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About the Concert
Håkan Hardenberger and friends: Histoire du soldat 100
THU Apr 12, 2018 20:00 | Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall
Conductor Thierry Fischer
Trumpet Håkan Hardenberger
Violin Yeon Kyung Joo, Yeonju Joo, Wojciech Maciej Dziembowski, Hyemi Lee
Viola Anton Kang, Dale Kim, Sun Joo Lee
Cello Hyun-Jeong Ban, Ae-Kyung Shin
Doublebass Dong-Hyuck Ahn, Inhan Kang, Jung-Min Cho
Flute Yun-Hwa Song, Seon-Ah Jang
Oboe Mi-Sung Lee Youn Joo Lee
Clarinet Sang-Woo Lim, Chang-Hee Lee, Eun-Won Chung
Bassoon Jung-Sun Kwak, Soo-Eun Chung, Jong-Sun Choi
Horn Michal Emanovsky, Byeonghun Kim
Trumpet Jeffrey Holbrook
Trombone Jason Matthew Crimi, Taehun Kim
Percussion Edward Choi, Miyoune Kim
Piano and Celesta Bo Yoon Park
Mandolin Byeong-Kyu Kim
Stravinsky, Suite from L'histoire du soldat
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Rabe, Trumpet Concerto for chamber orchestra 'Sardine Sarcophagus'
Stravinsky, Concerto for chamber orchestra in E-flat Major 'Dumbarton Oaks'
Ligeti, Mysteries of the macabre: Three Arias from the opera Le Grand Macabre for solo trumpet in C and chamber orchestra *arranged by Elgar Howarth
Total Duration: 81mins(incl. intermission)
As Europe awoke from the nightmare of the First World War, Igor Stravinsky took a handful of instruments and told a dark musical fairytale that proves that the Devil really does have the best tunes. 100 years on Thierry Fischer and Hâkan Hardenberger – probably the world’s greatest classical trumpeter – make Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale” the starting point for an evening of wild and wonderful musical storytelling. Stravinsky’s elegant art-deco salute to Bach is the upbeat to Folke Rabe’s startlingly quirky trumpet concerto - written for a city full of fishermen – and the mind-boggling musical comedy of Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre: an opera that fuses science fiction with utter absurdity, in music you’ll never forget. Hearing is believing!
Program Note by Richard Bratby
Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer has been Music Director of the Utah Symphony since 2009, recently extended to 2022. In April 2016 he took the orchestra to Carnegie Hall for the first time in 40 years, has instigated a major commissioning programme, and has recorded CDs of contemporary repertoire and Mahler symphonies. Recent gues...