Lucerne Festival comes to the big screen
Friday 17 September 2010
London's Odeon Covent Garden may not be as idyllic as the lakeside setting of the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. But classical music lovers can catch the final concert in its summer festival with conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic broadcast in a handful of cinemas in the UK, on Saturday at 5.30pm.
This is the first time that live coverage has come direct from the picturesque city of Lucerne to 50 cinemas in Europe, sponsored by Credit Suisse.
The program includes Gioachino Rossini's overture from La Gazza Ladra (1817); Juliá*Orbón's "Tres Versiones Sinfónicas" (1954); Leonard Bernstein's "Divertimento for Orchestra" (1980); Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante défunte" (1899; 1910) and "Boléro" (1928).
As long as you don't sit next to somebody eating a bucket of popcorn, the chances are you will be transported to classical music heaven.
For a list of cinemas screening the concert: www.lucernefestival.ch/cinema
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