Concert symphonique 6

Orchestre du Divan occidental-oriental | Daniel Barenboïm | Elsa Dreisig

Coleman | Bruckner

mer. 22 août19h30Nᵒ 18311

KKL Luzern, salle de concert

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    Concert symphonique 6

    Orchestre du Divan occidental-oriental | Daniel Barenboïm | Elsa Dreisig

    Elsa Dreisig  soprano
    David Robert Coleman (*1969)
    Looking for Palestine  pour soprano et orchestre
    création suisse
    Anton Bruckner (1824–1896)
    Symphonie no 9 en ré mineur WAB 109

    Après une Septième Symphonie dédiée à Louis II de Bavière et une Huitième offerte à l’empereur d’Autriche François-Joseph, quel dédicataire encore plus illustre Bruckner pouvait-il choisir pour sa Neuvième ? Il n’y avait plus qu’une seule option, le bon Dieu en personne. C’est effectivement le nom de celui-ci qu’il inscrivit sur la partition de son chant du cygne – après tout, c’est au Tout-Puissant et à lui seul qu’il devait son génie. Restée inachevée, sa Neuvième Symphonie, avec sa connotation religieuse, est une profession de foi profondément ressentie, une prière et une confession au seuil de la mort. À ce sommet du romantisme finissant, Daniel Barenboïm associera une nouvelle partition pour soprano et orchestre d’un compositeur britannique né en 1969, David Robert Coleman. Intitulée Looking for Palestine, l’œuvre est écrite sur des extraits d’un livre éponyme de l’écrivain et actrice américano-palestinienne Najla Saïd, fille d’Edward Saïd avec lequel Barenboïm a fondé en 1999 l’Orchestre du Divan occidental-oriental. 

    Orchestre du Divan occidental-oriental

    The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which equally comprises young musicians from Israel and the Arab countries, along with some members from Spain, Turkey, and Iran, was founded in 1999 by Daniel Barenboim and the Palestinian literary scholar Edward Said. The principle that inspired them was the vision of a peaceful coexistence of cultures in the Middle East. Not by chance was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s famous poetry collection West-östlicher Divan chosen as the ensemble’s namesake. Every summer the orchestra convenes for a period of working together, preparing that year’s programs through rehearsals, presentations, and discussions, which the musicians then present on international concert tours. The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra has performed at such venues as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, as well as in Rabat, Ramallah, Qatar, and Abu Dhabi. The Divan also regularly appears at the BBC Proms, the Waldbühne in Berlin, and the Salzburg Festival. A tour to the United States has been planned for November 2018, with performances in Chicago, Washington, New York, Berkeley, and Los Angeles. Numerous CDs and DVDs, as well as Paul Smaczny’s film Knowledge Is the Beginning, document the work of the Divan, which in February 2016 was named a United Nations Global Advocate for Cultural Understanding by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The Baren-
    boim-Said Academy, a university for music and the humanities that is officially accredited by the state, opened in the fall of 2016, where up to 90 talented musicians from the Middle East can obtain a four-year-long bachelor’s degree.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 21 August 2007, when Daniel Barenboim conducted works by Beethoven, Schoenberg, and Tchaikovsky.

    Further Information: www.west-eastern-divan.org

    July 2018

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    Daniel Barenboïm

    The conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim, both of whose parents were piano teachers, was born in Buenos Aires in 1942 and began giving public performances at the age of seven. In 1952 his family moved to Israel, where he won the American-Israel Cultural Foundation Competition in 1953 for a scholarship to study with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He also took courses in conducting with Igor Markevitch and, in 1954, was introduced to Wilhelm Furtwängler, who described him as a “phenomenon.” During the first phase of his career, Barenboim toured as an internationally successful concert pianist. Since making his conducting debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra in 1967, he has been in demand by all of the leading orchestras. Barenboim’s first permanent position was at the head of the Orchestre de Paris from 1975 to 1989, and between 1991 and 2006 he was Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which later named him Honorary Conductor. He made his operatic debut in 1973 with Mo­zart’s Don Giovanni at the Edinburgh Festival; in 1981 he conducted at Bayreuth for the first time, returning there every summer until 1999. Since 1992 Barenboim has been General Music Director of the Berlin Staatsoper, and in 2000 the Staatskapelle Berlin appointed him Chief Conductor for Life. He had a close partnership with La Scala in Milan from 2007 to 2014, most recently as Music Director. In 1999 Barenboim founded the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which unites young musicians from Israel, the Arab countries, and Spain. In March 2017 he opened the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin, where he performs works ranging from the Classical era to the present with his newly founded Boulez Ensemble. Barenboim has received many honors for his artistic and cultural-political work, such as the Prince of Asturias Concord Prize, the Buber-Rosenzweig Medal, the Siemens Music Prize, the Goethe Medal, and Japan’s Praemium Imperiale Award.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 25 August 1966, performing piano concertos by Mozart and Beethoven with the English Chamber Orchestra.

    Further Information: www.danielbarenboim.com

    Juli 2018

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    Elsa Dreisig

    En 2016, Elsa Dreisig remporte le Premier Prix féminin au prestigieux concours Operalia. Elle est par ailleurs nommée „Jeune artiste de l’année“ du magazine Opernwelt et "révélation artiste lyrique" aux Victoires de la musique classique. Déjà en 2015, elle avait remporté le Second Prix au Concours Reine Sonja à Oslo puis le Premier Prix féminin ainsi que le Prix du public au concours "Neue Stimmen" de la fondation Bertelsmann à Gütersloh. En 2015, elle intègre l’Opéra Studio du Staatsoper Berlin où l’opportunité lui est offerte d’aborder des rôles tels que Pamina (La flûte enchantée) et Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice). Parmi ses autres projets à l’opéra en 2016/17, rien moins que ses débuts à l'Opéra de Paris (Pamina), à l'Opéra de Zürich (Musetta dans La Bohème) et au Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (Micaëla dans Carmen). En 2017/18, elle sera en troupe au Staatsoper Berlin tout en se produisant en tant qu’artiste invitée à l’Opéra de Zürich (La flûte enchantée) et à l’Opéra de Paris (Gianni Schicchi). Elsa Dreisig est franco-danoise et diplômée du Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.

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