Paavo Järvi and The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen reunite this week for performances and recordings of their latest project – the Haydn ‘London Symphonies’. Following performances in Bremen (25 November), Hamburg Elbphilharmonie (30 November) and Vienna Konzertahus (3 and 4 December), they head for Japan for two performances in Tokyo (8 and 9 December) and then on to South Korea for concerts in Seoul (11 and 15 December), Yongin (12 December) and Gyeonggi (13 December). Sony Red Seal releases Volume 1 in Japan to coincide with the tour and the first international CD release will follow in Spring 2023.
The Haydn ‘London Symphonies’ project was created by the DKAM musicians during the pandemic, allowing them to explore new repertoire in smaller formats. Launched on tour in Autumn 2021 the Hamburger Abendblatt wrote of one of their first performances: “ … the Kammerphilharmonie has set in motion a completely new dynamic in the interpretation of classical symphonies. Haydn in particular has to be played as vividly as possible, and deliberately sometimes quite unconventionally so that the hidden wit of his symphonies comes to the fore. And Paavo Järvi, Artistic Director of the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen for almost two decades, and his orchestra are true masters at this.”