Following on from their success at the Royal Festival Hall last month — an “intelligent and exciting performance” (The Times) — Edward Gardner and the London Philharmonic Orchestra work together again this week for performances at the Royal Festival Hall and Lincoln Center, New York.
First up, at London’s Royal Festival Hall, is a programme of Debussy’s Iberia, Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 5 (with soloist Stephen Hough), Ravel’s Mother Goose, and Debussy’ La Mer. In New York they perform twice: on Sunday, the programme features Debussy’ La Mer, Ravel’s Piano Concerto (with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet), Ravel’s Mother Goose, and Debussy’s Iberia; and on Monday they present Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Sibelius’ Violin Concerto (with James Ehnes), and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.
Forthcoming US highlights for Edward include his return to the National Symphony Orchestra Washington and Minnesota Orchestra.