Santtu-Matias Rouvali

Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Alban Gerhardt tour with the Philharmonia Orchestra

13 April 2017

Principal Guest Conductor-designate Santtu-Matias Rouvali returns to the UK next week to conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra and cellist Alban Gerhardt in a series of three concerts.

Performances take place at the Bedford Corn Exchange (21 April), Leicester’s De Montfort Hall (22 April) and the Royal Festival Hall (23 April) for a sold-out matinee performance. The programme features Smetana’s Vltava, Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Dvořák’s Symphony No.8 and Holst The Planets

These are Rouvali’s first concerts with the Philharmonia since the announcement of his new position with them which starts next season alongside his tenure as Chief Conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony.

In the following months Rouvali returns to the Bamberger Symphoniker with a Beethoven and Stravinsky programme and makes his debut at the Verbier Festival with Martin Fröst.