Young Music Theater

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

“A Little Prince”

Sun, 20.03.11.00No. 16109

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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    Sunday
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    KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

    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

    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.”

    May 2017

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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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