From 18 to 25 November Valery Gergiev and the Münchner Philharmoniker will be appearing at major classical music venues in China. At concert halls in Nanjing, Xi’an, Tianjin and Beijing the musicians will repeat the programme they presented in October this year at the Gasteig Philharmonie, Frankfurt's Alte Oper and the Essen Philharmonie.
The tour opens with two concerts by the Münchner Philharmoniker and Valery Gergiev at the Jiangsu Performing Arts Center (Nanjing) – currently the largest cultural venue in Asia (18 and 19 November). The programme for the first evening includes Ludwig van Beethoven's overture Leonore No 3, Anton Bruckner's Third Symphony and the overture from Richard Wagner's opera Tannhäuser. The next day, the German orchestra under maestro Gergiev will present Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony (Pathétique) and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No 4.
A similar programme will be presented at the Concert Halls of Xi’an and Tianjin (21 and 23 November) and at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing (24 November). All four evenings will feature Denis Matsuev as the soloist in the piano concerto.
The tour will conclude at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing (25 November), again featuring Ludwig van Beethoven's overture Leonore No 3, Anton Bruckner's Third Symphony and the overture from Richard Wagner's opera Tannhäuser.
The final joint performances in 2017 by Valery Gergiev and the Münchner Philharmoniker will take place at the Gasteig Philharmonie (Munich) in December.