Due to a fracture in his shoulder, Pierre Boulez will not be able to not hold a baton to conduct his two scheduled concerts at September's Lucerne Festival.
As artistic director of the Lucerne Festival's Academy, the venerable maître will, however, attend all rehearsals for the September 7 and 9 concerts. Boulez will be present, too, for the pre-concert lectures and discussions on those dates.
Because of course he will.
Fresh off his well-received disc of Verdi with Plácido Domingo for Sony Classical, Pablo Heras-Casado will take Pierre Boulez's place on the podium for the following rep:
Saturday, September 7:
Dieter Ammann: unbalanced instability for violin and orchestra (a commission by WDR and the Lucerne Festival, with support from Pro Helvetia), Swiss première
Pierre Boulez: Cummings ist der Dichter / Le soleil des eaux
Monday, September 9:
Anton Webern: Cantata No. 2, Op. 31 / Variations for orchestra, Op. 30 / Cantata No. 1, Op. 29
Igor Stravinsky: Le roi des étoiles
Béla Bartók: Cantata Profana, Sz. 94
Heras-Casado will also conduct two other works originally on this evening's program: Alban Berg's Lyric Suite for Orchestra, Op. 30 and Luciano Berio's Corale (su Sequenza VIII).
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