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, a native of Saarbrücken, studied violin with Rudolf Koelman and orchestral conducting with Constantin Trinks and Johannes Schlaefli at Zurich University of the Arts before transferring to study with Alan Gilbert at the Juilliard School in New York, where she received her master’s degree in conducting. She acquired important experience at the Tanglewood Music Center, where she collaborated with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2015; as a Conducting Fellow with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra (2015-16); and as an Associate Fellow in Marin Alsop’s Taki Concordia Program (2015-17). She began her career from 2016 to 2018 as assistant conductor with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and its music director, Jaap van Zweeden. She has also conducted a wide array of concerts there, including the ReMix series featuring contemporary music. During the 2017-18 season, Reinhardt was additionally a Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, and she was selected as one of only three active participants for the annual Master Class of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. She has worked as an assistant to Michael Tilson Thomas with Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra in New York and is serving as assistant conductor of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY this summer. Reinhardt has appeared as a guest conductor with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Indianapolis and Malmö Symphony Orchestras, and the Musikkollegium Winterthur. Among the opera productions that she has conducted are 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. Ruth Reinhardt has also distinguished herself as a composer. By age 17, she had already written an opera that she performed with children and young people from her hometown.

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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 its history, 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 Principal Conductors 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, Michael Tilson Thomas is Conductor Laureate, André Previn Conductor Emeritus. The London Symphony Orchestra annually presents more than seventy concerts at the Barbican Centre, which has provided its permanent home since 1982. Residencies regularly take the LSO to Lincoln Center in New York, the Paris Philharmonie, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. The musicians additionally give performances in other European music centers and Asia; most recently, in June 2018, they toured to Bangkok and seven Chinese cities. The 2018-19 season is being devoted to the focal theme of “Roots & Origins”; among the guest conductors are Philippe Jordan, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Bernard Haitink, and Sir Antonio Pappano. The LSO attaches particular importance to innovative and broad-based programming for audiences of all ages and educational levels. Each season the LSO reaches 60,000 people through its education and community programme LSO Discovery, which is based at the Orchestra’s venue LSO St Luke’s. These activities include 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 100 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 the new Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra since the start of the 2017-18 season. He inaugurated his tenure with a ten-day festival (“This Is Rattle”) and Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust as the main work; in the 2018-19 season he will devote himself to scores including Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen. Rattle, who was born in 1955 in Liverpool, studied piano, percussion, and orchestral conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 1980 he began his close collaboration with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, which he led 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 era by integrating contemporary music and also Baroque works and musical historical rarities. Many of these concerts were recorded live and have garnered awards. He bid farewell as head of the Philharmonic in June 2018 with Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, with which he had made his debut with the Berliners in 1987. 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, the Royal Opera, Dutch National Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He recently performed Wagner’s Parsifal at the 2018 Baden-Baden Easter Festival. 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. In 2013 he received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize.

    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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