website portrait twoFabio Luisi joins the DR SymphoniOrkestret this fall to open the 2017-2018 season with Mahler’s Eighth Symphony on August 31 & September 1. Soon after, Luisi leads the DRSO to present Nielsen’s Fifth Symphony on September 7 & 8, joined by violinist Julia Fischer for Henze’s Il vitalino raddoppiato.

Luisi then makes his way to the U.S. for the New York premiere of his Saint Bonaventure Mass at the Cloisters’ MetLiveArts. For this occasion on September 19, he joins forces with the Chamber Ensemble of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus.

In Beijing, the National Centre for the Performing Arts hears Luisi lead the NCPA Orchestra in a program of Schubert and Beethoven on September 24. The September 30 performance spans Eastern and Western music with Guo Wenjing’s The Rite of Mountains: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, featuring percussionist Li Biao and soprano Huang Ying, respectively.

Returning to Europe, Luisi conducts Verdi’s Falstaff at the Opera National de Paris on October 26 & 29 and November 1, 4, 7, 10, & 16. In November, Luisi also shares his time at the Opernhaus Zurich for Weill’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny on November 5, 9, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, & 24 and at the Philharmonia Zurich for Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony and Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with Jan Vogler on November 12.