HarrisonParrott brings music, dance and voice to Asia in 2018!
This article is part of a wider series focussing on HP Touring across the world
HarrisonParrott continues its string of successful touring in Asia throughout 2018, proudly bringing a range of orchestras, vocal groups, ballet productions and music theatre closer to Asian audiences.
At the same time, The King’s Singers were giving two performances at Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, as part of their 50th Anniversary Season “Gold”.
Moving on to May, we get ready for three tours in Asia: first up is a five-concert tour in China with Pacific Symphony, under the baton of Carl St.Clair and soloist Pinchas Zukerman, including Shanghai and Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts.
We finish May, with a thirteen-concert tour of The King’s Singers, celebrating their 50th anniversary with concerts across Korea, China and Japan. Highlights include performances in Seoul Lotte Hall, Guangzhou, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre and Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, as well as eight concerts for the Japanese audience in Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo, Kawasaki and Fukui.
In June we celebrate the power of ballet, touring English National Ballet in Hong Kong, where they will give four performances of one of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, Giselle, reimagined by acclaimed choreographer Akram Khan.
After a summer of European Festivals, we go back to Shanghai in August with a production of Staasoper Hamburg’s exciting production of Erzittre feiger Bösewicht!, a music theatre for children inspired by Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
September starts with a special concert series commemorating 150 years of diplomatic relations between Sweden and Japan with three consecutive concerts in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall with Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Sakari Oramo conducts all three concerts; highlights include Nobuyuki Tsujii in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5, followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 and Mahler’s Symphony No.1, and concludes the celebrations with a gala concert including works by Swedish composers, ending with Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 and Camilla Tilling.
While October sees a return of the Philharmonia Orchestra to China and to South Korea for the first time with EsaPekka Salonen, and soloist Krystian Zimerman. Zimerman performs Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety as part of the Bernstein 100 anniversary celebrations.
In the second half of October, we move on to Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, touring in China, Korea and Taiwan with conductor Paavo Järvi and soloist Khatia Buniatishvili, with performances in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Seoul.
We also take the Geneva Chamber Opera’s Il signor Bruschino to the Macao International Festival celebrating the 150th anniversary of composer Rossini.