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LegeArtis Lech 2015

The innovative and international festival LegeArtis Lech takes place for the fourth time and it will once more bring young, upcoming artists to Vorarlberg’s mountains. Together with the audience they will enter in an “intercultural dialogue” – inspired by the picturesque village in the mountains.

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From September 11 to 15, 2015, LegeArtis festival will beckon an international crowd of artists and musicians to Lech am Arlberg. The varied programme with baroque, classical and romantic chamber music, Zen-Funk Jazz, Balalaika sounds and gipsy music will be complemented by an artistic programme by viennacontemporary, Austria’s leading international arts fair with contemporary art by promising local and international artists, and master classes.

Art with strings – and keys – attached

With his Camerata du Leman the Italian conductor Claudio Vandelli will open the festival with Mozart’s “Requiem”. A young baroque ensemble, the internationally celebrated soprano Anna Dennis and the popular countertenor William Towers will perform Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” in the evening. Roby Lakatos is known for his breathtaking virtuosity and stylistic variety. In Lech the Hungarian “devil’s violinist” will present his album “La Passion” – a musical firework with both known and long-forgotten melodies and Csárdás sounds. Bach’s universe is hardly ever presented in such a varied fashion: Multi-instrumentalist Andrey Doynikov explores Johann Sebastian Bach’s six English suites on six different musical instruments – a truly extraordinary tour.

Nik Bärtsch’s MOBILE combines ingredients from Funk, modern classical music and elements of ritual Japanese music to cook up an exciting mixture of sounds while Alexey Arkhipovksy, the star of the Russian Balalaika, uses his instrument with just three strings to produce truly wondrous sounds. He is frequently compared with Jimi Hendrix and Paganini. The crowning finish will be provided by artistic leader and violinist Asya Sorshneva together with violist Lyda Chen-Argerich, the young pianist Freddy Kempf and the cellist Gary Hoffmann – they will play two of the most popular and beautiful romantic piano quartets: Robert Schumann’s only contribution to the genre and Johannes Brahms’ piano quartet “No. 3”.

programme overview

Friday, 11. 9., 8 pm

Sport.Park.Lech am Arlberg
PERGOLESI STABAT MATER, MOZART REQUIEM, CAMERATA DU LEMAN & CHOR, CLAUDIO VANDELLI Dirigent, BAROCK ENSEMBLE, ANNA DENNIS Sopran, WILLIAM TOWERS Countertenor

Saturday,12. 9., 8 pm

Sport.Park.Lech am Arlberg
ROBY LAKATOS & ENSEMBLE „LA PASSION“

Sunday,13.9., 5 pm

Neue Kirche St.Nikolaus
Lech am Arlberg
BACH SECHS, ENGLISCHE SUITEN, ANDREY DOYNIKOV
Klavier, Synthesizer, Elektrische Orgel, Cembalo, Hammerklavier, Marimba

Monday, 14.9., 8 pm

Sport.Park.Lech am Arlberg
NIK BÄRTSCH’S MOBILE & BALALAIKA-STAR, ALEXEY ARKHIPOVSKY, NIK BÄRTSCH Klavier, KASPAR RAST Schlagzeug, SHA Bassklarinette / Saxophon, NICOLAS STOCKER Schlagzeug / Percussion

Tuesday, 15.9., 8 pm

Sport.Park.Lech am Arlberg
SCHUMANN KLAVIERQUARTETT, BRAHMS KLAVIERQUARTETT #3, FREDDY KEMPF Klavier, ASYA SORSHNEVA Violine, LYDA CHEN-ARGERICH Viola, GARY HOFFMAN Violoncello

Tickets at: Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH, Volksbank Lech, Raiffeisenbank Lech, and online on www.oeticket.com and via telephone, oeticket-hotline: +43 512 341034. Special subscription offers, discounts and more information on www.legeartislech.com