Saturday, January 12, 2013

Grand Duke at New Year Concert

On January 10th, Grand Duke Henri visited the Grand Auditorium of the philharmonic hall to assist to the New Year concert of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg. Conducted by Emmanuel Krivine, the orchestra played music by Johann Strauss (the son), Camille Saint-Saëns, Maurice Ravel, Boris Blacher and George Gershwin. A pictures of the Grand Duke arriving can be found on the website of the cour.

In not totally unrelated news, the Jeunesses Musicales du Luxembourg have sadly announced their dissolution. Since 1946 Jeunesses Musicales tried to get children but also teenagers enthusiastic about making music and teaching them how to. The Jeunesses Musicales du Luxembourg were one of the patronages of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume. Reasons given were financial struggles, lack of candidates to become the new president and the competitive situation with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.

Source: CGD, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Wort