The Cleveland Orchestra Announces Fall 2010 Tokyo Residency & Asian Tour

The Orchestra returns to Tokyo in a four-concert Residency at Suntory Hall

Music Director Franz Welser-Möst leads four programs in Tokyo and Seoul

Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra will embark on their tenth international tour together this fall, performing in Japan and South Korea . Pianist Mitsuko Uchida will join the Orchestra in Japan. The eight-concert, four-city tour begins with a performance in Sapporo, Japan, on November 10 and ends with a program at the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea on November 21. The centerpiece of the tour is a Cleveland Orchestra Residency at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, with four concerts at the acclaimed venue.

Pianist Mitsuko Uchida will conduct from the keyboard in all-Mozart programs at Kitara Concert Hall in Sapporo (November 10), at Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Nishinomiya (November 12), and in concerts at Suntory Hall in Tokyo (November 14 and 16). Ms. Uchida will also be featured as soloist with Franz Welser-Möst conducting an all-Beethoven program consisting of the Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Opus 58, and the Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) in E-flat major, Opus 55, at Suntory Hall on November 18.

Franz Welser-Möst will conduct a second program at Suntory Hall consisting of Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Takemitsu’s Dream/Window, and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 in E major on November 17.

The tour concludes with Mr. Welser-Möst conducting two programs in South Korea . On Saturday, November 20, he leads Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; Divertimento in D major, K. 136; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) at the Goyang Arts Center. On Sunday, November 21, Mr. Welser-Möst conducts Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 in E major and two works excerpted from Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes – the Four Sea Interludes and the Passacaglia – at the Seoul Arts Center.

The Cleveland Orchestra in Asia
The Orchestra first performed in Japan in 1970 and most recently appeared there in 1998, during a tour of Japan and China . The Cleveland Orchestra performed in Seoul , South Korea , for the first time in 1970, and most recently appeared there in 1978.

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