Lucerne Festival Academy 4

Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO) | Sylvain Cambreling

Rihm | Ammann

Sat, 03.09. | 11.00

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

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Summer Festival

09.08.-11.09. 2022




    Lucerne Festival Academy 4

    Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO) | Sylvain Cambreling

    Wolfgang Rihm (*1952)
    Sub-Kontur for orchestra (Swiss premiere)
    Dieter Ammann (*1962)
    Core for orchestra
    Turn for orchestra
    Boost for orchestra

    The full program will be announced at a later date.

    Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO)

    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.

    October 2021

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    Sylvain Cambreling

    Sylvain Cambreling, who was born in 1948 in Amiens, France, began his career as a trombonist at the Lyon Opera in 1971, earned a degree in orchestral conducting, and soon made the transition from the pit to the conductor’s podium. From 1975 to 1981 he served as Assistant Music Director at the acclaimed Lyon Music Theatre. In 1976 Pierre Boulez brought him to Paris as regular Guest Conductor of the Ensemble intercontemporain, and in 1981 Gérard Mortier appointed Cambreling Music Director at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. During his ten-year tenure there, Cambreling conducted forty new productions staged by such directors as Luc Bondy, Patrice Chéreau, Peter Mussbach, and Herbert Wernicke. In 1993 he headed to Frankfurt Opera, where he served for three years as General Administrator and General Music Director; in 1994 the magazine Opernwelt selected him as Conductor of the Year, and in 1996 his company was named best of the year. From 1999 to 2011 Cambreling was head of the SWR Baden-Baden and Freiburg Symphony Orchestra; since 2010 he has helmed the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and in the 2012-13 season he begins his tenure as General Music Director of Stuttgart Staatsoper. He has been a guest artist at the Salzburg Festival, the Opéra National de Paris, the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala in Milan, and the Vienna Staatsoper. In the concert hall Cambreling has collaborated with the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Los Angeles and Oslo Philharmonics, and the San Francisco Symphony. He has more­over won an outstanding reputation as a champion of contemporary music, particularly through his work with the Klangforum Wien, of which he is First Guest Conductor since 1997.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 2 September 2000 in works by Rihm, Hosokawa, and Kurtág, performed by the Klangforum Wien.

    August 2012

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