Lucerne Festival Orchestra | Asia 2017

This was the official travel report of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra’s first tour with Riccardo Chailly – from 6th to 15th October – to Japan, South Korea and China:

19 October | Summary: Lucerne Festival in Asia

15 October | Beijing: final concert of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra tour

14 October | Beijing: a manifold of impressive cultural sights

14 October | Beijing: Press conference at the National Centre for the Performing Arts

13 October | A special Happy Birthday serenade at the airport in Seoul

11 October | Seoul: arrived in South Korea, the orchestra had one day off

10 October | Kyoto: the tour then continued on to the Kyoto Concert Hall

10 October | Geoffroy Schied: the person behind the camera

9 October | Kawasaki: successful concert at the Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall

8 October | Tokyo: start of the tour in the capital of Japan

6 October | Backstage story: a typical touring emergency situation

4 October | Press conference: live from Tokyo with Music Director Riccardo Chailly

20 September | Facts & Figures: Tour dates and program details

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About the Lucerne Festival Orchestra

When they founded the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in 2003, Claudio Abbado and Michael Haefliger forged a link with the very beginning of the Festival in Lucerne in 1938, when Arturo Toscanini brought together acclaimed virtuosos of the era to form a one-of-a-kind elite orchestra for a special “concert de gala”. Each summer, Claudio Abbado invited renowned soloists, chamber musicians, and music teachers to Lucerne, where this “orchestra of friends” established its international reputation as one of the leading symphony orchestras. In the summer of 2016, Riccardo Chailly, one of the most sought-after conductors of our time, took over artistic direction of the orchestra. Born in 1953 in Milan, he has enjoyed a close association with the Festival since 1988, appearing here in many concerts in which he has led the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.

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Photo / video Credit

Backstage photos were taken by violinist Geoffroy Schied
Concert photos and videos were taken/produced by Oliver Becker | otb medien

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