Beginning on Saturday 11 May, the orchestra performs a total of nine concerts, in Bogotá, Medellín, Lima, Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Santiago, with repertoire including Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, and extracts from Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances.
Commenting on plans for the South American tour, Sir Simon said:
“Sharing the culture and experience of these outstanding musicians with audiences in South America for the first time is exciting, opening up new relationships for the future. The orchestra already undertakes more international touring than any other major UK orchestra. I passionately believe that these opportunities for international engagement are important both for the orchestra and for London, as one of the world’s great centres for music.”
Askonas Holt has arranged many tours for the LSO in Europe and Asia, and is thrilled to bring the orchestra to South America for the first time. Recent collaborations have included expanding the orchestra’s global reach through debut performances in both Kuwait and Thailand, as well as Sir Simon and the orchestra’s first joint performances in Japan and South Korea.