The year 2024 will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Frank Martin. While his name has continued to enjoy great esteem in the international world of modern music, this is the opportunity to present a new focus on the rich and extensive repertoire of this fascinating composer.


Celebrating his music

Concerts and other initiatives related to this memorial year can be published on this website. If you have any plans you are cordially invited to let us know by sending an email to 2024@frankmartin.org and we will mention your plan(s) on this page.
Once concerts or other initiatives are definite, we will publish them on our Calendar too.
Let’s make 2024 a real Frank Martin year!

Selective list of initiatives (more will follow)

2 & 3 September 2023 – Suhl and Leipzig (D) | In terra pax | MDR-Sinfonieorchester
6 & 8 October 2023 – Utrecht and Amsterdam (NL) | Mass for double choir | Netherlands Radio Choir
6 & 7 December 2023 – Amsterdam (NL) | Sechs Monologe aus Jedermann | Matthias Goerne, baritone
  & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Antonio Pappano
13 & 14 December 2023 – Lausanne (CH) | Ballade for flute and orchestra | Emmanuel Pahud, flute
& Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

21 January 2024 – Utrecht (NL) | Piano Quintet | project ‘Masters & Meesters’ Conservatorium Utrecht
29 March 2024 – Utrecht (NL) | Golgotha | Radio Philharmonic Orchestra & Netherlands Radio Choir
• 13 April 2024 – Zürich (CH) | A Frank Martin Evening at the Fraumünster
17 May 2024 – Leipzig (D) | Mass for double choir | MDR-Rundfunkchor conducted by Florian Helgath
19 & 20 June 2024 & 1 July 2024 – Lausanne (CH) & Évian-les-Bains (FR) | Polyptyque | Renaud Capuçon, violin
& Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
• 24 to 29 June 2024 – Basel (CH), Münsterplatz | Totentanz zu Basel | artistic team: Edith Habraken (percussion), Raphael Bachmann (director), Pascal Joray (painter) and Dominique Mollet (art historian)
• 13 October 2024 – Potsdam (D) | Polyptyque | Ilya Gringolts, violin & Kammerakademie Potsdam
• 21 November 2024 (Martin’s death anniversary) – Naarden (NL) | Mass for double choir a cappella |
Netherlands Chamber Choir conducted by Peter Dijkstra
Trois poèmes païens in a new version for concert band (symphonic wind ensemble), arranged by Erik Somers
• new editions of Martin’s music in preparation
• Bach Ensemble Luzern – concert series around Frank Martin’s music *
• Berner Kammerorchester – Hommage à Frank Martin *

* concert programs and/or dates to be announced

A Guide

Frank Martin – Celebrating his Music is a document that re-examines his oeuvre through the eyes and ears of today. It highlights some fifty works which deserve to be performed in view of their exceptional quality and relevance for contemporary audiences. On this page you can browse or download this guide. Select ‘Single page’ in Settings  for a view in a larger format.

Voir ci-dessous pour une version en français.


Copyright  –  Frank Martin Stichting 2023  – ANBI