The sixth Europe Tour 2019

 

 Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Chief Conductor Pietari Inkinen are planning Europe tour in April 2019, which will be the first Europe tour in 13 years for JPO. It will be the first time for the orchestra to visit Finland, and other visits include cities in Germany, Austria, and the United Kingdom.

    Finland is our musical “origin” as JPO was founded by a renowned conductor Akeo Watanabe, whose mother was Finnish. As 2019 is the centenary year of the diplomatic relationship between Finland and Japan, we would like to help deepening and expanding the good relationship between Finland and Japan through this tour.

    In addition, JPO has put great importance in connecting with people and society through educational and regional activities and also through over 230 activities in the areas affected by the earthquake in Japan. We would like to deliver our warm “JPO Sound” to Europe and at the same time would like to introduce voices from these affected areas where they wish more people to know the current condition.

 

 

     

 

Tour Schedule

 

April 2019

2nd  Helsinki (Finland) Musiikkitalo 【Program A】

3rd  Kouvola (Finland) Kuusankoskitalo 【Program A】

5th  Wilhelmshaven (Germany) Stadthalle【Program B】

6th  Wolfsburg (Germany) Theater Wolfsburg【Program B】

7th  Regensburg (Germany) Audimax der Universität Regensburg【Program B】

8th  Vienna (Austria) Wiener Musikverein【Program D】

9th  Furth (Germany) Theater Fürth【Program C】

12th  London (UK)  Cadogan Hall【Program D】

13th  Leeds (UK) Town Hall【Program D】

14th  Edinburgh (UK)  Usher Hall【Program C*】

 

 

 

 

■Tour Report

Coming soon (Japanese only)

 

■Concert Details

Conductor: Pietari Inkinen, JPO Chief Conductor

 

 

 2nd, April 2019 at 7pm Helsinki (Finland) 
Venue:Musiikkitalo
Violoncello: Sheku Kanneh-Mason
【Program A】
Takemitsu: Requiem pour orchestre à cordes
Elgar: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra
Sibelius: Symphony No.2

 3rd, April 2019 at 8pm Kouvola (Finland)
Venue:Kuusankoskitalo
Violoncello: Sheku Kanneh-Mason
【Program A】
Takemitsu: Requiem pour orchestre à cordes
Elgar: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra
Sibelius: Symphony No.2

 5th, April 2019 at 8pm  Wilhelmshaven (Germany)
Venue:Stadthalle
Piano: Jonathan Biss
【Program B】
Rautavaara: In the Beginning
Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4

 6th, April 2019 at 8pm  Wolfsburg (Germany)
Venue:Theater Wolfsburg
Piano: Jonathan Biss
【Program B】
Rautavaara: In the Beginning
Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4

 7th, April 2019 at 8pm  Regensburg (Germany)
Venue:Audimax der Universität Regensburg
Piano: Jonathan Biss
【Program B】Rautavaara: In the Beginning
Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4

 

 8th, April 2019 at 7:30pm  Vienna (Austria)
Venue:Wiener Musikverein
Violoncello: Sheku Kanneh-Mason
【Program D】
Rautavaara: In the Beginning
Elgar: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra
Takemitsu: Requiem pour orchestre à cordes
Sibelius: Symphony No.2

  9th, April 2019 at 7:30pm  Furth (Germany)
Venue:Stadttheater Fürth
Piano: Jonathan Biss
【Program C】
Rautavaara:In the Beginning
Beethoven:Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3
Takemitsu:Requiem pour orchestre à cordes
Sibelius:Symphony No.2

 12th, April 2019 at 7:30pm  London (UK) 
Venue:Cadogan Hall
Violoncello: Sheku Kanneh-Mason
【Program D】
Rautavaara: In the Beginnin
Elgar: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra
Takemitsu: Requiem pour orchestre à cordes
Sibelius: Symphony No.2

 13th, April 2019 at 7:30pm  Leeds (UK)
Venue:Town Hall
Violoncello: Sheku Kanneh-Mason
【Program D】
Rautavaara: In the Beginning
Elgar: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra
Takemitsu: Requiem pour orchestre à cordes
Sibelius: Symphony No.2

