The Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2005

The Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2005

URL (Internet address) : http://www.eu2005.lu/en/presidence/priorites_et_pgm/programme_culturel/

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Cultural Programme

01.01-30.06.2005

Brussels exhibition on Luxembourg’s role in the history of European integration

The Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2005 will be occupying the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels for the first six months of the year. The public is invited to visit an exhibition on the premises of the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union on Luxembourg’s role in the history of European integration. This exhibition has been created in close cooperation with the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe, a public Luxembourg institution which acts as a platform for collecting, selecting, processing, publishing and conducting research into information on the historical and institutional development of united Europe.

The Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2005 has also received help from the directors of the Fondation Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-duc Jean du Luxembourg in providing a fresh look at the everyday environment of European officials, using a variety of works of art by Luxembourg artists in the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels and the Kiem building in Luxembourg.

06-09.01.2005

"Der Theatermacher"

Theatre - Thomas Bernhard/Frank Hoffmann; revival of the German-language production.
Théâtre National du Luxembourg, 20h00

07-21.01.2005

"Maison L"

Installation by Ivana Cekovic in which the kiosk acts as a screen for permanent video projections encouraging sensory reflections on the concepts of home, homeland, identity and integration. In partnership with the Luxembourg Agency for Cultural Action.
Luxembourg, Place d’Armes

14.01; 25.01; 26.01; 10.02; 11.02.2005

"Le principe d’incertitude"

Dance theatre by Jean-Guillaume Weis. Production: T.D.M. – Esch Theatre - G. Weis Dance People; for this piece of choreography Jean-Guillaume Weis took his inspiration from Werner Heisenberg’s "Uncertainty Principle".
Théâtre municipal de la ville d’Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

14-16.01; 20-22.01; 31.01-01.02; 09-12.05.2005

Hamlet

Theatre - Drama by William Shakespeare/Frank Hoffmann; translation by Heiner Müller in a version by Frank Hoffmann. "Players’ scenes" by Guy Rewenig. Co-production by the Théâtre National du Luxembourg and the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen.
Théâtre National du Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 20h00

15.01-25.03.2005

"The Middle Ages Illuminated"

Exhibition - Hundreds of digitised images which are the fruit of many years’ research within French libraries by the Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT-CNRS-Paris) displayed on the walls and on giant screens.
(In partnership with the Abbaye de Fontevraud Centre for Cultural Exchange, France)
Centre culturel et de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg, Daily from 11h00 to 18h00 (and on request); free entry

19.01.2005

Japanese drummers

The whole of 2005 has been designated as a year of exchange between the peoples of Japan and Europe. This concert is the first event of an ambitious programme of exceptional cultural events, "People to People". It will be presented by the Japanese Embassy and the Luxembourg Agency for Cultural Action, supported by the Luxembourg Presidency.

Concert - Professional Japanese drummers; concert placed under the high patronage of Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchesse of Luxembourg
Conservatoire de Musique de la Ville de Luxembourg, 20h00

19.01-27.02.2005

UNESCO cultural heritage of Japan and Luxembourg

Exhibition on the UNESCO cultural heritage of Japan and Luxembourg, with photos by Kazuyoshi Miyoshi, François Buny and Carlo Hommel. Models by the National Sites and Monuments Department and the Forteresse Museum. Organised by the Japanese Embassy, National Sites and Monuments Department, Luxembourg City Photographic Library, in partnership with the Eastern Regional Centre for Cultural Activities.
Bourglinster Castle, Luxembourg, 14h00-18h00, Wednesday to Sunday

26.01-27.02.2005

Wercollier Collection

Exhibition  - The collection of the Wercollier family, on permanent display in the Neumünster Abbey cloister, is presented in the exhibition areas of the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie in Strasbourg.
The event is organised by the Grand Duchy’s Permanent Representative at the Council of Europe, in partnership with the Centre culturel et de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster.
Three artistic events will be held during the exhibition (classical music on 9 February, jazz on 17 February and cabaret on 24 February).
Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie, Place Gutenberg, Strasbourg, France

26.01.2005

Mayumi Miyata and the "United Instruments of Lucilin" ensemble

Concert featuring the "United Instruments of Lucilin" ensemble (Institute of Musical Research), with soloist Mayumi Miyata. The composers Toshios Hosokawa and Gerard Stäbler will attend.
Centre culturel et de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg, Robert Krieps Hall, 20h00

