The Wiener Symphoniker greatly anticipate the 17th tour to Japan in the orchestras history. Between the end of November and the beginning of December, the orchestra will play a total of seven concerts under the direction of chief conductor Philippe Jordan. Two of the evening concerts will take place at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, which is known worldwide for its outstanding acoustics. The Wiener Symphoniker will also perform in Yokohama, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Fukui, and Nishinomiya, and will then travel to South Korea for three concerts in Seoul, Daejeon and Daegu.
In their luggage, the musicians will carry symphonies by Beethoven, Mahler and Brahms, among others. The violin soloist in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor will be Daishin Kashimoto, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic and a renowned soloist as well. Kashimoto grew up in Japan, Germany and the United States.