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rainy days 2021

Festival de musiques nouvelles



20 (+1) years of rainy days – 15 (+1) years of rainy days at the Philharmonie

In 2021, the festival rainy days, Luxembourg’s international hotspot for contemporary music, offers encounters of all kinds: «come together again»!

Come together again – this motto has an almost provocative character during the Covid-19 pandemic. The experience of the pandemic has brought home to us the existential importance of encounters both in and for our lives. After the past 1.5 years, the wish and the necessity of coming together again, while complying with all the safety precautions, has become greater than ever. Even before the outbreak of the pandemic, in our highly polarized Western societies – where more and more people perceive difference as threatening and retreat into small «bubbles» – encounters have gained ever more importance for the future. Yet the arts have always enabled, documented and been nourished by encounters: with other artists and art forms, with other styles, experiences, emotions, philosophies, places, cultures, epochs…

In 2021, rainy days invites the audience to see, hear, experience and share encounters of the most diverse kinds on a broad range of contexts in 21 concerts and performances, as well as artist talks.


rainy days 2021 presents

Ensemble Adapter, Ensemble Apparat, Ensemble Recherche, Ensemblekollektiv Berlin, Ictus, L’Instant Donné, Noise Watchers, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, United Instruments of Lucilin, Anthony Braxton, Bijan & Keyvan Chemirani, Yaron Deutsch, Cedrik Fermont, William Kentridge, Stephen O’Malley, Nacho de Paz, Gwen Rouger, Sokratis Sinopoulos, Ilan Volkov…


Featuring premieres and new works by

Georges Aperghis, Franck Bedrossian, Bastien David, Evelyn Ficarra, Irene Galindo Quero, Rama Gottfried, Toshio Hosokawa, Yannis Kyriakides, Michelle Lou, Alvin Lucier, Jessie Marino & Ensemble Adapter, Max Murray, Damiano Picci, Enno Poppe, Stefan Prins…


Tickets & festival passe-partout

The rainy days festival pass and the tickets for all festival events are available from 14.10.2021 by email or by phone (+352) 26 32 26 32.

Festival pass

rainy days: 55 € (<27 years: 30 €)
The festival pass gives access to all events except «Caravane», «Deine Freunde aus der Ferne» and the composition workshop.


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