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The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal & Kent Nagano: European Tour 2014

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal & Kent Nagano: European Tour 2014

From 11 to 25 March 2014 the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Music Director Kent Nagano will embark on a major European tour with concerts in Zurich, Bern, Geneva, Vienna, Madrid, Oviedo, Cologne, Essen and Munich. Pianists Kit Armstrong and Marc-André Hamelin and soprano Ekaterina Lekhina will join the orchestra on tour.

The 2013/14 season is the orchestra’s 80th season and Kent Nagano’s eighth season as Music Director. A milestone for Kent Nagano and the orchestra was the inauguration of the new concert hall La Maison Symphonique in September 2011. Their most recent recording of Mahler’s Orchesterlieder with Christian Gerhaher was released in August 2013 by Sony with much acclaim.

The tour dates and programmes at a glance:

11 March, Zurich, Tonhalle

Wagner: Parsifal – Prelude

David Philip Hefti: Adagio – Beziehungsweisen für Orchester         European premiere

Liszt: Piano concerto No. 2

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Marc-André Hamelin – Piano

 

12 March, Bern, Kulturcasino

Wagner: Parsifal – Prelude

David Philip Hefti: Adagio – Beziehungsweisen für Orchester                   

Liszt: Piano concerto No. 2

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Marc-André Hamelin – Piano

 

13 March, Geneva, Victoria Hall

Wagner: Parsifal – Prelude

David Philip Hefti: Adagio – Beziehungsweisen für Orchester                   

Liszt: Piano concerto No. 2

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Marc-André Hamelin – Piano

 

16 March, Vienna, Konzerthaus

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin

Chin: Snags and Snarls (from: Alice in Wonderland)         

Stravinsky: Petrushka

Ekaterina Lekhina – Soprano

17 March, Vienna, Konzerthaus

Mahler: Symphony No. 7

 

19 March, Madrid, Auditorio Nacional de Musica

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin

Chin: Snags and Snarls (from: Alice in Wonderland)         

Stravinsky: Petrushka

Ekaterina Lekhina, Soprano

20 March, Madrid, Auditorio Nacional de Musica

Mahler: Symphony No. 7

 

22 March, Oviedo, Principe Felipe Hall

Mahler: Symphony No. 7

23 March, Cologne, Philharmonie

Ravel: Mother Goose, Ballet

Chin: Snags and Snarls (from: Alice in Wonderland)         

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 1

Stravinsky: Petrushka

Ekaterina Lekhina – Soprano

24 March, Essen, Philharmonie

Vivier: Orion

Liszt: Piano concerto No. 2

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique op. 14

Kit Armstrong – Piano

 

25 March, Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig

Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Liszt: Piano concerto No. 2
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique op. 14

Marc-André Hamelin – Piano

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