9 April - 17 April 2011

On Heroes and Saints, Death and Resurrection

Do you love Brahms? Then you’ll want to be sure to attend the LUCERNE FESTIVAL at Easter in 2011! Bernard Haitink and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe continue with their exclusive Brahms cycle in a series of three concerts: “A German Requiem” with Sally Matthews, Christian Gerhaher, and the Arnold Schoenberg Chor; the Double Concerto with the brother-duo Renaud and Gautier Capuçon and the Violin Concerto featuring Leonidas Kavakos; and the Symphonies No. 1 and 2. In addition, the Bavarian Radio Symphony has planned four concerts as part of its residency with the LUCERNE FESTIVAL at Easter. Taking the spotlight will be Mariss Jansons to conduct “Eugen Onegin”—Tchaikovsky’s most famous opera—and “Ein Heldenleben” by Richard Strauss; the masterful Japanese pianist Mitsuko Uchida, who will be the soloist in Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto and who will also play chamber music; and the Chorus of the Bavarian Radio for an a cappella program. And sacred music will of course be at the center, with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Concentus Musicus Wien performing Handel’s Passion setting “La Resurrezione” and Ton Koopman and his Amsterdam Ensemble bringing their account of Bach’s “St. John Passion.” Meanwhile, Jordi Savall will undertake the “Vespers for the Blessed Virgin” by Claudio Monteverdi—music that represents a triumph over all temporality and transience.


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