Special Event Day – Concert 2 – Family Concert

Patricia Kopatchinskaja | Sol Gabetta | Soloists of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA | Dan Tanson

Saint-Saëns

Sun, 26.08.11.00No. 18402

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

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CHF 50 adults

CHF 10 reduced


- Tickets priced at CHF 10 for children and students up to and including age 29 are available only by using the "best seat reservation" option

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Summer Festival

17.08.-16.09. 2018

 

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    Special Event Day – Concert 2 – Family Concert

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja | Sol Gabetta | Soloists of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA | Dan Tanson

    Dan Tanson  narrator

    (in German)

    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
    The Carnival of the Animals

    Duos for violin and cello by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Julien-François Zbinden, Maurice Ravel, Jörg Widmann, Giuseppe Giamberti, Erwin Schulhoff, Jean-Marie Leclair, and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    for ages 5 and up

    Camille Saint-Saëns was actually intending to continue working on his Third Symphony in the winter of 1886, but a project occurred to him that simply turned out to be a lot more fun: “But it really is a delight!” he wrote apologetically to his publisher. And within a few days he composed a “grande fantaisie zoologique,” his famous Carnival of the Animals. In it, plump elephants perform a graceful, elfn dance to quotes from Berlioz and Mendelssohn, and turtles locomote in slow motion to Offenbach’s Can-Can … The work was premiered at the carnival party of a cellist friend, but Saint-Saëns withdrew the score shortly afer. Was he afraid that he had insulted his colleagues with his satire? An ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA will present this pearl of musical humor at a Family Concert on the Special Event Day. “Artiste étoile” Dan Tanson will narrate a story to ft the music. And Sol Gabetta, this summer’s second “star artist,” will be joined by her “predecessor” Patricia Kopatchinskaja to create a country festival flled with dance and birdsong.

    Special Offer: “Look | Listen | Enjoy – Together at the Concert”
    What could be better than introducing young ones to the secrets of classical music? When a ticket is purchased, adults will receive two equivalent free tickets for their youthful companions. More information here.

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    The violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja is Lucerne’s 2017 Summer Festival “artiste étoile.” Born in 1977 in Chişinău in the Republic of Moldova, she comes from a musical family – her mother also plays violin and her father performs on the cimbalom. In 1989 the family emigrated to Vienna, where the 17-year-old Kopatchinskaja began her studies at the Music University; four years later she transferred to the University of the Arts in Bern, where she completed her studies with Igor Ozim. She became known in professional circles through her victory at the International Szeryng Competition (2000), and in 2002 she won the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award. Today Patricia Kopatchinskaja works with leading orchestras and generates a buzz through her unusual, often radical performances. Equally at home in early music, the Romantic repertoire, and modern music, she is also an animated chamber musician and creates staged concerts. In the 2016-17 season she served as artist-in-residence at the Konzerthaus in Berlin and at London’s Wigmore Hall. She performed Ligeti’s Violin Concerto with the Filarmonica della Scala, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Helsinki Philharmonic and Prokofiev’s Second with the London Philharmonic; together with the Russian ensemble musicAeterna and Teodor Currentzis, she toured Europa, playing Berg and Mozart. In 2018 she will take on the role of  Music Director of the Ojai Festival in California. Kopatchinskaja’s recordings have won the Echo Klassik Award (2009 and 2013), the International Classical Music Award, the Prix Caecilia, and Gramophone magazine’s Recording of the Year Award. Her most recent releases include the violin concertos of Schumann (conducted by Heinz Holliger) and Tchaikovsky (with Currentzis) as well as the album Death and the Maiden, featuring works by composers from Dowland to Kurtág.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 7 September 2002 playing the Sibelius Concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic under Mariss Jansons.