 14th, April 2019 at 3pm  Edinburgh (UK)
Venue:Usher Hall
Piano: John Lill*
【Program C】
Rautavaara:In the Beginning
Beethoven:Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3
Takemitsu:Requiem pour orchestre à cordes
Sibelius:Symphony No.2

 

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■Artists

 

Pietari INKINEN[Chief  Conductor]

 In September 2017 Pietari Inkinen became Chief Conductor of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbruecken. Inkinen is also Chief Conductor of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, a post he has held since the beginning of the 16-17 season, and Chief Conductor of the Prague Symphony Orchestra and the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele, posts he took up in 2015.
 Recent and future highlights include debuts with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gurzenich Orchestra, NDR Hamburg, SWR Stuttgart and Budapest Festival Orchestra. 2017/2018 also featured the continuation of a complete Ring Cycle in concert with the Japan Philharmonic, as well as returns to the BBC Philharmonic and Finnish Radio Symphony orchestras. He also conducted the Finnish National Opera in their Independence Day 100th Anniversary Gala followed by a production of Madame Butterfly. The Finnish celebrations were also marked with performances of several recently-composed Finnish works including the world premieres of Rautavaara’s final completed symphonic work “In the Beginning” and a new work by Olli Vertaperko.
 In previous seasons Inkinen has also conducted RSB Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin, Munich Philharmonic, La Scala Philharmonic, Orchestra of Santa Cecilia, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Vienna Radio Symphony, BBC Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Spanish National Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Orchestra Verdi Milan and Oslo Philharmonic as well as the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Leipzig Gewandhaus.
 In autumn 2018 Inkinen returns to Melbourne to conduct Die Meistersinger, following his acclaimed performances in 2016 of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, directed by Neil Armfield. This is the production which in August 2014 inspired Australia’s Helpmann Awards, recognising artistic excellence throughout Australia’s vibrant performing arts scene, to vote Inkinen as the award winner for Best Music Direction for Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle. The 2016 revival garnered Inkinen a further Green Room award for Best Conductor (Opera).

 

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 Other opera engagements have included the Finnish National Opera, La Monnaie in Brussels, Staatsoper in Berlin and the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. He has conducted Wagner’s Walkure and Das Rheingold in Palermo's Teatro Massimo for which he was awarded Italy’s National Association of Music Critics’ Franco Abbiati Prize for “Best Show” for Das Rheingold. He also conducted performances of a highly successful new production of Eugene Onegin at the Dresden Semperoper.
 From 2008 to 2016 Pietari was Music Director of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra where he now holds the title of Honorary Conductor. During his tenure, the orchestra rose to new levels with a highly acclaimed European tour, as well as the recording of a complete cycle of Sibelius Symphonies for Naxos. This, and other recordings for Naxos, including the premiere recording of Rautavaara’s Manhattan Trilogy and a further live Sibelius Cycle recorded with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in Suntory Hall, have been widely acclaimed. Inkinen has a large number of other recording credits, including Wagner arias and orchestral pieces with Simon O’Neill and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for EMI, which earned a rare double five-star review from BBC Music Magazine, and the Shostakovich Cello Concerto and Britten Cello Symphony with Johannes Moser for Haenssler.
 Also an accomplished violin soloist, Inkinen studied at the Cologne Music Academy with Zakhar Bron, winning various awards and prizes for his solo work, before taking further studies in conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He continues to enjoy play-directing and performing chamber music with his regular musical partners.

 

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Piano:John Lill

 

 

 

Piano: Jonathan Biss

 

 

 

Violoncello: Sheku Kanneh-Mason

 

 

 

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■Related Programs 

709th Tokyo Subscription Concerts
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7pm
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 2pm
Suntory Hall
Conductor: Pietari INKINEN, Chief Conductor
Piano: John LILL
TAKEMITSU Toru: Requiem pour orchestre à cordes
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in c-minor, op.37
Jean SIBELIUS: Symphony No.2 in D-major, op.43

346th Yokohama Subscription Concert
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 6pm
Kanagawa Kenmin Hall
Conductor: Pietari INKINEN, Chief Conductor
Guiter: MURAJI Kaori*
Rautavaara: In the Beginning
TAKEMITSU Toru: To the Edge of Dream*
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 in f-minor, op.36

 

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