- SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS
2018.04.18 (WED) 08: 00 pm LOTTE Concert Hall
90,000(R), 70,000(S), 50,000(A), 30,000(B), 10,000(C)
conductor - Thierry Fischer
trumpet - Hakan Hardenberger
※ Artists, program, date and venue are subject to change.
About the Concert
MUSIC AND PHILOSOPHY: BIG QUESTIONS, INVISIBLE ANSWERS... ①
WED Apr 18, 2018 20:00 | LOTTE Concert Hall
Thierry Fischer, conductor
Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet
Haydn, Symphony No. 22 in E-flat major, Hob.I:22, 'The Philosopher’
Ives, The Unanswered Question
Zimmermann, Trumpet Concerto in C major, 'Nobody Knows De Trouble I See'
--------- Intermission 20min ---------------
Beethoven, Overture to the ballet Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (The Creatures of Prometheus), Op. 43
R. Strauss, Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
Total Duration: about 120 mins(incl. intermission)
In the primal darkness, there’s a beam of light. A trumpet sounds, two chords blast forth – and in an instant, the whole universe is ablaze with colour. Richard Strauss wanted Also Sprach Zarathustra to tell the “entire story of humanity”, but if that world-famous opening is all you know, you’re in for a marvellous surprise! Strauss’s homage to Nietzsche is the spectacular climax to a whole concert of philosophical questions, from Haydn’s delightfully inquisitive early symphony and Beethoven’s celebration of the Enlightenment to Charles Ives’s mysterious The Unanswered Question. And with Håkan Hardenberger – possibly the world’s pre-eminent living classical trumpeter – joining Thierry Fischer in Zimmerman’s soulful concerto, the questions tonight will be just as gripping as the answers.
Program Note by Richard Bratby
* Pre-concert talk(in Korean) 30 minutes before start of concert.
Thierry Fischer has been Music Director of the Utah Symphony since 2009, and his contract was recently extended to 2022. He has led the orchestra in annual single composer cycles including Mahler, Ives and Nielsen, releasing acclaimed performances of Mahler’s symphonies 1 and 8 on Reference Records, the latter with the world-renowned M...