Sat 20. Aug | 11.00 | Hochschule Luzern - Music, Salquin Hall
JACK Quartet 2
JACK Quartet | Soloists of the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO)
Soloists of the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO)
Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra © Priska Ketterer/Lucerne Festival
Lucerne Festival has launched a new orchestra this year with the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO): an orchestra of excellence for the performance of new and contemporary music. The LFCO thus forms a counterpart to the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and focuses on 20th- and 21st-century scores, from modern classics to commissioned works that will be premiered in Lucerne. The international members of the LFCO have all benefited from training at the Lucerne Festival Academy, which was initiated by Pierre Boulez and is now directed by Wolfgang Rihm. Thanks to its close ties to the Academy and its network, the LFCO is able to play a pioneering role in the interpretation of contemporary music and in the development of forward-looking concert formats. Through its projects, it exploits the possibilities of new technologies; interdisciplinary work gives rise to novel listening and concert experiences. The LFCO can be heard in numerous performances at the Lucerne Summer Festival, at Lucerne Festival Forward in November, and, of course, at guest performances all over the world. During its first summer, the LFCO collaborated with Heinz Holliger, Lin Liao, Johanna Malangré, and Enno Poppe, among others, presenting music ranging from Stravinsky and Webern to world premieres by Amarouch, Colţea, Milenko, Vaughan, and Saunders. It participated in performances of Kagel’s Staatstheater at the Luzerner Theater, created the staged concert Bye-Bye Beethoven with Patricia Kopatchinskaja, and performed at Musikfest Berlin and at the Donaueschinger Musiktage in October.