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About the Concert
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5pm | Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall
John Storgårds, conductor
Han Kim, clarinet
Rautavaara, Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61
Nielsen, Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57
Schumann, Symphony No. 1, Op. 38 'Spring'
“When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding / Sweet lovers love the spring”. Shakespeare’s words could be the motto for Robert Schumann’s “Spring” Symphony. Schumann was young, gifted, and madly in love with the beautiful young pianist Clara Wieck – so when he overcame her family’s objections and finally married her, his happiness simply bubbled over. The result is one of the freshest, sweetest and most romantic symphonic debuts by any great composer, and from its jubilant opening fanfares to its triumphant close, guest conductor John Storgårds simply adores it. You will too.
Born in 1996, 19-year-old Korean-born clarinetist Han Kim began playing the clarinet at the age of 10, and has already been recognized around the world as the most promising clarinet prodigy for his wondrous and mature playing, since his video clips of first recital were shared through Youtube and captivated world-wide audienc...