The Lucerne Festival Orchestra and its music director Riccardo Chailly will be performing parts of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony on Friday, August 18, at 7:30 p.m. The concert in the KKL Lucerne will be streamed simultaneously on Arte Concert. On the same day, SRF 1 will be broadcasting the concert at 10:25 p.m. Later in August, on the 27th at 6:20 p.m., Arte is presenting the performance of the Manfred Symphony.
Accentus Music is delivering the live video stream of the Lucerne Festival’s opening concert on Friday, August 11th, at 6:30 p.m. The ceremonial act which is going to take place in the KKL Lucerne will be streamed simultaneously open-air at Lucerne’s Inseli Park as well as on Facebook Live. The Lucerne Festival Orchestra and its music director Riccardo Chailly will be performing three symphonic poems by Richard Strauss: Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Death and Transfiguration as well as Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks.
Our documentary about Arvo Pärt, “The Lost Paradise” (directed by Günter Atteln), will be shown at the Lanzarote Visual Music Festival on October 4 and 12 at 9 p.m. The screening will take place at the Centro de Innovación Cultural El Almacén in Arrecife, Calle José Betancort 33.
For more information about “The Lost Paradise” visit the website: adamspassion.de
Accentus Music will be recording Gabriela Montero playing her latest composition – her Piano Concerto No.1, the “Latin Concerto” – together with the pan-American YOA Orchestra of the Americas under the baton of Carlos Miguel Prieto. The performance will take place on July 21 in one of the most beautiful concert halls in the world: the Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Chile. As an Honorary Consul of Amnesty International, Montero is one of the most outspoken musicians on matters of human rights, particularly on the well-documented abuses of power by the Venezuelan regime. With her 1st piano concerto, Gabriela Montero extends an invitation to share in a multi-layered and passionate expression of her beloved, native continent.
This week, Accentus Music recorded Stravinsky and Sibelius Violin Concertos performed by Zhi-Jong Wang, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and conductor Thomas Sanderling at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios. Discovered at a young age by Yehudi Menuhin, Zhi-Jong Wang is considered one of the most promising violinists of her generation. The album will be released on the Accentus label in January 2018.
Here are some impressions of the recording sessions!
This year’s concerts from the Rudolstadt Festival, streamed live on Arte Concert by Accentus Music from July 6-9, are still available on the platform. Here are the links to the concerts:
Starting from Thursday, July 6, until Sunday, July 9, Accentus Music will deliver the live signal of six concerts from the Rudolstadt Festival 2017. The concerts will be available for live and catch up viewing on the Arte Concert platform here.
In celebration of Herbert Blomstedt’s 90th Birthday in July 2017, Accentus Music releases a new Beethoven cycle that captures the spirit of the long-standing partnership between the legendary conductor laureate and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. All nine symphonies, released in a box set containing five CDs, are live recordings made at the Leipzig Gewandhaus between May 2014 and March 2017. The box set will be available on June 30 in Germany and soon in other countries. For more information click here.
Sunday, August 20, 18h20
In 2014, the Lucerne Festival took place without Claudio Abbado for the first time. The young Latvian Andris Nelsons lead the orchestra playing Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in the opening concert. Nelsons had already won the trust and respect of both listeners and performers in a memorial concert for Abbado before.