Archive for the ‘Backstage’ Category

28. May 2013   |   No Comments

Petites questions à un grand orchestre

Ecole Française_02

Les élèves de l’Ecole Française de Luxembourg ont pu, au cours de plusieurs rencontres, poser toutes leurs questions aux musiciens de l’Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg et ainsi découvrir le métier de musicien professionnel, mais aussi le fonctionnement d’un orchestre et d’une salle de concerts. More

11. March 2013   |   No Comments

Backstage views

Last Friday, just a couple of hours before the concert, we invited the public to discover the backstage area of the Philharmonie Luxembourg. Spaces where people usually don’t have access… More

1. February 2013   |   No Comments

Andalucian style

Einer der vielen verschiedenen Berufe, die es in der Philharmonie gibt, ist der des Beleuchtungsmeisters. Am deutlichsten könnt ihr seine Arbeit bei unseren verstärkten Produktionen sehen, d.h. bei den grossen Jazz- und Weltmusik-Konzerten im Grand Auditorium. More

30. October 2012   |   No Comments

Wie funktioniert ein Dudelsack?

Wir haben den luxemburgischen Dudelsack Spieler Gilles Wunsch vor seinem Konzert in der Philharmonie getroffen und ihn gebeten, uns sein in unserer Gegend doch eher ungewöhnliches Instrument detaillierter vorzustellen.

Was ist ein “Reed”? Was ist ein “Chanter”? Was ist ein “Drone”? More

5. March 2012   |   No Comments

What does it sound like?

Some shots showing the Brescian method of construction that uses no inside form or cornerblocks

In this third and last blogpost by Daniel Hoffman, he talks about the details and what happens if you don’t take care of them. If you missed Part I and Part II, you definitely should have a look at them! More

2. March 2012   |   No Comments

The Italian sound

Second part of the series dedicated to the discovery of a luthier’s work. In this blogpost, Daniel Hoffman takes you step by step through the whole instrument-creating process. More

27. February 2012   |   No Comments

“It sounds like bittersweet dark chocolate”

photo (c) Daniel Hoffman

Daniel Hoffman is luthier. A passion he follows for more than 30 years now. Asked to describe this fascination, Daniel explains: “I love this thing called lutherie, it’s such a huge world of wonder, history, creativity, science, alchemy,and woodworking on its way to becoming Music.

Lucky and happy to know such an enthusiastic man as Daniel, I availed myself of this opportunity to ask him some more questions about his work. Daniel gave me so much information, such detailed answers, that I decided to split them up in three blogposts. So, in this blogpost, Daniel explains why he likes the collaboration with the musicians and describes what sort of woods he uses to build his instruments. More

24. February 2012   |   No Comments

«2 x hören: Keine Angst vor…»

In der abstrakten Malerei genügt es oft schon, ein Gemälde oder eine Skulptur aus einem  neuen Blickwinkel zu betrachten, und schon ändert sich unsere Wahrnehmung gänzlich: Auf einmal wird alles viel verständlicher, und es erschließen sich Zusammenhänge, die uns zunächst vielleicht verborgen geblieben sind.

Auch zeitgenössische Musik wird häufig als More

24. November 2011   |   No Comments

Musica Surfica

Musicians and surfers at the top of their art; performing at the edge of the world

Musica Surfica is a documentary that follows one man’s creative journey. Richard Tognetti, the Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, is a world-renowned violinist and a life-long surfer. He teams up with surfing virtuoso Derek Hynd to bring together More

19. September 2011   |   No Comments

Have a date with Dvořák!

“Dating:” – OPL – photo Julien Becker


Ever thought of having a date with a composer? Ok, I have to admit, it will rather be some kind of “mass dating” with one or more middle-men, but hey, just have a go! I’m sure you’ll love it!

This Wednesday, you may meet  More

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Inaugurated in 2005, the Philharmonie Luxembourg now hosts over 400 events a year (classical music, jazz, world music, new music) and is one of Europe’s main concert halls. it is also the home of the Orchestre Phiilharmonique du Luxembourg.

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