This week, Daniel Harding will begin his final performances as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris. The orchestra will give two performances at the Philharmonie de Paris on 19 and 20 June performing Sibelius Symphony No. 4 in A minor, after welcoming soloist Janine Jensen to perform Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major. The orchestra will then appear on Fête de la Musique at the Musée du Louvre to again perform the Brahms Concerto with Janine, and extracts from Berlioz’ Les Troyens.
Daniel and the orchestra will conclude their season with a tour to both the Donostia-San Sebastián Musical Fortnight and the Edinburgh International Festival. The variety of works performed on the tour include Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major ‘Pastoral’, Berlioz’ Harold en Italie and Britten’s War Requiem, continuing on from their highly successful tour earlier this year.
Their final appearance will take place at the BBC Proms on 26 August with a performance of Beethoven Symphony No. 6, the overture to Schumann’s only opera, Genoveva, and the London premiere of Jörg Widmann’s explosive Babylon Suite (adapted from his 2012 opera).
Full details of all performances can be found at the Orchestre de Paris website.