• Orchestras
  • Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

    Askonas Holt is delighted to be working with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Norway’s national orchestra.  Dating back to 1765, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world’s oldest orchestras, and celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2015. In the same year, Edward Gardner became Chief Conductor of the orchestra.

    January 2017 marked the start of Askonas Holt’s working relationship with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with a successful five-date tour of the UK, culminating in a performance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.  In August 2017 the Orchestra received 5* reviews all-round for their incredible performance of Britten’s Peter Grimes at the Edinburgh International Festival.

    The Orchestra has recently returned from a successful five-date European tour; upcoming plans include a summer festival tour in August 2018.

     

  • Orchestras
  • Berliner Philharmoniker

    Askonas Holt’s relationship with the legendary Berliner Philharmoniker has spanned decades. We have managed many concert tours for the orchestra in Europe and Asia, including numerous visits to London, under the batons of Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Claudio Abbado, Herbert von Karajan and others.

    Since Sir Simon Rattle’s appointment as Music Director of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2002, Askonas Holt has arranged concerts in cities as diverse as London, Rome, Moscow, Beijing, Taipei and Tokyo. In 2015 the Berliner Philharmoniker celebrated Sir Simon Rattle’s 60th birthday in style with a week-long London residency, performing a Sibelius Symphony Cycle at the Barbican Hall and Mahler and Helmut Lachenmann at the Royal Festival Hall. In May 2018 the orchestra performed with Sir Simon in London for the final time with two highly acclaimed concerts at the Royal Festival Hall. The orchestra returns to the London for the BBC Proms in September with new Music Director Kirill Petrenko before undertaking an extensive tour of Asia with Gustavo Dudamel in November.

  • Orchestras
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Concerts by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Europe are infrequent but unforgettable. Askonas Holt is proud of its long relationship with this great orchestra. For nearly fifty years, we have presented their London concerts under such celebrated music directors as William Steinberg (1969) and Seiji Ozawa (1973). We are also delighted to have collaborated with them for their two European tours, managing their concerts with their Conductor Emeritus (and former Principal Guest Conductor), Bernard Haitink, at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh Festival, and their return to the BBC Proms with their previous Music Director, James Levine (2004-2011).

    Askonas Holt looks forward to welcoming the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons back to the BBC Proms in September 2018.

  • Orchestras
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

    Askonas Holt is delighted to represent the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, a cultural beacon for the South and South West of England.

    The BSO remains at the forefront of the UK orchestral scene since its foundation in 1893. It serves communities across the South and South West and extends its influence across the whole of the UK and internationally with regular festival appearances, an extensive catalogue of recordings and live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. Taking its lead from founder Sir Dan Godfrey, the BSO is one of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative symphony orchestras. He established a world class ensemble and during his tenure not only did the Orchestra work with such illustrious figures as Bartók, Sibelius, Holst, Stravinsky, Elgar and Vaughan Williams, Bournemouth was also the first orchestra to have performed all the Tchaikovsky symphonies in the UK and gave more premières than any other orchestra at the time. More recently composers who have worked with the BSO include Sir Michael Tippett, Sir John Tavener, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Rodion Shchedrin, David Matthews and Mark Anthony Turnage. The BSO has a continuing relationship with Stephen McNeff and James MacMillan. Kirill Karabits is the BSO’s Chief Conductor – a role which will see him lead the Orchestra to its 125th Anniversary in 2018 and beyond. He continues the fine pedigree of esteemed past Principal Conductors including Sir Charles Groves, Constantin Silvestri, Rudolf Schwarz, Paavo Berglund, Andrew Litton, Yakov Kreizberg and Marin Alsop.

    Each year the BSO performs upwards of 140 public performances in its home region of over 10,000 square miles along with regularl appearinces at venues in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, and the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The BSO has toured worldwide, having played at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center, New York; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Vienna; Rudolfinum, Prague; and Philharmonie, Berlin. Recent visits have also included performances in Hong Kong, Hamburg, Bremen and Wilhelmshaven.