Special Event Day − Opening

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY

Adams

Sun, 27.08.09.45

Europaplatz, KKL Lucerne

Vergangenes Konzert


20% discount off three concerts on the Special Event Day – to be purchased by telephone or in writing.

Summer Festival

11.08.-10.09. 2017

 

|

 
     

    Special Event Day − Opening

    Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY

    John Luther Adams (*1953)
    Sila. The Breath of the World
    European premiere 

    The big Special Event Day in Lucerne begins right in front of the KKL: with an open-air concert by the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY and a work that was specifically designed as outdoor music. “Listening to music indoors, we usually try to ignore the outside world, focusing our listening on a limited range of sounds. Listening outdoors we’re challenged to expand our attention to encompass a multiplicity of sounds. We’re invited to receive messages not only from the composer and the performers, but also from the larger world around us,” writes the American composer and Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams. In Sila (the title refers to Inuit mythology and signifies the “breath of the world,” the “spirit that animates all things”), the musicians will be spread across the Europaplatz. Their sounds will blend with environmental noises, and the audience can also walk around and thus continually take in new aural perspectives.

    Also to note: later during the Special Event Day, make another excursion to the Europaplatz, when you can hear the concluding concerts of the world music “In the Streets” Festival within the Festival.

    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

    Other dates

    Package descount for the Special Event Day! 

    When you purchase a minimum of three different Special Event Day concerts, you will receive a discount of 20% on each ticket. You can purchase this package discount by telephone or in writing. All information can be found on the order form.