From Aug. 29 to Sept. 7, 2003 the music festival “Golf & Symphony” will be held for the second time. Good ideas should not be changed: the concept of Golf and Symphony is based on the same proven outline as was already successfully established by the director, pianist Peter Aronsky, with the Snow and Symphony festival. For six years it has become a special accent within the cultural and social life of the Upper Engadine at the end of each winter season.
Now Golf and Symphony establishes itself as a counterpoint to the conclusion of summer, offering cultured classical music and jazz, interpreted by world-renowned artists in the champagne-climate of St. Moritz with its unique mountain landscape. All of the above in a season which apart from the winter is generally regarded as one of the most beautiful: in the late summer, when the larches gradually turn golden and form an incomparable colour-triad together with the blue sky and the green meadows.
Musical triads are provided by top-class artists from the classical and jazz world, as well as young, dedicated musicians at the beginning of their respective promising careers. Thus in 2003 for example, the phenomenal Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor, Vladimir Fedoseyev, will be performing all of Peter Tchaikovsky`s symphonies, and brother and sister Khachatryan will perform the two famous Tchaikovsky concertos: Lusine will interpret the piano concerto and after the interval Sergey will enchant the audience with Tchaikovsky`s violin concerto. In addition, jazz concerts will be held or musical picnics outdoors. Golf tournaments with world-famous coaches form part of the festival programme.
Peter Aronsky not only has a good hand in selecting the artists he invites to St. Moritz - Vesselina Kasarova, James Galway, Mischa Maisky or Gidon Kremer for example in previous years - but also in his selection of special concert venues. Not only the five-star hotels in the region provide a tasteful setting for the Golf and Symphony concerts, but also for example the summit station Corvatsch at 3300 metres with a breathtaking panoramic view, or the impressive architecture of the electric power station Albanatscha located in the wild-romantic landscape of the Julier pass.
Festival information: Telephone 081 834 46 46 // www.golfandsymphony.ch or www.stmoritz-music-festivals.com