In 2019 the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Music Director Riccardo Chailly undertook once again a major tour following their summer concerts in Lucerne. The tour began on 6 October with a guest performance at Chailly’s base in Milan, the legendary Teatro alla Scala. The Lucerne Festival Orchestra then travelled to China for the third time in a row: from 15 to 17 October, it continued its Shanghai residency with three concerts. Additional performances took place 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 included Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto and symphonies by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. The young Russian pianist Alexander Malofeev was 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