This week sees Alexander Gavrylyuk and Thomas Søndergård make their debuts with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in performances which mark the start of an extensive tour of the US for Alexander, totalling seven concerto performances and a solo recital.
The programme for this week’s concert with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra includes Sibelius’ King Kristian II Suite, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 1. Performances will take place at the Chicago Symphony Center on 15, 17 and 18 November, and at the Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton on 16 November. Find out more on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra website.
Alexander will then go on to give two performances with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and conductor Kirill Karabits. Celebrating the Thanksgiving weekend, Gavrylyuk will perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 for the concerts at Cincinnati Music Hall on 24 and 25 November. More information can be found here.
On Tuesday 27 November, Alexander will be on stage at the David Johnson Memorial Chapel, Greenville, to give a solo recital, his final performance of his US trip. He will perform a programme which will include works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov, and Prokofiev. Find out more about Alexander’s solo recital here.
Other highlights of this season for Alexander include debuts with the Wiener Symphoniker and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, return visits to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Wigmore Hall, and tours of Asia, North America, and Europe, both as a solo recitalist and with violinist Janine Jansen.
Later this season, Thomas makes further debuts with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France and Tapiola Sinfonietta. He will also return to North America to conduct Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and returns to BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Bayerische Staatsoper (Turandot). Plans with RSNO include tours to China and the United States, premieres of new commissions, and Wynton Marsalis’ Violin Concerto with Nicola Benedetti.