Seven important compositions of Florent Schmitt to be featured in the upcoming 2017/18 concert season by orchestras in Bern, Cleveland, Cluj, Guanajuato, London, Lyon, Milwaukee, Mons and Paris.

The 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 professional artistic 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 2017/18 season is now coming into focus – and yet even at this early date we see that seven important compositions by Florent Schmitt will be presented by orchestras in Bern, Cleveland, Cluj, Guanajuato, London, Lyon, Milwaukee and Paris conducted by Frank BraleyLionel Bringuier, Jonathan DarlingtonFabien Gabel, Daniel MyssykSakari OramoGottfried Rabl and Mario Venzago.

Here are details on the concerts, plus links to more information about the performances and ticket reservations:

August 19, 2017

Schmitt: Le Palais hanté, Op. 49  (1900-04)

Debussy: Ibéria

Prokoviev: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major, Op. 10

Ravel: Boléro

The Cleveland Orchestra, Fabien Gabel, conductor

Juho Pohjonen, pianist


September 29, 2017

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

Castro:  Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 22

Ravel:  Valses nobles et sentimentales

Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Myssyk, conductor

Luis Herman, pianist


October 18-19, 2017

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

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

Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet, Suite No. 2, Op. 64b 

Ravel: Boléro

Orchestre de Paris, Jonathan Darlington, conductor


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October 19, 2017

Schmitt: ‘Janiana’ Symphony for Strings, Op. 101 (1941)

Faure: Dolly Suite, Op. 56 (piano duo version)

Mozart: Concerto No. 23 in A Major for Piano & Orchestra, K. 488

Roussel:  Le Marchand de sable qui passe, Op. 13

Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Frank Braley, conductor

Jean-Philippe Collard and Frank Braley, pianists


BBC Symphony OrchestraOctober 27, 2017

Schmitt: Symphony No. 2, Op. 137  (1957)

Franck: Symphonic Variations

Ravel: Piano Concerto in D Major for the Left-Hand

Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo, conductor

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, pianist


Orchestre National de Lyon

November 16, 2017

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

Berlioz:  Le Corsaire Overture

Ravel:  Concerto in G Major for Piano & Orchestra

Orchestre National de Lyon, Lionel Bringuier, conductor

Nicholas Angelich, pianist


Bern Symphony Orchestra logoJanuary 1-2, 2018

Schmitt:  Rapsodie viennoise, Op. 53, No. 3  (1904/11)

Gershwin:  An American in Paris

Gluck:  Armide, Suite from the Opera

Paganini:  Variazioni de bravura

Ravel:  La Valse

Bern Symphony Orchestra, Mario Venzago, conductor

Maximilian Hornung, cellist


Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

January 26-27, 2018

Schmitt:  Rêves, Op. 65  (1915)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73  “Emperor”

Bernstein: Fancy Free

Ravel: La Valse

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Fabien Gabel, conductor

Louis Schwizgebel, pianist


filharmonica transilvania logoFebruary 2, 2018

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

Liadov:  Fragments from the Apocalypse, Op. 66

Nielsen:  Concerto for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 33

Nielsen:  Maskarade Overture

Transylvanian State Philharmonic Orchestra of Cluj-Napoca, Gottfried Rabl, conductor

Anna Agafia Egholm, violinist


OdP logoJune 9-10, 2018

Schmitt: Antoine et Cléopâtre, Suite No. 2, Op. 69b  (1920)

Debussy:  Khamma

D’Indy: Istar

Ravel: Shéhérazade

Roussel: Padmâvatî, Suite No. 2

Orchestre de Paris, Fabien Gabel, conductor

Measha Brueggergosman, soprano


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

In the coming weeks, it is likely that additional orchestral concerts featuring Florent Schmitt’s will be announced. They will be added to the listing above as soon as the information becomes available.

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