Martin Helmchen © Giorgia Bertazzi; Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve


Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig on a European summer festival tour with Martin Helmchen

This week, Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig embark on their European summer festivals tour, where they will perform at the Rheingau Musik Festival, BBC Proms in London, the Lucerne and Salzburg Festivals, and then, after the 2019/20 Gewandhaus season opening concert in Leipzig, they travel on to perform in Cologne and Essen. On tour, the musicians will be performing Bruckner’s epic Symphony No. 8 as well as a second programme featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 with pianist Martin Helmchen, who steps in for Sir András Schiff; Debussy's ‘La Mer’ and Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’ Suite.