A different kind of comfort food
It's no longer a secret that Autumn, in all its crispy-cold leafy glory, has officially arrived. The lunchbreaks of sleeve-less sunbathing, however rare they were, are a past-time of the past.
On the bright side, this Autumn and Winter, twice a month at 12.30pm, music concerts will take place at various locations across the city, and will be free-of-charge for anyone to enjoy.
The Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO) presents a series of musical performances in small ensembles, by high-profile musicians of various genres ranging from classical piano, string, acoustic guitar, classical Indian, hebrew, electro acoustic percussion and many more.
The concerts are spread across six months, with the first not-to-be-missed performance, by The Schengen Quartet, taking place on October 14 at the Protestant church.
Friday, 21.10.2011 at 12h30, Auditorium du Cité, Place d’Armes, LuxembourgMeditative Indain Ragas with music from Benares, India
Pandit Shivnath Mishra on sitar, Deobrat Mishra on sitar & chant, and Prashaut Mishra on the tabla
Friday, 11.11.2011 at 12h30, Eglise Protestante, 5 rue de la Congrégation, LuxembourgWinners of last year's young soloists competition by the UGDA (Union Grand-Duc Adolphe Music School)
• Chloé Kiffer: violinist from France performs 1. Sonata No 2 in A minor BWV 1003, Grave et Fugue (Johann Sebastian Bach)2. Der Erlkönig, Grand Caprice op.26 (Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst)
• Max Asselborn: trumpet player from Luxembourg performing 1. Légende (Georges Enesco)2. Caprice (Eugène Bozza)
3. Share my Yoke (Ivor Bossanko)
• Martin E. Hatlo: Bass and Baryton from Norway, performing 1. Nun scheint in vollem Glanze der Himmel - «Die Schöpfung» (Franz Joseph Haydn)2. An die Leier (Franz Schubert) 3. I got plenty o’nuttin‘ - «Porgy & Bess» (George Gershwin)
Lina Druart on piano
Friday, 25.11.2011 at 12h30, Eglise Saint-Michel, (the fish market), city centre, Luxembourg.Forgotten music from the 13th Century of the Renaissance period.
The musical ensemble, "Syntagma", created in 1995 by Russian composer and singer Alexandre Danilevski, performs a set dedicated to the forgotten medieval and baroque sheet music from the Renaissance. The programme will include works by
Gauthier d'Epinal, Jehan de Lescurel, Bartolino da Padova,and Landini, as interpreted by Alexandre Danilevski (flute and violin) and Sophia Danilevski (violin).
Friday, 2.12.2011 at 12h30, Auditorium du Cité, Place d’Armes, LuxembourgBrel and Brassens in French and Hebrew with Timna Brauer and Elias Meiri.
This original recital revisits the poetry of Jaque Brel and Georges Brassens as interpreted by the beautiful voice of Timma Brauer, a singer originally from Yemen in Israel.
Friday, 13.1.2012 at 12h30, Auditorium du Cité, Place d’Armes, LuxembourgGuitar and voice music from Brasil, "Estrada Real de Villa Rica" with Celso Adolfo Marques & Sergio Tordini.
A concert that travels back to the colonial mining times of the 18th and 19th century in Brasil with music interpreted by the guitar performances of Celso Adolfo (whose CD "Estrada Real de Villa Rica" features in the programme) and Sergio Tordini (guitar teacher at the Music Conservatoire of Luxembourg).
Friday, 20.1.2012 at 12h30, Eglise Protestante, 5 rue de la Congrégation, Luxembourg
The Chamber Orchestra of Luxembourg "Les Musiciens" (The Musicians)
Founded in 1974, this well-known orchestra consists of 40 professional musicians under the direction of the highly-acclaimed Nicolas Brochot.
Friday, 10.2.2012 at 12h30, Eglise Protestante, 5 rue de la Congrégation, Luxembourg
The Mozart at Piazzolla - the classic tango
Maria Miteva: flute
Martha Khadem: Missagh, violin
Olga Dimitrova: guitar
Friday, 9.3.2012 at 12h30, Eglise Protestante, 5 rue de la Congrégation, LuxembourgAnother performance by young soloist competition winners of the UGDA, this time winners of the 2011 competition.
Friday, 23.3.2012 at 12h30, Cercle Municipal, place d’Armes, LuxembourgMilitary Music of the Grand Duchy
To close the Midday Concerts Season of 2011/2012, the Military Orchestra, consisting of 60 professional musicians under the direction of Captain Jean Thoss, will perform at the place d’Armes in town.