Chamber Music 1 ─ CANCELLED

Trio Accanto

Aperghis | Mochizuki | Johnson | Saunders

Sun, 16.08. | 11.00 | No. 20305

KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

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Summer Festival – Cancelled

14.08.-13.09. 2020



    Trio Accanto:  Marcus Weiss, saxophone | Nicolas Hodges, piano | Christian Dierstein, percussion
    George Aperghis (*1945)
    Trio Funambule for alto saxophone, piano, and percussion
    Misato Mochizuki (*1969)
    Satellites for saxophone, piano, and percussion
    (Swiss premiere)
    Evan Johnson (*1980)
    Plan and section of the same reservoir for soprano saxophone, piano, and percussion
    (Swiss premiere)
    Rebecca Saunders (*1967)
    That Time. Trio for baritone saxophone, percussion, and piano

    commissioned by Radio France, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, LUCERNE FESTIVAL, and Milano Musica – Associazione per la musica contemporanea
    (Swiss premiere)

    It’s not just Christmas music … J.S. Bach originally wrote the opening chorus of his Christmas Oratorio, the famous Shout for Joy (“Jauchzet, frohlocket”), as a secular birthday greeting for the Saxon Electress Maria Josepha in 1733, setting the words “Tönet, ihr Pauken! (“Resound, ye drums!”). Not until the following year did he reuse this music to celebrate the nativity of Christ. So why not play it in the summer? Especially as its joyful character could hardly be better suited to the theme of this year’s Festival. The Brass Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA asked Steven Verhaert to come up with a peppy arrangement. He also crafted an arrangement of the woodwind sonatina The Cheerful Workshop, which Richard Strauss wrote in 1944-45, evoking a demonstratively cheerful soundscape (in marked contrast to the grimness of the period). The 16-year-old Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet, performed by eight string soloists from the orchestra, is the epitome of “happy music.” Mendelssohn’s youthful stroke of genius is a musical expression of the joy of life – and therefore could not be left off this Late Night program, in which the sparks of joy will flicker!

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