Europe 2019

Europe 2019

Bern 2014 March

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), Brussells (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.

Program

March 11: Düsseldorf, Tonhalle
Rafał  Blechacz, piano

 

Debussy: Jeux, poème dansé (17 min)

Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major, K. 488 (26 min)
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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (33 min)

 

March 13: Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie     

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

 

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso (9 min)
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no. 5, (The Egyptian) (29 min)
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Stravinsky: Petruchka (1947, 34 min)

 

March 14: Essen, Philharmonie 
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Debussy: Jeux, poème dansé (17 min)
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no. 5, (The Egyptian) (29 min)
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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (33 min)

 

March 17: Vienna, Konzerthaus
Rafał  Blechacz, piano

Debussy: Jeux, poème dansé (17 min)
Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major, K. 488 (26 min)
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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (33 min)

 

March 19: Paris, Philharmonie  
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo-soprano

Debussy: Jeux, poème dansé (17 min)
Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder (21 min)
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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (33 min)

Concert presented by

March 20: Brussels, Palais des beaux-arts  

Berlioz: 3 excerpts from The Damnation of Faust (order to be confirmed)

Hungarian March (5 min)
Dance of the Sylphs (3 min)

Minuet of the Will-o’-the-Wisps (5 min)

 

Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder (21 min)
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Debussy: Jeux, poème dansé (17 min)
Stravinsky: Petruchka (1947, 34 min)

Concert presented by

 

March 21: Munich, Philharmonie Am Gasteig  
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Debussy: Jeux, poème dansé (17 min)
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no. 5, (Egyptian) (29 min)
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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (33 min)

 

March 22: Regensburg, University Audimax
Rafał  Blechacz, piano

Debussy: Jeux, poème dansé (17 min) OR Ravel, Alborada del gracioso (9 min)
Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major, K. 488 (26 min)
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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (33 min)

 

March 25: Berlin, Philharmonie
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Debussy: Jeux, poème dansé (17 min)
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no. 5, (The Egyptian) (29 min)
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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (33 min)