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About the Concert
SONIC FIREWORKS ①
THU Dec 5, 2019 8pm | Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall
Thierry Fischer, conductor
Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture in E♭ major, Op. 49
Carter, Flute Concerto *Korean Premiere
Tchaikovsky, Lenski's Aria from Eugene Onegin
(Arranged for Flute by Guy Braunstein)
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Mozart, Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 314/285d
Adagio non troppo
R. Strauss, Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, TrV 227d
Presentation of the Silver Rose
Baron Ochs’s Waltz
“Ist ein Traum”
Total Duration: 10 minutes(incl. intermission)
As we approach the end of the season, a celebration – and musical celebrations don’t get much grander than Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, an explosive, uproarious musical depiction of Napoleon’s defeat in Russia. It’s not easy to follow that – unless, like us, you’ve got the world’s finest flute player. We’re thrilled to welcome Emmanuel Pahud (described by one critic as “mesmerising”) to play two astonishingly different concertos: a modern masterpiece by Elliott Carter, and Mozart’s exuberant Second Concerto. Pahud will make them both catch fire. And finally Thierry Fischer whisks us all off to the Vienna of everyone’s dreams for the luxurious splendour, glowing romance and endless, intoxicating waltz melodies of Richard Strauss’s gorgeous Der Rosenkavalier.
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...
French and Swiss flautist Emmanuel Pahud began studying music at the age of six. He graduated in 1990 with the 1er Prix from the Paris Conservatoire, and went on studying with Aurèle Nicolet. He won 1st Prize at the Duino, Kobe and Geneva Competitions, and at age 22 Emmanuel joined the Berliner Philharmoniker as Principal Flut...