Cosmos Boulez 3

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | David Robertson et al.

Boulez | Stroppa

Sun, 22.08. | 11.00 | No. 212307

KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Tickets as from 17.5. | 12

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Summer Festival

10.08.-12.09. 2021

 

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    Cosmos Boulez 3

    Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | David Robertson et al.

    Lin Liao  conductor
    David Robertson  conductor
    Marco Stroppa  sound design
    Pierre Boulez (1925–2016)
    Poésie pour pouvoir for tape and three orchestras

    (performed twice)

    Marco Stroppa (*1959)
    Come Play With Me for solo electronics and orchestra

    (world premiere of the new version)

    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.

    July 2018

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    Lin Liao

    The Taiwanese conductor Lin Liao studied composition and piano at the National University of the Arts in Taipei and conducting at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Pierre Boulez was an important mentor, and she took his master class in conducting as part of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY in 2007; he then chose her to co-conduct Stockhausen’s GRUPPEN. Lin Liao also became acquainted at that time with Peter Eötvös, who subsequently engaged her as his assistant for concerts with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble, additionally inviting her to the Holland Festival in 2009. Contemporary music is a focus of her work, whether as Chief Conductor of the Ensemble Laboratorium or as a guest conductor with the Ensemble Modern, the Collegium Novum Zürich, the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, and the Ensemble Aventure, as well as at the Ultraschall Festival in Berlin, the ManiFeste in Paris, and the Klangspuren Schwaz. As First Kapellmeisterin at the Schleswig-Holstein Landestheater, Lin Liao has moreover developed a wide-ranging music theater repertoire. Operatic credits include the Chemnitz Opera House, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and the municipal theaters of Krefeld-Mönchengladbach, where she has conducted such works as d’Albert’s Tiefland, Mozart’s Entführung, and Verdi’s La traviata. She also feels a commitment to Taiwanese composers and led the world premiere of Chang-Fa Yiu’s opera The Peach Blossom Fan at the National Theater of Taipei with an ensemble of Peking Opera players and a Western symphony orchestra. In the concert hall, Lin Liao has led the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra, and the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa. She has been involved in several educational projects with the Leipzig Gewandhaus.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 1 September 2007, as one of the three conductors for a performance of Stockhausen’s GRUPPEN with the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY.

    July 2018

     

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    David Robertson

    American conductor David Robertson, who was born in Santa Monica, California, in 1958, completed his musical studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London with concentrations in horn, composition, and conducting. After his early years as Resident Conductor of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, he led the Ensemble intercontemporain in Paris from 1992 to 1999 and the Orchestre National de Lyon from 2000 to 2004. In 2005 Robertson was appointed Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony (SLS), whose repertoire he has expanded with contemporary works; the SLS and its conductor have received numerous American awards for their innovative programming. Robertson additionally serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, which he also conducted in the Last Night of the Proms in 2009. Starting with the 2014-15 season, he will succeed Vladimir Ashkenazy as head of the Sydney Symphony. Robertson regularly appears with leading international orchestras: in recent seasons he has performed with the Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras and with the New York Philharmonic in the United States, while in Europe he has led the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. David Robertson is also a high-profile opera conductor who has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala in Milan, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, and the Bavarian Staats-oper. He is also deeply committed to the area of education and works with students at the Juilliard School, at the Paris Conservatoire, and in Tanglewood and Aspen. Robertson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and holds honorary doctorates from several universities; in 2011 he was named “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” in France.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 20 August 2000 leading the Ensemble intercontemporain in works by Kurtág and Boulez.

    August 2012

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    IRCAM – Centre Pompidou

    IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique), which Pierre Boulez founded in 1970 and which has been headquartered since 1977 in the Centre Pompidou in Paris, devotes itself to the creation of contemporary music and scientific research. Today the Institute, which since January 2006 has been led by Frank Madlener, employs more than 150 staff members in the areas of artistic creation, research, and education. IRCAM provides a forum for international composers in residence who can avail themselves of the excellent conditions for creative work there. These include technological innovations in the area of music and sound. New ideas in acoustics, signal processing, and computer sciences (interfaces, data bases, and programming languages) are developed at IRCAM; in addition, research projects in the science, analysis, and perception of music are also part of this endeavor. The resulting discoveries are shared with students as well as with a non-professional public in regular courses and workshops, with an ongoing effort to bring composers and researchers together. A master’s degree in acoustics and computer science applied to music is offered in partnership with the University of Paris. IRCAM’s diverse activities are reflected in its annual concert season and in the Agora Festival, in conjunction with which the most recent creative output and developments are presented. Thanks to its numerous commissions, IRCAM also supports young composers and initiates interdisciplinary projects that link music, dance, video, theater, and film. In addition to producing the technical components for computer music and works with live electronics, IRCAM’s staff members are also involved in performing and implementing ambitious scores around the world, as for example this summer as they participate again in the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY.

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