FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY: The Hebrides or Fingal’s Cave Concert Overture op. 26
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Flute Concerto in G major K. 313 (285c)
ROBERT SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2 in C major op. 61
- Conductor Jakub Hrůša
- Flute Emmanuel Pahud
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
The Mahler Chamber Orchestra returns to Switzerland this summer for their annual residency at the 2019 Lucerne Festival. The orchestra can be heard five times in this year's edition: four times as part of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, founded by Claudio Abbado in 2003 and which features MCO musicians at its core, and once under its own name.
Each concert expresses this year's theme of "Power," and takes place within Jean Nouvel's stunning Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne (KKL), a combination of exquisite acoustics and iconic architecture that sits on the shore of the Lake Lucerne.
In its only appearance as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the MCO is joined once again by Jakub Hrůša, following a successful Spanish tour earlier in the year. After Mendelssohn's lively Hebrides overture, they are joined by renowned flute player Emmanuel Pahud for Mozart's only concerto for the instrument. The concert closes with Schumann's second symphony, an uplifting musical journey that embodies the composer's triumphs over his turbulent emotional life.
Live on 27 August 2019 at 19:30 on SRF2