After visiting Europe last month, with stops in London and Reykjavik, Osmo Vänskä travels back to Europe for further concerts with three consecutive returns in May.
Starting with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, following his appearance last year, he conducts a concert on 11 May at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, preceded by a lunchtime concert on 10 May in Hilversum at the Muziekcentrum van de Omroep. The programme features Saariaho’s Ciel d’hiver, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.1 and Beethoven’s Symphony No.6. The concert in Amsterdam will be live broadcasted on NTR Radio and NPO Radio 4.
The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin follows, with a concert on 19 May at Philhamonie Berlin, featuring Martin Fröst as the soloist in Copland’s Clarinet Concerto. The programme includes Barber’s First Symphony (in One Movement) and concludes with Sibelius’ Symphony No.4.
Ending his European run of concerts this month, he returns for the second time this season to Reykjavik to join Iceland Symphony Orchestra for one concert on 23 May at Harpa Hall, with Jean-Yves Thibaudet as the soloist in MacMillan’s Concerto for Piano No.3, Mysteries of Light. The concert opens with Saariaho’s Ciel d’hiver and concludes with Beethoven’s Symphony No.3. This concert will be live streamed on the orchestra’s website and available for the following 24 hours.