LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

August 2021

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra returns to its summer home, the annual residency at the Lucerne Festival. Since 2003, when Claudio Abbado formed his own orchestra of players hand-picked from Europe's best ensembles, the MCO has formed the core of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, which performs at the 2021 summer edition with music director Riccardo Chailly and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

The theme of this year's festival, "Crazy," was chosen to reflect our turbulent, unprecedented times, where the familiar notion of normality seems lost, or certainly less secure. So each programme reflects this, with works and composers that to varying degrees abandoned convention in pursuit of new ideas.

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CONCERTS THIS TOUR

13 August 2021 Lucerne

Friday 18:30 / KKL Luzern

W. A. MOZART / F. SCHUBERT

Riccardo Chailly conductor

14 August 2021 Lucerne

Saturday 18:30 / KKL Luzern

W. A. MOZART / R. SCHUMANN

Riccardo Chailly conductor / Igor Levit piano

18 August 2021 Lucerne

Wednesday 19:30 / KKL Luzern

R. SCHUMANN / J. HAYDN / L. v. BEETHOVEN

Riccardo Chailly conductor

21 August 2021 Lucerne

Saturday 18:30 / KKL Luzern

C. DEBUSSY / W. A. MOZART / M. RAVEL

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor / Yuja Wang piano 

24 August 2021 Lucerne

Tuesday 19:30 / KKL Luzern

J. BOLOGNE / W. A. MOZART / L. v. BEETHOVEN

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor