(Vienna, June 22, 2022) In August and early September 2022, the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester will have the honor of going on a major tour with HERBERT BLOMSTEDT on the occasion of his 95th birthday – for the sixth time after 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2019. Herbert Blomstedt is thus the conductor with whom the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester has worked most frequently, after founder and long-time music director Claudio Abbado.
In addition to Schubert: Symphony No. 3 and Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 is on the program of the 2022 summer tour, the GMJO having previously performed the latter’s Symphonies No. 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 under the baton of HERBERT BLOMSTEDT. After rehearsal phases and residency concerts in Pordenone and Bolzano / Bozen, the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester will return for another concert at the Salzburg Festival, followed by performances at the Rheingau Music Festival, the Frauenkirche Dresden, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Trieste and Pordenone, and for the first time at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.