The Oslo Philharmonic on tour to England

Photo: Fred-Olav Vatne/Oslo Philharmonic

Simon Trpčeski will be the soloist in four concerts during the Oslo Phil's tour to England. Here seen during rehearsal in Oslo Concert Hall.

Next week, the orchestra performs six concerts in six English cities.

From Monday 7th March to Sunday 13th March, English concertgoers will have the opportunity to experience some of the highlights from the Oslo Philharmonic's concerts in Oslo during the last months, as the orchestra embarks on their first big concert tour this year together with chief conductor Vasily Petrenko.

The orchestra will play orchestral pieces by Grieg and alternately Mahler's and Shostakovich's fifth symphonies, and Simon Trpčeski will be the soloist in Rachmaninoff's second piano concerto, with the exception of the concerts in London and Bristol, where Henning Kraggerud will be the soloist in violin concertos by Tchaikovsky and Sibelius.

The concerts will take place in Manchester (7th March), Basingstoke (9th March), London (10th March), Bristol (11th March), Birmingham (12th March) and Saffron Walden (13th March).

Tour dates and details

Monday 7th March, 7.30pm
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Grieg: Gangar from Lyric Suite
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 (featuring Simon Trpčeski, piano)
Mahler: Symphony No.5
Tickets

Wednesday 9th March, 7.45pm
The Anvil, Basingstoke
Grieg: Gangar, Notturno and Trolltog from Lyric Suite
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 (featuring Simon Trpčeski, piano)
Mahler: Symphony No.5
Tickets

Thursday 10th March, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall, London
Grieg: Gangar, Notturno and Trolltog from Lyric Suite
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (featuring Henning Kraggerud, violin)
Shostakovich: Symphony No.5
Tickets

Friday 11th March, 7.30pm
Colston Hall, Bristol
Grieg: Gangar from Lyric Suite
Sibelius: Violin Concerto (featuring Henning Kraggerud, violin)
Mahler: Symphony No.5
Tickets

Saturday 12th March, 7.30pm
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Grieg: Gangar, Notturno and Trolltog from Lyric Suite
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 (featuring Simon Trpčeski, piano)
Mahler: Symphony No.5
Tickets

Sunday 13th March, 3pm
Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
Grieg: Gangar from Lyric Suite
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 (featuring Simon Trpčeski, piano)
Mahler: Symphony No.5
Tickets

Press coverage:

Classic FM about our tour: Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic embark on six-date tour of the UK

Interview with Vasily Petrenko in advance of the tour: theartsdesk in Oslo: Vasily Petrenko, the Leningrad Dynamo, comes to town