Lucerne Festival | The Program for 2018

The Program for 2018

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY has established itself as a master school for new music that is unique around the world. Under the artistic directorship of Wolfgang Rihm and Principal Conductor Matthias Pintscher, the Academy now launches its 15th season.

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In the summer of 2018, the Academy students will be collaborating not only with Matthias Pinscher but also with Sir Simon Rattle, Duncan Ward and Peter Eötvös, the world premiere of whose new composition commissioned by the Roche Commissions they will perform. They will work with such artists as the percussionist and composer-in-residence Fritz Hauser and the pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich. And in addition to key works of Modernism by György Kurtág, Luigi Nono, and Bernd Alois Zimmermann, they will focus intensively on the creative legacy of Karlheinz Stockhausen, who would have celebrated his 90th birthday in 2018, through performances of such important scores as Gruppen and Inori. At the end of the program, these talented young musicians will then go on tour to Hamburg, Berlin, and Paris to show off their skills beyond Lucerne as well.

And it’s not only for instrumentalists that LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY is a prime destination. The «Conducting Fellowship» is aimed at young conductors, who follow along throughout all of the rehearsals and also acquire direct experience at the podium as part of a master class. The «Composer Seminar» with Wolfgang Rihm offers young composers an opportunity for intensive, probing discussions of their works and allows them to then undergo a field test with musicians from the ranks of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI.

Tue, 21.08. | 10.00 | KKL Luzern

Composer Seminar, day 2

Wolfgang Rihm

Tue, 21.08. | 14.30 | KKL Lucerne / Südpol

Master Class "INORI", Day 2

Peter Eötvös | Kathinka Pasveer | Alain Louafi

Wed, 22.08. | 10.00 | KKL Luzern

Composer Seminar, day 3

Wolfgang Rihm

Wed, 22.08. | 19.00 | KKL Lucerne / Südpol

Master Class "INORI", Day 3

Peter Eötvös | Kathinka Pasveer | Alain Louafi

Thu, 23.08. | 10.00 | KKL Luzern

Composer Seminar, day 4

Wolfgang Rihm

Thu, 23.08. | 19.00 | KKL Lucerne / Südpol

Master Class "INORI", Day 4

Peter Eötvös | Kathinka Pasveer | Alain Louafi

Fri, 24.08. | 10.00 | KKL Luzern

Composer Seminar, day 5

Wolfgang Rihm

Fri, 24.08. | 19.00 | KKL Lucerne / Südpol

Master Class "INORI", Day 5

Peter Eötvös | Kathinka Pasveer | Alain Louafi

Sat, 25.08. | 11.00 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Modern 2

Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Matthias Pintscher

Sat, 25.08. | 22.00 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Modern 3

we spoke: percussion | Musicians of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI and LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY et al.

Sun, 26.08. | 09.45 | KKL Luzern

Special Event Day – Concert 1 – Mitschraffieren

we spoke: percussion | Musicians of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI and LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY et al.

Sun, 26.08. | 13.00 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Special Event Day – Concert 3 – Mittendrin

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Matthias Pintscher et al.

Sun, 26.08. | 14.30 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Special Event Day – Concert 4 – Mittendrin

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Matthias Pintscher et al.

Mon, 27.08. | 14.30 | KKL Lucerne / Südpol

Master Class "INORI", Day 6

Peter Eötvös | Kathinka Pasveer | Alain Louafi

Tue, 28.08. | 18.20 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

40min 4

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Matthias Pintscher

Tue, 28.08. | 19.30 | KKL Lucerne / Südpol

Master Class "INORI", Day 7

Peter Eötvös | Kathinka Pasveer | Alain Louafi

Wed, 29.08. | 14.30 | KKL Lucerne / Südpol

Master Class "INORI", Day 8

Peter Eötvös | Kathinka Pasveer | Alain Louafi

Wed, 29.08. | 18.20 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

40min 5

Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI | Wolfgang Rihm

Thu, 30.08. | 10.00 | KKL Lucerne / Südpol

Master Class "INORI", Day 9

Peter Eötvös | Kathinka Pasveer | Alain Louafi

Fri, 31.08. | 18.20 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

40min 6

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Peter Eötvös

Sat, 01.09. | 15.00 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Modern 4

Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI | Wolfgang Rihm

Sat, 01.09. | 18.30 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Symphony Concert 15

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Matthias Pintscher | soloists

Sun, 02.09. | 11.00 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Cosmos Stockhausen 2

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Lin Liao | David Fulmer et al.

Sun, 02.09. | 17.00 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Cosmos Stockhausen 3

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Peter Eötvös et al.

Mon, 03.09. | 18.20 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

40min 7

Musicians of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI

Thu, 06.09. | 18.20 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

40min 8

London Symphony Orchestra | Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Sir Simon Rattle et al.

Sat, 08.09. | 11.00 | Kunstmuseum Luzern

Homage à Klaus Huber

Musicians of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Wolfgang Rihm

Sat, 08.09. | 16.00 | Kirchensaal MaiHof

Cosmos Stockhausen 4

Pierre-Laurent Aimard | Dirk Rothbrust

Sun, 09.09. | 18.30 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Cosmos Stockhausen 6

London Symphony Orchestra | Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Rattle | Pintscher | Ward

Sun, 09.09. | 19.30 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Symphony Concert 24

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Pintscher | London Symphony Orchestra | Rattle

Sun, 09.09. | 21.00 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Cosmos Stockhausen 7

London Symphony Orchestra | Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Rattle | Pintscher | Ward

Wed, 12.09. | 20.00 | Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

The Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY in Hamburg

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Matthias Pintscher | soloists

Fri, 14.09. | 20.30 | Philharmonie de Paris

The Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY in Paris

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Gergely Madaras

Tue, 18.09. | 19.00 | Berlin Philharmonie

The Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY in Berlin

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Peter Eötvös