Vienna Philharmonic lines up shows in Toronto, New York

14 February 2013
Austrian conducter Franz Welser-Moest and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra perform on January 1, 2013, Vienna, Austria
Austrian conducter Franz Welser-Moest and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra perform the traditional New Years Concert on January 1, 2013 at the music association in Vienna, Austria. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra announced Thursday it will perform a series of concerts in Toronto and New York starting later this month

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra announced Thursday it will perform a series of concerts in Toronto and New York starting later this month.

The two-stop tour begins on February 27 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, followed by three shows at New York's Carnegie Hall on March 1-3, the prestigious orchestra said in a statement.

With Austrian conductor Franz Welser-Most at the helm, the orchestra will perform a programme featuring symphonies by Franz Schubert and Anton Bruckner and a concerto by Alban Berg, among other works.