This week sees Duncan Ward return to the Residentie Orkest, giving his debut performance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Highlighting both Mendelssohn’s and Mozart’s love for Italy, Duncan will conduct a programme of overtures and arias from Mozart’s Italian operas, Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte and Don Giovanni, as well as Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.4 ‘Italian’. Joined on stage by baritone Henk Neven, Duncan will give a concert at the Zuiderstrandtheater in the Hague on 22 December, followed by an afternoon concert at the Concertgebouw on 28 December. More information and tickets here.
Fresh from a highly successful run of performances with the Glyndebourne on Tour conducting Brett Dean’s critically acclaimed new opera Hamlet, Duncan has also given performances with the Ensemble Modern as well as his final concert with Sinfonia Viva, of which he was Principal Conductor since January 2015. Future highlights of this season include debuts with the Dresden Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Belgique, Trondheim Symphony and Dutch National Opera for a double bill of Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti and Macmillan’s Clemency as well as return visits to Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, BBC Philharmonic, Bamberger Symphoniker, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.