Late Night Show in the Interval

Moritz Eggert and guests

"Moritz’ Kleine Nachtmusik"


Interval in the KKL Luzern foyer

Free admission

Summer Festival

11.08.-10.09. 2017







    Interval in the KKL Luzern foyer

    Late Night Show in the Interval

    Moritz Eggert and guests

    Daniel Harding  conductor
    Surprise Guest  

    For the final four editions of “Interval” this summer, the Festival lounge in the KKL foyer will serve as the stage for a Late Night Show. The host will be the German composer, pianist, and blogger Moritz Eggert, and he has invited some illustrious participants. They will start by attending the evening’s Festival concert. Then they will discuss what they have heard. Or perhaps completely other topics, whether personal, aesthetic, political, etc. − whatever they’re in the mood for. One of the artists who had just performed on the stage will also take part, and musical interludes are of course always a possibility. Let’s see what happens!

    Moritz Eggert

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    Daniel Harding

    Daniel Harding, who was born in 1975 in Oxford, began his career as an assistant to Simon Rattle and Claudio Abbado. He made his debuts leading the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 1994 and, in 1996, the Berlin Philharmonic, with whom he enjoys a regular association today. His first leadership positions were with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, the German Chamber Philharmonic in Bremen, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, which has since named him Honorary Conductor for Life. In 2007 he began his tenure as head of the Swedish Radio Symphony, and since 2016 he has also helmed the Orchestre de Paris; he was additionally Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. Harding works with many other celebrated orchestras, from the Vienna Philharmonic, the Dresden Staatskapelle, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus through the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra to the major American ensembles. As an opera conductor, Harding has enjoyed a close relationship with the Aix-en-Provence Festival since 1998, where he led Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress in 2017. Among his credits at the Salzburg Festival credits are Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro, and at La Scala in Milan he has conducted Mozart’s Idomeneo, the verismo double bill I Pagliacci/Cavalleria rusticana, and Verdi’s Falstaff. He has also been engaged for various productions by the Vienna, Bavarian, and Berlin Staatsoper companies and the Royal Opera House in London. Harding won the Premio Abbiati, awarded by Italian critics, in 2011. His recordings have garnered the Choc de l’Année, the Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros, the Gramophone Award, and a Grammy Award. He has been a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres since 2002 and a member of the Royal Swedish Music Academy since 2012.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 16 August 2003 with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in works by Haydn, Kelterborn, and Schumann.

    April 2017

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