Five important compositions of Florent Schmitt to be featured in the upcoming 2016/17 concert season by orchestras in Asheville, Berlin, Bern, Liège, London, Metz, Paris, Philadelphia, Québec, Seoul, Spokane, Stockholm and Tokyo.

Bachtrack logoThe international Bachtrack website is in the process of uploading its global database of classical music programs for the upcoming season.

Although it isn’t an exhaustive listing of every orchestral group, the site covers nearly all of the major orchestras, opera and ballet companies and other important ensembles around the world, making it the “go-to” resource for information about what’s happening on the concert calendar.

The 2016/17 artistic season features four important compositions by Florent Schmitt which will be performed by 12 symphony orchestras in Asheville, Berlin, Bern, Liège, London, Metz, Paris, Philadelphia, Québec, Seoul, Spokane, Stockholm and Tokyo conducted by Kazuyoshi AkiyamaStéphane Denève, Fabien Gabel, Jacques Mercier, Daniel Meyer, John Neschling, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sakari Oramo, Eckart Preu and Mario Venzago.

Here are details and links to information about the performances:

Orchestre National de FranceSeptember 15, 2016

Schmitt: La Tragédie de Salomé, Op. 50 (1907/10)

Ibert: Escales

Ravel: Shéhérezade

Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Major, Op. 103

Orchestre National de France, Stéphane Denève, conductor

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist

Stephanie d’Oustrac, mezzo-soprano

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BBC Symphony OrchestraOctober 4, 2016

Schmitt: Antoine et Cléopâtre: Suites Nos. 1 & 2, Op. 69 (1920)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo, conductor

Actors of Shakespeare’s Globe:  Simon Paisley Day, Janie Dee, Tom Kanji, Cassie Layton, Brendan O’Hea

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Orchestre National de Lorraine logo

October 20, 2016 (Seoul, South Korea)

Schmitt: Psaume XLVII, Op. 38 (1904)

Berlioz:  Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Debussy: Prélude a l’après-midi d’un faune

Orchestre National de Lorraine, Jacques Mercier, conductor

Sooyeon Kim, soprano

Suncheon City Chorale + Goyang Civic Choir

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Asheville Symphony Orchestra logoOctober 22, 2016

Schmitt: La Tragédie de Salomé, Op. 50 (1907/10)

Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre, Op. 40

Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra, Op. 102

Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Meyer, conductor

Amanda Horton, soprano

Jason Posnock, violinist

Alistair MacRae, cellist

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Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester BerlinDecember 7, 2016

Schmitt: Rêves, Op. 65 (1915)

Debussy: Nocturnes

Dukas: La Péri

Berlioz: Harold in Italy

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Fabien Gabel, conductor

Antoine Tamestit, violist

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Philadelphia OrchestraJanuary 12-14, 2017

Schmitt: La Tragédie de Salomé, Op. 50 (1907/10)

Chabrier: Joyeuse Marche

Canteloube: Chants d’Auvergne

Ravel: Menuet antique

Fauré:  Pavane

Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Susan Graham, soprano

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Suntory Hall Tokyo JapanJanuary 14, 2017

Schmitt: La Tragédie de Salomé, Op. 50 (1907/10)

Messiaen: Les Offrandes oubliées

Yashiro: Piano Concerto

Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Kazuyoshi Akiyama, conductor

Yu Kosuge, pianist

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Spokane Symphony logoFebruary 25-26, 2017

Schmitt: La Tragédie de Salomé, Op. 50  (1907/10)

Dubugnon:  “Le Soleil” from Arcanes symphoniques

Ravel:  Boléro

Ravel:  Rapsodie espagnole

Ravel:  La Valse

Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Eckart Preu, conductor

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OPRL logoApril 20 (Metz) and April 21 (Liège), 2017

Schmitt: La Tragédie de Salomé, Op. 50  (1907/10)

Tchaikovsky:  Hamlet – Overture Fantasia, Op. 67

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, John Neschling, conductor

Andrew Tyson, pianist

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Bern Symphony Orchestra logoMay 4-5, 2017

Schmitt: La Tragédie de Salomé, Op. 50  (1907/10)

Dukas: La Péri

Ravel: Alborada del Gracioso

Spohr: Concerto in A Minor for String Quartet and Orchestra, Op. 131

Bern Symphony Orchestra,  Mario Venzago, conductor

Schumann Quartet

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Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

May 10-11, 2017

Schmitt: La Tragédie de Salomé, Op. 50  (1907/10)

Auerbach:  Ikarus

Debussy: Prélude a l’après-midi d’un faune

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Stéphane Denève, conductor

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist

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OSQ_noirMay 24, 2017

Schmitt: Ronde burlesque, Op. 79  (1927)

Honegger:  Pastorale d’été

El-Khoury: Les Fleuves engloutis

Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie

Zappa:  G-Spot Tornado

Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, Fabien Gabel, conductor

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More information on these upcoming concerts can be found here on the Bachtrack site, or on the web pages of the seven orchestras (click or tap on the orchestra names above).

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