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The International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) and the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester have announced the program of the ICMA Gala Concert which will take place on 10 May 2019 at the iconic KKL Luzern with eight soloists, one chamber duo and the orchestra conducted by American conductor Lawrence Foster as well as by the Finnish Maestro Leif Segerstam.

The concert will feature pianists Nelson Freire (Lifetime Achievement Award), Javier Perianes (Artist of the Year), and Eva Gevorgyan (Discovery Award), bassoonist Matko Smolcic (Young Artist of theYear), soprano Albina Shagimuratova, violinists Chouchane Siranossian and Stephen Waarts, cellist Christoph Heesch as well as the Duo Tabea Zimmermann & Denes Varjon.

Georges Bizet: L’Arlésienne, Suite No.1 (I. Prélude)
Johannes Brahms, Double Concerto op. 102, (3d mvt.)
Chouchane Siranossian, violin, Christoph Heesch, cello
Carl Maria von Weber: Bassoon Concerto op. 75, (2d & 3d mvts.)
Matko Smolcic, bassoon
Gioacchino Rossini: Bel raggio lusinghier from Semiramide
Albina Shagimuratova, soprano
Georges Bizet, L’Arlésienne, Suite No. 1 (II. Minuetto)
Pablo de Sarasate: Carmen-Fantasie op. 25 for violin and orchestra
Stephen Waarts, violin

Edward Grieg: Piano Concerto op. 16, (1st mvt)
Javier Perianes, piano
Frédéric Chopin: Barcarolle op. 60
Nelson Freire, piano
Robert Schumann: Märchenbilder for piano and viola op. 113
Tabea Zimmermann, viola, Denes Varjon, piano
Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 op. 22, (3d mvt.)
Eva Gevorgyan, piano
Jean Sibelius: Valse triste from Kuolema op. 44
Leif Segerstam, conductor
Georges Bizet: L’Arlésienne, Suite No. 1 (IV. Carillon)

Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
Lawrence Foster, conductor

Anyone wanting to book tickets for this unique an unforgettable evening can do it here: https://sinfonieorchester.ch/de/events/icma-gala

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