28.01-13.02.2005

Flying Carpet

Exhibition - International multidisciplinary project featuring the art works of 165 women from 25 countries. The works have been integrated into a collective work of art, a flying carpet. Exhibition organised as part of the "Beijing + 10" Conference.
Cercle Municipal de la Ville de Luxembourg

27-30.01; 02-04.02.2005

"Le Tigre bleu de l’Euphrate"

Theatre - Laurent Gaudé/Mohamed Rouabhi. World premiere, directed by Mohamed Rouabhi, with Carlo Brandt.
Théâtre National du Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 20h00

29.01; 01.02; 03.02.2005

Dido and Aeneas

Opera by Henry Purcell. Co-production by the Staatsoper Berlin, the les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and the Opéra National de Montpellier. First performed in Chelsea in 1689, this opera is based on the Aeneid by the Roman poet Virgil.
Grand Théâtre de la ville de Luxembourg, 20h00

05-13.02.05

International Percussion Competition

Competition organised by International Percussion Competition Luxembourg a.s.b.l.; competition for percussion quartets now being held for the sixth time.
Conservatoire de Musique de la Ville de Luxembourg

05.02-21.03.05

Passage into the Future: the art of a new generation in Japan

An exhibition of art produced in Japan at the beginning of the 21st century
Centre culturel et de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg, every day from 11h00 to 18h00 (and on request); free entry

25.02.05

Shô recital by Mayumi Miyata

Mayumi Miyata will be accompanied by the United Instruments of Lucilin (Institute of Musical Research). In the presence of the composers Toshio Hosokawa and Gerard Stäbler. World premiere of an unpublished work by Gérard Stäbler for shô, violin, clarinet, cello and percussion.
Bourglinster Castle, Salle des Chevaliers

26.02.05

Shô recital by Mayumi Miyata

Special concert organised in partnership with the Japanese embassy under the musical direction of Mark Foster; featuring a typical Japanese instrument, the SHÔ. Special guest and world-famous soloist, Mayumi Miyata will be playing work by the Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa. On the programme are two of the composer’s most recent works, and one of the line-ups of musicians is a string quartet with solo Shô.
Centre culturel et de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg, Salle Robert Krieps, 20h00

24.03.05

European Pentagon – Safe and Sorry pavilion

From March 2005 onwards, the Luxembourg Presidency invites visitors to “European Pentagon – Safe and Sorry pavilion" by the Luxembourgish artist Bert Theis.
Created in partnership with the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, the pavilion will be constructed on the roof of the Palais des Beaux-Arts and is intended to signal the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union to the city of Brussels, and also to denote contemporary Luxembourgish artistic and architectural creativity. The construction will also enter into an architectural dialogue with the windows in the Palais des Beaux-Arts designed by the architect Horta.

03.03-01.05.05

ARTSTARS

Exhibition- 25 stars forming a communal European art work to express the soul of Europe.
Exhibition on the forecourt of the Centre culturel et de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg; free entry

11.03; 23- 25.03.05

Der Kissenmann

Theatre – The Anglo-Irish play by Martin McDonagh performed in German is a production by the Théâtre municipal de la ville d’Esch-sur-Alzette
Théâtre municipal de la ville d’Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, 20h00

15.03-25.03.05

Salon de Printemps

The "Lëtzebuerger Artisten Center", a group of contemporary Luxembourg artists, will present its twentieth Salon de Printemps.
LUXEXPO halls on Kirchberg.

20.04.05

Royal Chamber Orchestra

Concert - The Royal Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Shunsaku Tsutsumi
Conservatoire de Musique de la Ville de Luxembourg

30.04.05

Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège

Symphonic and oratorio concert by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège and the Chœur Symphonique de Namur. The programme features “Stabat Mater�? by Szymanowski, an interlude and Brahms’ Fourth Symphony.
Centre des Arts Pluriels, Ettelbruck, Luxembourg, 20h00

01.05.05

A magical night at the Abbey

A celebration of the first anniversary of enlargement, in honour of the ten new countries of the European Union, as well as the arrival of two new Member States, Bulgaria and Romania. The Abbey will open its doors from the afternoon onwards and will deck itself out in a riot of colour and images, with music which will make you dance until the early hours …
Centre culturel et de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg

