Maestro Tugan Sokhiev, former music director of the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO), returns to conduct the two final concerts of the 2016/17 season. Opening the programme with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Festival Overture, Tugan will then be joined on stage by cellist Johannes Moser and Vadim Gluzman (violin) to perform the world premiere of Firssowa’s Double Concerto for violin, violoncello and orchestra. The concert culminates with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor. Performances will take place on Friday 30 June and Saturday 1 July at 8.00pm at Philharmonie, Berlin.
These concerts mark Johannes’ second premiere of the season with the DSO, having performed the premiere of Johannes Kalitzke’s Cello Concerto Story Teller which was commissioned for the Ultrasound Festival in January 2017. At the beginning of the 2017/18 season, Johannes joins violinist Vadim Gluzman for a trio recital tour of Europe, together with Askonas Holt pianist Yevgeny Sudbin.
Next season, Tugan continues as Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre and returns to conduct the Berliner Philharmoniker and NHK Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Tugan conducts many and varied projects within France and on tour in South America and Asia as Music Director of Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, where he has led the orchestra for over a decade.
On 2 July, Tugan conducts the DSO at Kloster Chorin with an amended programme of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Festival Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme (with cellist Alexey Stadler) and Symphony No. 4.