18-30 May 2014
The genius of the violin – Maxim Vengerov and the Polish Chamber Orchestra are embarking on a concert tour of Asia. The artists will play six concerts in South Korea, Taiwan and Japan, including the famous Suntory Hall in Tokyo, with a capacity of more than 2000.
The repertoire includes violin concertos by Mozart (No.4 in D major KV 218 and No.5 in A major KV 219 Turkish), works by Tchaikovsky transcribed by David Walter for violin and string orchestra: Sérénade mélancolique in B-flat minor, Op.26, Souvenir d´un lieu cher (Mélodie No.3 in E-flat, Scherzo No.2 in C minor), Valse-Scherzo in C major Op.34, Saint-Saens’ Havanaise Op.38 and Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Op.28 and Massenet’s La Méditation.
Maxim Vengerov and the Polish Chamber Orchestra will perform in Seoul (Seoul Arts Center), Daejeon (Daejeon Culture & Arts Center), Taipei (National Theatre & Concert Hall, Tokyo (Suntory Hall Tokyo), Osaka (Osaka Concert Hall) and Nagoya (Nagoya Concert Hall).
This is the next leg of Maxim Vengerov’s and the Polish Chamber Orchestra’s world concert tour. The ensemble has already performed in Spain, Germany, Belgium and Great Britain (November 2013), Turkey, Oman and Switzerland (February 2014) and in Hungary (March 2014). As previously, Maxim Vengerov will perform in the double role of soloist and conductor. The artist plays a violin made by Stradivarius in 1727, an instrument which once belonged to Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766 – 1831).
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