Concerts at the 8th Bürgenstock Winter Festival

Yuja Wang will perform in several concerts at the 8th Bürgenstock Winter Festival this month in Switzerland. The festival opens on January 21 with a sold-out performance at the legendary Kaufleuten Club in Zürich. The program will include works by Beethoven, Milhaud, Gershwin, Porter, and others. The festival features a group of internationally renowned musicians, including baritone Thomas Hampson, violinists Ray Chen and Roberto González-Monjas, cellist Maximilian Hornung, as well as clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer and pianist José Gallardo, who serve as artistic directors of the festival.

The following concerts will take place at the Hotel Villa Honegg. On January 22, the program focuses on two enchanting works by Romantic composers Dvorák and Max Bruch. In addition to Dvorák’s famous Bagatelles, op. 47, the festival commemorates the death of Max Bruch, who died exactly 100 years ago, with his wildly romantic Eight Pieces (selection), op. 83.

Thomas Hampson is the heart of the festival’s American evening on January 24, where he will sing songs by Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter. The festival concludes with a “Finale in a Minor Key” on January 25, featuring works by Brahms, Dvorák, Rachmaninoff, and Moszkowski. An additional concert will be held on January 26 at the Stadthaus Winterthur, part of new musical cooperation with Musikkollegium Winterthur/Winterthur Symphony Orchestra. For more information about the Bürgenstock Winter Festival, click here.