On 22-23 September 2015 the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra will perform at the 68th Musique de Besançon Festival (Belfort, Besançon (France), accompanied by French pianist François-Frédéric Guy.
Established in 1948, the Besançon Festival is one of the oldest, most prestigious festivals in France. Its programmes include recitals and chamber music, as well as symphonic repertoire which provides an opportunity to profile great conductors, such as Cluytens, Schuricht, Markevitch, Kubelik, Maazel and Dutoit. The Festival also makes a point to present the best European orchestras.
Renowned French pianist François-Frédéric Guy will perform all of Beethoven’s piano concertos, conducting the orchestra from the instrument. On 22 September 2015 at 8:00 p.m. French audiences will hear Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto in B-flat major Op.19, 3rd Piano Concerto in C minor Op.37 and, finally, the 4th Piano Concerto in G major Op.58 at the Maison du Peuple in Belfort. On 23 September 2015, also at 8:00 p.m., this time in the Besançon Theatre, Beethoven’s 1st Piano Concerto in C major Op.15 will be followed by the 5th Piano Concerto in E-flat Major Op.73 “the Emperor”.