Jan Lisiecki will twice tour with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in 2019

By April 12, 2019 May 14th, 2019 Uncategorized

Jan Lisiecki will tour twice with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra this year.  The two tours, in May and in the Autumn, come on the heels of the success of the recent Deutsche Grammophon release Mendelssohn which featured Lisiecki performing the two Mendelssohn piano concertos with Orpheus. On the album, Lisiecki also plays a selection of Mendelssohn’s solo piano works. Grammophon Magazine called the performance one which “sparkles and shines” in an “effortless rapport” between soloist and orchestra. The May tour brings performances in Regensburg, the Prague Spring Festival, Essen, Stuttgart, Mannheim, Cologne, and culminates in a performance at the Dresden Music Festival.  In the autumn, the tour will include two performances at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Kuppelsaal in Hannover, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, and finally a performance at the Philharmonie in Berlin. They will also perform at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the Isabel Bader Performing Arts Center in Kingston, and two performances at the Vienna Konzerthaus.

The programs will be centered on Lisiecki’s performances of Mendelssohn’s Piano Concertos. He will play both concerti in Hannover and Hamburg, and play the first concerto in Berlin. The Orchestra will also play Beethoven, Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, and a new work by American composer Jessie Montgomery. The Montgomery work, Records from a Vanishing City is an Orpheus Commission and will also be featured on their Carnegie Hall performance together on September 26, 2019.

Upcoming Tour Dates
20 May – Audimax – Regensburg DE
21 May – Rudolfinum, Prague Spring Festival
23 May – Philharmonie, Essen, DE
24 May – Liederhalle, Stuttgart DE
25 May – m: con, Mannheim DE
26 May – Philharmonie, Cologne DE
28 May – Kulturpalast, Dresden Music Festival

15 October – National Arts Centre, Ottawa ON
16 October – Isabel Bader Performing Arts Centre, Kington ON
21-22 October – Vienna Konzerthaus, Vienna AT
29 October – Tonhalle, Düsseldorf DE
30 October – Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg DE
2 November – Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg DE
3 November – Kuppelsaal, Hannover DE
4 November – Philharmonie, Berlin DE