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About the Concert
March 23 FRI 20:00 | Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall
Péter Eötvös, conductor and visiting composer
Péter Eötvös, Steine *Korean premiere
Manbang Yi, Remembrance for chamber ensemble
Do-Won Yu, The Fragments of Color for piano and small string orchestra
*World premiere, commissioned by SPO
--------- Intermission 15mins ------------
Marc-André Dalbavie, Palimpsest for six musicians *Korean premiere
Beat Furrer, Still *Korean premiere
Total Duration: 85mins(incl. intermission)
A palimpsest is a manuscript that has been written over – still faintly showing something half-forgotten, but unmistakably present. So ghosts of medieval Europe echo through Marc-André Dalbavie’s music, just as the extraordinary sounds of Manbang Yi’s 'Remembrance for chamber ensemble' have their roots in the musical traditions of Korea. As both an expert conductor of new music, and one of Europe’s pre-eminent living composers in his own right, Péter Eötvös knows how to decode these manuscripts. His Steineconcludes a concert that leafs through the past even as it looks to the future, with music by Beat Furrer and a world premiere each adding further layers – while creating sounds to astonish your ears.
Program Note by Richard Bratby
Composer, conductor and teacher: the Hungarian Peter Eötvös combines all three functions in one very high-profile career. Born in Transylvania in 1944, he has long been considered one of the most significant and influential personalities on the music scene as both an internationally recognized conductor and a composer of s...