National Symphony to tour Europe in early 2013 with Eschenbach
The NSO will visit two cities in Spain and four in Germany before ending the trip with a concert in Paris. Repertoire will include works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Bartok and Strauss.
Soloists will be violinist Julia Fischer in a Mozart concerto and pianist Tzimon Barto playing Bartok.
In a statement released Tuesday, Eschenbach said that, from the beginning of his appointment, he "wanted to bring this great orchestra to the attention of the world.
"To be making our second international tour so quickly after our first is tribute to the wonderful musicians of the NSO, and to our work together,” the conductor said.
Next week, the NSO heads off to visit Trinidad, Tobago, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil in its first tour with Eschenbach, who, in his two seasons so far, has given the orchestra a considerable artistic boost.