This month, Ian Bostridge and Thomas Adès embark on a two-week American recital tour of Schubert’s ‘Winterreise’. The tour dates are as follows:
20 October: Duke University, Durham
23 October: Carnegie Hall, New York + LIVE on WQXR
25 October: Hopkins Centre, Dartmouth College, Hanover
28 October: Jordan Hall, Boston
Ian then travels on to Taiwan to perform Hans Zender’s orchestrated interpretation of Winterreise at the National Taichung Theater, Taiwan on 4, 5 and 6 November, as part of an Askonas Holt-managed tour. Baldur Brönnimann conducts the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra in these staged peformances by director Netia Jones. The production – entitled The Dark Mirror: Zender’s Winterreise – had its hugely successful first outing at London’s Barbican Centre in May this year.
Ian will end this Far East tour in Korea with further Winterreise recitals, this time accompanied by pianist Wenwen Du, at the Cheonan Arts Center on 8 November and the Daegu Suseong Artpia on 9 November.
Ian’s hugely successful book Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession will be available throughout the tour.
On his return to London, Ian performs a Shakespeare programme at London’s Wigmore Hall on 14 November to launch his latest recording for Warner Classics, Shakespeare Songs. He is joined by Antonio Pappano (piano), Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Adam Walker (Flute), Michael Collins (Clarinet) and Lawrence Power (Viola), with readings by actress Eve Best.
Thomas Adès’ winter journey continues in the United States as he conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in concerts which will include his Totentanz with soloists Christianne Stotijn and Mark Stone (3, 4 & 5 November). he then goes on to conduct the world premiere of Gerald Barry’s new opera – Alice’s Adventures Under Ground – in Los Angeles (22 November) and its European premiere at London’s Barbican Centre (28 November), also with Mark Stone.