Lucerne Festival Orchestra

October 2017

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. The first, all-Strauss programme was featured in the opening concerts of this year’s edition of the Lucerne Festival, while the second programme, with works by Beethoven and Stravinsky, includes one piece – Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps – which was also performed this summer.

Audiences in the first and final stops of the tour – Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts – will be able to hear both programmes in two consecutive evenings, while the concerts in Kawasaki, Kyoto and Seoul will each feature one of the two programmes. 


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CONCERTS THIS TOUR

06 October 2017 Tokyo

Friday 19:00pm / Suntory Hall

Works by: Ludwig van Beethoven, Igor Stravinsky

With: Conductor Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra including Mahler Chamber Orchestra 

07 October 2017 Tokyo

Saturday 17:00pm / Suntory Hall

Works by: Richard Strauss

With: Conductor Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra including Mahler Chamber Orchestra 

08 October 2017 Kawasaki

Sunday 15:00pm / MUZA Kawasaki Symphony Hall

Works by: Richard Strauss

With: Conductor Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra including Mahler Chamber Orchestra

09 October 2017 Kyoto

Monday 15:00pm / Kyoto Concert Hall

Works by: Richard Strauss

With: Conductor Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra including Mahler Chamber Orchestra

12 October 2017 Seoul

Thursday 20:00pm / Lotte Concert Hall

Works by: Ludwig van Beethoven, Igor Stravinsky

With: Conductor Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra including Mahler Chamber Orchestra

14 October 2017 Beijing

Saturday 19:30pm / National Centre for the Performing Arts

Works by: Richard Strauss

With: Conductor Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra including Mahler Chamber Orchestra

15 October 2017 Beijing

Sunday 19:30pm / National Centre for the Performing Arts

Works by: Ludwig van Beethoven, Igor Stravinsky

With: Conductor Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra including Mahler Chamber Orchestra