New Ears - Hans Zender 80
12. Dezember 2016, 20 Uhr
Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main
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The Cave
16., 17., 18., 20., 21. Dezember 2016, 19.30 Uhr
Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt am Main
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Music for 18 Musicians
25., 26. Dezember 2016, 18 Uhr
Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt am Main
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Spectacle Spaces
31. Dezember 2016, 21 Uhr
1. Januar 2017, 18 Uhr
3., 4., 5. Januar, 19 Uhr
Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt am Main
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