The Australian World Orchestra has announced a second tour to India, following the success of its 2015 tour under the baton of acclaimed maestro Zubin Mehta. This September, the AWO –comprising 52 Australian musicians from orchestras around the world – will perform a program of Mozart, Bizet and Beethoven in three cities as part of Australia Fest – a festival of Australian culture and creativity taking place across India – under the baton of AWO Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Alexander Briger. The tour announcement follows the orchestra’s highly successful concertsin Australia with Italian maestro Riccardo Muti.

Australian World Orchestra, India Tour, Alexander Briger Alexander Briger and the Australian World Orchestra. Photo © Anna Kucera

“It’s our third tour already in only our seventh year of existence and the orchestra really wants to do more, especially the musicians,” Briger told  Limelight. “They are very keen to showcase the standard of this orchestra to the world, as are the conductors we’ve had. That’s why Zubin Mehta brought us here in 2015 and it’s public knowledge that Riccardo Muti said he wants to take the orchestra to Italy.”

The AWO will return to Chennai and...

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