Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

January 9, 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