Following the four-concert tour with the Vienna Philharmonic earlier this month, Leonidas Kavakos has been invited to conduct and perform with the orchestra at the annual Vienna Philharmonic Ball on Thursday 23 January.
This will be the first time in the history of the ball – which takes place annually in the Musikverein – that one artist takes up the role of both conductor and soloist. The programme to open the ball is Kreisler’s Schön Rosmarin and Weber’s Oberon Overture. Click here to read a post about the news on Norman Lebrecht’s blog, Slipped Disc.
The evening before the ball, Kavakos will perform with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre. In a concert conducted by the orchestra’s Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski, Kavakos will play J.S. Bach Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor and Hartmann Concerto funebre. Click here for more details.
Photo credit © Wiener Philharmoniker – Richard Schuster