TOUR LOCATIONS

April 2019

Thu 25 Concert 1: Hamamatsu Act City Concert Hall (prog 1)

Fri 26 Concert 2: Harmony Hall, Fukui (prog 1)

Sat 27 Concert 3: Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya (prog 1)

Sun 28 Concert 4: Osaka Festival Hall (prog 2)

Mon 29 Concert 5: Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen (prog 1)

Tue 30 Concert 6: Suntory Hall, Tokyo (prog 2)

PROGRAMME

Programme 1:

SIBELIUS: Finlandia, Op. 26 (9’)

PÄRT: Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten (7’)

PROKOFIEV: Concerto for Violin No. 1 in D major, Op. 19 (with Midori) (25’)

-Interval-

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 (45’)

PROGRAMME

Programme 2:

PÄRT: Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten (7’)

SIBELIUS: Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 (with Midori) (30’)

-Interval-

TÜÜR: Incantation of Tempest (5’)

SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43 (43’)

This April sees the Estonian Festival Orchestra debut in Japan with an exciting six-concert tour in Hamamatsu, Fukui, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima and Tokyo along with founder and conductor Paavo Järvi and soloist Midori Gotō. The programme consists of Sibelius’ Finlandia, Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, Prokofiev’s Concerto for Violin No.1, Erkki-Sven Tüür​’s Incantation of Tempest and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.

The tour begins at Hamamatsu’s City Concert Hall (25 April), followed by Fukui’s Harmony Hall (26 April), Nagoya’s Aichi Arts Center (27 April), Osaka’s Festival Hall (28 April), Hiroshima’s Bunka Gakuen Hall (29 April) and finishing in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall (30 April).

Their debut in Japan follows their successful tours in Europe, including their debut at the BBC Proms and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, last summer.