Known for presenting some of the world’s finest artists, the 2016 Verbier Festival begins this Friday, 22 July, running until 7 August. Askonas Holt conductors, singers and instrumentalists appear throughout the festival; details are below and you can view the full line-up on the festival website
Many performances will be streamed live on medici.tv – find out more here
23 July: Daniel Harding
conducts Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra in Mahler’s ‘Rückert-Lieder’ with baritone Stephan Ganz. Watch Daniel and members of the orchestra talk about the ensemble in this video
23 July: Andreas Ottensamer
is joined by Ksenija Sidorova and Christoph Traxler to perform works by Bach, Schubert, Soler, Piazzolla and the Beatles.
25 July: Dmytro Popov
and Sylvia Schwartz
join the Verbier Festival Orchestra and conductor Charles Dutoit for a concert performance of Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ – live on medici.tv
27 July: Andreas Ottensamer
and the Jerusalem Quartet perform Mozart’s Quintet for clarinet and strings – broadcast by Espace 2.
28 July: Sir András Schiff
performs Bach, Haydn and Beethoven in this play/direct programme with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra – live on medici.tv
30 July: Sir András Schiff
is joined by the Jerusalem Quartet for Weinberg and Brahms quintets.
3 August: Michael Tilson Thomas
conducts the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in works by Cage, Ligeti and Beethoven, with violinist Christian Tetzlaff – live on medici.tv
7 August: Michael Tilson Thomas
conducts Mahler’s Third Symphony, joined by contralto Nathalie Stutzmann
– live on medici.tv