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, and Luxembourg; to London, New York, Ferrara, and Moscow; and to Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. In October 2018 they undertook their second concert tour together with Music Director Riccardo Chailly, which led them to Milan and Shanghai.

In 2019 the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA and Music Director Riccardo Chailly will once again undertake a major tour following their summer concerts in Lucerne. The tour will begin on 6 October with a guest performance at Chailly’s base in Milan, the legendary Teatro alla Scala. The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA will then travel to China for the third time in a row: from 15 to 17 October, it will continue its Shanghai residency with three concerts. There will be additional performances in Beijing (12-13 October) and, to conclude the tour, in Shenzhen (19 October). In addition to Mahler’s Sixth Symphony – the foreboding “Tragic Symphony” whose finale features spectacular hammer blows – the program includes Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto and symphonies by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. The young Russian pianist Alexander Malofeev will be the soloist.

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

Concert Sponsor of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA in Shanghai
Clariant Foundation

Co-Sponsors of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA in Shanghai
Carl F. BuchererShanghai Xinhuanghe Pharmaceutical | Viking

Tour Partner
Tianda Group

With the friendly support
B. Braun Medical AG  | Foundation Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL