The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) travels to Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and Korea in January and February 2013, marking the Orchestra’s seventh trip to Asia in its distinguished history.
This tour includes debuts in several important cultural centers in the Far East, including two concerts in Taipei, Taiwan at the Chiang Kai-Shek National Concert Hall; one performance in Tianjin (Tianjin Grand Theater) in China; and two in Seoul, South Korea at the Seoul Arts Center to conclude the tour. The CSO will also perform two concerts in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival and one concert each in Shanghai (Oriental Arts Centre) and Beijing (National Center for the Performing Arts). The CSO last toured to Asia in 2009.
Repertoire for this tour includes two programs: Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 on one program and Verdi’s Overture to I vespri siciliani, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 (Italian) and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) on the other.