The Cleveland Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra are among visiting orchestras to perform at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland this summer. The Cleveland Orchestra, led by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, will present three concerts from August 26 to 28 with programs to include Schubert’s Symphony No. 4, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8, and the world premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s “Silent Prayer.” Soprano Christine Schäfer will join the orchestra August 26 for a performance of Schubert Lieder arranged for orchestra and high voice. Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas will lead the San Francisco Symphony in three concerts September 11 to 13; works to be performed include Wagner’s Overture to “The Flying Dutchman,” Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, and Berlioz’s “Le Carnaval romain.” Featured soloists will include organist Paul Jacobs for Aaron Copland’s Organ Symphony; Christian Tetzlaff for Berg’s violin concerto; and soprano Susan Graham for Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été. The Lucerne Festival’s summer season begins August 12 and ends September 18. Other featured groups and artists include the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics; the London Philharmonia; conductors Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, and Gustavo Dudamel; pianist Hélène Grimaud, this year’s “artiste étoile”; and Dieter Ammann, composer-in-residence.
Posted July 1, 2010