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Summer Festival

10.08.-12.09. 2021



    Enno Poppe  conductor

    “Spotlight on: Rebecca Saunders”

    No dress code, no need to have lessons in advance: the 40min series offers host-led programs for beginners, connoisseurs and explorers in the early evening, all with free admission. Here you can meet the stars in rehearsal, get to know unusual repertoire, and have a look behind the scenes at how the Festival operates. Unconventional and varied.

    Doors open 20 minutes before the start of the event.

    Due to the current Corona situation, attending the 40min concerts is only possible with a pre-booked ticket. Free tickets for 40min can be booked via our webshop from Tuesday 10 August. Per person, two tickets can be purchased.

    Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO)

    With the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra — LFCO for short — Lucerne Festival has launched a new orchestra this year: 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 are 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 performance 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, as well as at Lucerne Festival Forward in November — and, of course, at guest performances all over the world. In its first summer, the LFCO collaborates with conductors Heinz Holliger, Lin Liao, Johanna Malangré, and Ilan Volkov, presenting music by composers ranging from Stravinsky and Webern to Boulez and Xenakis, as well as premieres by Amarouch, Colţea, Milenko, Vaughan, and composer-in-residence Rebecca Saunders. The musicians will join Patricia Kopatchinskaja to perform the staged concert Bye-Bye Beethoven. They will also participate in performances of Kagel’s Staatstheater at the Luzerner Theater.

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    Enno Poppe

    1969 im Sauerland geboren, studierte Enno Poppe Dirigieren und Komposition bei Friedrich Goldmann und Gösta Neuwirth an der Hochschule der Künste in Berlin sowie Klangsynthese und algorithmische Komposition an der dortigen Technischen Universität und am Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe. Poppe erhielt Kompositionsaufträge u. a. von den Wittener Tagen für neue Kammermusik, den Berliner Festwochen, den Festivals Ultraschall und MaerzMusik Berlin, vom Éclat für neue Musik Stuttgart, von der Münchner musica viva, den Donaueschinger Musiktagen und den Salzburger Festspielen. Bei der Münchener Biennale kam 2008 sein Bühnenwerk Arbeit Nahrung Wohnung heraus, bei den Schwetzinger Festspielen 2012 die Oper IQ, beides auf Texte des Dichters Marcel Beyer. Zuletzt, im Herbst 2019, erlebte sein Violinkonzert Schnur mit Carolin Widmann, dem NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester und Alan Gilbert seine Uraufführung beim Beethovenfest Bonn. Zu den Orchestern, die sich Poppes Œuvre widmeten, zählen auch das Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, das Los Angeles Philharmonic, das Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, das BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra und das hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt. Seit 1998 leitet Enno Poppe, der auch als Pianist und Dirigent tätig ist, das ensemble mosaik; regelmässig dirigiert er das Klangforum Wien, das Ensemble Musikfabrik und das Ensemble Resonanz. Von 2002 bis 2004 unterrichtete Poppe Komposition an der Hochschule für Musik «Hanns Eisler» Berlin, von 2004 bis 2010 war er Dozent bei den Darmstädter Ferientagen. Er wurde mit dem Boris-Blacher-Preis (1998), dem Busoni-Kompositionspreis der Berliner Akademie der Künste (2002), dem Förderpreis der Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung (2004) und dem Schneider-Schott-Musikpreis (2005) ausgezeichnet. 2013 wurde ihm der Hans-Werner-Henze-Preis, 2016 der Deutsche Musikautorenpreis verliehen.

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    Nicolas Hodges

    Born in London in 1970, Nicolas Hodges trained as a pianist at Winchester College and the University of Cambridge with Robert Bottone, Susan Bradshaw, and Sulamita Aronovsky; he also studied composition with Michael Finnissy and Robin Holloway. His repertoire focuses on contemporary music, which he performs with such orchestras as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with Marin Alsop, Daniel Barenboim, Susanna Mälkki, Jonathan Nott, François-Xavier Roth, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and Leonard Slatkin on the podium. Nicolas Hodges is a regular guest at major festivals, including the Donaueschinger Musiktage, the Festival d’Automne in Paris, the Salzburg Festival, the Tanglewood Festival, Ars Musica Brussels, Wien Modern, the BBC Proms, and the Tage für Neue Musik in Zurich. As a chamber musician, he has been a member of Trio Accanto since 2013 and performs with the Arditti Quartet, cellist Adrian Brendel, and percussionist Colin Currie. Time and again, renowned composers have written new works for Hodges: Elliott Carter’s piano concerto Dialogues (2004), Thomas Adès’s In Seven Days (2008), and Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Gigue Machine (2011) and Variations from the Golden Mountain (2014) were all created for him. He enjoys a close relationship with this summer’s composer-in-residence Rebecca Saunders, who has written several works for Hodges, such as the double concerto miniata, Choler for two pianos, the trio That Time, the solo pieces crimson and Shadow, and the piano concerto to an utterance, which is receiving its world premiere this evening. Since 2005, Nicolas Hodges has been professor of piano at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart; additionally, he is a lecturer at the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music.

    Lucerne Festival debut on 16 August 2002 with the Basel Sinfonietta under Peter Rundel in a program including Xenakis’s Keqrops.

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