The tour began yesterday with a concert at Tokyo Opera City featuring Dvoršk's Carnival, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with soloist Lidia Baich, and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique. The Philharmonic repeats that program tonight in Oita, Japan.
On Wednesday, the orchestra returns to Tokyo Opera City for four consecutive evenings of concerts through Saturday (November 8-11). The programs feature young soloists, including acclaimed 24-year-old cellist Alisa Weilerstein and 19-year-old pianist Yuja Wang; soloists making making their Philharmonic debuts, in addition to Baich, include pianists Jean-Fr_d_ric Neuburger and Joyce Yang and cellist Johannes Moser.
The tour continues with a performance at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Kobe, Japan on November 13 and three performances in Seoul and Daejeon, South Korea, from November 15-17.
En route to the Far East, the orchestra stopped in California for two concerts in Costa Mesa at the new Ren_e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
The New York Philharmonic last toured Japan and Korea in October 2004.