Symphony Concert 24

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Reinhardt | London Symphony Orchestra | Rattle

Messiaen | Nono

Sun, 09.09.19.30No. 18348

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Vergangenes Konzert


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Summer Festival

17.08.-16.09. 2018

 

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    Symphony Concert 24

    Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Reinhardt | London Symphony Orchestra | Rattle

    Ruth Reinhardt  conductor

    (Nono)

    Sir Simon Rattle  conductor

    (Messiaen)

    Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992)
    Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum for winds and percussion
    Luigi Nono (1924–1990)
    No hay caminos, hay que caminar … Andrei Tarkovsky for seven orchestra groups

    For Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Gruppen, the Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will join the London Symphony Orchestra to form a “super-ensemble.” In this concert, they will perform back-to-back. In his haunting homage to the Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky, his very last orchestral work, Luigi Nono distributes the musicians into seven groups spread across the entire Concert Hall, has the sounds go back and forth, and even gives space to silence. Olivier Messiaen, meanwhile, addresses the audience with the cumulative momentum of 34 wind players and a rich range of percussion. His Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum sounds powerful, blocky, indeed monumental, the entire work lacking the soft coloration of strings and ideally performed in cathedrals or in the open air in nature, according to the composer. Commemorating those who had fallen in both world wars, Messiaen created not gloomy funeral music but a powerfully resounding credo: “And I await the resurrection of the dead.”

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    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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    Ruth Reinhardt

    Ruth Reinhardt, who was born in 1988 in Saarbrücken, studied violin with Rudolf Koelman and orchestral conducting with Constantin Trinks, Johannes Schlaefli, and Ulrich Windfuhr 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 Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Center (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 Ruth Reinhardt 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. In the 2018-19 season, she made her debuts with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Grosses Orchester Graz and the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra; she will appear in the 2019-20 with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the orchestras of Detroit, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Houston, and Los Angeles as well as the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. 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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    London Symphony Orchestra

    The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) was founded in 1904 as the first self-governing orchestra in England and soon won an outstanding reputation around the world. Over the course of recent decades, André Previn (1968–79), Claudio Abbado (1979–88), Michael Tilson Thomas (1988–95), Sir Colin Davis (1995–2007), and Valery Gergiev (2007–15) have served as leaders of the LSO. Sir Simon Rattle began his tenure as the new Music Director in 2017; Gianandrea Noseda and François-Xavier Roth act as Principal Guest Conductors. The London Symphony Orchestra annually presents more than sixty concerts at the Barbican Centre, which has been its permanent home since 1982. Residencies regularly take the musicians to Lincoln Center in New York, the Paris Philharmonie, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. They additionally give performances around the world: most recently, in May 2019, they toured to South America and made stops in Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile. For the 2019-20 season, Rattle will focus on works by Beethoven, Bartók, and Percy Grainger; guest conductors will include such figures as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Antonio Pappano, and Michael Tilson Thomas. The LSO attaches particular importance to innovative and broadly impactful programming for audiences of all ages and educational levels. Through these projects, which take place under the title “LSO Discovery” in St. Luke’s Church, the LSO reaches 65,000 listeners each season. These activities span family concerts, school projects, a collaboration with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the series “Discovery Days.” The Orchestra has its own label, LSO Live, which has released more than 150 recordings to date. These have garnered such distinctions as the Grammy Award, the Classical Brit Award, the Orphée d’or, and the German Record Critics’ Prize.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 3. September 1982, with Claudio Abbado conducting Elgar’s Cello Concerto and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique.

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    Sir Simon Rattle

    Sir Simon Rattle has been serving as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra since 2017. Born in 1955 in Liverpool, he studied piano, percussion, and orchestral conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 1980 he began a close collaboration with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, which he helmed as Music Director from 1990 to 1998, building it into a top international ensemble. In 2002 he became Chief Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, whose repertoire he gradually expanded during his 16-year tenure, which ended in 2018, by integrating contemporary music and staged performances as well as Baroque works and rarities from music history. Many of these concerts were released as live CD recordings and have garnered awards. His education program in Berlin has also won acclaim, including the Comenius Award and the Schiller Prize of the City of Mannheim. Since 1992 Sir Simon has also been closely associated with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and is currently its Principal Artist; he has additionally conducted the leading orchestras of Europe and the U.S. He made his debut as an opera conductor in 1977 at the Glyndebourne Festival. Additional engagements have taken him to the Opéra national de Paris, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Dutch National Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, and New York’s Metropolitan Opera. He regularly collaborates with the Staatsoper Berlin, where he recently conducted Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie (2018); he will lead Mozart’s Idomeneo there in the 2019-20 season and will also conduct Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera. Simon Rattle was made a Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II in 1994; he holds the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and is a Knight of the French Legion of Honor. He received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize in 2013 and the Freedom of the City of London in 2018.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 8 September 1996 with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducting works by Berlioz, Beethoven, Tippett, and Haydn.

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