Lucerne Festival: Marin Alsop Leads the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

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This month WQXR is taking you to the Lucerne Festival to hear some of the world’s finest performances in a gorgeous Swiss setting. Our series began on Nov. 1, with pianist Gabriela Montero performing a Latin version of Edvard Grieg’s classic concerto with conductor Marin Alsop and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Listen to the full concert above. 

WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon hosts the broadcast. Listen to his full interview with Alsop:

And his interview with Montero:

Program details:

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
Gabriela Montero, piano

Marlos Nobre: Kabbalah for Orchestra, Op. 96 (Swiss premiere)
Edvard Grieg: Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor, Op. 16
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Prelúdio from the Bachiana brasileira No. 4
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon with conductor Marin Alsop at the Lucerne Festival.