40min 4

Mahler Chamber Orchestra | Barbara Hannigan

Mon, 22.08.18.20

KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Vergangenes Konzert


Summer Festival

12.08.-11.09. 2016

 

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    22.

    Aug

    Monday
    18.20

    KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

    40min 4

    Mahler Chamber Orchestra | Barbara Hannigan

    Barbara Hannigan  soprano and conductor
    The Singing Conductor

    A way to make classical music straightforward: When the workday is over but the evening has not quite begun – there’s time for music then. More exactly: for 40 minutes of music. Always at 18.20, before the “big event” symphony concerts, selected Festival artists are presented in the 40min series. Admission is free, there’s no dress code, and prior knowledge is unnecessary. For the artists not only make music but also take on the role of host and talk about what they’re playing and why they play it the way they do. Have a taste!

    Mahler Chamber Orchestra

    The Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO) was founded in 1997 by former members of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. Today some 45 musicians from 20 nations form the core of this independently financed, nomadic collective. Over the course of its 20-year history, the MCO has performed in 35 countries on five continents. Alongside co-founder Claudio Abbado, Daniel Harding has played a significant role in the development of the MCO; after eight years as its Music Director, he was named Conductor Laureate for Life in 2011. Pianist Mitsuko Uchida, violinist Isabelle Faust, and conductor Teodor Currentzis are current Artistic Partners who inspire and shape the orchestra during long-term collaborations. In 2016, conductor Daniele Gatti was appointed Artistic Advisor of the MCO. The Mahler Chamber Orchestra has performed regularly since 2003 at LUCERNE FESTIVAL, where many of its musicians also participate in the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA. In spring 2017, the MCO was orchestra-in-residence at the International Music Festival of the Canary Islands and at the Festival de Saint-Denis in France. Additional highlights include its debut at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie with Mitsuko Uchida; its first collaboration with pianist Daniil Trifonov for concerts in Heidelberg, Dortmund, and Turin; and performances of Luciano Berio’s Coro in five European cities under the direction of Teodor Currentzis. For the premiere of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra received the International Opera Award in 2013. The orchestrahas garnered such distinctions as the Grammy Award and the Diapason d’Or for its recordings. In 2017 it received the the German Design Award’s Special Mention Prize for its brand identity. 

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 8 September 1999 in a program of works by Mozart and Beethoven conducted by Kurt Masur.

    For further information on this ensemble, visit their homepage at: http://www.mahlerchamber.com

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    Barbara Hannigan

    Born in Waverley, Nova Scotia, the Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigancompleted her vocal training in 1998 with Mary Morrison at the University of Toronto, earning a master’s degree in music. She went on to pursue additional studies with Meinard Kraak at the Royal Conservatory in The Haag, later taking private lessons with Neil Semer. Hannigan initially became known as an internationally sought-
    after interpreter of contemporary music. To date she has performed more than 80 world premieres, working
    with such composers as  Pierre Boulez, George Benjamin, Gerald Barry, Salvatore Sciarrino, Pascal Dusapin, and Hans Abrahamsen. Along with her vocal skills, she is also celebrated for her dramatic presence on the operatic stage. Highlights of recent years have included Toshio Hosokawa’s Matsukaze and Alban Berg’s Lulu in Brussels, George Benjamin’s Written on Skin in Aix-en-Provence, and Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten in Munich. But she is also at home in the traditional repertoire: in 2014 she made her role debut as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, which was followed, in 2016, by her first performance as Debussy’s Mélisande in Aix-en-Provence. In the concert hall she regularly works with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic and also with such conductors as Kent Nagano, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Andris Nelsons, Vladimir Jurowski, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Since 2011 Hannigan has herself performed as a conductor, mostly in connection with her commitments as a singer. She has conducted concerts with the Gothenburg Symphony, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Munich Philharmonic. In 2013 Barbara Hannigan was chosen as Singer of the Year in the annual survey of the magazine Opernwelt.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 24 August 2008 as part of the Pollini Project with works by Luigi Nono.

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