Chicago and Birmingham among few star orchestras at Salzburgmain
The Salzburg Festival, which announced next summer’s plans today, appears to have wisely cut back on the parade of touring orchestras.
Riccardo Muti, who turns 80, will bring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla will be back with the City of Birmingham Symphon Orchestra.
Other visitors include the SWR Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart, Philippe Herreweghe with the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Lahav Shani with the West-East Diwan, Kirill Petrenko with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra with Manfred Honeck and Teodor Currentzis with his musicAeterna Choir & Orchestra.
The less flying about the better is one of the key lessons of Covid.