LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI 2021

We are happy to invite you to apply for the Alumni Projects:

* Please note: Both projects («Bye-Bye Beethoven» and «Kreutzer-Sonaten») are considered as one project. The «Kreutzer-Sonaten» program will be combined with the «Bye-Bye Beethoven» strings.


Programmes:
1a) «Bye-Bye Beethoven»
Saturday, 4 September | 16.00 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI
Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Violin | Lani Tran-Duc and Louis Dupras Stage coordination | Ricarda Schnoor Lights | Jonas Link Video

«Bye-Bye Beethoven» a staged concert
Fragments from works by Charles Ives, Joseph Haydn, John Cage, Johann Sebastian Bach, György Kurtág, Jorge Sánchez-Chiong and Pauline Oliveros

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major op. 61

Orchestration: 2 2 2 2 – 2 2 0 0 – Tmp – Str. 6 6 4 4 2
 

1b) «Kreutzer-Sonaten»
Sunday, 5 September | 14.30 | St. Karli Church

Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI
Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Violin | Joonas Ahonen Piano | Michael Engelhardt and Franz Hohler Narrator

Leoš Janáček String quartet Nr. 1 inspired by Tolstoy’s novella The Kreutzer Sonata, arranged for ensemble
Marton Illés Én-kör III (I-Circle) for Violin and Violoncello
Patricia Kopatchinskaja Die Wut for Violin and Ensemble
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata in A major op. 47 Kreutzer Sonate

Between the works there will be a recitation from Leo Tolstoy's Kreutzersonate, Sofja Tolstaja's Eine Frage der Schuld and Franz Hohler's Die Kreutzersonate

Orchestration:  4 4 3 2 1 (Strings only)
 

2) «Staatstheater»

Sunday, September 5th | 16.00 | Lucerne Theater

Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI
Ensemble of the Lucerne Theater
| Stefan Schreiber Artistic Director | Lydia Steier Production | Sophia Schneider and Barbara Lenarts Stage | Jennifer Mosen Costumes

Maurico Kagel Staatstheater
Scenic composition for singers, actors, dancers and instrumentalists

Cast size:
2 percussionists for the part «season» in the theatre (together with singers from the ensemble of hte Lucerne Theater)

4 percussionists and 4 other instrumentalists* for the part «Repertoire» in 4 containers with live broadcast to the theatre (2 instrumentalists per container)

* The "other" instrumentalists should include musicians who are willing to participate in scenic actions throughout the Kagel. You will also be expected to play rules, which are related to percussion instruments, however we might also be able combine it with your main instrument, however this cannot be guaranteed. 

Total Size Alumni-Ensemble: 6 Perc – 4 other instrumentalists

Documents to be submitted online

Audition
The coaches of the Academy, Lucerne Festival and Lucerne Theater (for Kagel) will decide on the active participation upon receiving the registration forms and recordings.
The results of the selections will be announced at the begin of April 2021.

Please notice:

Application deadline: Sunday, March 14th 2021

Fee

Travel
LUCERNE FESTIVAL will cover the travel expenses of each active participant.

Accommodation
LUCERNE FESTIVAL will arrange and cover the cost of accommodation of each active participant.
For «Bye-Bye Beethoven» and «Kreutzer-Sonaten» we will provide hotel rooms, for the Kagel-Production we will provide local host families for each active participant.

Contact
alumni@lucernefestival.ch

The closing date for applications is 14.03.2021.