Lucerne Festival Orchestra's All-Brahms Program

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WQXR's broadcasts from the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland begin Sept. 9 at 9 pm with Andris Nelsons conducting the resident Lucerne Festival Orchestra in an all-Brahms program.

Joined by the Bavarian Radio Choir and alto Sara Mingardo, the orchestra presents Brahms's Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53. That work is bookended by the Serenade No. 2 and the Second Symphony.

This offers a chance to hear Nelsons conduct before he becomes the music director of the Boston Symphony.


Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Bavarian Radio Choir
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Sara Mingardo, alto

Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A major, Op. 16
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, with male chorus and orchestra, Op. 53
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

These broadcasts are funded by the American Friends of Lucerne Festival.