LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: CURIOSITY

20 August 2024

Lucerne

Tuesday 19:30 / KKL Luzern

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presented by: Lucerne Festival

PROGRAMME

S. RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Movement (Youth Symphony)

S. RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No.1

S. RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances 

  • Alexander Malofeev piano
  • Riccardo Chailly conductor
  • Lucerne Festival Orchestra
ABOUT THIS CONCERT

Since the formation of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra by Claudio Abbado in 2003, musicians from the MCO have formed the core of this group. During this summer's festival, around 20 MCO musicians will take part in four orchestra concerts.

Looking back at a memorable tour together in 2019, Festival Director Riccardo Chailly, the LFO, and the 22-year-old Russian shooting star Alexander Malofeev continue the orchestra's Rachmaninoff cycle, presenting his much-loved 3rd piano concerto. "As if by magic, the artist created suspended, almost surrealistic sound worlds", was the comment in "Der Standard", when Malofeev performed that very same concert at the Vienna Musikverein in 2021.

To make this an all-Rachmaninoff evening, encompassing the composer's whole lifespan, we start off with the one and only movement of his so-called "Youth Symphony" written in 1891 at the age of 18. We finish the concert with Rachmaninoff's last major composition, the Symphonic Dances op. 45, dedicated to Eugene Ormandy and premiered in the United States by the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1940.

photo: (c) Ksenia Zaseczkaya

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CONCERTS THIS TOUR

16 August 2024 Lucerne

Friday 18:30pm / KKL Luzern

L. STREICH / G. MAHLER

Riccardo Chailly conductor / Lucerne Festival Orchestra

17 August 2024 Lucerne

Saturday 18:30pm / KKL Luzern

F. MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY / E. GRIEG / R. SCHUMANN

Leif Ove Andsnes piano/ Klaus Mäkelä conductor/ Lucerne Festival Orchestra

24 August 2024 Lucerne

Saturday 18:30pm / KKL Luzern

C. SCHUMANN / A. BRUCKNER

Beatrice Rana piano / Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor / Lucerne Festival Orchestra