Martha Argerich's concerts are always planned, but they are never guaranteed.

Friday, April 20, 2012

A Romantic Offering in Japan

Martha Argerich is taking the double concerto - entitled "Romantic Offering" - dedicated to her and cellist Mischa Maisky on tour, starting from this month. Further performances are expected in Lugano, at her Progetto, as well as Verbier in July.

But before that, her loyal fans in Japan will get to hear the concerto first, and it will mark the first performance of the work outside of Europe. Mischa Maisky will naturally perform the cello part alongside Argerich, and the Toho Gakuen Orchestra will be conducted by Ken Takaseki.

19 May 2012
Shchedrin: Double Concerto for piano, violoncello and orchestra (Japanese premiere)
Debussy: Cello Sonata
Martha Argerich, piano
Mischa Maisky, cello
Toho Gakuen Orchestra/Ken Takaseki
Ichiko Sogo Bunka Center, Oita, Japan