The Leeds International Orchestral Season 2018/19 has been announced, and what a season it will be. We are delighted to welcome international tours by firm favourites the Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic conducted by Turi Temirkanov, and the Oslo Philharmonic. Making its debut at LICS we look forward to a visit from the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra with soloist Sheku Kannek-Mason, and we welcome back for the first time since 1995, the Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk.
The finest British orchestras continue to visit Leeds Town Hall including the Royal Liverpool Phliharmonic Orchestra with Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko and the Hallé conducted by Music Director Sir Mark Elder with a prize winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2018. The Royal Northern Sinfonia makes a welcome return to the series in January 2019, conducted by Jessica Cottis and with BBC Young Musician finalist Jess Gillam as saxophone soloist.
In December, the Orchestra of Opera North fives the second performance of a new commission from composer Will Todd followed by a performance of Górecki's haunting Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.
Leeds International Orchestral Season continues to be one of the finest orchestral programmes in the country. We look forward to welcoming you to Leeds Town Hall during the 2018/19 season.