Daniel Harding tours the US with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Daniel Harding joins the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for a tour of the US this week, which includes the orchestra’s first ever performances in Naples, Florida. In addition to Artis-Naples, they perform at the Chicago Symphony Centre, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, and Carnegie Hall, New York.

RCO Artist in Residence, Pierre Laurent-Aimard will join Daniel and the orchestra for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with the rest of the programmes comprising of Mozart Symphony No. 40, Brahms Symphony No. 4, Strauss Ein Heldenleben, and a commission by Guillaume Connesson; Eiréné.

For the first of two performances in New York, and for the very first time, members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra perform the opening work side-by-side with young musicians outside Europe – those of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. They will be sharing their music stands for Schumann’s Manfred Overture.

The tour

9 February – Artis-Naples
10 February – Artis-Naples
12 February – Chicago Symphony Centre
13 February – Kennedy Center, Washington
14 February – Carnegie Hall, New York
15 February – Carnegie Hall, New York

The US tour follows a string of hugely successful concerts with the RCO earlier this season, when Daniel led the orchestra in Amsterdam and Brussels in December 2018.

Daniel will be back on tour in March this year, conducting the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Adelaide (for the Adelaide Festival), Tokyo and Beijing. Askonas Holt is thrilled to be working with Daniel and the MCO on this tour; find out more here.

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