40min 8

Students of the Lucerne University of Music | Ruth Reinhardt | Daniela Argentino

“Portrait of Thomas Kessler”


KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Free admission

Summer Festival

16.08.-15.09. 2019




    40min 8

    Students of the Lucerne University of Music | Ruth Reinhardt | Daniela Argentino

    Students of the Lucerne University of Music  
    Ruth Reinhardt  conductor
    Thomas Kessler (*1937)
    Shifted Vibrations
    Flüchtige Gesänge for soprano and ensemble

    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!

    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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