November brings Tours, Premieres and residencies across Europe
HP Creative Partnerships & Tours take to the roads of Europe with orchestras, ensembles and performance opera
HarrisonParrott continues its management of the BBC Proms Japan, concluding on6 November, presented and sponsored by Daiwa Securities Group. The six-day festival includes performances at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Tokyo and The Symphony Hall in Osaka with BBC Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Principal Guest Conductor Dalia Stasevska. Prom No.2 brings piano duo Makoto Ozone and Gonzalo Rubalcaba with a special Jazz Night session. Then, cellist Sol Gabetta performs in a British/Czech masterpieces concert, followed by pianist Hayato Sumino for a Game and Cinema Prom. Prom 5 introduces Nordic and 21st Century music to the festival with pianist Yu Kosuge. In the Last Night of the Proms, we are joined by Nicola Benedetti and baritone Roderick Williams featuring traditional and renowned repertoire, and contemporary and cinema works. Outside of the concert hall, there are pre-concert talks and educational activities, as well as public concerts taking over the whole city.
On 4, 5 and 6 November, performance artist Marina Abramović brings the Dutch premiere of the performance opera The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas to Royal Theatre Carré Amsterdam. This opera performance combines famous arias from La Traviata, Tosca, Otello, Madame Butterfly, Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor and Norma with new music by Marko Nikodijević. Abramović will both be present live and also together with actor Willem Dafoe on-screen. Co-Production of the Bayerische Staatsoper with the Greek National Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Opéra national de Paris and the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli.
Bach Collegium Japan, led by Music Director Masaaki Suzuki, return to Europe for a nine-concert grand tour this November, the first time since the pandemic began. Incorporating nine cities over eight countries, the chorus and orchestra will perform a programme of Bach’s Mass in B minor, Orchestral Suite No.4and Kirchenkantate at Narodowe Forum Muzyki in Poland (30 October), Kölner Philharmonie in Germany (1 November), Wiener Konzerthaus in Austria (2 November), Tonhalle Düsseldorf in Germany (4 November), Église St-François in Switzerland (6 November), Philharmonie de Paris (7 November), De Singel in Belgium (8 November), Auditorio Nacional deMúsica in Spain (10 November) and Amare in the Netherlands (12 November).
They are joined by singers: Soprano: Joanne Lunn Soprano: Aki Matsui Countertenor: Alexander Chance Tenor: James Gilchrist Bass: Christian Immler
“We are so looking forward to seeing our European family again after such a long time, hopefully making some new friends, and sharing the joy of this wonderful music.”
Tonhalle-Orchestra Zürich begins its Hamburg residency this November. Together with Music Director Paavo Järvi, the orchestra performs a programme of Pärt, Messiaen and Bruckner from 10 to 12 November, with soloist Fazıl Say joining them on their final day to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.23. In January 2022 they also recorded Bruckner 7 which will be released by Alpha Classics in early 2023,
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra embarks on their second European tour with Chief Conductor & Artistic Advisor Klaus Mäkelä this November. In five cities across Germany, Belgium and Austria, the orchestra will be joined throughout by soloist Sol Gabetta to perform programmes including works by Shostakovich, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. Mäkelä and the Oslo Philharmonic return to Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg (14 November) and Konzerthaus Wien (20 November) – where they performed the complete Sibelius symphony cycle in a residency earlier this year. Their autumn tour also takes them to Isarphilharmoine, Munich (15 November) Koningin Elisabethzaal, Antwerp (16 November) Konzerthaus Dortmund (18 November).
Cellist Gautier Capuçon joins forces with six past laureates from his Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle to form a unique cello ensemble named ‘Les Capucelli’. The project was created by Capuçon in 2014 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, and was designed to promote six young, talented cellists from around the world. Between 26 November and 2 December, the ensemble embarks on a European tour across France, Switzerland and Austria to present a variety of works for seven cellos, including arrangements and transcriptions by Piazzolla, Tchaikovsky, Bartók, Dvořák and Bizet. Performances take place in Fondation Louis Vuitton (26 November), Salle Métropole (28 November), and Weiner Konzerthaus (2 December).