Posted on August 8, 2017
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.
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.
Friday, August 18, 22h25 SRF1
Sunday, August 27, 18h05 Arte
This August 18, Riccardo Chailly will be conducting the Lucerne Festival Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony, which is based on a poem written by Lord Byron. It is the second year of Chailly being the orchestra’s music director after the death of his mentor and predecessor Claudio Abbado. The concert will be broadcasted a week later on Arte.