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Orchestre National de France Begins Final Tour With Daniele Gatti as Musical Director

By Thomas Swan t.swan@classicalite.com on Jan 24, 2016 04:25 AM EST

Orchestre National de France will begin a 6 date tour of the United States beginning this Sunday January 24 and continuing on to the end of the month. The brief tour will be the final interactions music director Daniele Gatti has with the orchestra. Their musical director since 2008, Gatti is set to take over as musical director of the Royal Concertgebouw, which calls Amsterdam home.

According to the press release sent out by the orchestra, the tour will have two slightly different programs -

Program 1 (Boston) with the press acclaimed French pianist, Alexandre Tharaud

DEBUSSY: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

MOZART: Piano Concerto No.23 in A Major, K.488

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5

Program 2 (Ottawa, New York, Newark, Greenvale and Washington, DC) with the amazing French violinist, Julian Rachlin

DEBUSSY: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

SHOSTAKOVITCH: Violin Concerto No.1 in A Minor

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5

Since its creation in 1934, the Orchestre National de France has prided itself on being the musical ambassador of France, touring all over the world and playing to a wide range of people. The orchestra undertook its first tour of America in 1948. Since then, they have toured the US 15 different times.

"Celebrity Series of Boston", Symphony Hall @ Boston, MA

January 24, 2016 - 3pm

Orchestre National de France with Alexandre Tharaud, piano

Centre National des Arts, Salle Southam @ Ottawa, Canada

January 25, 2016 - 8pm

Orchestre National de France with Julian Rachlin, violin

Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium @ New York, NY

January 28, 2016 - 8pm

Orchestre National de France with Julian Rachlin, violin

NJPAC, New Jersey Performing Arts Center @ Newark, NJ

January 29, 2016 - 8pm

Orchestre National de France with Julian Rachlin, violin

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall, Concert Hall @ Greenvale, NY

January 30, 2016 - 8pm

Orchestre National de France with Julian Rachlin, violin

Kennedy Center, Concert Hall @ Washington, DC

January 31, 2016 - 4pm

Orchestre National de France with Julian Rachlin, violin

Of course, with the recent bad weather, it might not hurt to check and if the concert you plan on attending has not been canceled

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