Cleveland Orchestra to perform in Salzburg, Grafenegg, and Lucerne next summer

Posted on: December 22, 2015

In Sunday’s (12/20) Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), Zachary Lewis writes that in summer 2016 the Cleveland Orchestra “will take a brief leave of absence from Blossom Music Center and pay visits to three major music festivals in Europe”: Austria’s Salzburg  and Grafenegg festivals, the latter directed by pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, and the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. “The weeklong, five-concert journey commences Aug. 18 at the Salzburg Festival in Austria. There, on three consecutive appearances at the Grosses Festspielhaus, the orchestra and [Music Director Franz] Welser-Möst will present almost all their tour repertoire, programs designed to highlight their grip on music of the 20th and 21st centuries. On tap will be Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; the violin concerto ‘Concentric Paths’ (with violinist Leila Josefowicz) and excerpts from ‘Powder Her Face’ by Thomas Ades; and three large-scale works by Strauss: ‘Sinfonia Domestica,’ ‘Death and Transfiguration,’ and the Four Last Songs, with soprano Anja Harteros.”

Posted December 22, 2015