Saturday, August 29, 2015
Lucerne Festival: Radio, TV, and Internet Stream
Both huge summer festivals in Bayreuth and Salzburg close their curtains this weekend. It's been in general a very good-spirited festival season with Bayreuth's new Tristan and Salzburg's Fidelio with Jonas Kaufmann attracting a lot of media attention. Also highly publicized on the media is the restaging of Il Trovatore, just as other Anna Netrebko's performance in Salzburg every single year.
For those who couldn't get enough of the festival hype this summer, turn your head to Lucerne. The ongoing festival offers a lot of interesting concerts like every other year: the opening concert with Lucerne Festival Orchestra under the baton of Bernard Haitink and another two concerts with Andris Nelsons (one of them in arte). The concerts of guest orchestras like Koninklijke Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam (Daniel Harding), Berliner Philharmoniker (Simon Rattle) and Boston Symphony Orchestra (Andris Nelsons) will also be recorded and broadcasted by SRF2 and arte. The official list of the all the transmissions can be viewed here.
Also an exciting news for 2016: Riccardo Chailly has been appointed as Abbado's predecessor to lead Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Mahler's "Symphony of a Thousand" is planned to open the festival in summer 2016.