The Lucerne Festival Orchestra, with MCO musicians at its core, and Music Director Riccardo Chailly once again undertake a major tour following their acclaimed summer concerts in Lucerne.
The tour will begin on 6 October with a guest performance at Chailly’s base in Milan, the legendary Teatro alla Scala. The Orchestra will then travel to China for the third year in a row: continuing its Shanghai residency with three concerts from 15 to 17 October. There will be additional performances in Beijing (12–13 October) and, to conclude the tour, in Shenzhen (19 October).
In addition to Mahler’s Sixth Symphony – the foreboding "Tragic" whose finale features spectacular hammer blows – the programes includes Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto and symphonies by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. The young Russian pianist Alexander Malofeev joins the tour as the soloist.