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About the Concert
March 30 FRI 20:00 | LOTTE Concert Hall
Péter Eötvös, conductor and visiting composer
Iveta Apkalna, organ
László Fassang, hammond organ
Maurice Ravel (arr. Pierre Boulez), Frontispice (symphony orchestra version)
George Benjamin, Dance Figures, Nine Choreographic Scenes for Orchestra *Korean premiere
Matthias Pintscher, Five orchestral pieces Op. 10 *Korean premiere
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Péter Eötvös: Multiversum for organ, hammond organ and orchestra *Asian premiere, co-commissioned by SPO
ElbPhilharmonie Hamburg, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,
Kölner Philharmonie (KölnMusik), Center for Fine Arts (BOZAR) Brussels, Müpa Budapest,
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Philharmonie de Paris, Philharmonia Orchestra and
Total Duration: 97mins(incl. intermission)
“For me, composing involves enchanting the listener through sound” says Péter Eötvös. And it’s true: this leading Hungarian composer and conductor creates some of the most magical – and yet emotionally charged – music of our time. But that enchantment is merely a way to explore vast themes, and tonight Eötvös conduct the Asian premiere of his Multiversum: a huge new orchestral work, cosmic in scope, and specially commissioned by the Seoul Philharmonic in partnership with some of the world’s finest orchestras and venues. Eötvös has placed it alongside characterful contemporary classics by his friends George Benjamin and Matthias Pintscher, making this superbly-curated concert a truly major occasion. If you’re interested in the future of music, this is unmissable.
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...
Latvian organist Iveta Apkalna is considered one of the leading instrumentalists in the world. Starting from 2017 she serves as the titular organist of the Klais organ at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany – Hamburg’s new cultural landmark and one of the most exciting structural projects in Europe. The January 2017 o...
harmond organLászló Fassang
As winner of the world’s most prestigious organ competitions and awards, László Fassang is one of the most versatile organists of his generation. The focus of his activities comprises the learning and spreading of classical organ literature. To this end he performs all over the world, teaching and giving public le...