Symphony Concert 18 – CANCELLED

Il Giardino Armonico | Giovanni Antonini | Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Vivaldi | Francesconi | Scelsi | Beethoven

Thu, 03.09. | 19.30 | No. 20343

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

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Summer Festival – Cancelled

14.08.-13.09. 2020




    Symphony Concert 18 – CANCELLED

    Il Giardino Armonico | Giovanni Antonini | Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
    Concerto in G minor for strings and basso continuo RV 157
    Luca Francesconi (*1956)
    Spiccato il volo for solo violin
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
    Concerto in D major for violin, strings, and basso continuo RV 208 Il Grosso Mogul
    Giacinto Scelsi (1905–1988)
    L'Âme Ouverte for solo violin
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
    Concerto in E flat major for violin, strings, and basso continuo RV 253 La Tempesta di mare
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

    Here are two artists who both go for the jugular. Anyone who experienced Patricia Kopatchinskaja as our “artiste étoile” at LUCERNE FESTIVAL in 2017 will recall that she radically intensifies musical expression, taking it to extremes. The conductor and flutist Giovanni Antonini is likewise an advocate of interpretive freedom and will eagerly express things that are not written down in the score. This unorthodox approach makes the drama or comedy of the works being played much more effective. The exceptional Moldavian-Swiss violinist and the Italian guru of early music love unusual juxtapositions on their programs. So they will pair three concerti by Vivaldi, who extended the expressive spectrum in his own era with techniques such as “flying staccato” and beating the strings, with modern works for solo violin that address Vivaldi’s achievements or themselves invent new sonic textures. After intermission, Antonini and his splendid ensemble will then demonstrate how peppery Beethoven’s supposedly “innocuous” Fourth Symphony can sound when its brio is taken seriously.

    Il Giardino Armonico

    Giovanni Antonini

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    The violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja was born in 1977 in Chişinău in the Republic of Moldova into a musical family – her mother is also a violinist and her father plays cimbalom. In 1989 the family emigrated to Vienna, where Kopatchinskaja began her studies at the Music Academy at the age of 13; she transferred four years later to the Academy of the Arts in Bern, completing her education there with Igor Ozim. She became known in professional circles through her victory at the International Szeryng Competition (2000) and won the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award in 2002. Today Kopatchinskaja works with leading orchestras and attracts attention through her unusual, often radical performances. Equally at home in early music, the Romantic repertoire, and contemporary fare, she is also an animated chamber musician and designs staged concerts. As LUCERNE FESTIVAL’s “artiste étoile” in 2017, she was able to showcase this wide spectrum. In the 2018-19 season, Kopatchinskaja appeared under Kirill Petrenko with the Bavarian Staatsoper Orchestra as well as the Berlin Philharmonic. She made her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra with Peter Eötvös’s violin concerto Seven, played the Tchaikovsky Concerto on a tour with Teodor Currentzis to Japan, and concertized with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal under Kent Nagano. She also joined with musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic to sing and play as the narrator in Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire. Among the awards that Kopatchinskaja’s recordings have garnered are the International Classical Music Award, the Prix Caecilia, and Gramophone magazine’s Recording of the Year Award. Her album Death and the Maiden, which includes works from Dowland to Kurtág, won a Grammy Award in 2018. Her most recent release, with the pianist Polina Leschenko, is of sonatas by Bartók and Poulenc.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 7 September 2002 playing the Sibelius Concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic under Mariss Jansons.

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