Looking forward to 2020/21
Updated 5 May
As the world awaits an end to the current crisis and looks forward to freedom from lockdown, concert halls and houses are cautiously starting to release the details of their 2020/21 seasons. Here are some that involve Maestro Artists – we will update this over the next few weeks.
François-Xavier Roth visits the Berlin Festspiele to conduct the Concertgebouw Orchestra in works by Beethoven, Wolfgang Rihm and Rebecca Saunders (29 August 2020) and Les Siècles in Beethoven, Gossec, Chevalier de Saint-Georges and Méhul (1 September 2020). He returns in October to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme of Unsuk Chin, Hindemith and Stravinsky (8, 9, 10 October 2020).
Allan Clayton makes his Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra debut in Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle (27, 28, 29 May 2021). He also sings in Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and John Eliot Gardiner (4 September 2020).
Ilan Volkov conducts the Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy in music by Rebecca Saunders (7 September 2020).
Pavel Kolesnikov begins a residency at Wigmore Hall with a programme of 19th-century repertoire including Liszt, Skryabin, Beethoven and Schubert (11 October).
Paul Lewis performs Beethoven's 'Moonlight' Sonata and Schubert's Fantasy Sonata in G in a BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (5 October). He also joins composer and pianist Thomas Larcher for a recital of repertoire including Larcher's own music (21 November).
The Elias String Quartet performs works by Beethoven and Bliss in a BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (23 November).
La Monnaie is staging Verdi's Falstaff, with direction and costumes by Laurent Pelly and set design by Barbara de Limburg (8 December to 29 December).
Theater an der Wien
George Jackson will conduct Il Barbiere di Siviglia, which opens on 5 March, 2021, in a new production directed by Christoph Zauner.