Cancelled - Update on the complete summer program at the beginning of May

Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Riccardo Muti | Alice Coote

Britten | Elgar | Tchaikovsky

Mon, 23.08. | 19.30

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall


Summer Festival

10.08.-12.09. 2021

 

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    Cancelled - Update on the complete summer program at the beginning of May

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Riccardo Muti | Alice Coote

    Riccardo Muti  conductor
    Alice Coote  mezzo-soprano
    Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)
    Four Sea Interludes from the opera Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
    Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
    Sea Pictures Op. 37
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
    Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 Pathétique

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s history began in 1891, when Theodore Thomas founded the ensemble and organized its first concerts. After his death in 1905, Frederick Stock took over as leader. His 37-year tenure remains the longest of all ten music directors to date. Following the Second World War, Rafael Kubelík (1950–53), Fritz Reiner (1953–63), and Jean Martinon (1963–68) shaped the ensemble’s artistic development. Georg Solti, whose 22-year leadership began in 1969, reinforced the CSO’s international reputation; under his tenure the Chicago Symphony Orchestra undertook its first overseas tour in 1971, which was followed by numerous international tours. In 1991 Daniel Barenboim was chosen to succeed Solti. During his 15-year tenure the new Symphony Center was opened; Barenboim also enriched subscription concerts with contemporary works, established an educational program, and strengthened the commitment to touring, so that the CSO now regularly performs in Lucerne, Berlin, London, Vienna, Tokyo, and New York. From 2006 to 2010 Bernard Haitink served as Principal Conductor; Pierre Boulez continues his longstanding partnership with the Orchestra as Conductor Emeritus. In September 2010 Riccardo Muti began his tenure as Music Director; cellist Yo-Yo Ma was also appointed to a three-year term as Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant. Every summer the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs as part of the outdoor Ravinia Festival, continuing a partnership that originated in 1905 at Ravinia Park. The Orchestra gives more than 150 concerts a season. Its artistic legacy has been preserved on numerous recordings, which have received a total of 62 Grammys; in 2011 Muti’s recording of Verdi’s Requiem won two of these coveted awards.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 2 September 1978, with Georg Solti conducting the Third and Fourth Symphonies by Brahms.

    August 2011

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    Riccardo Muti

    Riccardo Muti was born in 1941 in Naples. He studied piano at the Conservatory of San Pietro a Majella and philosophy at the University of Naples. In 1961 he moved to Milan to pursue composition with Bruno Bettinelli and conducting with Antonino Votto. Muti came to the music world’s attention when he won the Guido Cantelli Competition in 1967. His international career developed rapidly. From 1969 to 1980 he was Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale in Florence and from 1972 to 1982 Music Director of the Philharmonia Orchestra London; in 1980 he succeeded Eugene Ormandy at the Philadelphia Orchestra, which he led until 1992. In the 2010-11 season he began his position as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Muti has conducted the world’s most important orchestras—from Berlin to New York. He enjoys an especially close partnership with the Vienna Philharmonic, which has awarded him the Golden Ring, its highest distinction. Above all the name Riccardo Muti is associated with the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, where he served as Music Director from 1986 to March 2005. At La Scala he not only conducted major works by Verdi, Mozart, and Wagner but also championed rarely performed operas by Gluck, Spontini, Cherubini, and Salieri. Since 1971 Muti has appeared every summer at the Salzburg Festival; from 2007 to 2011 he also directed the Salzburg Whitsun Festival. Muti has received the top awards of many European countries and the United States for his services to music, including Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award in spring 2011. He was named Musician of the Year in 2010 by Musical America.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 23 August 1972 with the Swiss Festival Orchestra in works by Mozart, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky.

    August 2011
     

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    Due to the current situation, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert has unfortunately had to be cancelled.
    The complete 2021 Summer Festival program will be published at the beginning of May.