Program 2014

For the summer of 2014, Boulez has invited several distinguished colleagues. Simon Rattle will appear for the first time on the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra podium to give the world premiere of a new work written under the auspices of the Roche Commissions by composer-in-residence Unsuk Chin. The soloist will be the soprano Barbara Hannigan, this summer’s “artiste étoile,” who will also perform in the final concert in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. In addition, there will be two composer-conductors: Along with songs from Solomon’s garden, his own setting of the Song of Songs, Matthias Pintscher will present such works as the orchestral diptych Zimt by Johannes Maria Staud, our second composer-in-residence. Heinz Holliger, who celebrates his 75th birthday in 2014, will lead the Academy students to prepare his large-scale Scardanelli Cycle.


Symphony Concert 6
Saturday, 23 August 2014 | 6.30 p.m. | Concert Hall
LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra | LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Chorus |Simon Rattle conductor | Barbara Hannigan soprano

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Rondes du Printemps from Images

Unsuk Chin (*1961)
Le Silence des Sirènes for soprano and orchestra (2013/14)
Roche Commissions world premiere

Luciano Berio (1925–2003)
Coro for 40 voices and instruments (1974–76)

Modern 3
Saturday, 30 August 2014 | 11 a.m. | Concert Hall
LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra | Heinz Holliger conductor | Latvian Radio Choir | Felix Renggli flute

Heinz Holliger (*1939)
Scardanelli Cycle for solo flute, small orchestra, tape and mixed chorus (1975–91)

Late Night 2
Saturday, 30 August 2014 | 10.00 p.m. | Lucerne Hall
Ensembles from the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY  | students of the Master Class  | Barbara Hannigan  direction | Huw Watkins piano

Concluding Concert for the Master Class in Voice with Barbara Hannigan


Modern 5
Monday, 1 September 2014 | 8 p.m. | Lucerne Hall
Monday, 8 September | 8 p.m. | Kölner Philharmonie
Tuesday, 9 September | 7.30 p.m. | Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen
LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Ensemble | Matthias Pintscher conductor | Leigh Melrose baritone

Luciano Berio (1925–2003)
Tempi concertati for flute, violin, two pianos, and other instruments (1958–59)

Matthias Pintscher (*1971)
songs from Solomon’s garden for baritone and chamber orchestra (2009)

Helmut Lachenmann (*1935)
Concertini. Music for Ensemble (2005)

Symphony Concert 20
Saturday, 6 September 2014 | 6.30 p.m. | Concert Hall
LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra | Matthias Pintscher conductor | Barbara Hannigan soprano

Johannes Maria Staud (*1974)
Zimt. A Diptych for Bruno Schulz for large orchestra (On Comparative Meteorology and Contrebande) (2008–2010)
World premiere of the complete version

Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)
Symphony No. 4 in G major