© Astrid Ackermann
Do, 09/09/2021, 20:00 Uhr
Komponierte Musik / Musiktheater / Oper / Konzert

Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra

Musikfest Berlin

The Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra is guaranteed to be a unique experience. In this temporary melting pot, outstanding young instrumentalists from all over the world meet the best conductors and, at the same time, new compositions and milestones of the avant-garde. The orchestra’s formation varies each festival year – but what you can count on is the extraordinary quality and charisma of this ever-changing orchestra, which continues to leave its mark on the music world. At the Musikfest Berlin, Ilan Volkov will conduct the orchestra. Just as pianist Nicolas Hodges and percussion soloists Dirk Rothbrust and Christian Dierstein, he is one of the most renowned and passionate interpreters of the contemporary repertoire.
With the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Nicolas Hodges, the Israeli conductor will premiere the Piano Concerto by Rebecca Saunders. The Berlin-based British composer is known for her power of imagination and a particularly intense and productive collaboration with those who perform her works. She also breaks new tonal ground with her celebrated concerto for both solo percussionists and orchestra. Juxtaposing her works with the music of Anton Webern – a classic among modern composers – promises exciting changes of perspective.

  • Anton Webern: »Symphonie op. 21« (1927/28)
  • Rebecca Saunders: »to an utterance« for piano and orchestra, Roche Commission für das Lucerne Festival, DEUTSCHE ERSTAUFFÜHRUNG (2020)
  • Anton Webern: »Variationen für Orchester op. 30« (1940)
  • Rebecca Saunders: »void« for percussion duo and orchestra (2013/14)

Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra

Ilan Volkov, Leitung

Nicolas Hodges, Klavier
Christian Dierstein, Percussion
Dirk Rothbrust, Percussion

Saunders und Webern – eine der interessantesten Klangforscher*innen unserer Zeit trifft auf den Klassiker der Moderne und dessen präzisen Minimalismus. Das Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra unter Ilan Volkov widmet sich dieser Kombination.


  • Dauer: 00:37h
  • Philharmonie
  • Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1, Berlin