The tour also includes concerts in Munich, Stuttgart, Vienna, Valencia and Madrid; several of these are reengagements from the orchestra's previous European tour in 2004.
Repertoire will include Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 and Schubert's Symphony No. 9 ("The Great"). Opening selections include Arvo P‹rt's Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten and Mozart's Overture to The Marriage of Figaro.
Soloists for the tour are Dutch violinist Janine Jansen, who will perform the violin concertos of Tchaikovsky and Britten, and the Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky, who will play Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3.
This is the third international tour for J‹rvi and the CSO since he became music director in 2001.