Debut Connaught Brass

Connaught Brass

Bach | Biber | Strauss | Weill

Tue, 07.09. | 12.15 | No. 213313

Lukaskirche, Kirchensaal

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Summer Festival

10.08.-12.09. 2021




    Debut Connaught Brass

    Connaught Brass

    Connaught Brass:  Aaron Akugbo, trumpet | Harry Plant, trumpet | Robyn Blair, horn | Chris Brewster, trombone | Aled Meredith-Barrett, tuba
    Jan Bach (1937–2020)
    Rounds and Dances
    Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644–1704)
    Excerpts from the Battalia in D major
    arranged by William Foster
    Richard Strauss (1864–1949)
    Dance of the Seven Veils from the opera Salome, Op. 54  
    arranged by William Foster
    Kurt Weill (1900–1950)
    Suite from The Threepenny Opera
    arranged by Anthony DiLorenzo

    In 2019, the Philip Jones International Brass Competition took place for the first time. Ursula Jones, member of the Lucerne Festival Board of Trustees, created the competition in memory of her husband, the trumpeter Philip Jones. With his Brass Ensemble, which was founded in 1951, he became something like the forefather of all brass formations, which since then have attracted an ever-growing fan base. The jury, which is chaired by Reinhold Friedrich, chose the British quintet Connaught Brass – whose members met at the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2016 – as the winner of the first competition. For their Debut concert in Lucerne, the five devised a program inspired by the Festival theme of “crazy.” Jan Bach’s Rounds and Dances offers a quirky mixture of canons and dances from different countries, while Kurt Weill’s Threepenny Opera bridges the gap with jazz and Mack the Knife’s ballad. Biber’s Battalia is a humorous work evoking battle music, and Strauss’s Dance of the Seven Veils, in which the protagonist Salome has to dance stark naked, was considered a scandal at the opera’s premiere in 1905.

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