- SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS
2018.07.06 (FRI) 08: 00 pm Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center
90,000(R), 70,000(S), 50,000(A), 30,000(B), 10,000(C)
conductor - Thierry Fischer
tenor - Ian Bostridge
sorprano - Yeree Suh
mezzo-soprano - Jung Mi Kim
※ Artists, program, date and venue are subject to change.
About the Concert
BACH'S ST.JOHN PASSION ①
FRI July 6, 2018 20:00 | Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall
Thierry Fischer, conductor
Ian Bostridge, tenor & evangelist (Artist-in-Residence)
Yeree Suh, soprano
Jung Mi Kim, alto
Sebastian Kohlhepp, tenor
Roderick Williams, bass (Pilate and arias)
Locky Chung, bass, Christus
Benjamin Alard, continuo organ
Hyo-Jung Kang, Viola da gamba
Seoul Motet Choir
Bach, St. John Passion, BWV 245
Part I 42'
- Intermission 15' -
Part II 72'
Total Duration: around 130 minutes(incl. intermission)
* Pre-concert talk(in Korean) 30 minutes before start of concert.
Filled with emotion, a survivor of great and terrible events tells his tale. As he sings of his friend’s betrayal and killing, a chorus becomes a surging crowd, and even the listeners are drawn into a drama of overwhelming emotional power. For many listeners, Bach’s St John Passion is like a Shakespearean tragedy, and Ian Bostridge brings all his insight and dramatic power to the role of the Evangelist tonight. He’s just part of a team that includes conductor Thierry Fischer, singers Locky Chung, Yeree Suh and Roderick Williams and the Seoul Motet Choir: all united in their devotion to a masterwork that belongs not to any one spiritual tradition, but to all of humanity.
Program Note by Richard Bratby
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...
Ian Bostridge’s international recital career takes him to the foremost concert halls of Europe, Japan and North America, with regular appearances at the Salzburg, Edinburgh, Munich, Vienna, Schwarzenberg and Aldeburgh festivals. He has had residencies at the Wiener Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall New York, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie...
mezzo-sopranoJung Mi Kim