The NHK Symphony Orchestra comes to Luxembourg for the first time and is joined by violinist Janine Jansen.
Artist in residence at the Philharmonie, Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performs the last concert of her engagement this Wednesday. She joins the NHK Symphony Orchestra from Japan, which is making its first appearance in Luxembourg to perform Jean Sibelius’s concerto for violin and orchestra, written by the Finnish composer in 1904. Jansen has said she has a growing interest in Scandinavian music.
The Tokyo-based orchestra has been led by some world-class conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy and André Previn. It is currently headed by Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi, who has held similar positions with celebrated orchestras such as the Cleveland Symphony and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony. At the Phil on Wednesday Järvi will conduct Shostakovich’s 10th symphony.