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LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra & Chorus | Simon Rattle | Barbara Hannigan

 23 August 2014 at 6.30pm 

LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra & Chorus | Simon Rattle | Barbara Hannigan

Lucerne Festival

LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra | LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Chorus (James Wood chorus master) | Simon Rattle conductor | Barbara Hannigan soprano

The Academy kicks off with a triple premiere! This is the first time that Simon Rattle will have conducted the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra, in a program that includes two works never before heard at the Festival. Le Silence des Sirènes is a brand-new score by the Korean composer Unsuk Chin that was especially written for her Lucerne retrospective as composer-in-residence. Coro, a major work by the Italian composer Luciano Berio, juxtaposes poems by Pablo Neruda with song lyrics from all around the world. It’s yet another example of Berio’s consistently non-dogmatic attitude. The vocal techniques of folk music from a widely diverse range of cultural traditions are at the center of this “anthology of different methods of setting words to music.” They are made to enter into a dialogue that erases the conventional boundaries between “serious” and “entertaining” music, between high art and folklore.

Unsuk Chin : Le Silence des Sirènes
Luciano Berio : Coro for 40 voices and orchestra

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