IGOR STRAVINSKY: Concerto in E-flat major for chamber orchestra Dumbarton Oaks
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Piano Concerto no. 24 in C minor, K. 491
IGOR STRAVINSKY: The Firebird (original version from 1909-10)
- Conductor Riccardo Chailly
- Piano Lang Lang
- Lucerne Festival Orchestra including Mahler Chamber Orchestra
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
The Mahler Chamber Orchestra returns to Lucerne again this August for its summer residency at the Lucerne Summer Festival. First invited to form the core of the newly founded Lucerne Festival Orchestra in 2003 by MCO founding mentor Claudio Abbado (1933-2014), the MCO feels at home in this ensemble of international talent, which is dedicated to musical friendship, freedom, and performance in a chamber-music-like style. Under the baton of Riccardo Chailly, who celebrates the 30th anniversary of his debut in Lucerne, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra – as part of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra – performs four concerts in the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne (KKL), which was designed by acclaimed architect Jean Nouvel. This concert hall is famous for its exquisite acoustics and architecture, and remains the heart of festival.
The 2018 Lucerne Festival Summer is devoted to the theme of childhood, with many folk and fairy-tales musically present. This opening concert programme sets the theme perfectly with Stravinsky’s Firebird, and the C minor Piano Concerto K. 491 of the often child-like genius, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed by star pianist Lang Lang.