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Concertgebouworkest summer tour 2019

21 August 2019

Concerts with Daniel Harding, Tugan Sokhiev, artist in residence Tabea Zimmermann and vocal soloists

The Concertgebouworkest is giving the upbeat for an exciting new concert season. After concerts at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on 22 and 31 August, the orchestra will visit a number of important European venues and festivals. During the summer tour to Berlin, Lucerne and Grafenegg, it will be conducted by Daniel Harding and Tugan Sokhiev and joined by several soloists, including violist Tabea Zimmermann, the orchestra’s artist in residence in the 2019/20 season.


On Monday 2 September, the Concertgebouworkest will give a concert at the Berlin Philharmonie as part of the Berliner Festspiele. Under the baton of Tugan Sokhiev, the orchestra will perform Brahms’s Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, Tchaikovski’s Symphony No. 1  and Mysteriën, which was written in 2013 by the famous Dutch composer Louis Andriessen to celebrate the orchestra’s 125th anniversary.

Lucerne and Grafenegg

Brahms’s Haydn Variations and Tchaikovski’s Symphony No. 1 will be combined with Bartók’s Viola Concerto, in the version of soloist Tabea Zimmermann, as part of the Lucerne Festival on Tuesday 3 September and at the open-air stage Wolkenturm in Grafenegg on Tuesday 5 September.

On Wednesday 4 September, the orchestra will perform Act II of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde conducted by Daniel Harding in Lucerne. Soprano Christine Goerke (Isolde) and tenor Stuart Skelton (Tristan) are among the vocal soloists.