Xian Zhang conducts Orchestre National de Lyon at the Philharmonie de Paris on 4 October and La Grange au Lac in Evian on 5 October.

The programme opens with Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye, followed by Qigang Chen’s Luan Tan, and concludes with Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, which will be performed with dance choreographed by Saburo Teshigawara.

Alongside her regular engagements with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra of whom she is Music Director, Xian Zhang’s 2019/20 European engagements include London (with both the Philharmonia in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Dame Sarah Connolly, and the English Chamber Orchestra in a programme of Thomas Adès, Richard Strauss and Ravel), Paris (with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France as part of La Folle Journée festival in Nantes), and Belgium (returning to work with the Orchestre National de Belgique). She will also make her debut with MDR Leipzig at the Gewandhaus in April 2020.