The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA performed four concerts at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall during their residency in Shanghai. Under the direction of Riccardo Chailly works by Mozart, Ravel, Bruckner, Stravinsky and Wagner were on program.
As part of the 20th China Shanghai International Arts Festival, the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA performed for the Chinese public at the Gongqing Forest Park:
(f.l.t.r.) Michael Haefliger (Director of LUCERNE FESTIVAL), Riccardo Chailly (Music Director LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA), Jiatong Wu (General Manager WU Promotion)
Before the press conference for LUCERNE FESTIVAL in Shanghai, the orchestra and Music Director Riccardo Chailly had their first-ever rehearsal at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall: Weiterlesen
What will the audience expect at the open-air concert and at your concert at the Shanghai Symphony Hall with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra?
I think at the open-air concert, the encounter with the beautiful scenery of the forest would make the audience’s listening experience all the more inspiring, and alternatively they will enjoy the most intimate and refined sound at the Symphony Hall, which has one of the best acoustics in Asia. If I could I’d present every concert twice, once while the birds sing and the wind caresses the audience and the next day in a confined and protected room. Weiterlesen
After the concert in Milano at the Teatro alla Scala the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA flew via Amsterdam to Shanghai – accompanied by a wonderful sunrise:
On 14 October, before they depart for Asia, Music Director Riccardo Chailly conducted the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA for the first time at La Scala in Milan. Riccardo Chailly has been Artistic Director of the Teatro alla Scala since 2015, and he was an assistant to Claudio Abbado at the beginning of his career. Weiterlesen
Following the conclusion of the 2018 Summer Festival, the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA will embark on its first residency, from 18 to 22 October, during which it will present five concerts in Shanghai. Four of the concerts will take place at Shanghai Symphony Hall, which was designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, and there will be an open-air concert as well.
Rehearsals and preperations in Lucerne with the dancers, conductors and the Lucerne Festival Academy for Stockhausen’s INORI:
What’s your access to music? Which music do you prefer?
I grew up during the heydays of Techno and I still love soulful electronic music. I like very much what happened in Detroit in this regard back in the days. Stockhausen contributed a lot to this genre.
Der junge Sergej Prokofjew am Klavier
Als Sergej Prokofjew 21 Jahre alt war, beschloss er, seine Autobiographie zu schreiben. Auch wenn diese Memoiren in ihrer letztlich veröffentlichten Form erst sehr viel später entstanden, bezeugt der frühe Plan sein Selbstverständnis, etwas Ausserordentliches zu sein, seit Kindheitstagen. In diesem Bewusstsein wurde er fraglos durch seine Eltern bestärkt, die ihren einzigen Sohn vergötterten und ihm alle Wünsche verwirklichen wollten. Und auch das war kein Zufall. Weiterlesen