The Berliner Philharmoniker set out on their last Asian tour with Sir Simon Rattle as chief conductor on 6 November. The tour opens with a concert at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, followed by eleven concerts in seven cities in China, South Korea and Japan, where the orchestra will play works by Igor Stravinsky, Unsuk Chin, Sergei Rachmaninov, Richard Strauss, Maurice Ravel, Béla Bartók and Johannes Brahms. Yuja Wang and Seong-Jin Cho will appear as piano soloists.
The Berliner Philharmoniker will perform at the Cultural Centre in Hong Kong (10 and 11 November). The tour continues to mainland China, where the orchestra will appear for the first time at the Guangzhou Opera House (12 November) and at the Qintai Concert Hall in Wuhan (13 November). After two concerts at Shanghai’s Oriental Art Center (16 and 17 November), the orchestra travels further eastwards for two appearances at the Seoul Arts Center (19 and 20 November). The tour concludes with three concerts in Japan, at the Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall (23 November) and at Suntory Hall in Tokyo (24 and 25 November).
A travel diary will be published on the Berliner Philharmoniker’s blog.