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Festival Program & Tickets

Two-week festival, international summer academy, discourse platform and artistic laboratory – the next Darmstadt Summer Course will take place from August 5 to 19, 2023. We are presenting a dense program of concerts, courses, workshops, lectures, discussions, think tanks and studios, with the participation of about 60 tutors and many other guests. About 400 active participants from about 50 nations are expected. Registration for participation is still possible for some instrumental studios; information on courses and workshops will be updated regularly. For many courses the principle “first come, first served” applies, for some instrumental studios and workshops there were/are selection procedures.

The festival program includes around 60 public events with artists and ensembles such as Anthony Braxton & Thunder Music Ensemble, Klangforum Wien, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Irvine Arditti, Dedalus Ensemble, Nikel, Ensemble Modern, Mivos Quartet, Spółdzielnia Muzyczna, PMP Orchestra, Ictus & Rosas. Advance ticket sale has started.

All information is subject to change. Last updated: 16 May 2023
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Presented every two years by Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD), the Darmstadt Summer Course is an international platform for contemporary and experimental musical practices and composition: it is summer academy, festival and discourse platform at the same time and a meeting point of composers, interpreters, performers, sound artists and scholars. Since 1946, the Darmstadt Summer Course has been aiming at bringing together strong musical and aesthetic positions, providing a framework for high-level performance and discourse, a lively international network and an inspiring experience for our participants and guests.