November brings tours in Europe and Asia for our Arts Partnerships & Tours Team
From China to Salzburg, our Arts Partnerships & Tours Team are not slowing down as we head towards the end of 2023
The multi-award winning performance company 19 – 27, which specialises in combining performance and live music with animation and film, returns to China after ten years with their production of Roots, covering three cities in two weeks between 30 October and 13 November.
The tour takes them to Tianran Theatre, Ningbo on 2 November for the Shanghai International Arts Festival. Then, on 5 November, they perform twice at Daning Theatre, Shanghai, again part of the Shanghai International Arts Festival. Then, between 9 – 12 November, they perform six times at Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou.
Arts Partnerships & Tours are delighted to collaborate with Marina Abramović on the revival of her opera performance 7 Deaths of Maria Callas which makes its UK premiere at the English National Opera between 3 – 11 November 2023. In this highly anticipated UK premiere, renowned performance artist Marina Abramović explores the life, work and death of one of opera’s greatest stars. Callas, whose private life was never quite able to be separated from her performances, has fascinated Abramović for decades, conceiving this operatic project as a homage and exploration of the great prima donna. This staging marks 100 years since the world renowned American-born Greek soprano was born.
Ensemble Arcangelo perform at Saffron Hall on 5 November under the direction of Julian Forbes and alongside previous collaborator Nicolas Altstaedt.
The first collaboration between Arcangelo and Nicolas Altstaedt was a sensation, with their 2016 album and concerts of Bach’s cello concerti winning them a BBC Music Magazine Award. Now Arcangelo and Altstaedt return with a programme celebrating the launch of their new project to record the complete concerti of Luigi Boccherini.
Gothenburg Symphony and their Chief Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali are Europe-bound this month. The first stop is Salzburg for concerts on 15, 16 and 17 November at Großes Festspielhaus. The programmes include music by Nielsen, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Tchaikovsky, as well as Korngold’s Violin Concerto and Brahms’ Violin Concerto performed by soloist Arabella Steinbacher. Then it is onto Vienna for a concert on 19 November at Musikverein Wien, with a programme comprising Nielsen’s Helios, Korngold’s Violin Concerto and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra andIstván Várdai perform in Basel at AMG Solistenabende Series on 1 November at the Stadtcasino Basel and in Geneva at Grand Interpretes Series on 2 November at the iconic Victoria Hall. István Várdai conducts the Hungary-inspired programme and features the Lajos Sarkozy Ensemble playing gypsy folk tunes that have inspired classical composers for centuries.
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and Istvan Vardai reunite with Pierre-Laurent Aimard in Maribor on 10 November for a concert at the Union Hall Maribor. The programme includes Bartók’s Piano Concerto No.3, Romanian Folk Dances and Divertimento as well as Ligeti’s Ramifications for String Orchestra, celebrating the composer’s 100th birthday.
The orchestra ends the month in Spain with concerts in Logroño on 26 November at the Riojaforum, in Zaragoza on 27 November at Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao, in Bilbao on 28 November at Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao, in Oviedo on 29 November at Auditorio Principe Felipe and finally in San Sebastian on 30 November at KursaaI.