After a spectacular opening to his final season in Leipzig conducting Mahler Symphony No.3, Jun Märkl spends October on the road. On October 9 he conducts his own 45-minute orchestral arrangement of Wagner’s Ring Cycle with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo. Märkl conducted the first ever all-Japanese Ring Cycle in Tokyo a few years ago and has also conducted Wagner operas at the Vienna State Opera, the Nationaltheater München, Covent Garden and Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Then on October 20 he makes a welcome return to the Oslo Philharmonic –a quick follow up, hard on the heels of his first visit last season – this time to conduct Liszt’s Faust Symphony, which he also programmes the week before with his own MDR orchestra in the Leipzig Gewandhaus.
The last week of October sees him in Northern Spain with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia for Brahms Symphony No.4 and the Sibelius Violin Concerto with our gifted young Russian violinist, Eugene Ugorski.