Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra / Takács-Nagy, Beethoven Symphony No. 2, 2020.

The Verbier Festival is an annual international classical music festival that takes place in Verbier, Switzerland, aiming to create a community of exchange between great masters and young musicians at the heart of the Swiss Alps. As the Summit's cultural partner, they present Beethoven Symphony No. 2, through a stream presented by Bank Julius Baer, which originally aired in 2020 on as part of the Virtual Verbier Festival programme 'A day with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra (VFCO)'. Veritable worldwide ambassador for the Verbier Festival, the VFCO adds to its reputation after each performance. Comprising former members of the Verbier Festival Orchestra, the orchestra performs in the most prestigious concert halls in the world, joined by both established and emerging superstars. Led by the intrepid Gábor Takács-Nagy since its founding, the VFCO tirelessly seeks to bring its mellifluous music to wider audiences. The orchestra came together in an unorthodox way in 2020 to perform Beethoven Symphony No. 2 during pandemic confinement. Gabór Takács-Nagy conducts from his garden near Geneva. The Virtual Verbier Festival was generously supported by Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet.

Another Verbier Festival project focussed on youth is the VF Kids Storytellers project, where the Verbier Festival marked the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth with an interactive museum centred around the great composer (Ludwig). This playful, educational and interactive portal is a way for the Festival’s cultural engagement team to enchant kids and their families at a time when attending live music is not possible.

Click here to learn more about VF At Home. 

To access Ludwig's World, click here