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.