Sun, Sep 01 | Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Sir George Benjamin

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Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Sir George Benjamin

Time & Location

Sep 01, 2019, 7:30 PM
Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland

About the Event

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY   Ruth Reinhardt 

conductor (Liik)

David Fulmer 

conductor (Planells Schiaffino)

Sir George Benjamin  conductor Reinhold Friedrich  trumpet Robyn Schulkowsky  percussion 

Marianna Liik (*1992) Kurzschluss for orchestra world premiere “Roche Young Commissions”

Josep Planells Schiaffino (*1988) Torna for orchestra world premiere “Roche Young Commissions”

Wolfgang Rihm (*1952) Marsyas. Rhapsody for trumpet with percussion and orchestra

George Benjamin (*1960) Palimpsests for orchestra 

Dieter Ammann (*1962) glut for orchestra 

Two novelties and three masterpieces from the recent past await us in this second orchestral concert by the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY. Palimpsest is the term used to describe old documents in which the original text has been erased and overwritten several times, without completely disappearing. Sir George Benjamin has taken up this principle in Palimpsests, in which he superimposes a cantilena of clarinets with new layers of music. Wolfgang Rihm, for his part, was inspired by Greek myth to create a virtuoso trumpet concerto. The myth tells of the satyr Marsyas: he challenges Apollo, the god of the Muses, to a musical competition, is defeated, and is then skinned alive as punishment for his hubris. And in glut (2016), the Swiss composer Dieter Ammann makes musical abundance (a “glut”) come to a glow (German Glut). What all three composers have in common is their feeling for brilliant timbres and discernible structures, as well as their thoughtful connection to musical tradition. And we are eager to see which paths the Estonian Marianna Liik and the Spaniard Josef Planells Schiaffino will take in their respective new orchestral works.

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