Introduction "Idomeneo"

Bernd Schmitt

Adams

Sun, 27.08.15.30

KKL Luzern, Foyer

Vergangenes Konzert


Summer Festival

11.08.-10.09. 2017

 

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    27.

    Aug

    Sunday
    15.30

    KKL Luzern, Foyer

    Introduction "Idomeneo"

    Bernd Schmitt

    Bernd Schmitt  director

    Introduction to opera Idomeneo with the director

    The big Special Event Day in Lucerne begins right in front of the KKL: with an open-air concert by the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY and a work that was specifically designed as outdoor music. “Listening to music indoors, we usually try to ignore the outside world, focusing our listening on a limited range of sounds. Listening outdoors we’re challenged to expand our attention to encompass a multiplicity of sounds. We’re invited to receive messages not only from the composer and the performers, but also from the larger world around us,” writes the American composer and Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams. In Sila (the title refers to Inuit mythology and signifies the “breath of the world,” the “spirit that animates all things”), the musicians will be spread across the Europaplatz. Their sounds will blend with environmental noises, and the audience can also walk around and thus continually take in new aural perspectives.

    Also to note: later during the Special Event Day, make another excursion to the Europaplatz, when you can hear the concluding concerts of the world music “In the Streets” Festival within the Festival.

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