Late Night 3 ─ CANCELLED

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla | Vera Klug | Frank Stadler | Hossam Mahmoud

“The Secret of Love”

Sat, 29.08. | 22.00 | No. 20322

KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

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Summer Festival – Cancelled

14.08.-13.09. 2020




    Late Night 3 ─ CANCELLED

    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla | Vera Klug | Frank Stadler | Hossam Mahmoud

    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla  singer and conductor
    Vera Klug  flute
    Frank Stadler  violin
    Hossam Mahmoud  oud

    “The Secret of Love”
    Tarab – Arab instrumental pieces and songs

    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla Will Not Be Conducting

    The conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla is expecting her second child this summer. As a result, she will be unable to appear at Lucerne Festival and to fulfill her role as "artiste étoile." However, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra will perform as scheduled, on 23 and 24 August 2020. The new conductor for these two concerts will be announced as soon as possible. The Late Night 3 program for 29 August 2020, originally scheduled with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, will be cancelled without substitution.


    Everything will be a little different at this Late Night event. The maestra, “artiste étoile” Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, will not appear on the podium to lead her orchestra. Instead, she will meet up with three musician friends for an intimate chamber music dialogue – and will also sing! Instead of works from the classical Western repertoire, the program includes Arabic songs: settings of Egyptian love poems, which she will perform together with violinist Frank Stadler, flutist Vera Klug, and Hossam Mahmoud on the oud, the Arabic short-necked lute. The idea behind this unusual project is rooted in Gražinytė-Tyla’s background, since she began her career in her Lithuanian homeland with vocal music and was a choir director. “My way into a score is still guided by singing,” she explains. “When I prepare a work, I often sing or speak through the voices. Even in rehearsals, when I want to convey how I would like a certain phrase or other to be heard, singing it out is often the clearest and most direct way. It’s one of my main tools.”

    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, who was born in 1986 to a Latvian musical family, initially trained in choral conducting at the Čiurlionis Art School in her native Vilnius before also studying orchestral conducting in Graz and Bologna, at the Leipzig Academy of Music with Ulrich Windfuhr, and at the University of the Arts in Zurich with Johannes Schläfli. Following a master class with Kurt Masur, the maestro engaged her as his assistant at the Orchestre de Paris. In 2011 she was appointed Kapellmeisterin at the Theater Heidelberg, and in the 2013-14 season she served as First Kapellmeisterin at the Concert Theater in Bern. International recognition came when Gražinytė-Tyla won the Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award in 2012. The Salzburg Landestheater thereupon immediately named her Music Director, which position she held until the summer of 2017. During this time she also began her partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where she was initially engaged as Assistant Conductor and then, in the 2016-17 season, as Associate Conductor; in the coming fall she will conduct Mahler’s Fourth Symphony there. Since September 2016 Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla has served as Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – thus succeeding such renowned colleagues as Sir Simon Rattle and Andris Nelsons. Since 2013 she has enjoyed a close association with the Kremerata Baltica and Gidon Kremer, which has led to such projects as an “Hommage à Mieczysław Weinberg” with two concerts at the Wiener Festwochen and at the Musikverein in Vienna along with a recording of Weinberg’s music. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla has appeared as a guest conductor with the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the RSO Wien, and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and, in the United States, with the Seattle and San Diego Symphony Orchestras. 

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 21 August 2016 as part of the “PrimaDonna” Special Event Day, conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in Šerkšnytė’s De profundis and Beethoven’s Pastoral.

    June 2017

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