Philharmonie Luxembourg
(c) Wade Zimmermann

The Philharmonie and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra (OPL) announced today the details of their 2018/19 season. Three artists in residence will be part of the rich program: pianist Yuja Wang, conductor Philippe Herreweghe and the jazz musician Brad Mehldau.

The new programme features great names in classical music, such as Jordi Savall, Daniil Trifonov, Maxim Vengerov, Anne-Sophie-Mutter, Murray Perahia, Patricia Petibon, Renaud Capuçon, Andras Schiff and even the most superfluous Lang Lang.

Daniil Trifonov

Simon Rattle
(c) Sébastien Grébille/Philharmonie Luxembourg

Sir Simon Rattle will be visiting with the London Symphony Orchestra, and other guest appearances include the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (with Blomstedt), Cadaqués Orchestra with Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (with Herreweghe), the Sydney Symphony with David Robertson, the Gewandhaus with Andris Nelsons, Filarmonica della Scala with Chailly, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks with Jansons, Budapest Festival Orchestra with Ivan Fischer, Santa Cecilia  Rome with Pappano, as well as the City of Birmingham Symphony with Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla. Kirill Petrenko, Music Director Designate of the Berlin Phil, will come with the Bundesjugendorchester.

Kirill Petrenko
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Now in his fourth season with the OPL, Music Director Gustavo Gimeno looks forward to performances which will feature soloists such as pianist Yuja Wang, soprano Anja Harteros, violinist Leonidas Kavakos, violinist Vilde Frang, pianist Martin Helmchen, and the piano duo Katia and Marielle Labèque. OPL well be conducted also by Eliahu Inbal, Andrew Manze and Marc Minkowski.

Continuity will also be maintained through a renewed partnership with the music label Pentatone, initiated in 2017. Five new recordings will be added to the OPL’s CD series for release by the end of the upcoming 2019/20 season.

Besides a plethora of concert for children, other educative programs, recitals, chamber music concerts, jazz and urban concerts, the Philharmonie will feature a number of Luxembourgian artists. It will of course also host the rainy days festival.

Notably, besides the Boston Chamber Players, there is no American Orchestra on the program, and the roundelay of recitals with Grigory Sokolov is also broken.

One other important date is to be mentioned: The European Union Youth Orchestra will play a concert (23/04) under the baton of Vasily Petrenko.

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