Landes-Akkordeon-Ensemble Sachsen-

 Anhalt (LAESA)



Sunday 10.11.2019, 3 p.m., Franckesche Stiftungen


presale: 7,10€

box office: 8€



Fotos: Ellen Kwas und Henriette Stein

For 23 years, the Landes-Akkordeon-Ensemble Sachsen-Anhalt has been a select orchestra for gifted accordion students in the state. In their home towns, the orchestra members are taught by highly qualified accordion teachers at local and municipal music schools and prepared for the rehearsal phases and concerts. Since its foundation, the orchestra, which is sponsored by the Landesverband der Musikschulen Sachsen-Anhalt e.V., has had more than 130 members. Some of them are highly demanded musicians today and teach this versatile instrument at music schools and universities in Germany and abroad.


The ensemble is an permanent component of the akkordeon akut!.


Every year during the summer holidays the young musicians work on the repertoire for the new season within one week. The focus of their artistic work is particularly on original works by contemporary composers. In recent years, a considerable number of new works have been created for this ensemble by awarding commissions to and as a result of various workshops and collaborations with composers such as Iwan Iwanow, Krzystof Zgraja, Willi Vogl, Jean Pacalet, Lutz Stark and Jens Marggraf.


"Aitake" is a composition by Jens Marggraf, who lives and works in Halle. It was also commissioned by the Landes-Akkordeon-Ensemble Sachsen Anhalt and was premiered by him in 2006. The starting point is the Japanese court music gagaku, which reached its peak in the seventh century and consists of a total of eleven different chords called aitake. The Japanese mouth organ Shō is regarded as one of the predecessors of modern harmonica instruments and played a central role in this music as a harmony instrument.


The programme also includes the "Downland Suite" by the Scottish composer John Ireland, who in the 20th century, in addition to his compositional work was also active as organist, choirmaster and music teacher - Benjamin Britten was one of his successful students - or "Sunfire" by the composer Jens Klimek from Magdeburg. Originally conceived for brass bands, the concert will feature the free version for string orchestra, edited jointly by Geoffrey Bush and the composer himself.


Director: Lutz Stark


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