The Zürich Saxophone Collective brings together a unique mixture of musical cultures and traditions, with members coming from all four corners of the world; Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Israel, Switzerland, France, Spain, Poland, Latvia, Hungary and Norway, to name a few. All members of the ensemble are highly trained musicians in the fields of Classical and Contemporary Music. As artistic director and conductor of the collective, Lars Mlekusch aspires to express this pluralism and diversity of cultures by creating a musical program that presents a wide spectrum of styles and aesthetics, ranging from premiering works of well-known contemporary composers to transcriptions of symphonic masterpieces. Lars Mlekusch, who was also the founder and artistic director of the Vienna Saxophonic Orchestra, formed The Zürich Saxophone Collective with his arrival to Zürich, where he has been teaching saxophone and chamber music since 2015 at the Zürich University of the Arts. The ZSC aspires to explore different sound and physical spaces, whether through unusual venues, spatial performances or interdisciplinary projects.
Jul 10 201811:15
Zürich Saxophone Collective - Lars Mlekusch, conductor
HILLS & MOUNTAINS:
Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103 (arr. Miha Ferk)
Félix Ibarrondo (1943): Akaitz
Alvin Lucier (1931): The Two Grey Hills (premiere performance)
ACADEMY OF MUSIC Blagoje Bersa Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12