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    Brad Mehldau Launches European Tours with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Brad Mehldau Trio
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    Brad Mehldau launches a month-long European tour starting with a five-show run of performances with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, followed by an 11-city tour with the Brad Mehldau Trio.

    The Orpheus tour kicks off with a performance at the International House of Music in Moscow tonight, followed by stops in Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf, and Vienna into next week. The program features the premiere of Mehldau's newly commissioned work, Variations for Piano and Orchestra on a Melancholy Theme, as well as Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1 and Mozart's Symphony No. 41. For a preview of the tour watch the video from Orpheus, featuring members of the orchestra, below.

    Nonesuch Records released a four-album series of albums, from 1996 to 2000, on which the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra joined Richard Goode to perform Mozart piano concertos; the New York Times called it "fresh, energetic Mozart certain to tickle the fancy of anyone who delights in inspired music-making.” For additional details, visit the Nonesuch Store.

    Mehldau then meets up with his Trio, featuring Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums, for a set at Barbican Hall for the London Jazz Festival next Wednesday, November 14, followed by shows in Italy, Germany, France, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey, where the tour comes to a close on December 2. The Brad Mehldau Trio has released two albums on Nonesuch Records this year: Ode, in March, and a companion disc, Where Do You Start, in September. Whereas Ode featured 11 songs composed by Mehldau, Where Do You Start comprises the Trio’s interpretations of ten tunes by other composers, like Sufjan Stevens, Elvis Costello, Sonny Rollins, and Nick Drake, along with one Mehldau original. Both albums are available now in the Nonesuch Store.

    See below for all of the scheduled tour dates; for additional details
    and ticket links plus a look at Mehldau's currently scheduled dates for
    2013, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    BRAD MEHLDAU ON TOUR IN EUROPE

    with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    Nov 7 International House of Music Moscow, RUSSIA
    Nov 8 Philharmonie Berlin, GERMANY
    Nov 9 Prinzregetentheater Munich, GERMANY
    Nov 10 Tonhalle Dusseldorf Dusseldorf, GERMANY
    Nov 12 Musikverein Vienna, AUSTRIA

    with Brad Mehldau Trio

    Nov 14 Barbican Hall London, UK
    Nov 15 Teatro Comunale Ferrara, ITALY
    Nov 17 Schloss Elmau Elmau, GERMANY
    Nov 20 La Faïencerie-Théâtre Boulogne sur Mer, FRANCE
    Nov 21 Salle Pleyel Paris, FRANCE
    Nov 23 Stockholm Konserthuset Stockholm, SWEDEN
    Nov 25 Alte Oper Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY
    Nov 27 Espace Malraux Six-Fours-les-Plages, FRANCE
    Nov 28 Barcelona Jazz Festival Barcelona, SPAIN
    Nov 29 Schiffbau Halle Zurich, SWITZERLAND
    Dec 2 Antalya Cultural Center Antalya, TURKEY

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Brad Mehldau Launches European Tours with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Brad Mehldau Trio

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Brad Mehldau launches a month-long European tour starting with a five-show run of performances with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, followed by an 11-city tour with the Brad Mehldau Trio. The Orpheus tour, featuring the premiere of a new piece by Mehldau, kicks off with a performance in Moscow, followed by stops in Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf, and Vienna. Mehldau then meets up with his Trio for a set at Barbican Hall for the London Jazz Festival, followed by shows in Italy, Germany, France, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey.

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Brad Mehldau launches a month-long European tour starting with a five-show run of performances with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, followed by an 11-city tour with the Brad Mehldau Trio.

The Orpheus tour kicks off with a performance at the International House of Music in Moscow tonight, followed by stops in Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf, and Vienna into next week. The program features the premiere of Mehldau's newly commissioned work, Variations for Piano and Orchestra on a Melancholy Theme, as well as Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1 and Mozart's Symphony No. 41. For a preview of the tour watch the video from Orpheus, featuring members of the orchestra, below.

Nonesuch Records released a four-album series of albums, from 1996 to 2000, on which the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra joined Richard Goode to perform Mozart piano concertos; the New York Times called it "fresh, energetic Mozart certain to tickle the fancy of anyone who delights in inspired music-making.” For additional details, visit the Nonesuch Store.

Mehldau then meets up with his Trio, featuring Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums, for a set at Barbican Hall for the London Jazz Festival next Wednesday, November 14, followed by shows in Italy, Germany, France, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey, where the tour comes to a close on December 2. The Brad Mehldau Trio has released two albums on Nonesuch Records this year: Ode, in March, and a companion disc, Where Do You Start, in September. Whereas Ode featured 11 songs composed by Mehldau, Where Do You Start comprises the Trio’s interpretations of ten tunes by other composers, like Sufjan Stevens, Elvis Costello, Sonny Rollins, and Nick Drake, along with one Mehldau original. Both albums are available now in the Nonesuch Store.

See below for all of the scheduled tour dates; for additional details
and ticket links plus a look at Mehldau's currently scheduled dates for
2013, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

BRAD MEHLDAU ON TOUR IN EUROPE

with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Nov 7 International House of Music Moscow, RUSSIA
Nov 8 Philharmonie Berlin, GERMANY
Nov 9 Prinzregetentheater Munich, GERMANY
Nov 10 Tonhalle Dusseldorf Dusseldorf, GERMANY
Nov 12 Musikverein Vienna, AUSTRIA

with Brad Mehldau Trio

Nov 14 Barbican Hall London, UK
Nov 15 Teatro Comunale Ferrara, ITALY
Nov 17 Schloss Elmau Elmau, GERMANY
Nov 20 La Faïencerie-Théâtre Boulogne sur Mer, FRANCE
Nov 21 Salle Pleyel Paris, FRANCE
Nov 23 Stockholm Konserthuset Stockholm, SWEDEN
Nov 25 Alte Oper Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY
Nov 27 Espace Malraux Six-Fours-les-Plages, FRANCE
Nov 28 Barcelona Jazz Festival Barcelona, SPAIN
Nov 29 Schiffbau Halle Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Dec 2 Antalya Cultural Center Antalya, TURKEY

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