An evening to savour

Musical pleasures abundant


It is a profound pleasure to support the 2019 Summer Festival in Lucerne during August and September, when it returns to the Jean Nouvel-designed Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre.

Among the programme’s extensive offerings is the Monday 2 September performance by Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra—an experience which promises to embody the 2019 festival’s theme of ‘power’.

Opening with a Concertino by Hungarian–Israeli composer Ödön Pártos, the programme then turns to the lively Third Symphony of Franz Schubert, written when he was just eighteen years old. The evening’s dramatic third act is provided by Hector Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’, a passionate, monumental piece written by Berlioz for the object of his unrequited affections—the Irish actress Harriet Smithson, whom he fell in love with after watching her play Shakespeare’s Ophelia in an 1827 performance of Hamlet.

We are delighted to offer our valued customers the opportunity to attend the performance. To win a double pass, we ask that you email Aesop Lucerne with your answer to the following question:

Where was Zubin Mehta born?

Please note that as passes are limited, they will be awarded to the swiftest respondents with the correct answer. Successful respondents (only) will be contacted via email.

‘Music is the shorthand of emotion.’

Leo Tolstoy