Lucerne Symphony Orchestra makes its debut at Swiss Alps Classics - advance ticket sales for 2023 start on December 1
Andermatt (30.11.2022) – The Swiss Alps Classics presents a very special concert highlight in 2023: At the seventh edition (June 15 to 17), the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra will make its debut at our festival. For the crowning festival finale on June 17 (6:30 p.m.), the oldest Swiss symphony orchestra will perform in the Andermatt Concert Hall. Advance ticket sales for this outstanding concert experience begin this Thursday (Dec. 1, 2022, from 9 a.m.). Tickets from CHF 70 are available via the ticket store on the event website.
Under the direction of principal conductor Michael Sanderling, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra will perform two works by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) that belong to the "world cultural heritage" of classical music: the Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61, and the Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67. Historically, both works are particularly closely linked to the vita of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, as they both date from around 1800, the very period in which the current resident orchestra of the Culture and Convention Center Lucerne (KKL) was founded. The Swiss violinist Sebastian Bohren (born 1987) makes his double debut: he plays Beethoven's Violin Concerto for the first time with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.
Soloist Sebastian Bohren emphasizes: "I am particularly pleased to be able to perform in Andermatt for the first time: The concert hall there, situated in the middle of the wonderful mountain landscape, inspires me as an enthusiastic hiker very directly. Also that I may again work with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, and for the first time with Michael Sanderling, and this in my absolute favorite piece, the ,Opus Maximus’ – Beethoven's violin concerto, makes this concert a summit meeting for me."
Festival founder Peter-Michael Reichel is very proud of the engagement of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra: "Our festival history is still young, but this concert will definitely go down in our history. I'm especially happy for our loyal Swiss festival fans that we are able to present a legendary orchestra from their home country that enjoys a world-class reputation."
Reichel does not yet want to reveal the other two festival concerts on June 15 and 16. They will be announced at a later date.