Special Event Day – Museum Concert 1

Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI

Composer Seminar Performance

Sun, 27.08.11.00No. 17450

KKL Luzern Kunstmuseum

Vergangenes Konzert


20% discount off three concerts on the Special Event Day – to be purchased by telephone or in writing.



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Summer Festival

11.08.-10.09. 2017

 

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    27.

    Aug

    Sunday
    11.00

    KKL Luzern Kunstmuseum

    Special Event Day – Museum Concert 1

    Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI

    Composer Seminar Performance
     

    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.

    Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI

    Ever since it was founded in 2003, the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY has provided training to more than 1,000 highly talented young instrumentalists, conductors, and composers from around the world. To date the alumni have included such renowned artists 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 accomplished orchestras,  who perform in chamber music and experimental projects, or who teach at conservatories. A large portion of them remain closely associated with the Festival. Selected former Academy students come back to Lucerne regularly as LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI. They enrich the programming through performances in the field of contemporary music, in the 40min series, or in productions by LUCERNE FESTIVAL YOUNG; they are moreover available to provide  help and advice to current Academy students. Supported by the Alumni platform, they keep in contact with each other in order to execute their own projects around the world. The result is a uniquely international network of young musicians. For their first project together, in the 2013-14 season the Alumni gave four world premieres involving the theme “Music at Risk” in New York, London, Beijing, Zurich, and Lucerne. During the past summer they participated in another “marathon of premieres” in Lucerne, and in June 2016 an ensemble of Alumni performed as part of the NY Phil Biennial in a three-part concert series, “Ligeti Forward,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which was conducted by Alan Gilbert. This year the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI’s projects include a tour with the Swiss jazz singer  Andreas Schaerer performing his project “The Big Wig.”

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    Package descount for the Special Event Day! 

    When you purchase a minimum of three different Special Event Day concerts, you will receive a discount of 20% on each ticket. You can purchase this package discount by telephone or in writing. All information can be found on the order form.