We believe that, at its heart, touring is a partnership. The meeting of artists, orchestras and promoters to collaborate with an agency they trust, to help them realise their ambitions.
We operate at the forefront of development in this fast-changing area of the music industry, whether initiating major new programmes, moving into new markets or embracing exciting new ways of presenting concerts.
Our tour management team is highly experienced, and always interested to collaborate on bold new projects.
We are able to handle every conceivable aspect of touring: contracts, accommodation and travel, visa and work permits, financial management and administration, scheduling, security and overall event management. We take great pride in being known for our exceptional level of service and attention to detail.
Intermusica has invested time, energy and creative ideas into this exciting new market for classical music, pioneering the development of orchestral touring in a country with a population of over 1.2 billion people.
India is a country with a rich musical history and heritage of its own as well as a growing interest and hunger for live experience and interaction with Western music. Intermusica is forging the way creating connections with local promoters, suppliers and organisations to build the infrastructure for wider touring in this incredible country.
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Intermusica toured the Geneva-based Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Osmo Vanska for two concerts in Mumbai in May 2016. The visit formed part of a wider tour which also visited China for three concerts. Both concerts at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Mumbai showcased the French violinist Renaud Capucon in works by Beethoven, Saint Saens and Ravel.
The orchestra also performed a selection of excerpts from Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliette, fitting in the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death. The visit marked the orchestra’s debut in India which was sponsored by Pro Helvetia.
London Symphony Orchestra
March 2014 saw the return of the London Symphony Orchestra to the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai, the city’s major cultural centre, following previous performances in 2010.
The LSO performed two concerts conducted by Daniel Harding. The orchestra also undertook an open rehearsal attended by local school children and for some musicians there was involvement at music outreach initiative Songbound, working with some of India’s poorest and most marginalised children.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Working in partnership with the British Council and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Intermusica was an integral part of developing and delivering a tour of mini-residencies in three of India’s major cities for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Featuring not just concerts but workshops, talks, family concerts and outreach events in Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai, this project was designed to reach as far as possible into the country and saw over 6,000 people experience the BBCSSO’s music making.
In March 2014, Intermusica brought three major symphonic tours to Asia that coincided across two days in March in three cities: Mumbai, Shanghai and Taipei. Click here to watch the video.
For major projects such as these, Intermusica is involved from creative planning to delivery of a professional and personalised service to our partner orchestras. These three projects all aimed to inspire, educate and make a difference to the audiences they were performing to, something that Intermusica aspires to with every international tour we undertake.
The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig with Kapellmeister Riccardo Chailly were in residency at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre performing Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Mahler. The entire project was live streamed online into ten concert halls across China.
At the same time, 5,000 miles away, Daniel Harding led the London Symphony Orchestra in two concerts in the NCPA Mumbai, marking the orchestra’s second visit there since Intermusica first facilitated their return to the city after over forty years in 2010.
In Taipei, Iván Fischer conducted the Budapest Festival Orchestra for a pair of concerts conducting Beethoven, Schubert, Borodin and Bruckner’s colossal Symphony No.8. Intermusica violinist Renaud Capuçon joined the project to perform the Glazunov Violin concerto.
Intermusica toured the London Symphony Orchestra to Singapore and Australia in November 2014, for seven sold out concerts on an historic tour that marked the orchestra’s first return to Australia in 30 years. From conception, Intermusica was integral to the comprehensive and professional delivery of this important tour.
“They came. They played. They conquered…”
Building on a long-standing relationship with the LSO and many years in the planning, Intermusica was able to deliver this significant tour for the London Symphony Orchestra which saw them perform an enviable two concerts at Singapore’s stunning The Esplanade and five concerts in Australia’s major concert halls in Melbourne, Brisbane and the landmark Sydney Opera House. The orchestra were also able to bring their ground-breaking LSO Discovery programme to Australian shores, joining forces with the Sydney Conservatorium for an eight-day education project.
Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading orchestras, and under Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev, the LSO toured thrilling all-Russian programmes, including Denis Matsuev as piano soloist, and garnered many and glowing reviews.
A tour highly praised by audiences and promoters alike, for many of the musicians and staff of the orchestra it has also become one the highlights of their careers.
Intermusica has an enviable reputation for developing dynamic concerts and projects for Europe’s greatest summer festivals. Intermusica has strong relationships with the directors and decision makers across the continent.
Through our ongoing dialogues, Intermusica is ideally placed to advise and design concerts that attract the attention of the full range of promoters programming across the summer months.
Attended by hundreds of thousands each year, Intermusica has delivered a vast number of projects on some of the world’s most watched stages including:
Intermusica is proud to be associated with creating and developing several ground breaking projects for our baroque partners across the globe, bringing the rich, colourful, complex and absorbing world of baroque opera to new audiences.
Highlights of our recent and forthcoming opera projects:
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra with Rene Jacobs and a stellar cast of soloists travel to China to perform Mozart’s Don Giovanni. This ground breaking project will see the Freiburgers work with the Shanghai Opera Chorus and the National Centre for the Performing Arts Chorus in Beijing. These will be debut concerts for Rene Jacobs in the region and the first time a western baroque ensemble has worked with Chinese choruses.
Drama Queens with Il pomo d’oro and Joyce DiDonato to Asia – Joyce DiDonato performs “royal arias’ celebrating the fiery, deep emotions of queens, princesses and sorceresses that DiDonato embodies on stage.
Il pomo d’oro – Il pomo d’oro will be joined by a world-class cast in a concert performance of Handel’s sumptuous opera Tamerlano at the Barbican.
Europa Galante with Fabio Biondi perform L’oracolo in Messenia –a rare performance of Vivaldi’s opera with concert performances in the UK and a fully staged production performed in Yokohama, Japan.
In November 2015 the BBC National Orchestra of Wales embarked on a landmark tour of South America, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Welsh community in Argentinian Patagonia.
Intermusica is frequently asked to develop tours around individual concerts by performers and orchestras. This helps our clients by giving them exposure in parts of the world they don’t often visit as well as making the numbers more attractive.
We have worked with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) over many years and oversaw its debut in China and concerts at the Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
The orchestra approached us to develop a schedule in South America centred on an appearance in Patagonia. This marked the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Welsh settlers in the country. Intermusica has a strong network of reliable partners in South America, where there is a desire for contemporary music together with popular classical repertoire. We are in tune with what individual venues would like to have performed and are able to connect that to repertoire BBC NOW would be keen to play.
As well as performing in the highly esteemed Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, BBC NOW performed at the recently opened CorpArtes concert hall in Santiago. The tour also included bookings in cities including Montevideo, Rosario and Cordoba.
Intermusica’s ability to plan an itinerary which is both comfortable for the performers and efficient for the finances is crucial to the success of ventures such as these. Our contacts and understanding of the market make us ideally placed to deliver high level tours in this region.