Under the baton of the young Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons, together with the 1st concertmaster Daishin Kashimoto as a soloist, the great Berliner Philharmoniker musically focused on Tchaikovsky. Along with Tchaikovsky's stirring Symphony No. 5, the program included beguiling shorter works featuring violinist Daishin Kashimoto – the Sérénade mélancolique in B flat Minor, Waltz-Scherzo in C Major and Souvenir d'un lieu cher.
The charismatic conductor Nelsons has been Music Director of the City of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra since 2008, enjoying a critically acclaimed first few seasons. Over the next seasons he will continue collaborations with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, New York Philharmonic, and others.
Agnès Letestu (Odette), José Martinez (Siegfried) – Corps de Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra. The complete Tchaikovsky symphonies