“What an evening. What a kickoff. The future of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra – it has now begun.” This is how Peter Hagmann of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung described Riccardo Chailly’s debut as the new artistic director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra last year.
Chailly devoted himself in his second year in Lucerne to the works of composers that strongly influenced him during his conducting career.
Among these are Felix Mendelssohn and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The program included Mendelssohn’s enchanting tone poems to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony, based on the poem written by Lord Byron.
“Chailly’s Mendelssohn alone was worth going to Lucerne for” The Spectator August 26th, 2017
“A demonstration of orchestral strengths” Luzerner Zeitung August 20th, 2017
|Works:||Felix Mendelssohn - Overture and Excerpts from the Incidental Music
to “A Midsummer Night's Dream” op. 21 and 64
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Manfred Symphony in B minor op. 58
|A production of:||Accentus Music|
|Directed by:||Michael Beyer|
|In Co-production with:||ARTE G.E.I.E.
|In Association with:||Arte Concert
|Picture Credit:||Stefan Deuber|