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Monday, September 12, 2016
Bryce Dessner in Europe

Ensemble intercontemporain opens its 40th season with two events at the Philharmonie de Paris curated by Bryce Dessner. Both evenings highlight Dessner’s ability to create diverse, boundary pushing and exceptionally rewarding programmes that combine a multitude of genres and artists.

The first, Grand Soir takes place on September 24 and includes the world premiere of Wires, a new work by Dessner commissioned and performed by Ensemble intercontemporain and conducted by Matthias Pintscher. It will receive a second performance on October 8 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam as part of the renowned ZaterdagMatinee concert series.

The second event in Paris, Invisible Bridge takes place on September 25 and aims to connect the United States with Europe with performances from various artists that Dessner has worked with throughout his career. Included are his brother and close collaborator Aaron Dessner, singer Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), and the Labèque sisters.

Dessner’s music has numerous performances in Europe this autumn including orchestral concerts by Kristjan Järvi and the MDR Sinfonieorchester, several performances of Letter 27 with one at the Bienniale Musica in Venice, and the world premiere of a new work for solo harp written for Lavinia Meijer.

Full performance listings

September 24 | Grand Soir with Bryce Dessner
Ensemble intercontemporain and Matthias Pintscher
Philharmonie de Paris, France

September 25 | Invisible Bridge
Various artists
Philharmonie de Paris, France

September 26 | Murder Ballades
eighth blackbird
Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris, France

October 8 | Americana with Ensemble intercontemporain
Ensemble intercontemporain and André de Ridder
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands

October 10 | Bienniale Musica
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Venice, Italy

October 18 | Music of Bryce Dessner
MDR Sinfonieorchester and Kristjan Järvi
Schaubühne Lindenfels, Leipzig, Germany

October 19 | Music of Bryce Dessner
MDR Sinfonieorchester, and Kristjan Järvi
Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, Germany

October 20 | Impuls Club
MDR Sinfonieorchester and Kristjan Järvi
Steintor-Varieté, Halle, Germany

October 21 | Music of Bryce Dessner
So Percussion, Yuki Numata Resnick, Nadia Sirota and Bryce Dessner
le lieu unique, Nantes, France

November 12 | November Music
Lavinia Meijer
W2 Poppodium, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Photo credit: Annie Mie Dreves and Deutsche Grammophon

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