The 63rd International Festival of Contemporary Music, directed by Ivan Fedele and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, to be held in Venice from September 27th to October 6th, presents 16 events for a total of 30 premiere performances: 19 world premieres (12 of which were commissioned by La Biennale) and 11 Italian premieres.
The next Festival will deal eminently with some of the most interesting realities (composers and performers) of the ‘Old Continent’ which remains a benchmark for music, and more in general, the culture of our time. A continent which has never ceased to raise crucial questions about art and its relationship with the present time and which remains today at the centre of a multiplicity of propulsive forces driving artistic contexts around the world”.
Consistently with this theme, George Benjamin, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement 2019, will inaugurate the 63rd International Festival of Contemporary Music on September 27th with his first broad-scoped operatic work, hailed as a masterpiece: Written on Skin, performed by the Rai’s Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale conducted by Clemens Schuldt.
The program continues with the participation of Georges Aperghis, and others new generations artists such as Matteo Franceschini, Silver Lion, Emanuela Battigelli, l’Ensemble Spirito, l’ Ensemble Arsenale, Hermes Ensemble, Solisti Aquilani, Quartetto Prometeo, il Meitar Ensemble, il Plural Ensemble, l’Orchestra della Toscana, Mohini Dey, il Malafede Trio ed il Nieuw ensemble / Atlas Ensemble.