HarrisonParrott Creative Partnerships and Tours takes on a busy summer of festivals…
In the UK, Klaus Mäkelä makes his Proms debut with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and soloist, Yuja Wang. The performance will be broadcast live on both BBC Radio and TV. Mäkelä’s third season as Chief Conductor of Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra launched in Norway in August and features 11 contrasting programmes, with repertoire ranging from Jean Baptiste Lully and Pietro Locatelli to Alban Berg, Mahler, Strauss and Shostakovich to Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, Julia Perry and Jimmy López Bellido.
Over in France, Camerata RCO is at Festival de Musique de Menton performing songs by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Wolf in a unique arrangement created especially for Camerata RCO by Alexander Schmalcz.
The O/Modernt, directed by violinist Hugo Ticciati, are also performing at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburgthis August as part of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. The programme includes music by Brahms, Bartók, as well as Swedish, Romanian and Bulgarian inspired folk music.
After their visit to France, Camerata RCO travels to the beautiful town hall in Bremen, Germany to perform in the opening concert of Bremen Musikfest. On the programme will be Brahms Serenade No.1 in the original version for nonet.
Opening the Merano Music Festival, Martin Fröst performs with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. The programme includes music by Mozart and Mendelssohn, including the famous Mozart Clarinet Concerto.
Towards the end of August sees the touring team head to the Edinburgh International Festival with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and their current Chief Conductor Susanna Mälkki and soloist Andreas Haefliger. Mälkki and the orchestra bring a rare authenticity to the music of their compatriot Sibelius: Tapiola is a stirring tribute to Finland’s ancient forest spirit. After their concert in Edinburgh, the orchestra head to Lucerne Festival to close the month with a programme of Ammann, Nørgård and Sibelius.