Daniel Harding
(c) Philharmomie Luxembourg/Grébille

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam will be touring Switzerland from 13 to 16 November, performing in Lugano, Berne, Zürich and Geneva under the baton of Daniel Harding. The press release says that the orchestra will be traveling by train.

On 13 November, Mahler’s Ninth Symphony will be performed in Lugano. On the following evenings, in Berne, Zürich and Geneva, the orchestra will be performing the Brahms Violin Concerto with Leonidas Kavakos as soloist, followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (‘Pastorale’). A special performance will take place in the hall of Zürich train station on 15 November at 4:00 p.m.: eight members of the orchestra will perform the Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg alongside twelve young musicians from Swiss conservatories (Side by Side). Prior to this performance, orchestra members will be giving several masterclasses: first online and later also in a beautiful saloon carriage on the train journey from Bern to Zurich, as well as various other locations.

Managing Director Dominik Winterling: ‘The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has a long tradition when it comes to training young top talents from around the world. This is reflected in the Academy of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the international youth orchestra Young and the biennial Ammodo Conducting Masterclass. The fact that we are working with music students from Swiss conservatories on our current tour underscores our ambitions in the field of talent development and fills me, as a half-Swiss, with great pride.’

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