Lucerne Festival: Barbara Hannigan Leads the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

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Conductor and singer Barbara Hannigan's performances have become 'must see' events.

Canadian conductor and singer Barbara Hannigan is a star, a stage animal and a great musician who is breaking new ground. Her performances have become “must see” events. At 9 pm on Tuesday, hear Hannigan's return to the Lucerne Festival with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra playing works by Debussy, Sibelius, Haydn, Berg and Gershwin.

Program details:
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Barbara Hannigan, conductor

Claude Debussy: Syrinx for solo flute
Jean Sibelius: Luonnotar, Op 70. Symphonic Poem for Soprano and Orchestra
Joseph Haydn: Symphony in D major
Alban Berg: Lulu Suite
George Gershwin: Suite from Girl Crazy 

The theme of this year's Lucerne Festival was “Prima Donna” highlighting female conductors, soloists and composers. WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon had a chance to sit down with Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki, who was there to work with Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra. Listen to their conversation: