Askonas Holt is pleased to be working with The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for their European Tour in August/September 2017, with Music Director Louis Langrée.
They will visit six countries, and perform eleven concerts, including debuts at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh International Festival. To close the tour, they will present the world premiere of a new critical edition of Gershwin’s An American in Paris, aptly enough in Paris itself, at the newly opened La Seine Musicale. Louis said of the premiere “What could be better than An American in Paris played by an American orchestra in Paris conducted by an ex-Parisian living in America? It’s the perfect piece!”
Louis Langrée and the President of the CSO, Trey Devey, recently spoke to Toby Deller about the importance of international touring, elaborating on their repertoire choices for their BBC Proms debut on 27 August. They will be performing Leonard Bernstein’s On the Waterfront, Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor at the Royal Albert Hall. Louis commented:
“Many music lovers know that in Cincinnati there is a very good orchestra but to identify what is the specific quality of the sound of the orchestra we need to travel, people need to have a live experience of us. And for us, playing in new places like Edinburgh and at the Proms is an honour, it’s a privilege to play there with so many great orchestras.”
Find the full details of the European tour on the Cincinnati Symphony website here and the Askonas Holt website here.