Antoni Wit conducts in France and Japan in February
06 Feb 2017
Antoni Wit conducts in France and Japan in February. He begins with a series of five concerts in western France between 11 and 16 February, with the Orchestra National des Pays de la Loire, under the theme of Passions. The programme includes performances of Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, the Pathétique, and Szymanowski's Symphony No. 4 (Sinfonia Concertante) for piano and orchestra, with soloist Florent Boffard.
Maestro Wit then travels to Japan to conduct the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in Tokyo on 24 and 25 February. The concerts open with the overture to Paria, a work by the 19th century Polish composer, Stansiław Moniuszko, followed by a performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, with soloist Krzysztof Jablonski, and concludes with Szymanowski's Symphony No. 2 in B flat.