ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE IN SPAIN AND ITALY
May 12-16, 2007
Kurt Masur will lead the Orchestre National de France on a four-concert visit to Spain and Italy, from May 12-16, 2007. For the first concert, in Madrid, Maestro Masur will be joined by violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, who will perform the Previn Violin Concerto. The program will also include Schubert: Symphony No. 9. The remainder of the mini-tour, May 13 in Logronio, May 14 in Ubeda, and May 16 in Brescia, will feature the Schubert along with Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, which replaces the concerto. For complete details, see the Calendar.
ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE IN ATHENS AND AMSTERDAM
February 18-22, 2007
Following a Schumann cycle in Paris, the Orchestra National de France will travel to Athens to repeat the cycle over three concerts at the Megaron. These concerts will feature all four symphonies, the violin concerto with Leonidas Kavakos, and piano concerto with Ragna Schirmer, the Konzertstück and two overtures. From there, Maestro Masur and the ONF will travel to Amsterdam for a single concert at the Concertgebouw, featureing the Genoveva Overture, Symphony No. 1, and Nelson Freire performing the piano concerto. For more information, view the Calendar.
LONDON PHILHARMONIC IN NORTH AMERICA
November 26-29, 2006
The London Philharmonic and Kurt Masur will present four concerts on tour in the United States and Canada in late November. The tour will feature one concert in Toronto on the 26th, two in Carnegie Hall in New York on the 27th and 28th, and a performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC on the 29th. Maestro Masur will be joined by Sarah Chang in all three cities, where she will perform the Sibelius Violin Concerto. On the 27th, the soloist will be Elisabeth Leonskaja, who will perform Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2. Additional works performed during these concerts include Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Brahms: Symphony No. 2, and Liszt: Les Preludes. For complete concert details, see the Calendar
LONDON PHILHARMONIC IN EUROPE
October 3 - 26, 2006
Kurt Masur and the London Philharmonic Orchestra will spend most of the month of October on tour, with performances in Amsterdam, Brussels, Budapest, and cities throughout Germany, as well as a week in London. The tour beings on October 3rd with a performance at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, followed by performances in Braunschweig and Hamburg on the 4th and 5th. The program for these concerts will be Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Schumann: Piano Concerto with Helen Huang, and Brahms: Symphony No. 2, which the orchestra will then repeat at home in Queen Elizabeth Hall on October 6th and 8th. The orchestra's week in London will culminate in a performance of Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem at St. Paul's Cathedral.
Returning to the continent, Maestro Masur and the LPO will present a program of Schumann and Shostakovich in Amsterdam (Oct. 15th), Cologne (16th), Dusseldorf (17th), Brussels (18th), Frankfurt (21st), and Freiburg (22nd). They will perform the Mendelssohn / Schumann / Brahms program with Ms. Huang in Mannheim (19th), Stuttgart (23rd), Munich (24th), Regensburd (25th), and Budapest (26th).
For complete details, see the Calendar
August 21-September 4, 2006
Kurt Masur will lead the Orchestra National de France in a late-summer tour that visits many of the leading festivals of Europe. The tour will include Switzerland (Lucerne, Aug 21 and Montreux, Sept 4), Spain (Santander, Aug 23-24 and San Sebastian, Aug 26-27), Germany (Rheingau, Aug 31; Lübeck, Sept 1; Ludwigsburg, Sept 2), and the London Proms on August 29.
The programs will include works by Dutilleux, Dvorak, Henze, Mahler, Ravel, Schubert, Shostakovich, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. Maestro Masur will be joined by baritone Roman Trekel in Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen on August 21 and 27, soprano Dawn Upshaw in Dutilleux's Correspendences on August 23, 26 and 31, and September 1. David Guerrier performs Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 on August 23 and 26, and September 1.
For complete details, see the Calendar.