Kensho Watanabe makes European debut



Next week, Kensho Watanabe will make his European debut with the Brussels Philharmonic, taking over last-minute from Tadaaki Otaka. The programme includes Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23, with Rafał Blechacz, and Torsten Herrmann’s Macramé. The concert will be broadcast live on Klara Live at 8.15pm on 8 February.

Before travelling to Europe, Kensho will return the podium in Philadelphia leading the Philadelphia Orchestra in three subscription concerts. The all-Tchaikovsky programme will include the Rococo Variations with French cellist Edgar Moreau and the composer’s youthful Symphony No. 1 Winter Dreams. Performances in Philadelphia take place on 31 January, and 1 and 2 February.

Further reading: “Interview: Kensho Watanabe on The Philadelphia Orchestra, upcoming engagements and the relationship between science and music”

This season will also see Kensho making further European debuts with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales (March 2019), as well as his subscription debut with the Detroit Symphony (May 2019).

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