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Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY

 21 August 2016 at 1pm 

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY

Lucerne Festival
Lucerne
Switzerland
http://e.lucernefestival.ch

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY
Konstantia Gourzi conductor

The Greek musician Konstantia Gourzi is doubly talented and has found equal success as a composer and conductor. For her debut conducting the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY she will also premiere a brand-new orchestral work of her own. Her program juxtaposes this piece with three musical positions from the 1950s and ʼ60s. Gourzi’s fellow Greek Iannis Xenakis evokes an archaic ritual sacrifice in Le Sacrifice, the second part of his orchestral triptych Anastenaria. The Danish Per Nřrgĺrd meanwhile explores infinity through trancelike sounds, and György Ligeti follows in the footsteps of Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály in his “Romanian Concerto,” a sparkling early work that uses a wide variety of folk melodies Ligeti heard as a child in Transylvania and later studied at the Folklore Institute in Bucharest. These he supplements with melodies of his own evoking “the spirit of the village bands.”


Iannis Xenakis : Le Sacrifice from Anastenaria for Orchestra
Per Nřrgĺrd : Voyage into the Golden Screen for Orchestra
Konstantia Gourzi : Ny-él, two Angels in the White Garden for Orchestra
Gyorgy Ligeti : Concert Românesc
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