The last time the orchestra performed in Germany was 1986, when the ensemble played in both halves of a still-divided Berlin.
Music director Keith Lockhart will lead the orchestra in 13 concerts on the 17-day tour. Pianist Leon Fleisher will appear in several concerts; Viviane Hagner, a German violinist, will perform with the orchestra in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The programs will include works by Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Mozart, and Prokofiev, among others.
A complete tour schedule follows.
April 4: Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
April 5: Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
April 6: Graf Zeppelin Haus, Friedrichshafen, Germany
April 7: Maribor, Slovenia
April 9: Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria
April 11: Meistersingerhalle, Nurnberg, Germany
April 13: Audimax, Regensburg, Germany
April 14: Philharmonie am Gasteig, Munich, Germany
April 16: Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany
April 17: Tonhalle, Dsseldorf, Germany
April 18: Philharmonie, Cologne, Germany
April 19: Stadthalle, Braunschweig, Germany
April 20: Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany