European Tour with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Since his appointment as the 21st Gewandhauskapellmeister in Leipzig earlier this year, Andris Nelsons continues his strong alliance with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in their tour throughout Europe this fall. The tour features the world premiere of Latvian composer Andris Dzenītis’ new orchestral work Māra, co-comissioned with the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for which Nelsons serves as the chief conductor as well. Premiering on October 4, Dzenītis calls his new work “the musical encoding of my personal understanding of what it means to be Latvian.”

On tour, Nelsons will be joined on stage with soprano Kristine Opolais and trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger. The program for the concert series will include Dzenītis’ Māra, arias from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and The Queen of Spades, Mahler’s first symphony, Zimmermann’s Nobody knows the trouble I see (concerto for trumpet), Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, and Martinsson’s Concerto for Trumpet.

Concerts with Håkan Hardenberger begin on September 27, 28, & 30 at the Gewandhaus. They perform on October 8 at the Royal Festival Hall in London; the Mälmo Live Concert Hall on October 11, and the Main Hall in Stockholm on October 12; the Latvian National Opera in Riga on October 14; and lastly at the Konzerthaus in Dortmund on October 20.

Kristine Opolais will perform with Nelsons and the ensemble in two concerts at the Gewandhaus on October 4 and 5.  Following performances will take place at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt on October 7; on October 9 at the Royal Festival Hall in London; October 13 at the Latvian National Opera in Riga; October 16 at the Great Amber Concert Hall in Liepaja; October 18 at the Rosengarten in Mannheim; and concluding with their performance on October 19 at the Konzerthaus Dortmund.

For more information about this tour visit the Gewandhaus Orchestra website.

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