Young Music Theater

National Youth Ballet | Ensemble of LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI and the PODIUM Festival Esslingen

“A Little Prince”

Sun, 20.03.15.00No. 16110

KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Vergangenes Konzert


Reduced price for youths up to the age of 17.



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Easter Festival

12.03.-20.03. 2016

 

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    Young Music Theater

    National Youth Ballet | Ensemble of LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI and the PODIUM Festival Esslingen

    “A Little Prince”
    Based on themes from the novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    With music by Edward Elgar, Leoš Janáček, Maurice Ravel, and Anton Webern
    World premiere (in German)

    A coproduction of LUCERNE FESTIVAL with the National Youth Ballet and the PODIUM Festival Esslingen

    ages 8 and up | duration: ca. 60 minutes

    The most successful children’s book of all time? The Little Prince, of course. It’s not only children who have been inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s story of the blond boy who encounters a downed pilot in the Sahara and proceeds to tell him about his home planet, the tiny asteroid B 612, and his journey to the earth, posing what seem to be simple questions. This is mainly due to the poetry of this fairy-tale, which seems almost predestined for a choreographic-musical treatment. Together with young instrumentalists from the ranks of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI and the PODIUM Festival Esslingen, the National Youth Ballet, which was founded by John Neumeier, will present a version for music and dance that brilliantly captures the linguistic magic and tender melancholy of The Little Prince.

    National Youth Ballet

    Das BUNDESJUGENDBALLETT, das im September 2011 von John Neumeier gegründet wurde und dem Kevin Haigen als Künstlerischer und Pädagogischer Leiter vorsteht, fördert für jeweils maximal zwei Jahre ein Ensemble aus acht internationalen Tanztalenten zwischen 18 und 23 Jahren mit abgeschlossener Berufsausbildung. Ziel ist es, das Ballett an neue, ungewöhnliche Orte zu bringen und vor allem junge Zuschauer zu begeistern – u. a. mit Workshops in Schulen, Auftritten in sozialen Einrichtungen und den Austausch mit jungen Künstlern anderer Sparten. Das BUNDESJUGENDBALLETT ist beheimatet im Ballettzentrum Hamburg – John Neumeier und wird von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien gefördert.

    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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    Ensemble of the PODIUM Festival Esslingen

    PODIUM ist ein Produzent interdisziplinärer, innovativer Formate im Bereich der klassischen und zeitgenössischen Musik. Als Trägerin der im Jahr 2008 von Studenten gegründeten Initiative fungiert die PODIUM Musikstiftung mit Sitz in Esslingen am Neckar, wo jedes Frühjahr auch das Flaggschiffprojekt stattfindet: das inhaltlich und organisatorisch von einem weitgehend ehrenamtlichen Team getragene PODIUM Festival Esslingen, bei dem junge Künstler aus der ganzen Welt gemeinsam neue, anspruchsvolle Formate für ein breites Publikum entstehen lassen. Ein wichtiges Anliegen ist es zudem, mit den liebevollen und nachhaltigen Programmen von PODIUM.Education junge Menschen zu erreichen. PODIUM ist regelmässig in ganz Deutschland zu erleben, so etwa im Kloster Bebenhausen und im Berliner Radialsystem V. Gastspiele führten diverse PODIUM-Produktionen durch ganz Europa. Die Produktion wird gefördert von der Baden-Württemberg Stiftung und der Claussen-Simon-Stiftung.

    März 2016

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