Breaking: Lucerne reinstates small festival

Lucerne Festival will lpresent nine concerts from August 14 to 23, opening with 35 musicians of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, conducted by Herbert Blomstedt, with Martha Argerich as soloist. Other artists will include Cecilia Bartoli and Igor Levit.

Full programme:

 

Friday, 14 August | 18.00 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
Lucerne Festival Orchestra | Herbert Blomstedt conductor | Martha Argerich piano
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 | Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
Saturday, 15 August | 18.30 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
Lucerne Festival Orchestra | Herbert Blomstedt conductor | Martha Argerich piano

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 | Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 Sinfonia eroica
Sunday, 16 August | 14.30 | NZZ Podium | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
“Die Zeit seit Corona” (“In the Era of Coronavirus”). Roundtable conversation (in German) with
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violinist and Karin Mölling virologist, Zurich and Berlin
Dr. Martin Meyer Introduction and Moderation
Sunday, 16 August | 18.30 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
Soloists of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Wolfgang Amadé Mozart Divertimento in D major for oboe, two horns, two violins, viola, and
double bass, K. 251 Nannerl Septet | Ludwig van Beethoven Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20 for
violin, viola, clarinet, horn,bassoon, cello, and double bass
Monday, 17 – Wednesday, 19 August | always at 20.30 | The Bells of Lucerne
Jesuitenkirche, Peterskapelle, Matthäuskirche, Hofkirche St. Leodegar
Peter Conradin Zumthor Luzerner Glocken – con sordino für 17 church bells across Lucerne.
A sound installation in public space | Registration (required) starts on 13 July at lucernefestival.ch

Tuesday, 18 August | 19.30 | Recital: Mauro Peter | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
Mauro Peter tenor | Helmut Deutsch piano
Robert Schumann Liederkreis, Op. 39 after Joseph von Eichendorff | Dichterliebe, Op. 48 Song
cycle from Heinrich Heine’s Buch der Lieder
Wednesday, 19 – Sunday, 23 August | In the Streets | Europaplatz, Kornmarkt, and Jesuitenplatz
The Music Groups: Fatoumata Dembélé | JMO | Mirakolo | Stubete Gäng
All Dates: Opening Concert with all groups | Europaplatz | 19 August | 17.30
Closing Concert with all groups | Europaplatz | 23 August | 14.00–17.00
Additional performances | Kornmarkt & Jesuitenplatz
19 August | 19.00–22.00 and 20 – 22 August | always 18.00–22.00
Thursday, 20 August | 19.30 | Recital: Valentine Michaud | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Valentine Michaud saxophone | Akvilé Šileikaité piano
Sergei Prokofiev Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94, arranged for soprano saxophone by Michaud
Alexander Glazunov Chant du ménestrel, Op. 71, arranged for alto saxophone by Michaud
Kevin Juillerat L’Etang du Patriarche for piano and alto saxophone
Francis Poulenc Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 185, arranged for soprano saxophone by
Michaud
Edison Denisov Sonata for alto saxophone and piano
Friday, 21 August | 19.30 | Concert: Cecilia Bartoli | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
Les Musiciens du Prince – Monaco | Gianluca Capuano conductor |
Cecilia Bartoli mezzo-soprano
“What Passion Cannot Music Raise” Works by George Frideric Handel and others
Saturday, 22 August | 18.30 | Recital: Igor Levit 1 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
Igor Levit piano
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata in D minor, Op. 31, no. 2 The Tempest |
Piano Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 22 | Piano Sonata in C major, Op. 2, no. 3 |
Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 Grande Sonata Pathétique
Sunday, 23 August | 11.00 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
Ensemble of the Lucerne Festival Alumni | Baldur Brönnimann conductor |
Valentine Michaud saxophone
Barblina Meierhans new work inspired by the Festival theme “Life Is Live” (world premiere,
commissioned by Lucerne Festival)
Nadir Vassena materia oscura for saxophone and ensemble
Oscar Bianchi Contingency for ensemble
Sunday, 23 August | 17.00 | Recital: Igor Levit 2 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
Igor Levit piano
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata in D major, Op. 28 Pastorale | Piano Sonata in G major,
Op. 31, no. 1 | Piano Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 27, no. 1 Sonata quasi una fantasia |
Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, no. 2 Sonata quasi una fantasia

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  • What? Igor Levit is not going to do another marathon of “Vexations” by Erik Satie? How very disappointing.

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