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John is the narrator of the Peer Gynt suite

As the Sydney Symphony prepares for its European tour this month, including performances at the Edinburgh International Festival, Vladimir Ashkenazy has unveiled one of the orchestra’s most ambitious seasons to date.

The maestro has dipped into his ”little black book” of contacts and persuaded some of the world’s virtuoso talents to perform exclusively for its 2011 season, which will be Ashkenazy’s third year as principal conductor and artistic adviser.
Ashkenazy will return four times to Sydney to conduct a range of repertoire, notably Grieg’s complete Peer Gynt suite, with John de Lancie as narrator, and Mahler’s Ninth Symphony in May to commemorate the …

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