Cleveland Orchestra Launches Tour in New York

Classic Arts News   Cleveland Orchestra Launches Tour in New York
The Cleveland Orchestra brings Chen Yi's Si Ji to Carnegie Hall tonight before setting out on an 11-concert European tour.

Si Ji ("Four Seasons") is the latest co-commission by the Lucerne Festival, the Cleveland Orchestra, Carnegie, and the Roche drug company; the Cleveland Orchestra played it in Lucerne in August and at Severance Hall last week before the New York premiere this evening. Tonight's concert, conducted by music director Franz Welser-M‹st, also includes Brahms' Academic Festival Overture and First Symphony.

The European tour starts on October 21 at Luxembourg's Salle de Concerts Grande-Duchesse Jos_phine-Charlotte before moving to Frankfurt, Cologne, Budapest, and Vienna, where the orchestra will perform the second of a series of biennial residences at the Musikverein.

The programs include Thomas Ads's Chamber Symphony, Mahler's Ninth Symphony, Ives' Second Symphony, and Messiaen's TurangalêÎla-symphonie, with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard and ondes martenot player Cynthia Millar, as well as the two Brahms works.

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