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02 May 2018

Grands rendez-vous 2018/19

von Philharmonie Luxembourg

In seven «Grands rendez-vous», the OPL and its chief conductor Gustavo Gimeno, Artist in residence Philippe Herreweghe, two guest conductors and eight soloists invite you to explore Russian, French and German-Austrian repertoire. From Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Brahms to Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Edward Elgar and Gustav Mahler, and all the way to Francis Poulenc and Henri Dutilleux – the OPL offers symphonic music in all its richness.

Get to know some soloists of the 2018/19 «Grands rendez-vous» in our blog post:

Leonidas Kavakos is going to play Igor Stravinsky's Concerto pour violon et orchestre.

By the way, Yuja Wang is one of this season's Artists in residence at the Philharmonie.

Vilde Frang will perform Bartók's Concerto pour violon et orchestre N° 1.

«I started thinking about cello technique while watching a National Geographic documentary about gorillas. They’re superb machines, completely unconscious of the mechanics of movement. They are so fluid and relaxed. At that moment I had an epiphany about my playing. My goal became to be completely natural and instinctive in the use of both my hands.»

This is the opening of an intriguing interview by The Strad with cellist Jian Wang in which he explained his method of practising hand movements.

Jian Wang | photo: Xu Bin Jian Wang | photo: Xu Bin

Enjoy Edward Elgar's Concerto pour violoncelle et orchestre with Jian Wang.

Jonas Kaufmann on his colleague Anja Harteros (in German):

Anja Harteros will perform Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder with the OPL and Gustavo Gimeno, as she did on their tour in January 2018 - and the critics loved it.

Look forward to the Labèque sisters' performance of Francis Poulenc's Concerto pour deux pianos et orchestre.

Veronika Eberle is going to interpret Mozart's Violinkonzert N° 3 KV 216.

FYI: Gautier Capuçon will be in concert with Bernard Haitink and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the Philharmonie on 05.02.2019.

Under the baton of Artist in residence Philippe Herreweghe, Martin Helmchen is going to play Brahm's Klavierkonzert N° 1.