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26. March 2015   |   No Comments

Carmina Burana: c’est bientôt!

Déjà du monde à la répétition de mardi (photo: James Chan-A-Sue)

L’OPL plaide coupable: l’orchestre a un peu envahi les couloirs du Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg cette semaine. Mais à la guerre comme à la guerre: il fallait bien ça pour pouvoir répéter pour nos deux prochains concerts dans les meilleures conditions.

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23. March 2015   |   No Comments

Saxophone quartet plays Sibelius

Signum saxophone quartet (photo: Nadine Targiel)

Funny how, come January, posts and articles flourish all over the Internet and in the papers about people who’ll celebrate their birthday in the following months. In the classical music field 2014 was all about Rameau, 2013 was crazy about Verdi, etc. So just a few weeks ago Sibelius was everywhere because he would have [...]

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21. March 2015   |   No Comments

Bach dans le métro

(photo from the Bach in the Subways website)

Le 21 mars, c’est le début du printemps! C’est également l’anniversaire de J.S. Bach et c’est pour cette raison que Dale Henderson a choisi cette date pour un événement annuel et international qu’il a baptisé Bach in the Subways.

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16. March 2015   |   No Comments

The Man of a Thousand Faces

Lon Chaney as the Phantom of the Opera

I’d like to tell you how great Lon Chaney is in The Phantom of the Opera. The problem is: you may have no idea who he is because, as he once stated, “[his] whole career [was] devoted to keeping people from knowing [him].» How so un-Hollywood of him.

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12. March 2015   |   No Comments

OPL sucht Nachwuchs-Moderatoren!

photo: Alfonso Salgueiro

Einmal vor 1.000 Leuten auf einer großen Bühne stehen und als Moderator durch ein Konzert führen – das gibt’s nur im Fernsehen? Falsch!

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5. March 2015   |   No Comments

Alisa Weilerstein visits the European School

(photo: James Chan-A-Sue)

What do musicians do between concerts? After her “Dating: Don Quixote” last night and before her second concert with the OPL tomorrow, Alisa Weilerstein decided to spend part of her “day off” with teenagers of the European School. Her motivation: to bring music to kids who don’t often visit concert halls or listen to classical [...]

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5. March 2015   |   No Comments

“Beethoven avait tout”

Beethoven (credit: southtyrolean via Flickr)

Il n’y a pas très longtemps, on se demandait pourquoi Bach était si bon. C’est une question qu’on pourrait évidemment se poser au sujet de tous les grands compositeurs qui ont su charmer les auditeurs de leur époque et résister à l’épreuve du temps. Prenons Beethoven!

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4. March 2015   |   No Comments

Les secrets de… Alisa Weilerstein

Alisa Weilerstein (photo: Harald Hoffmann)

Alisa Weilerstein passe la semaine avec l’OPL avec lequel elle interprétera Don Quixote mercredi et vendredi. Si vous connaissez l’oeuvre, vous connaissez peut-être un peu moins bien l’interprète. Voici cinq choses que vous ignorez (sans doute) à son sujet.

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25. February 2015   |   1 Comment

Why is Bach so good?

(credit: Jeramey Jannene via Flickr)

What is life? If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? What is Steve Aoki actually doing when he is on stage? There are some very deep questions out there on the web. Fortunately, there are some kind-hearted people trying to answer them, [...]

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17. February 2015   |   No Comments

Music Education Academy 2015

(photo: James Chan-A-Sue)

If you follow us on Twitter (you should), you may have seen #MEA15 crop up from time to time last week. The hashtag stands for Music Education Academy 2015. For the first time ever the Philharmonie organised and hosted a seminar for musicians wanting to get involved in music education. But what does that even [...]

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