July 20, 2013
Awesome opening concert of the Festival with Charles Dutoit and the Verbier Festival Orchestra. The Verbier Festival has been going on for 20 years and this year is a very special celebration. For the opening concert, they commissioned Lera Auerbach to compose ‘In praise of Peace’ with inspiration from Beethoven 9. “This new work expresses the dream that she and the whole of humanity hold dear; that of peacefully accepting different beliefs.” Very special evening and thrilled to be there! with Charles Dutoit.