This week, Duncan Ward will be returning to the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra to make his Wiener Konzerthaus debut. The concert opens with the world premiere of Tolleranza (2016) by Dieter Kaufmann before Benjamin Schmid takes the stage to perform Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D major. Closing the concert is Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite, composed in 1967 as a one-act ballet featuring Shchedrin’s creative reworking of musical ideas from Georges Bizet’s most famous opera. Duncan’s performance takes place at 19:30 on Friday 10 May in the Großer Saal. For more information about the performance, click here.
Later this month, Duncan will be performing for the first time with the Munich Radio Orchestra at the Funkhaus des Bayerischer Rundfunk on 24 May, before returning to work with Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra once again, this time for a concert at the Radio Kulturhaus on 29 May in celebration of the peaceful relationship between Ukraine and Austria. The programme features Ukrainian composer Lyatoshynsky, one of the founding fathers of modern Ukrainian music, Austrian composer Gerd Kühr, whose Movimenti for Violin and Orchestra is played by Ukrainian violinist Andrii Pavlov, and Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 ‘Unfinished’.