After a CD recording with the Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne, Dimitri Kitaenko will start his concert season 2017/18 on September 21 in Zagreb with the Croatian capital’s Philharmonic Orchestra. Stravinsky’s First symphony, Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto and Ravel’s Bolero are on the program of two successive concerts.
In March and in April, Kitaenko is scheduled to return to the Zagreb Philharmonic with works of Bruckner, Khachaturian, Glazunov, Shostakovich and Richard Strauss.
Maestro Kitaenko will conduct the Qatar Philharmonic in altogether six productions in Doha (October, February and May) with music of Beethoven, Khachaturian, De Falla, Dukas, Dvorák, Grieg, Mozart, Mussorgsky / Ravel, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.
A highlight of the season are the four concerts with the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Budapest and Pecs, from November 9 to 12. The program comprises Shostakovich’s First Symphony,
Rachmaninov’s Paganini Rhapsody and Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini. The last concert will take place at half past eleven in the renovated Castle Bazaar (Hungarian: Várkert Bazár), one of the new attractions at the foot of Castle Hill.
On January 13 and 14, Dimitri Kitaenko will be again at the helm of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin with Prokofiev’s suite Lieutenant Kijé, the Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.
The season in 2017/18 will end in June with the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne in a big vocal concert at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, with Rimski-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh, Taneyev’s Johann of Damascus Cantata and Rachmaninov’s The bells.