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About the Concert
March 16 FRI 20:00 | Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall
Antonio Mendez, conductor
Veronika Eberle, violin
Mendelssohn, Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95
Schumann, Violin Concerto in D minor
------------ Intermission 15mins -----------
Beethoven, Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 ‘Eroica’
Total Duration: 102mins(incl. intermission)
Two chords ring out – and Ludwig van Beethoven changes the face of western music. Eroica means “heroic”, and Beethoven was inspired to write his explosive new symphony by the exploits of Napoleon Bonaparte. “If I understood war like I understand music, I would conquer him!”, he declared. Two centuries on, the Eroicais a thrilling climax to any concert, and our dynamic young Spanish guest-conductor sets the mood with Mendelssohn’s grand gothic overture (it’s got a tune that you won’t stop humming for days). And then we’re delighted to welcome Veronika Eberle, a violinist whom the South China Post described as “flawless”. She’ll bring out all the dark beauty of Schumann’s brooding Violin Concerto.
Program Note by Richard Bratby
Spanish conductor Antonio Méndez is fast becoming one of the most exciting established and sought-after conductors having created strong links with the most important orchestras in Europe. Over the last few years, Antonio has already had great success conducting orchestras such as Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Symphon...
Veronika Eberle’s exceptional talent, the poise and maturity of her musicianship have been recognised by many of the world’s finest orchestras, venues and festivals, as well as by some of the most eminent conductors. Concerto highlights of 16-17 season included debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Sym...