They are young, highly talented, and eager to experiment. The international students of the Lucerne Festival Academy, who number approximately 100, will once again give Festival audiences a chance to make countless discoveries in the summer of 2021 – with modern classics and brand-new scores, whether in major orchestral concerts with large ensembles or in smaller formations.
What does it really mean to be “new”? The Lucerne Festival Academy, our unique master school for music of the 20th and 21st centuries, will pose this question in the summer of 2021. There will be many world premieres, including of the Piano Concerto to an utterance by composer-in-residence Rebecca Saunders. But even works by such composers as Anton Webern, and Igor Stravinsky that have long been considered “modern classics” still seem so new and unfamiliar to many listeners that they are rarely encountered in concert life even today.
A Composer Seminar with Wolfgang Rihm, the Academy’s Artistic Director, is also among the offerings.
Sat, 28.08. | 14.30 | Hochschule Luzern - Musik, Saal Salquin
Composer Seminar – Closing Concert
Ensemble of the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO)
Sat, 28.08. | 22.00 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall
Lucerne Festival Academy 1
Ensemble of the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO) | Johanna Malangré | Juliet Fraser
Sun, 29.08. | 16.00 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall
Lucerne Festival Academy 2
Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO) | Heinz Holliger et al.
Wed, 01.09. | 16.00 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall
Masterclass in Conducting
Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO) | Ilan Volkov et al.
Fri, 03.09. | 21.30 | Südpol, Halle
Lucerne Festival Academy 3
Ensemble of the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO) | Lin Liao
Sat, 04.09. | 16.00 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall
Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra | Patricia Kopatchinskaja et al.