The tour, which runs August 31-September 15, will include the orchestra's first-ever performances in Liechtenstein, where it will perform at the Vaduzer-Saal in Vaduz, and Italy, where the tour will end with a performance at the Teatro Filharmonico in Verona.
It will also include the orchestra's annual visit to Switzerland's Lucerne Festival, where the program will include a new work commissioned from Hanspeter Kyburz, the third of three works commissioned in collaboration with the festival, Carnegie Hall, and the Roche corporation. Also in Lucerne, the orchestra will perform a concert version of Verdi's Falstaff with Renato Bruson in the title role, Simon Keenlyside as Mr. Ford, and Twyla Robinson as Alice Ford.
The repertoire for the tour also includes Bruckner's Fifth Symphony, Debussy's La Mer, Prokofiev's Suite From Romeo and Juliet, Kaija Saariajo's Orion, and Mozart's Symphony No. 38 ("Prague").
Music director Franz Welser-M‹st will lead the entire tour.