lunedì 1 febbraio 2016

In omaggio a Pierre Boulez il 20 marzo concerto in sua memoria a Lucerna.

In memory of Pierre Boulez (nella foto), who died on 5 January, Lucerne Festival will present a memorial concert on 20 March at 2 pmThe concert will take place as part of the 2016 EasterFestival (12 to 20 March). The program is being planned by an orchestra comprising alumni of theLucerne Festival Academy. These are young musicians who, between the years of 2004 and 2015, took part in the Academy that was founded in Lucerne by Pierre Boulez and Michael Haefliger. The musicians will travel to Lucerne specifically for this concert, coming from Europe, Asiathe United States, and South AmericaThe conductor will be Matthias Pintscher, who holds the position of Principal Conductor of theAcademy.

The concert will be framed by compositions by Pierre Boulez himself. 
The Orchestra of Lucerne Festival Academy Alumni will begin by playing Don from Pli selon pli. Portrait de Mallarmé for soprano and orchestrawith the soprano Yeree Suh as the soloist. This will be followed by a speech by Wolfgang Rihm,the Academy’s new Artistic Director. The program will continue with Alban BergThree Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6, and Igor StravinskySacre du Printempsand the concert will conclude with Boulez’s work Mémoriale (…explosante-fixe… Originel) a work of commemorative funeral music for flute and eight instruments. Three Pieces for Orchestra by Alban Berg is the last work that Pierre Boulez conducted during his final appearance as conductor of the Lucerne Festival Academy, on 11 September 2011. In the summer of 2011 he also conducted Pli selon pli himself while the Academy was in progress as well as on tour. It was in 2003 that Pierre Boulez, together with Michael Haefliger, established the Lucerne Festival Academy, a training campus that is unique around the world for its exclusive focus on music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Ever since its founding, the Academy has constituted a fundamental part of the Summer Festival. Pierre Boulez’s personality and his work with the young musicians, conductors, and composers in Lucerne have left a profound and lasting impression on the Festival and the AcademyMore than 1,000 young musicians from all around the world have taken part in the Academy since it was founded.
Tickets for the concert may be purchased starting today, Monday, 1 February 2016, 12.00 noon: online or by calling +41 41 2264480. All tickets are priced at CHF 50, with the proceeds to benefit the Lucerne Festival Academy.

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