15 September 2010
Dudamel's concert with the Vienna Phil on Sept. 18 to be broadcast live to European cinemas and on Lucerne Festival web site
This week Gustavo Dudamel kicks off an international concert tour with the Vienna Philharmonic, beginning with two performances at the Lucerne Festival on Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18. Those who cannot attend the sold-out Saturday concert will be pleased to learn that it will be transmitted live at 4:30pm GMT to more than 50 cinemas throughout Europe and streamed on the Lucerne Festival's website. In addition, www.medici.tv will carry a live webcast of the concert, and the performance will be made available there for free on-demand viewing for 90 days.
Following the Lucerne concerts, Dudamel and the Vienna Phil will travel to the orchestra's home in Vienna for performances on September 23 and 24. They then fly to the United States for a concert at the Norton Center for the Arts in Danville, Kentucky (Sept. 27) and for two performances at New York City's Carnegie Hall (Oct. 2 & 3).
The program for the concerts on September 17 in Lucerne and October 3 in New York includes Brahms's Tragic Overture, Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 "From the New World". In New York, the soloist for the Schumann will be the legendary Yo-Yo Ma; in Lucerne, it will the young German-French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt. Works to be performed on the Lucerne concert on September 18, the Vienna concerts on September 23 and 24, and the New York concert on October 2 include Rossini's Overture to La Gazza Ladra, Orbon's Tres Versiones Sinfónica, Bernstein's Divertimento for Symphonic Band, and Ravel's Pavane pour une infante defunte and Bolero.
Watch the webcast live on the Lucerne Festival website
Learn more about the live transmission to European cinemas
Watch the webcast live or on-demand on www.medici.tv
Click here for the complete tour schedule