Founder Sir Georg Solti

Conductors Valery Gergiev
Sir Donald Runnicles
Sir Karl Jenkins

Patron Emeritus Lady Solti

Director and Co-founder
Charles Kaye

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The Solti Memorial Tour 2007 - Opening concert of Gergiev Festival - Rotterdam, 8th September 2007

This concert, the first of three which comprised the Solti Memorial Tour, took place in the De Doelen Concert Hall at the invitation of the Gergiev Festival, Rotterdam. It was attended by HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. 


The Solti Memorial Tour 2007 was made possible by major support and additional sponsorship from Fortis, Solvay, Belgian National Lottery, Ermenegildo Zegna and Yoko Nagae Ceschina.




The programme performed was:


Richard Wagner Overture: Tannhäuser (1844)

Hector Berlioz     Roméo et Juliette – orchestral excerpts (1839) Introduction, Romeo Alone, Love Scene, Queen Mab Scherzo, Romeo at the Tomb of the Capulets


Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Op. 64 (1934-35) – excerpts from Ballet Suites 1 and 2

Montagues & Capulets, Juliet the Young Girl, Friar Lawrence, Minuet, Masks, Romeo & Juliet, Death of Tybalt, Romeo & Juliet before Parting, Dance of the Antilles Girls, Romeo at Juliet’s Grave


Encores: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy 1809-1847 Scherzo (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, op. 61, 1843) Hector Berlioz 1803-1869 Hungarian March (Rákóczy) from La Damnation de Faust (1846)

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