06-08.05.05

Giora the Klezmer Play

Theatre – Play by Stephan Barbarino and Jan Linders. A co-production by Art Bureau München, les theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg and the Barbarino Company
Grand Théâtre, Luxembourg - Grande Salle, 20h00

08.05.05

War Requiem

The St Michel choir from Luxembourg will perform in Berlin as part of the official inauguration of a memorial to the victims of the holocaust. The work to be performed is  “War Requiem�? by Benjamin Britten (1913-76). Among the other performers will be the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lodz, Poland, the Kammerorchester Berlin, the Karl-Forster-Chor Berlin, the Männerchor Saarbrücken and the  Knabenchor Alt. Berlin.
Berlin Philharmonic Hall

09.05.05

War Requiem

Concert – The chœur St Michel performs Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem�?
Conservatoire de musique de la ville de Luxembourg

13;14.05.05

Blackland

Theatre – The play by Arpad Schilling presented in Hungarian with French surtitles is organised in partnership with the Passages theatre festival, which takes place every two years in Nancy and focuses on theatre from Western Europe.
Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

14.05.05

Les Musiciens, Luxembourg

Concert - Shunsaku Tsutsumi directs Les Musiciens, Luxembourg
Conservatoire de Musique de la ville Luxembourg

14.05-20.06.05

Stanislav Libensky et Jaroslava Brychtova

Exhibition -  The huge glass sculptures by the Czech artists Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova on show at the Centre culturel et de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg

18.05-30.06.05

Japan – faces of yesterday and today

Exhibition: Photographs by Yvon Lambert and Pierre Gramegna,
Centre culturel Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg

29.05.05

"Luxembourg en musique" in Brussels

Concerts - On Sunday 29 May, the streets of Brussels will be invaded by the musicians of the Union Grand-Duc Adolphe. This big musical party will have as its centrepiece a procession of Luxembourgish brass bands through the capital of the European Union. Wind bands and brass bands from the five regions of Luxembourg will make an entrance into the Place Royale in a star formation while playing traditional Luxembourgish marches and Luxembourgish and European music, both traditional and modern.

06.05

European Photomeetings

Festival - At the beginning of June, the European Photomeetings – will be organised in Luxembourg for the first time. This festival will be a chance for professionals, students and photography lovers to meet and share their experiences in themed workshops.

3; 4.06.05

Zorba the Greek

Ballet – The work of Mikis Theodorakis presented by the Maribor National Theatre (NGO) from Slovenia and based on choreography by Lorca Massine. The eponymous film directed by Michael Cacoyannis in 1964, and starring Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas, made the story world-famous.
Centre des Arts Pluriels, Ettelbruck, Luxembourg, 20h00

03; 04.06.05

European improvisational theatre get-together

Improvisational theatre - 3 improvisational theatre teams will join the Luxembourg Improvisation League on stage, drawing their inspiration from the theme of Europe.
Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg

03; 04; 08; 09; 16; 17.06.05

Si ce n´est toi

Theatre – "Si ce n´est toi" is the third play of the "Big Brum Trilogy", written by Edward Bond for the "Big Brum Theatre-in-Education Company" based in Birmingham. Directed by Carole Lorang. Actors include Bach-Lan Lêbathi and Frank Sasonoff.
Théâtre municipal de la ville d’Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, 20h00

17;18.06.05

Georges Moustaki

“2005 tour�? concert by Georges Moustaki, accompanied by his ensemble. The programme will feature a selection of his most beautiful songs.
Centre des Arts Pluriels, Ettelbruck, Luxembourg  20h00

18.06.05

Sous les ponts le long de la rivière 2,…

Open-air exhibition – Young Luxembourg and European artists, selected by the CASINO Contemporary Art Forum. Works will appear throughout Luxembourg City.Created in partnership with the Grand-Duc Jean Museum of Modern Art Foundation, the National History and Art Museum and Luxembourg City Council.

21.06.05

Fête Internationale de la musique

Concerts - To celebrate the start of the summer, the Luxembourg Presidency will organise a public festival as part of the traditional European Music Festival, with many concerts to be held throughout the Grand Duchy.

26.06.05

Inaugural concert at the Salle de concerts Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte

Concert - The artistic keynote of the Presidency will be the inaugural concert by the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra of the new Salle de concerts Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte on 26 June 2005, in, among other guests, the   attendance of the  Ministers of Culture of the European Union.



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