Special Event Day – Family Concert

Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI | Maria Ursprung | Lani Gran-Duc et al.

Sun, 01.09.14.00No. 19404

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

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    Special Event Day – Family Concert

    Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI | Maria Ursprung | Lani Gran-Duc et al.

    Maria Ursprung  staging
    Lani Tran-Duc  scenery
    Markus Güdel  lighting
    Julian Greis  The Soldier
    Isabelle Menke  The Devil
    Simea Cavelti  The Princess

    “The Soldier’s Tale”
    A tale of money and power, music, and the soul
    (in German)

    For listeners ages 6 and up

    A poor soldier who wants to return to his homeland after three years in the regiment meets a peculiar stranger – the devil, who suggests striking a bargain. If the soldier will hand over his violin, the devil will give him a magic book containing the key to immeasurable wealth. The soldier cannot resist this temptation (or the tempter) and agrees to the deal. But when he arrives at home, suddenly everything is different. No one knows him anymore, and his bride has long since married someone else. He does indeed become a wealthy merchant, but he is not happy, because he has also sold his soul along with the violin… Three actors and an ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI will recount The Soldier’s Tale. Igor Stravinsky composed a burlesque score to this old Russian fairy tale, which was fashioned into a libretto by the Swiss poet Charles Ramuz. He uses folk songs, chorales, and such dances as the waltz, tango, ragtime, and the paso doble. The result is a diverse and meaningful musical pleasure.

    Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI

    Since its founding in 2003, more than 1,200 instrumentalists, conductors, and composers from all over the world have undergone the training offered by the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY. Its graduates include such artists who have since gone on to achieve renown as the JACK Quartet and the conductors Pablo Heras-Casado and Kevin John Edusei, as well as many musicians who today are members of internationally established orchestras, perform in the area of chamber music, organize experimental projects, or teach at conservatories. Many of them remain closely connected to the Festival. Selected former Academy students regularly return as LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI to Lucerne. They enrich the programming with performances in the field of contemporary music, whether in the 40min series or in productions by LUCERNE FESTIVAL YOUNG, while additionally being on hand to offer help and advice for current Academy students. Supported through the Alumni platform, they keep in contact with each other to realize their own projects around the world. A unique international network of young musicians has thus emerged. For their first project, in the 2013-14 season, the Alumni presented four world premieres in New York, London, Beijing, Zurich, and Lucerne related to the theme “Music at Risk.” Another “marathon of premieres” followed in 2016; in addition, an ensemble of Alumni appeared in the NY Phil Biennial led by Alan Gilbert to give the three-part concert series “Ligeti Forward.” In the past year, the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI performed on tour with the Swiss jazz singer Andreas Schaerer in his project “The Big Wig.” Most recently, they gave two concerts in January 2018 in New York City, combining music by Frank Zappa with works of Pierre Boulez, Edgard Varèse, Olga Neuwirth, Tyshawn Sorey, and John Zorn.

    The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI’s first performance at LUCERNE FESTIVAL was on 3 September 2014 with the “Music at Risk” project, presenting works by Dai Fujikura, Judd Greenstein, Jagoda Szmytka, and Ying Wang.

    February 2018

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    Lani Tran-Duc

    Lani Tran-Duc wurde 1982 in München geboren. Nach ihrem Architekturstudium an der Berliner Universität der Künste und an der Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura del Vallès (ETSAV) in Barcelona arbeitete sie von 2010 bis 2012 als Ausstattungsassistentin am Hamburger Thalia Theater. Bereits während ihrer Assistenzzeit entwarf sie Bühnenbilder für das Thalia Theater und für die Theater-Fabrik Kampnagel. Seither ist sie freischaffend als Bühnen- und Kostümbildnerin tätig, für Theater- und Opernproduktionen wie auch im Tanz- und Performance-Bereich, u. a. bei den Wiener Festwochen, am Staatstheater Darmstadt und bei Konzert Theater Bern. In der vergangenen Spielzeit führten sie Produktionen ans Theater Erlangen, ans Opernhaus Graz und ans Deutsche Theater Göttingen. Für Jon Fosses Besuch am Hamburger Lichthof Theater wurde Lani Tranc-Duc 2014 in der Kategorie «Bestes Bühnenbild» mit dem Rolf-Mares-Preis ausgezeichnet.

    Juli 2017

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