14.09.2018 Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Gergely Madaras - Stockhausen - On Tour - Lucerne Festival

The Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY in Paris

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Gergely Madaras

Stockhausen

Fri, 14.09.20.30

Philharmonie de Paris


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On Tour

12.09.-18.09. 2018

 

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    The Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY in Paris

    Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Gergely Madaras

    Gergely Madaras  conductor
    Jamil Attar  dancer-mimes
    Emmanuelle Grach  dancer-mimes
    Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928–2007)
    INORI. Adoration for two soloists and large orchestra

    “The new function of music must be a religious one,” declared Karlheinz Stockhausen in his early years. Yet it was not until the 1970s, intensified through his encounter with East Asia and Zen Buddhism, that the spiritual orientation of his creative work clearly manifested itself … and unsettled Stockhausen’s avant-garde colleagues, who were completely fixated on the political dimension of art. In Inori (the title is Japanese and means “prayer, invocation”), two dance-mimes are enthroned high above the 89-member orchestra on a scaffold. From there they highlight the music with prayer gestures that Stockhausen borrowed from different religions and for which he developed his own notation. But to rehearse these ritualistic movement processes needs time. And so two young dancer couples have been preparing since last summer for both Lucerne performances, instructed by Alain Louafi and Kathinka Pasveer, who collaborated closely with Stockhausen himself.

    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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    Gergely Madaras

    Der 1984 in Budapest geborene Dirigent Gergely Madaras studierte zunächst Flöte an der Franz-Liszt-Akademie seiner Heimatstadt. Anschliessend wechselte er an die Universität für Musik nach Wien, wo er die Dirigentenklasse absolvierte. Die zeitgenössische Musik zählte von Anfang an zu seinen Interessensschwerpunkten: Schon 2004 gründete er gemeinsam mit der Flötistin Noemi Gyori in seiner ungarischen Heimat das IKZE Festival, ein Musikfestival für junge Komponisten, und bald darauf trat er auch beim Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music und bei Wien Modern auf. Seine Verpflichtung im Rahmen des «Composer Project» der LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY, bei der er seit 2011 auch als Assistent von Pierre Boulez tätig ist, fügt sich in diese Linie seines Wirkens. Doch Gergely Madaras ist auch als Dirigent im traditionellen Repertoire erfolgreich: 2011/12 dirigierte er im Rahmen von Meisterkursen bei Mariss Jansons, Colin Davis und Mark Elder das Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, das London Symphony Orchestra und das Hallé Orchestra. Einladungen führten ihn ans Pult des RSO Wien, des Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, des Scottish Chamber Orchestra, der London Mozart Players und der Wiener Symphoniker. 2012 wurde Madaras das «Charles Mackerras Fellowship» verliehen, das ihm eine enge Verbindung mit der English National Opera ermöglicht: Dort wird er 2013/14 mit einer Neuproduktion von Mozarts Zauberflöte debutieren, die Simon McBurney inszeniert. Ausserdem übernimmt er mit der neuen Spielzeit das Amt des Chefdirigenten und Künstlerischen Direktors beim Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne, wo er u. a. Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem, Griegs Peer Gynt und Werke von Mendelssohn und Mozart zur Aufführung bringen wird.

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    Jamil Attar

    Jamil Attar, who was born in 1993 in France, studied contemporary dance and ballet at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse in Lyon while also completing his training as a jazz percussionist at the École Nationale de Musique, Danse et Art Dramatique de Villeurbanne. He acquired his initial experiences at the Junior Ballet Lyon, touring France with them and presenting such works as his own dance piece Henya. He has taken part in productions by Giorgio Mancini Ballet (Mozart per Gioco) and in projects with Mitia Fedotenko and the Belgian choreographer Wim Vandekeybus and presented his own production Artificial Landscape Project in 2014 in Geneva. In May, Attar performed the part of the Lucifer dancer in Stockhausen’s DONNERSTAG aus LICHT under Peter Eötvös in Hamburg. He will appear in INORI in September in Paris and will also accompany Harris Gekas and his company Strates on a tour in the 2018-19 season.

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    Emmanuelle Grach

    The French dancer and choreographer Emmanuelle Grach was born in 1987 in Caen. She was only six when she began her training at the regional conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt, initially in classical and later also in contemporary dance, which she continued at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse in Paris, starting in 2004,  with Susan Alexander, Peter Goss, and Joëlle Mazet among her teachers. After graduating in 2009, she formed her own company, Nevermind, with which she won first prize at the Les Synodales Choreography Competition in Sens. She was also among the finalists at the 2010 Concours Danse Élargie. Emmanuelle Grach has worked with such groups as the ensemble Le Balcon, with whom she performed Peter Eötvös’s opera of the same name, and has taken part in performances of Stockhausen’s DONNERSTAG aus LICHT as the Michael dancer at the Theater Basel (2016) and in Hamburg (2018).

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