The Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg (OCL) will be playing a concert dedicated to Scandinavia this Sunday 6 October 2019; "Crossing Europe- Visiting Scandinavia" will open the OCL's season at the Philharmonie Luxembourg.
Under the direction of Adrian Prabava, former assistant to Kurt Masur at the Orchestre National de France and close collaborator with Bernard Haitink at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the OCL will perform pieces from Joseph Martin Kraus, a German composer who spent most of his career in Stockholm, Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius. "Endorphin", a piece composed in 2011 by the Danish composer Søren Nils Eichberg will conclude this musical journey through Scandinavia.
A contemporary of Mozart, Joseph Martin Kraus spent most of his career in Stockholm. In the year of his death, he composed an overture for Voltaire's play "Olympie", which was performed at the Royal Theatre. The programme continues with a journey to Bergen in Norway, the birthplace of Edvard Grieg and the Danish writer Ludwig Holberg, in whose honour the famous "Suite" was composed. It was in Finland, at the Swedish Theatre in Helsinki, that the incidental music to "Pelléas and Mélisande" by Jean Sibelius was first performed, in March 1905. The celebrated suite subtly portrays Maeterlinck's symbolic drama in nine tableaux. The Danish-educated composer conceived his concerto grosso "Endorphin" as "a game in the best sense of the term".
The concert will take place in the Salle de Musique de Chambre of the Philharmonie (1 Place de L'Europe, 1499 Luxembourg) this Sunday from 17:00.
Tickets cost €30, €15 for under-26s or €1.50 for Kulturpass holders. Entry is free for children under 12. Tickets are available at www.philharmonie.lu or via tel.: 263-22632.