Vienna celebrates György Ligeti's music

The Wiener Konzerthaus is dedicating an extensive concert series to its honorary member György Ligeti on the occasion of his 100th birthday in the first half of the year.

In 1956, György Ligeti fled to Vienna after the end of the Hungarian National Uprising, and he remained closely connected to the city throughout his life. In the year of his 100th birthday, Vienna will consequently also become a major stage for his works.

At the centre of the musical tribute to his life and work is the Vienna Konzerthaus, of which György Ligeti was an honorary member. In numerous concerts, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, among others, interpret his most important orchestral works. The two string quartets will be performed by Quatuor Ébène and Quatuor Diotima respectively; piano and organ works will be performed by Kit Armstrong, Anton Gerzenberg and Iveta Apkalna. The Klangforum Wien, the Ensemble PHACE and the œsterreichische ensemble fuer neue musik will also participate in the portrait series.

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