N°4 | PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
When thinking about “entertainment” one does not necessarily refer to “bread and games” or “opium for the people”… In its essence, entertainment is a “distraction” from reality – and sometimes a diversion that may shed a new light on the real. These are the stakes of this concert – or rather this cine-concert.

The composing career of Estonian Erkki Sven Tüür has always kept the insistent drive of his rock beginnings in the sense of an open-minded, as well as intuitive and rational approach of musical writing, allowing him to transcend all aesthetical dogma in order to build a personal organic universe. Same panoptic vision in the case of Michel van der Aa, whose creative “toolbox” assembles elements borrowed indiscriminately from the classical music tradition as well as the universe of entertainment. For his part, Daniele Ghisi found inspiration in the most commercial forms of entertainment when writing Any Road, a concerto for videogame and orchestra. Finally, the great mangaka Osamu Tezuka has revolutionized the art of animated cinema, so emblematic for the entertainment industry, with his 1966 Pictures at an Exhibition, in which he seizes Modest Moussorgski’s famous piece. He takes music for inspiration in order to paint a series of devastating portraits, denouncing the foibles of his era: Gnomus becomes a bitter journalist, Il vecchio Castello a heartless, grey modern city, and so on… a disenchanted, shattering vision of the world, yet full of tenderness.

Friday March 4th

 

Auditorium De Lyon - Lyon

FRI. 4TH OF MARCH & SAT. 5TH OF MARCH

Symphonic Concert
Friday March 4th
8 PM
E-S. TÜÜR • M. VAN DER AA • D. GHISI • M. Moussorgski
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Program :
Exodus Erkki-Sven Tüür
Violin Conerto (French premiere) Michel van der Aa
Any Road (World premiere) Daniele Ghisi
Pictures at an exhibition (Maurice Ravel orchestration) Modest Moussorgski
(projection of short films by Osamu Tezuka)


Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Orchestre National de Lyon, Dir. Olari Elts

Boris Labbé, vidéo Any Road

Coproduction Auditorium de Lyon and Grame/Biennale Musiques en Scène.
With the support of Soirée des Musiciens de la Spedidam, and Grand Lyon Métropole and the Performing Arts Fund NL.

Ticket Prices : from 10 € to 36 €
Pass BMES ticket prices : 8 € / 19 € / 31 €

Auditorium De Lyon
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69003 Lyon
France

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