Martin Fröst embarks on a major tour of Europe with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, performing Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No.1, and a selection of Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, in an arrangement for clarinet and string orchestra. The tour begins on 18 April in the Netherlands, and continues to Baden-Baden (19), Hannover (20), Berlin (21), Neumarkt (23), Maribor, Slovenia (24), and Brunico, Italy (26), ending in Amsterdam on 1 May.
Later in May, Martin appears at London’s Southbank Centre, as part of a weekend of music celebrating the Borletti-Buitoni Trust 10th anniversary; Martin was one of the very first recipients of this award, which he used to commission a concerto from Kalevi Aho. Highlights of the weekend include Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet with the Elias Quartet on 17 May and an informal late-night concert, Martin Fröst and Friends, on 18 May. Further upcoming season highlights for Martin include appearances at the Grant Park Festival in Chicago and at the Verbier Festival.