    May 2017

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    Sol Gabetta

    The cellist Sol Gabetta, who was born in 1981 to French-Russian parents in Córdoba, Argentina, studied at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia in Madrid, with Ivan Monighetti at the Basel Academy of Music, and with David Geringas at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin. In 2004 she won the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award, which enabled Gabetta to make her debut with the Vienna Philharmonic at LUCERNE FESTIVAL. Ever since then she has partnered with such leading ensembles as the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Orchestre National de France, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bolshoi Orchestra of Moscow, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, and the Philharmonia Orchestra. In 2014 Gabetta made her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic when she performed at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival under Sir Simon Rattle. In the 2015-16 season she appeared for the first time with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Houston Symphony Orchestra. She has additionally concertized with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and has undertaken tours with the Orchestre de Paris, the Ensemble Il Giardino Armo-
    nico, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. Sol Gabetta is a
    passionate chamber musician as well. She runs her own festival, which is called “SOLsberg,” at the monastery church Olsberg in the Rhine Valley. In May and June 2016 the 11th edition of the festival took place; there she has performed with such colleagues as the violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, the violist Amihai Grosz, the clarinetist Sabine Meyer, and the pianist Bertrand Chamayou. Her recordings have won no fewer than four Echo Klassik awards. Since 2005 Sol Gabetta has been teaching at the Basel Academy of Music. She plays a cello built by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini in 1759.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 29 August 2001 in a concert of works by Penderecki, Schubert, Vasks, and Tchaikovsky.

    August 2016

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    Soloists of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

    Das kammermusikalische Miteinander bildet ein Ideal in der künstlerischen Arbeit des LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA – seit Beginn seiner Konzerttätigkeit im Sommer 2003. Dieser Gedanke prägt jedoch nicht nur das Musizieren in grosser Besetzung bei den Sinfoniekonzerten; erwünscht ist vielmehr, dass sich die Orchestermitglieder auch in verschiedenen kleineren Ensembles und oft ungewöhnlicher Konstellation zum gemeinsamen Spiel zusammenfinden, um dabei die Kunst, aufeinander zu hören und zu interagieren, in nuce zu entwickeln. Auf diese Weise gelangen auch Werke zu Gehör, die im Konzertleben häufig vernachlässigt werden, weil es für ihre Instrumentalbesetzung keine festen Spezialensembles gibt – man denke etwa an Beethovens Gassenhauer-Trio oder an Poulencs Sextett im heutigen Konzert. Die Besetzung dieser Matinee stellt gleich vierzehn verschiedene Musiker aus den Reihen des LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA vor: Gemeinsam haben sie sich ein unterhaltsames Programm ausgedacht, das speziell auf das Thema des diesjährigen Festspielsommers zugeschnitten ist, auf den «Humor», der mit Persiflagen, Schlagern und Ohrwürmern zum Einsatz kommt. Die Auswahl der vier Werke spiegelt aber noch eine weitere Prämisse in der künstlerischen Arbeit des Orchesters, nämlich die Vielfalt des Repertoires und den Anspruch, der Musik einer jeden Epoche mit den adäquaten stilistischen Mitteln zu begegnen – ob Beethoven oder Dvorák, Hindemith oder Poulenc. Die Mitglieder des LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA sind international bekannte Solisten und Kammermusiker oder Hochschullehrer, die sich gemeinsam mit den Musikerinnen und Musikern des Mahler Chamber Orchestra allsommerlich zu einem exquisiten Klangkörper formieren.

    August 2015

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    Dan Tanson

    Dan Tanson wurde 1971 in Luxemburg geboren. Vor seinem Studium der Visuellen Kommunikation in Brüssel besuchte er Kurse für Jonglieren, Clownerie, Puppenspiel, Bewegungstheater, Improvisationstheater und Zeitgenössischen Tanz in Brüssel, Regensburg, Mons, Prag und Luxemburg. Seit 1995 arbeitete er hauptberuflich in den letztgenannten Disziplinen wie auch mit Regiearbeiten im Bereich Puppentheater und als Schauspieler. Daneben ist er als Bühnen- und Puppenbildner für Theaterstücke und spielpädagogische Projekte tätig. Bereits im Sommer 2011 begeisterte Dan Tanson die jungen Hörer von LUCERNE FESTIVAL mit der Produktion Rocky Roccoco, für die er zusammen mit dem Sonus Brass Ensemble und der Choreographin Ela Baumann den «Yeah-Award 2011» in der Kategorie «Performance» gewann.

    Juli 2012

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    Package discount 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. (In addition to the price for the tickets, fees are due of CHF 10 for processing your order.) All information can be found on the order form.

    The Special Event Day for Young Listeners
    Children and primary, secondary, vocational, and university students up to and including 29 years of age can purchase discounted tickets for the Special Event Day at CHF 10. (In addition to the price for the tickets, fees are due of CHF 10 for processing your order.)