SWISS accompanies UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra

23. July 2004

SWISS has extended its partnership with the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra. The carrier thus continues to serve as Official Airline to the ensemble, which brings over 100 young musicians together every year. In addition to the festival in Verbier, Switzerland, the orchestra will be undertaking a three-week tour of Europe and Asia this autumn.

SWISS has renewed the partnership with the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra on which it embarked last year. As Official Airline, the carrier transports the ensemble’s young musicians drawn from all over the world together with their instruments – initially to Switzerland for the Verbier Festival, and then in autumn on their tour of Europe and Asia. SWISS has committed to a multi-year partnership with the Orchestra.

Since its foundation in 2000, the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra has become a byword for precision, liveliness and motivation, and has earned itself an outstanding reputation all over the world. The orchestra is composed of more than 100 musicians aged between 17 and 29 and drawn from some 35 countries, who gather for the Verbier Festival each summer to form this unique ensemble.

SWISS is delighted to be making its own contribution to the personal development of these young musicians, and to promoting the Festival’s values of international harmony and understanding around the world.

The UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra will be performing as follows:
Verbier Festival: July 16 to August 1
European tour: October 14 to 27
Asian tour: October 28 to November 8.
For further details visit www.verbierorchestra.com.