40min 3

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Sylvain Cambreling

“The Art of Conducting”

Wed, 26.08. | 18.20

KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Free admission


Summer Festival

14.08.-13.09. 2020

 

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    40min 3

    Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Sylvain Cambreling

    Participants in the Conducting Fellowship

    “The Art of Conducting”

    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.

    July 2018

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    Sylvain Cambreling

    Sylvain Cambreling, who was born in 1948 in Amiens, France, began his career as a trombonist at the Lyon Opera in 1971, earned a degree in orchestral conducting, and soon made the transition from the pit to the conductor’s podium. From 1975 to 1981 he served as Assistant Music Director at the acclaimed Lyon Music Theatre. In 1976 Pierre Boulez brought him to Paris as regular Guest Conductor of the Ensemble intercontemporain, and in 1981 Gérard Mortier appointed Cambreling Music Director at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. During his ten-year tenure there, Cambreling conducted forty new productions staged by such directors as Luc Bondy, Patrice Chéreau, Peter Mussbach, and Herbert Wernicke. In 1993 he headed to Frankfurt Opera, where he served for three years as General Administrator and General Music Director; in 1994 the magazine Opernwelt selected him as Conductor of the Year, and in 1996 his company was named best of the year. From 1999 to 2011 Cambreling was head of the SWR Baden-Baden and Freiburg Symphony Orchestra; since 2010 he has helmed the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and in the 2012-13 season he begins his tenure as General Music Director of Stuttgart Staatsoper. He has been a guest artist at the Salzburg Festival, the Opéra National de Paris, the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala in Milan, and the Vienna Staatsoper. In the concert hall Cambreling has collaborated with the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Los Angeles and Oslo Philharmonics, and the San Francisco Symphony. He has more­over won an outstanding reputation as a champion of contemporary music, particularly through his work with the Klangforum Wien, of which he is First Guest Conductor since 1997.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 2 September 2000 in works by Rihm, Hosokawa, and Kurtág, performed by the Klangforum Wien.

    August 2012

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