From 18 to 25 November Valery Gergiev and the Münchner Philharmoniker will be appearing at major classical music venues in China. At concert halls in Nanjing, Xi’an, Tianjin and Beijing the musicians will repeat the programme they presented in October this year at the Gasteig Philharmonie, Frankfurt's Alte Oper and the Essen Philharmonie.
Over the last decade, conductor Jaap van Zweden has become an international presence on three continents. This season marks a major milestone as he completes his ten-year tenure as Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and simultaneously is Music Director Designate in New York, anticipating his inaugural season (2018-19) as the 26th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. He continues as Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, a post he has held since 2012.
On December 3rd, 6th, 8th and 10th, the co-production of the NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts) and Wiener Staatsoper Falstaff will be showcased in Beijing.
The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1893. As a time-honoured orchestra with a history hailing of over hundred years, it has been ranked among Germany’s top orchestras under the leadership of maestros - Weingartner, Kempe, James Levine, Celibidache and Maazel.
On November 19th, the Staatskapelle Dresden, founded 469 years ago, will appear yet again on the NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts) stage and perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 and Richard Strauss’s Symphonia Domestica under the leadership of American conductor Alan Gilbert in cooperation with pianist YUNDI, to serve the audience an original-flavoured feast of German and Austrian music.