The Berlin Phil has announced its final US tour with its outgoing music director (see press release below).
Sad as that may be, two US orchestras are (we hear) showing interest in his downtime – especially if his London music directorship is foreshortened by the lack of a new concert hall.
Berliner Philharmoniker Embark on Last North American Tour with Sir Simon Rattle as Chief Conductor
Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle on Tour from 7 to 25 November with Eleven Concerts in Seven Cities in the US and Canada
The Berliner Philharmoniker set out on their last North American tour with Simon Rattle as Chief Conductor today. During eleven concerts in seven cities in the US and Canada they will play works by Anton Webern, Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler and Pierre Boulez.