"räsonanz" – Donor Concert

Bamberg Symphony | Zürcher Sing-Akademie | Jakub Hrůša | soloists

Szeghy | Srnka | Reimann | Bartók | Kurtág

Mon, 06.09. | 18.30 | No. 211331

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

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Summer Festival

10.08.-12.09. 2021




    "räsonanz" – Donor Concert

    Bamberg Symphony | Zürcher Sing-Akademie | Jakub Hrůša | soloists

    Zürcher Sing-Akademie  
    Jakub Hrůša  conductor
    Juliane Banse  soprano
    TBA  mezzo-soprano
    Iris Szeghy (*1956)
    Requiem for soprano, mezzosoprano, mixed chorus and orchestra after poems by Emily Dickinson,  Marina Tsvetaeva, and Rosalía de Castro and texts from the Missa pro defunctis

    (world premiere)

    Miroslav Srnka (*1975)
    move 1-4 for orchestra

    (Swiss premiere)

    Aribert Reimann (*1936)
    Seven Fragments for Orchestra: in memoriam Robert Schumann
    Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
    The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz 73

    (concert version)

    György Kurtág (*1926)
    Stele for large orchestra, Op. 33

    Bamberg Symphony

    The Bamberg Symphony – Bavarian State Philharmonic ranks among the first newly founded orchestras to emerge in post-war Germany. It was established in the spring of 1946, when former musicians of the German Philharmonic in Prague got together in the historic city on the Regnitz to form a new ensemble. Joseph Keilberth became the first music director and led the Bambergers up until his death in 1968; he was succeeded by James Loughran and Horst Stein before Jonathan Nott assumed artistic responsibility in January 2000. Along with Nott, Herbert Blomstedt has served in a prominent position since 2006 as Honorary Conductor. In the course of its history the Bamberg Symphony has given 7,000 concerts in over 60 countries. They regularly perform in the leading concert halls all over the world and have appeared at the Salzburg Festival, the Edinburgh Festival, the BBC Proms in London, and New York’s Lincoln Center; they have also undertaken tours to Japan, China, the USA, and South America. In the 2015-2016 season they will play for the first time in Oman and in Monaco. Jonathan Nott leads the orchestra in a wide range of repertoire that spans from Haydn to contemporary works. Their accounts of the Mahler symphonies in particular have been praised as reference recordings and have garnered many awards. The Bambergers are also actively involved in the area of training the next generation. Since 2004 they have held “The Mahler Competition,” a conducting competition which will next take place in May 2016, and since 2010 they have run their own orchestral academy.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut in the summer of 2007, when “artiste étoile” Jonathan Nott  led his orchestra in three concerts.

    Further information: www.bambergsymphony.com

    August 2015


    Zürcher Sing-Akademie

    The Zürcher Sing-Akademie was founded at the beginning of 2011 with the aim of providing Switzerland’s orchestras and festivals with a new vocal partner after the Swiss Chamber Choir dissolved following 14 successful years. In close collaboration with the Tonhalle Society in Zürich and other major musical institutions throughout the country, British conductor Tim Brown has now created an elite choir comprising the best professionally educated choral singers. A training program for emerging talent is additionally planned and will be integrated into the Academy’s work. Along with appearances with various orchestras, for its inaugural season the Zürcher Sing-Akademie will perform Bach’s St. John Passion and plans an a cappella program of works by Bach, Britten, and Martin along with a world premiere of music by New York composer Nico Muhly. Tim Brown began his musical training with the choir of Westminster Abbey and was later an alto choral scholar in the choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and a layclerk in New College Choir, Oxford. This was followed by a number of years as a founder-member of The Scholars vocal ensemble. For three decades Tim Brown served as Director of Music at Clare College in Cambridge, where he led the Clare College Choir. His artistic work has resulted in numerous CDs, concerts, and projects with such conductors as John Eliot Gardiner, Roger Norrington, Ivor Bolton, and René Jacobs. Since 1986 Brown has led the English Voices; he is additionally one of two permanent conductors of the recently founded Cambridge University Consort of Voices and has performed as a guest conductor with choruses all over the world.

    August 2011

    Jakub Hrůša

    Jakub Hrůša, who was born in 1981 in Brno in the Czech Republic, studied conducting with Jiří Bělohlávek at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He began his career in 2005 with the Prague Philharmonia, where he was Chief Conductor from 2008 to 2015. In the opera world, he first came to notice as Music Director of Glyndebourne on Tour, which post he held for three years (from 2010 to 2013). This soon led to invitations to the Vienna Staatsoper (Janáček’s The Makropulos Affair), the Opéra national de Paris (Dvořák’s Rusalka), Frankfurt Opera (Puccini’s Il trittico), and the Royal Opera House in London (Bizet’s Carmen). Since 2016, Hrůša has helmed the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra; after only two years, his contract was extended to 2026. He was Principal Guest Conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra from 2010 to 2018 and is currently Principal Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London and the Czech Philharmonic. Hrůša has appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras in recent seasons, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In the 2018-19 season, he made his debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre de Paris. He is currently recording a four-part Brahms-Dvořák cycle with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Jakub Hrůša is Chairman of the International Martinů Circle and of the Dvořák Society. He was awarded the inaugural Sir Charles Mackerras Prize in 2015.

    August 2019

    Other dates

    Juliane Banse

    The soprano Juliane Banse, who was born in southern Germany and grew up in Zurich, initially studied with Paul Steiner and Ruth Rohner, before competing her training with Brigitte Fassbaender and Daphne Evangelatos. She was only 20 when she made her debut as Pamina in The Magic Flute at the Komische Oper in Berlin; this was followed by engagements with the Vienna and Bavarian Staatsoper companies and with Zurich Opera, where she made her triumphant debut in 1998 in the world premiere of Holliger’s Schneewittchen (“Snow White”). Originally at home in lyrical soprano roles, today Banse’s repertoire also encompasses such roles as the Countess in Figaro, which she first performed in 2006 at the Salzburg Festival, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Schumann’s Genoveva, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, and Grete in Schreker’s Der ferne Klang. In 2014 she sang Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus at Lyric Opera of Chicago and made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York as Zdenka in Strauss’s Arabella. In the 2015-16 season she took on the title role in Grigory Frid’s Diary of Anne Frank at the Theater an der Wien and appeared as Braunfels’ Saint Joan in Cologne. At the latter she will also perform Poulencs La voix humaine in the coming season; she will additionally sing Angèle Didier in a new production of Lehár’s  The Count of Luxembourg at Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Juliane Banse worked for many years with Claudio Abbado; she has also concertized with Pierre Boulez, Riccardo Chailly, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, and Franz Welser-Möst. She is moreover a celebrated lieder interpreter, as demonstrated by her multiple-award-winning CDs. She is the recipient of two Echo Klassik Awards: for Braunfels’ Jeanne d’Arc and for Mahler’s Eighth under David Zinman.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 5 September 1996 with the lieder project Du holde Kunst (“Oh Lovely Art”).

    August 2016

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