Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in its 2016 Tour of Asia and China Residency, 19 May to 5 June, marking his second Asian tour with the ensemble. With 12 concerts over a period of three weeks, the tour will feature works by Brahms, Sibelius, Grieg, Bruckner, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, Beethoven, Strauss, Prokofiev, and Bizet.
The tour begins in Hong Kong and continues to Beijing and Shanghai. While in Shanghai, the Orchestra will open the city’s International Tourism Resort Zone, home to the new Shanghai Disney Resort. The Orchestra then travels to Macau for the fifth consecutive year before continuing on to Japan, with concerts in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kawasaki, which will be a debut visit.
Chinese pianist Lang Lang will join the Orchestra as soloist in Beijing and Macau, performing Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto. Japanese-American violinist Ryu Goto makes his Philadelphia Orchestra debut in Macao, Osaka, Tokyo, and Kawasaki, performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Torū Takemitsu’s ‘Nostalghia—In Memory of Andrei Tarkovsky’ for the Orchestra’s first performances of the piece.
Askonas Holt is delighted to be working with The Philadelphia Orchestra on their residency in Hong Kong, which will include chamber music performances, and masterclasses at the Hong Kong Academy.
19 May – Hong Kong Cultural Centre
20 May – Hong Kong Cultural Centre
22 May – Shanghai Oriental Art Centre
24 May – National Centre for Performing Arts Beijing
26 May – National Centre for Performing Arts Beijing
28 May – Venetian Centre, Macau
29 May – Venetian Centre, Macau
31 May – Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
2 June – Symphony Hall, Osaka
3 June – Suntory Hall, Tokyo
4 June – Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall, Kawasaki
5 June – Suntory Hall, Tokyo