The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced details of its Asia tour to Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea this fall, featuring concerts in Taipei, Kyoto, Tokyo, Incheon, and Seoul, led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Pianists Seong-Jin Cho and Haochen Zhang and violinist Lisa Batiashvili will join the orchestra as soloists during the October 31-November 10 tour, which will begin with two concerts at Taipei National Concert Hall, the first featuring Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (with Seong-Jin Cho) and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”), the second featuring Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto (with Lisa Batiashvili) and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. The 2019 Tour of Asia will mark the orchestra’s fifteenth visit to Tokyo and its second visit to Kyoto. The Philadelphia Orchestra has visited Seoul frequently, most recently in 2017, but this tour will mark its debut in Incheon and the first time a U.S. orchestra has performed at Arts Center Incheon, which opened in November 2018.
Posted August 7, 2019