After the Summer Festival in Lucerne the tour still lies ahead: the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA regularly hits the road to tour in autumn. The musicians have previously undertaken tours to Rome, Vienna, Madrid, and Paris; to Baden-Baden, Hamburg, London, and New York; and to Ferrara, Moscow, Tokyo, and Beijing. In October 2017 they undertook their first concert tour together with Music Director Riccardo Chailly, which led them to Asia.

Following the conclusion of the 2018 Summer Festival, the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA will embark on its first residency, from 18 to 22 October, during which it will present five concerts in Shanghai. Four of the concerts will take place at Shanghai Symphony Hall, which was designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, and there will be an open-air concert as well.

This marks the orchestra’s debut in Shanghai following its tour of Asia last fall with Riccardo Chailly, which took the musicians to the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing. The repertoire for this concert tour includes The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky; Valses nobles et sentimentales, La Valse, the two suites from Daphnis et Chloé, and Boléro by Maurice Ravel; and thePiano Concerto in C minor, K. 491, by W. A. Mozart, with Haochen Zhang as the soloist. Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 and Richard Wagner’s Overtures to Rienzi and The flying Dutchman are also part of the tour program, and these works will be performed on 14 October, before they depart for Asia, at La Scala in Milan, where Music Director Riccardo Chailly will conduct the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA for the first time. Riccardo Chailly has been Artistic Director of the Teatro alla Scala since 2015, and he was an assistant to Claudio Abbado at the beginning of his career.

Title Sponsor of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA residency in Shanghai
The Adecco Group Foundation

Concert Sponsors
Clariant | Franke | Schindler Elevator Ltd. 

With the friendly support of 
Foundation Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVALB. Braun Medical AG