Family Concert Music Camp

Orchestra and Chorus of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL Music Camp | Wirth | Carrio

Traditional music from the Alps and Andes

Sat, 17.08. | 11.00 | No. 19303

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Vergangenes Konzert

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Summer Festival

16.08.-15.09. 2019




    Family Concert Music Camp

    Orchestra and Chorus of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL Music Camp | Wirth | Carrio

    Chorus of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL Music Camp  
    Gerald Wirth  conductor
    Hugo Carrio  conductor

    “Superar Suisse meets Sinfonía por el Perú”
    Traditional music from the Alps and the Andes for chorus and orchestra

    In cooperation with Superar Suisse

    For listeners ages 7 and up

    Encouraging children and young people and equipping them with such values as solidarity, harmony, and mutual responsibility: this is the approach of Superar Suisse, which has been inspired by El Sistema’s founder José Abreu. For the second year in a row, we will present an extraordinary project as part of the Summer Festival. Some 80 participants from Superar Suisse and from its Peruvian partner program “Sinfonía por el Perú,” which was founded by tenor Juan Diego Flórez, will form an international orchestral community in Lucerne. And more than that: they will also meet members of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA and perform during the opening weekend in the grand KKL Luzern Concert Hall – a unique, motivating experience. In 2019 the Music Camp is being expanded to include a large choir by Superar Suisse, Superar Austria, and Sinfonía por el Perú. Gerald Wirth, artistic director of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and his Peruvian colleague Hugo Carrio will work with these young instrumentalists and singers to prepare a matinee concert that brings two mountain regions into dialogue – with traditional music from the Alps and the Andes.

    With the friendly support of:
    Bernard van Leer Foundation Lucerne
    COMPENSA Wälzlager und Komponenten in Wien
    Stiftung Musikpädagogisches Forschungszentrum Vitznau
    Verein Freunde Juan Diego Flórez

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    Gerald Wirth

    Der österreichische Dirigent, Komponist und Chorpädagoge Gerald Wirth, geboren 1965, erhielt seine erste musikalische Ausbildung bei den Wiener Sängerknaben, am Musikgymnasium seiner Geburtsstadt Linz und am dortigen Bruckner-Konservatorium. Er studierte Oboe, Klavier und Gesang. Nach Stationen als Kapellmeister der Wiener Sängerknaben und Chordirektor am Landestheater Salzburg leitete er ab 1991 den Calgary Boys’ Choir und bald auch die Calgary Civic Symphony, das Vokalensemble Sangita sowie als Associate Conductor das Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. 2001 übernahm er die Künstlerische Leitung der Wiener Sängerknaben, deren Präsident er seit 2013 ist. 2008 zählte er zu den Mitbegründern des musikalisch-sozialen Projekts «Superar». Wirth bietet weltweit Workshops zu Pädagogik, Chorleitung und Aufführungspraxis in der Vokalmusik an, gründete 2003 die Wirth Music Academy und hat mit der Wirth-Methode einen eigenen musikpädagogischen Ansatz entwickelt.

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    Hugo Carrio

    Hugo Carrio, geboren im spanischen Gijón, ist seit 2016 Künstlerischer Leiter von Sinfonía por el Perú und in dieser Funktion auch Chefdirigent des Kinder- und Jugendorchesters sowie des Akademieorchesters dieses Programms. Wichtige Anregungen erhielt er von José Antonio Abreu, dem Gründer des venezolanischen Musikprogramms «El Sistema», in dem Carrio von 2006 bis 2014 wirkte. Neben seiner Tätigkeit im Bereich sozial ausgerichteter Musikprojekte hat Hugo Carrio mit zahlreichen Orchestern in Spanien und Lateinamerika zusammengearbeitet, darunter die Nationalorchester von Ecuador und der Dominikanischen Republik, die Oviedo Filarmonía, das Orquesta Ciudad de Santiago de Chile und das Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil «Ataúlfo Argenta», dessen Chefdirigent er bis 2016 war. Von 2012 bis 2014 war er zudem einer der Dirigenten der Escuela Internacional de Música in Oviedo. 2018 debutierte Carrio mit Il viaggio a Reims beim Rossini-Festival in Pesaro.

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    Juan Diego Flórez

    The tenor Juan Diego Flórez, who was born in 1973 in Lima, comes from a musical family in Peru and was already performing at an early age as a singer of folk and pop music. He later had professional vocal training at the Conservatorio Nacional in his native city; from 1993 to 1996 he studied at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. At the age of 23, in the summer of 1996, Flórez made his debut at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, where he performed in Matilde di Shabran and was acclaimed as a spectacular new discovery. Riccardo Muti subsequently engaged him in Gluck’s Armide for the season opening at La Scala in Milan and soon after in Verdi’s Falstaff and Rossini’s Barbier. Since then Juan Diego Flórez has appeared on the major opera stages around the world, above all as a bel canto performer: including at the Royal Opera House in London, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the Salzburg Festival. Flórez commands an excellent high range; one of his signature roles is Tonio in Donizetti’s La fille du régiment, with its notorious series of nine high Cs in the aria “Ah, mes amis.” In the 2016-17 season, Flórez appeared in Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, sang Elvino in Bellini’s La sonnambula and Gounod’s Romeo at the Vienna Staatsoper, and took part in a new production of Massenet’s Werther at Zurich Opera. In his homeland he founded the Sinfonía por el Perú in 2011, which is an educational project for disadvantaged children and youths modeled on Venezuela’s “El Sistema.” He is also committed to social issues as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. Flórez, who has garnered such distinctions as the Cannes Classical Award and the Echo Klassik, was named a Vienna Chamber Singer in 2012; in 2014 he received the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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