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Festival with Russian Music at the Lucerne Music Academy

The music festival "Change of Scene" of the Lucerne Music Academy will be featuring Russian music from 27 January until 1 February 2013. One of the highlights will be the scenic premiere of a Shostakovich adaptation. This is the variety show premiere "The YY Case", which will be shown on 27 January as well as on two other dates at the Theatre Pavilion in Lucerne.

In addition, there will be a symposium on 28/29 January entitled "Hand Grenade of an Anarchist – Dmitri Shostakovich and the Period around 1930", in which the subject will be Shostakovich's music and his complicated confrontation with the Soviet state in the 1930s.

The programme in detail:

Sunday, 27 January 2013, Tuesday, 29 January 2013, Wednesday, 30 January 2013, each time at 7:30 PM, Theatre Pavilion in Lucerne
Dmitri Shostakovich: "The YY Case"
Students of the Lucerne Music Academy
Elisabeth Anliker, project idea/instrumental adaptation/ overall direction
Ludwig Wicki, musical direction
Thomas Usteri, pantomime and direction
Valentyna Protsak, stage design
Sebastian Lange, projections
Markus Brunn, light design

Monday, 28 January 2013 and Tuesday, 29 January 2013, Dreilinden Hall in Lucerne
Symposium
"Hand Grenade of an Anarchist" - Dmitri Shostakovich and the Period around 1930
Lectures, Film, Music

Thursday, 31 January 2013, 7:30 PM, St. Charles Hall Meggen
Chamber Music Concert
Elena Firsova: "Far Away" for saxophone quartet
Edison Denissov: Sonata for flute and guitar
Galina Ustvolskaya: Composition 2 "Dies Irae" for 8 double basses, wood block and piano
Dmitri Shostakovich: "7 Romances to Poems of Alexander Blok“ for soprano, violin, violoncello and piano
Alfred Schnittke: String Trio
Students of the Lucerne Music Academy
Isabelle van Keulen, Sascha Armbruster, Beat Hofstetter, Bozo Paradzik, Konstantin Lifschitz, Pirmin Grehl, Andreas von Wangenheim, rehearsal

Friday, 1 February 2013, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall KKL Lucerne
Symphony Concert
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 (Leningrad Symphony)
Central Swiss Youth Philharmonic
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

 

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