Lucerne Festival, one of the leading international festivals in the world of classical music, begins this August, and sees a number of our artists travelling to the Festival to perform and in some instances make their debuts.
Golda kicks off her residency in a selection of orchestrated Mahler Lieder alongside MythenEnsembleOrchestral and Graziella Contratto on 21 August. Next, she returns to the role of Clara in concert performances of Gershwin‘s Porgy and Bess with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester under Alan Gilbert, on 25 August in Lucerne and 27 August in Kiel for Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival’s closing concert.
Later in Lucerne, Golda presents her trail-blazing recital programme This Be Her Verse on 4 September accompanied by Jonathan Ware.
Randall Goosby makes his debut on 23 August at the Lukaskirche with a programme of works by Dvořák, William Grant Still and Grieg together with pianist Anna Han.
Víkingur Ólafsson returns to Switzerland to perform his Mozart & Contemporaries recital programme at the KKL Luzern Concert Hall on 27 August.
Following their Edinburgh International Festival concert, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of its current Chief Conductor Susanna Malkki head to Lucerne for the concert at KKL Luzern on 30 August with a programme of Saariaho’s Vista for orchestra, Ammann’s The Piano Concerto (which is having its Swiss premiere given by Andreas Haefliger), Nørgård’s Symphony No.8 and Sibelius’ Tapiola which brings Finnish woodlands and mythology through the music of Finland’s greatest composer.
On 5 September, Lisa Batiashvili appears with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin on their European tour, celebrating the release of their newest album Secret Love Letters (Deutsche Grammophon). Batiashvili performs Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No.1 and Chausson’s Poème for violin and orchestra.
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