40min 3

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | David Fulmer | Ruth Reinhardt

"Discoveries with the Orchestra”

Tue, 27.08.18.20

KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Free admission


Summer Festival

16.08.-15.09. 2019

 

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    40min 3

    Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | David Fulmer | Ruth Reinhardt

    David Fulmer  conductor
    Ruth Reinhardt  conductor

    “Surprise! Discoveries with the Orchestra”

    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!

    Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY

    In 2003, the composer and conductor Pierre Boulez and Festival Executive and Artistic Director Michael Haefliger founded the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY: an educational institution for music of the 20th and 21st centuries that is internationally unique. Each summer, highly talented young musicians from all around the world come together here for the opportunity to study in depth and then to perform contemporary scores and classics of modern music. Almost 1,200 graduates have taken part in the Academy over the past fifteen years, many of whom have attended for several summers. The German composer Wolfgang Rihm has been in charge of artistic leadership since 2016, with Matthias Pintscher serving as Principal Conductor. They are supported by internationally acclaimed performers of contemporary music who work as instrumental coaches. The orchestral and ensemble concerts for 2018 focus on the works of Karlheinz Stockhausen, including performances of such pieces as Inori and Gruppen; for the latter, the Academy Orchestra joins forces with the London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Pintscher, Sir Simon Rattle, and Duncan Ward. They will give the world premiere of Peter Eötvös’s new score Reading Malevich and will also present works by Kurtág, Bella, Zimmermann, Nono, and composer-in-residence Fritz Hauser. The Composer Seminar is being led for the third time this year, in which young composers discuss their works with Wolfgang Rihm, Dieter Ammann, and other guests and rehearse them with selected LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI. A Conducting Fellowship offers scholarship holders the opportunity to follow along in the Academy’s work. The Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY is once again participating this summer in the “Special Event Day” and appears in the “40min” series as well.

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    David Fulmer

    The American conductor, composer, and violinist David Fulmer, who was born in 1981, studied composition with Milton Babbitt and violin with Robert Mann at the Juilliard School in New York. In 2016 he won the Koussevitzky Award and a Guggenheim Scholarship. He has been Music Director of the Hunter Symphony since 2017. As a guest conductor, Fulmer has worked with the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble intercontemporain, ASKO| Schönberg Ensemble, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Elision Ensemble, Mannes American Composers Ensemble, and Sydney Modern Music Ensemble. He has performed at the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Chamber Music Northwest Festival, and the Mostly Mozart Festival at New York’s Lincoln Center; was invited to the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella concerts at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2014; and conducted the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI at the New York Philharmonic’s NY Biennial in 2016. Fulmer is also a successful composer: after the premiere of his Violin Concerto in 2010 at New York’s Lincoln Center, he was invited to present the work in Tanglewood as well as in Europe and Australia, and he has recorded it with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Matthias Pintscher. Fulmer has received commissions from the New York Philharmonic, the Ensemble intercontemporain, the Berlin Scharoun Ensemble, and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, as well as from such institutions as Carnegie Hall, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, and the Salzburg Foundation, and he was the first American to receive the Grand Prize in the International Edvard Grieg Composer Competition.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 2 September 2018 in Stockhausen’s Inori with the Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY.

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    Ruth Reinhardt

    Ruth Reinhardt, who was born in 1988 in Saarbrücken, studied violin with Rudolf Koelman and orchestral conducting with Constantin Trinks and Johannes Schlaefli at the Zurich University of the Arts before transferring to the Juilliard School in New York to study with Alan Gilbert; she received her master’s degree in conducting there. Master classes have led her to Bernard Haitink, Michael Tilson Thomas, David Zinman, and Paavo Järvi. Reinhardt also gained important experience at the Tanglewood Music Center, where she had the opportunity to collaborate with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2015. She was a Conducting Fellow with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra (2015-16) and an Associate Fellow in Marin Alsop’s Taki Concordia Program (2015-17). Reinhardt began her career as assistant conductor to Jaap van Zweden with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra from 2016 to 2018 and conducted various concerts there, including the ReMix series of contemporary music. In the 2017-18 season she was a Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and in the summer of 2018 she was Assistant Conductor of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY, where she took over to conduct Nono’s No hay caminos, hay que caminar … on short notice. Reinhardt has appeared as a guest conductor with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Indianapolis and Malmö Symphony Orchestras, and the Winterthur Music Collegium. In the 2018-19 season, she also conducted the Seattle and Houston Symphony Orchestras and made her debuts with the Grosses Orchester Graz and the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra; she will appear in 2020 with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. Opera productions she has conducted include Dvořák’s Rusalka and Weber’s Der Freischütz for the North Czech Opera Company and Strauss’s Die Fledermaus at Leipzig University of the Arts.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 9 September 2018, when she conducted the Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY in Nono’s No hay caminos, hay que caminar … .

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