Tour to Luxembourg, Germany and Austria cancelled

The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s seven-concert tour to Luxembourg, Germany and Austria has been cancelled.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra today [12 March 2020] expressed deep disappointment at having to cancel its seven-date European tour to Luxembourg, Germany and Austria between 13 and 19 March due to the measures being taken in all the cities on the tour to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The tour - with conductor Robin Ticciati and soloists including Anne-Sophie Mutter, Khatia Buniatishvili, Pablo Ferrández, Renaud Capuçon, Jan Lisiecki and Seong-Jin Cho - was to include performances in Luxembourg, Essen, Düsseldorf, Vienna, Hanover, Frankfurt and Munich.

The London concert of the tour programme was held at Royal Festival Hall last night to a sell-out audience.

Timothy Walker, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, said:

“On behalf of everyone at the London Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as our conductor and team of outstanding soloists, I wish to express our deep disappointment that we will not be able to proceed with our tour to Luxembourg, Germany and Austria as planned. This is a result of the closure of concert halls in all territories as a result of the measures being taken to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are incredibly sad to have had to cancel our tour and to disappoint our audiences.

“We wish to thank the promoters and partners in each of the cities that had invited us to perform, as well as the many individuals who have worked so very hard to plan a successful tour. We have been so warmly welcomed in the past by audiences in these extraordinary cities and look forward to visiting in the future.

“At this time of grave concern for public health around the world, our thoughts continue to be with those affected and we wish everyone good health.”

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Details of the tour

Friday 13 March, Philharmonie, Luxembourg
LPO/Robin Ticciati
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Khatia Buniatishvili (piano), Pablo Ferrández (cello)
Brahms Tragic Overture
Beethoven Triple Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Saturday 14 March, Philharmonie, Essen
LPO/Robin Ticciati
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Khatia Buniatishvili (piano), Pablo Ferrández (cello)
Beethoven Triple Concerto
Mahler Symphony No. 1

Sunday 15 March, Tonhalle, Düsseldorf
LPO/Robin Ticciati
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Khatia Buniatishvili (piano), Pablo Ferrández (cello)
Beethoven Triple Concerto
Mahler Symphony No. 1

Monday 16 March, Gasteig, Munich
LPO/Robin Ticciati
Seong-Jin Cho (piano)
Brahms Tragic Overture
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Tuesday 17 March, Musikverien, Vienna
LPO/Robin Ticciati
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Khatia Buniatishvili (piano), Pablo Ferrández (cello)
Brahms Tragic Overture
Beethoven Triple Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Wednesday 18 March, Alte Oper, Frankfurt
LPO/Robin Ticciati
Renaud Capucon (violin), Jan Lisiecki (piano), Pablo Ferrández (cello)
Brahms Tragic Overture
Beethoven Triple Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Thursday 19 March, Congress Centrum, Hanover
LPO/Robin Ticciati
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Khatia Buniatishvili (piano), Pablo Ferrández (cello)
Brahms Tragic Overture
Beethoven Triple Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No. 8