LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture op. 84; Symphony no. 8 in F major op. 93
IGOR STRAVINSKY: Le sacre du printemps
- Conductor Riccardo Chailly
Lucerne Festival Orchestra including Mahler Chamber Orchestra
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
The Lucerne Festival Orchestra, founded in 2003 by Claudio Abbado (1933-2014), is comprised of acclaimed soloists, chamber musicians and music professors, with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra at its core.
The orchestra unites every summer in the Swiss city of Lucerne and gathers again in autumn to tour together. Previous years have brought the Lucerne Festival to Paris, Vienna, Hamburg, Rome, London, New York, Moscow, Tokyo, Beijing and other international capitals.
This year, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra returns to Asia with two different programmes, which will be performed over seven concerts under the baton of Music Director Riccardo Chailly. Audiences in Tokyo will be able to hear both programmes in two consecutive evenings.
In this concert, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Music Director Riccardo Chailly perform – in addition to Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps, which was included in one of the concerts at this year’s Lucerne Festival – Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Symphony no. 8.
The MCO’s most recent appearance in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall was in November 2016 for its residency with Artistic Partner Mitsuko Uchida, in commemoration of the venue’s 30th anniversary.