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MOZAR TO EÖTVÖS

24 NOVEMBER

The conditions of access to the concert are subject to the health constraints in force at the time of the performances.

Symphony concert

MOZART TO EÖTVÖS

A musical dialogue spanning centuries.

Thursday 24 november — 8pm

Lille – Auditorium du Nouveau Siècle

[ Price category 1 ]

± 1h45 with interval

EÖTVÖS
Dialog mit Mozart – Da capo

EÖTVÖS
Saxophone concerto, Focus
[French premiere]
Commission from the ONL, the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln and the Sinfonieorchester Basel

MOZART
Symphony n°41, « Jupiter »

Elena Schwarz Conductor
Marcus Weiss
Saxophone
Orchestre National de Lille

Acclaimed as a major composer, Peter Eötvös enjoys experimenting with the repertoire. In Dialog mit Mozart – Da Capo, the Hungarian composer uses incomplete fragments of music written by Mozart to create an imaginary dialogue across several centuries. Performed for the first time in France, the saxophone concerto, Focus, is construed as an encounter between “foreground” (the soloist) and “background” (the orchestra). Dedicated to the Swiss saxophonist, Marcus Weiss, the music recalls great jazz performers like Stan Getz and Sonny Rollins. For the grande finale, the conductor Elena Schwartz, who shot to fame in France at the Victoires de la Musique Classique competition in 2018, will conduct the unforgettable Jupiter Symphony, a Mozartian swan song.

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A WORD FROM THE CONDUCTOR ON FOCUS BY EÖTVÖS

Ever since I was a child, I’ve loved the song-like sound of the saxophone. The idea for Focus came from filmmaking. Just as a camera zooms in on something specific, in Focus, the sound slowly homes in on the orchestra or the soloist, as if in slow motion.

Elena Schwarz © Priska Ketterer

Elena Schwarz © Priska Ketterer

PRE-CONCERT EVENT

6.45pm
Contemporary Composers Series

Peter Eötvös by Camille de Rijck

(Free admission for concert ticketholders)

Please note that the 6.45 p.m. lecture on Peter Eötvös, given by Camille De Rjick, has been cancelled due to a compelling reason beyond our control.

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