NEW! The 2018 Lucerne Summer Festival

15/11/2017

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Preview of the 2018 Lucerne Summer Festival – 17th August to 16th September

The festival theme of ‘Childhood’ will highlight works by composers related to childhood, programmes for young concertgoers, and the ‘child prodigy’ phenomenon.

Riccardo Chailly and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra will devote themselves to music by Stravinsky and Mozart, Ravel and Debussy, Wagner and Bruckner; Lang Lang will be the soloist for the opening concert.

‘Kosmos Stockhausen’ – a retrospective of the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen – will mark his 90th birthday. The Lucerne Festival Academy, together with Peter Eötvös, Lin Liao, David Fulmer, Gergely Madaras, Sir Simon Rattle, Matthias Pintscher, and Duncan Ward, will perform Inori, Gruppen, and other works. Sir Simon Rattle will conduct Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges.

Fritz Hauser will be composer-in-residence; the cellist Sol Gabetta and the director Dan Tanson will appear as ‘artistes étoiles’. Read more

Luisi Confirms Impeccable Bruckner Credentials

14/11/2017

Dvořák and Bruckner: Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Jan Vogler (cello), Zurich Opera House, 12.11.2017. (JR) Read more

Zurich’s Mahagonny Lacks Pizzazz But Very Enjoyable

10/11/2017

Weill, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny: Soloists, Dancers and Chorus of Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera 9.11.2017. (JR)

Opernhaus Zürich - Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny - 2017/18 © T + T Fotografie - Tanja Dorendorf

Annette Dasch (Jenny Hill) & Christopher Ventris (Paul Ackermann aka Jimmy Mahoney)
© T + T Fotografie – Tanja Dorendorf

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Gubaidulina Fails to Introduce Bayan as Worthy Concert Instrument

31/10/2017

Haydn, Gubaidulina and Brahms: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Omer Meir Wellber (conductor), Vadim Gluzman (violin), Johannes Moser (cello), Elsbeth Moser (bajan) Tonhalle Maag, Zurich 28.10.2017. (JR)

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Omer Meir Wellber © Felix Broede

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Czech Philharmonic and Truls Mørk on Fine Form in New Zurich Concert Hall

26/10/2017

Janáček & Dvořák: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Truls Mørk (cello) / Tomáš Netopil (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich 24.10.2017. (JR)

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Truls Mørk (c) Migros Kulturprozent Classics

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Anja Harteros a Sublime Diva in Zurich’s Tosca Revival

22/10/2017

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus and Childrens’ Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Paolo Carignani (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 21.10.2017. (JR) Read more

Fine Season Opener: Eugene Onegin at Zurich Opera

26/09/2017

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists and Chorus of Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Stanislav Kochanovsky (conductor), Zurich Opera 24.9.2017. (JR)

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Lucerne Festival [4]: Festival Ends With Superlative Mahler 6 from Harding and the Vienna Phil

12/09/2017

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Lucerne Festival [4[ – Debussy, Mahler: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Harding (conductor) Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne (KKL), 10.9.2017. (JR)

LUCERNE FESTIVAL, Sommer Festival 2017: Sinfoniekonzert 29, Daniel Harding dirigiert die Wiener Philharmoniker Luzern, den 10.09.2017 Foto: Priska Ketterer/ Lucerne Festival

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