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About the Concert
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 8PM, / Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall
Kwamé Ryan, conductor
Marie-Pierre Langlamet, harp
Ravel, Alborada del Gracioso
Ginastera, Harp Concerto, Op. 25
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, Op. 35
A cruel sultan, a lovely princess and a thousand and one nights of pleasure: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherezade might sound like a box of Turkish Delight, but make no mistake, it’s one of classical music’s most sensuous treats. So let guest conductor Kwamé Ryan show you a world of glittering excess, swashbuckling thrills and pure silken seduction, all painted in sumptuous orchestral Technicolor. But first, let Ravel take you to an imagined medieval Spain, in his Alborada el Gracioso, and listen in wonder as Marie-Pierre Langlamet, the principal harp of the Berlin Philharmonic works her personal magic on the sultry tunes and dancing rhythms of Ginastera’s Latin-inspired Harp Concerto.
Kwamé Ryan has held the position of General Music Director of Freiburg Opera between 1999 and 2003, and that of Musical and Artistic Director of the National Orchestra of Bordeaux Aquitaine between 2007 and 2013. As a guest conductor, he has in Germany conducted the Radio Orchestras of Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Stuttgart, and Bavaria...
Marie-Pierre Langlamet has been principal harpist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra since 1993, when she was appointed under Claudio Abbado. Born in Grenoble (France), she received her first harp instruction at the Nice Conservatory at the age of 8, from Elisabeth Fontan Binoche and has been winning international acclaim since she...