Bergen, Berlin, Doha, Milan, Vienna, Zagreb …: the 2016/17 season
Dimitri Kitaenko's concert season 2016/17 will begin on September 13 with a concert at the Rimini Festival. He will conduct the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI furthermore in Milan and Turin. In Rimini, Simon Trpcesky will be the soloist in Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto. Two concerts with the Zagreb Philharmonic are scheduled for the 29th and 30th September at the Lisinski Hall of the Croatian capital, where the conductor will return on the 24th and 25th November with the First Symphony of Brahms, the Fifth of Shostakovich and Ludwig van Beethoven's Triple Concerto. Previously (9 to 11/10), he is expected at the Philharmonie in Cologne for concerts with the Gürzenich Orchestra.
On the 3rd of December Kitaenko will conduct the Qatar Philharmonic in Doha and from the 8th December on he has three concerts with the SWR Symphony Orchestra. One of those concerts, on December 9, will take place at the Prinzregententheater in Munich where Anna Vinnitskaya will be the soloist in Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto
Dimitri Kitaenko has selected works by Milhaud, Prokofiev and Shostakovich for concerts with the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland Pfalz on January 18 and 19 in Ludwigshafen. For the 27th and 28th January concerts are planned with the Konzerthausorchester in Berlin (soloist: Yeol Eum Son) and on the 11th and 17th February he will be again in Doha, where the Qatar Philharmonic will notably play Shostakovich's 7th Symphony.
Music by Gershwin, de Falla and Bruch is on the program of two concerts with the Zagreb Philharmonic (23/24.2). Between 18 and 22 March, Dimitri Kitaenko will give four concerts with the Tonkünstler-Orchester at Vienna's Musikverein, in Grafenegg as well as in St.Pölten.
On 31 March and on 1 April two concerts with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra will feature Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky cantata. On April 21, 22 and 23, Dimitri Kitaenko is scheduled to conduct three concerts of Konzerthausorchester in Berlin where he is the First Guest conductor. Sergei Krylov will be the soloist in Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto.
The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, whose principal conductor Kitaenko was from 1990 to 1998, has invited him for a concert on April 27, with Yeol Eum Son playing Prokofiev's Second piano concerto in a program which also comprises Schnittke's Hommage à Grieg and Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony.
May 13 and 20 will see Dimitri Kitaenko again in Doha with the Qatar Philharmonic. On the 25th and 26th May he will conduct the Zagreb Philharmonic and from the 8th of July he is expected for three more concerts with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.