Concert Series ascolta plays...
ascolta began in 2008 to promote its own concert series "ascolta plays …" supported by the City of Stuttgart.
in the current season ascolta celebrates the 10 anniversary of its founding with three concerts of the series:
1st November, Stuttgart Liederhalle Mozartsaal
ascolta plays The American Dream - Utopia from the New World
works by F. Zappa, C. Nancarrow, J. Adams and Ch. Ives
Marisol Montalvo - Soprano
Michael Wendeberg - Conductor
ascolta plays Harvey and Carter
double portrait concert in in memory of Jonathan Harvey (1939-2013) and Elliott Carter (1908-2013)
5th - 8th of June 2014, Theaterhaus
ascolta plays Furrer, Tsao and Riehm
large concert pieces for the first time live in Stuttgart
in cooperation with the festival Summer in Stuttgart
9th February 10 p.m., Stuttgart Theaterhaus
ascolta plays Staged Night
by Simon Steen-Andersen. A cooperation with Festival Eclat.
ascolta plays motion / emotion
October 8th+9th, State Art Gallery and Music Highschool Stuttgart
ascolta plays Picture Symphony
multimedia festival weekend for artistic film and contemporary music with concerts, symposion, film night and podium discussion.
November 25th, 2011
Gaisburg Church at 7.30 p.m.
ascolta plays for John Cage's 99th birthday
Cage created art works which question and extend the concepts of "art" and of "music". His music was open to any sound which might occur: percussion and prepared piano, ready-mades from the radio or from recordings, everyday and accidental sounds, and most famously, silence.
The artist Marcel Duchamp was Cage's chess partner, the dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham was his partner and collaborator. No less a figure than Arnold Schoenberg called Cage "an inventor - of genius".
November 23rd, 2010
ascolta plays the world of Paris
Paris as a meeting point for composers from around the world. Supported by the French-German Fund for contemporary music SACEM. Compositions by Iannis Xenakis, Yan Maresz, Valerio Sannicandro, Noriko Baba, Malika Kishino, and Giovanni Bertelli (world premiere). Conducted by Michael Alber.
September 15th, 2010
ascolta plays in the labyrinth of the night
in cooperation with the Stuttgart Musikfest
Compositions by Salvatore Sciarrino, Martin Smolka (world premiere), Andrew Digby/Fredéric Chopin and Tiziano Manca
May 11th, 2010
ascolta plays the Berlin Project
Premiere performances by young composers and their teachers in programme first played in the Berlin Festspiele. Compositions by Isabel Mundry, Saskia Bladt, Johannes Schöllhorn, Meng-Chia Lin, Marco Stroppa and Eduardo Moguillansky. Conducted by Johannes Schöllhorn.
December 10th, 2009
ascolta plays … Stage/Scene
The works on the programme create theatrical situations out of the music. Compositions by Robin Hoffmann, Francesco Filidei, Elena Mendoza and Jennifer Walshe.
May 21st, 2009
ascolta plays the Dialogue Experiment
A multi facetted composition by seven composers including Chaya Czernowin. Conducted by Jonathan Stockhammer.
January 11th, 2009
ascolta plays Credo in US
The USA as a meeting place for artists seeking political and artistic freedom. Compositions by Kurt Weill, Andrew Digby/Stefan Wolpe, John Cage, Conlon Nancarrow, Steve Reich and Christian Wolff.
November 4th, 2008
ascolta plays Zappa
On the day of the US-american presidential election, we show that Zappa presides for us!