This April sees the Estonian Festival Orchestra debut in Japan with an exciting six-concert tour in Hamamatsu, Fuikui, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima and Tokyo along with founder and conductor Paavo Järvi and soloist Midori Gotō. The programme consists of Sibelius’ Finlandia, Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, Prokofiev’s Concerto for Violin No.1, Erkki Sven Tüür’s Incantation of Tempest and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.
The tour begins at Hamamatsu’s City Concert Hall (25 April), followed by Fukui’s Harmony Hall (26 April), Nagoya’s Aichi Arts Center (27 April), Osaka’s Festival Hall (28 April), Hiroshima’s Bunka Gakuen Hall (29 April) and finishing in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall (30 April).
This tour of Japan for the EFO follows a hugely successful 2018, which saw them debut at both the BBC Proms and Elbphilharmonie, following an extraordinary year in which the ensemble also charted debuts across Europe including Stockholm (Berwaldhallen), Brussels (Bozar), Berlin (Philharmonie), Vienna (Konzerthaus), Zürich (Maag) and Luxembourg (Philharmonie).