A twelfth European tour is on the agenda for March 2019 (MARCH 11 TO 23), when the Orchestra will visit some of the most highly esteemed concert halls of the great capitals of Europe: Dusseldorf (Tonhalle), Hamburg (Elbphilharmonie), Essen (Philharmonie), Vienna (Konzerthaus), Paris (Philharmonie), Brusells (Palais des Beaux-Arts), Munich (Philharmonie Im Gasteig), Regensburg (University Audimax) and Berlin, at the prestigious Philharmonie.
Works and guest soloists: pianist Rafał Blechacz will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major; pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet will play the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 5, “Egyptian”; while Quebec contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux will join the Orchestra for Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder. Also on the program for this tour, Debussy’s Jeux, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Petrushka (1947), and three excerpts from Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust: Hungarian March, Ballet des sylphs and Menuet des follets.