Sat, Sep. 03, 2022, 6.00 pm | Hauptkirche St. Michaelis
Works by Giovanni Gabrieli for brass quintet
Arvo Pärt: "Psalom" & "Da Pacem Domine" for string quartet
Arvo Pärt: Wallfahrtslied for Tenor and string quartet
Works by Vincent Persichetti, Bernhard Krol and Áskell Másson for solo brass instruments
Arvo Pärt: "Solfeggio" & "Summa" for string quartet
Johann Sebastian Bach: Contrapunctus I & IX for brass quintet from: Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080
Arvo Pärt: „Es sang vor langen Jahren“ für Altstimme, Violine und Viola
Arvo Pärt: „Fratres“ für Streichquartett
Alto: Claire Gascoin
Tenor: Seungwoo Simon Yang
Mitglieder des Philharmonischen Staatsorchesters Hamburg
Bachelor’s degree at the Musikhochschule Leipzig, Master’s degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna,
Kammeroper Rheinsberg (2015), Brahms competition (2014) Clara-
Schumann competition (2014), owner of a scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Claudia Visca, Krassimira Stoyanova
Ottone (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Carmen (Carmen), Testo (Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda), Aschenputtel (Cenerentola), Annina (Romilda e Costanza), et al.
Staatstheater Cottbus, Oper Krakau, Opéra de Lyon, Royal Opera House Muscat, Opera de Tenerife, et al.
Cooperations with directors:
Michael Sturminger, et al.
Cooperations with conductors:
Stéphane Fuget, Antonino Fogliani, et al.
Gwangyang, South Korea
Singing at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg with Prof. Carolyn Grace James
Nicola Martinucci, Seoul in Korea 2016
1st Prize Elise Meyer Competition (2020), 1st Prize of the Mozart Singing Competition (2020), Special Prize and 2nd Prize of the Maritim Music Award (2019), 2nd Prize of the Maritim Music Award (2018), 1st Prize of the Korean Singing Competition (2015), 1st Prize of the Korea Talent Award (2015), 1st Prize of the Ehwa & Kyunghyang Competition (2014), 1st Prize Shin Young-Ok Voice Competition (2014), 1st Prize of the Shinhan Music Award (2014)
Relation to the Hamburg State Opera:
Member of the International Opera Studio of the Hamburg State Opera since the 2020/21 season
Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Pilade (Oreste), Nemorino (L'Elisir d'amore), Rodolfo (La Bohème), et al.
Korea, Belgien, Bergedorf Musiktage, Elbphilharmonie, Laeiszhalle
Cooperation with directors:
The Philharmonic State Orchestra is Hamburg’s largest and oldest orchestra, looking back on many years of musical history. When the “Philharmonic Orchestra” and the “Orchestra of the Hamburg Municipal Theatre” merged in 1934, two tradition-steeped orchestras combined. Philharmonic concerts have been performed in Hamburg since 1828, artists such as Clara Schumann, Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms being regular guests of the Philharmonic Society. The history of the opera company goes back even further: Hamburg has been home to musical theatre since 1678, even if a regular opera or theatre orchestra was only formed later. To this day, the Philharmonic State Orchestra has embodied the sound of the Hansa City, a concert and opera orchestra in one.
During its long history, the orchestra encountered great artist personalities. Apart from composers of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, such as Telemann, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Mahler, Prokofiev and Stravinsky, since the 20th century chief conductors such as Karl Muck, Joseph Keilberth, Eugen Jochum, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Horst Stein, Aldo Ceccato, Christoph von Dohnányi, Gerd Albrecht, Ingo Metzmacher and Simone Young have shaped the orchestra’s sound. Renowned conductors of the pre-war era such as Otto Klemperer, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Bruno Walter, Karl Böhm and Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt gave brilliant performances, as did outstanding conductors of our times: suffice it to mention Christian Thielemann, Semyon Bychkov, Kirill Petrenko, Sir Neville Marriner, Valery Gergiev and Sir Roger Norrington.
Starting with the 2015/2016 season, Kent Nagano has taken on the position of Hamburg’s General Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Philharmonic State Orchestra and the Hamburg State Opera. In his first season Kent Nagano initiated a new project, the Philharmonic Academy, focusing on experimentation and chamber music. In 2016 Nagano and the Philharmonic undertook a successful three-week concert tour in South America, a tour of Spain followed in 2019. Since 2017 Kent Nagano and the Philharmonic State Orchestra have continued the traditional Philharmonic Concerts at the new Elbphilharmonie, for which they commissioned Jörg Widmann to compose the oratorio ARCHE, which was given its world premiere during the hall’s opening festivities. The concert recording has been released at ECM.
The Philharmonic State Orchestra offers approximately 35 concerts per season and performs more than 240 performances per year at the Hamburg State Opera and the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier, making it Hamburg’s busiest orchestra. The stylistic bandwidth covered by the 140 musicians, ranging from historically informed performance practice to contemporary works and including concert, opera and ballet repertoire, is unique throughout Germany. Chamber Music has a long tradition at the Philharmonic State Orchestra: what began in 1929 with a concert series for chamber orchestra has been continued since 1968 by a series of chamber music only.
In 2008 Simone Young and the Philharmonic State Orchestra won the Brahms Award of the Schleswig-Holstein Brahms Society. The orchestra has recorded the complete Ring by Wagner as well as the complete symphonies of Johannes Brahms and Anton Bruckner – the latter in the rarely-performed original versions – as well as works by Mahler, Hindemith and Berg, and has released DVDs of opera and ballet productions by Hosokawa, Offenbach, Reimann, Auerbach, J.S. Bach, Puccini, Poulenc and Weber.
The members of the Philharmonic State Orchestra feel equally beholden to Hamburg’s musical tradition and responsible for the city’s artistic future. Since 1978 the musicians have been participating in education programmes in Hamburg’s schools. Today, the orchestra maintains a broad education programme, including school and kindergarten visits, patronage for music projects, introductory events for children and family concerts. The orchestra’s own academy prepares young musicians for their professional careers. The Philharmonic’s musicians thereby make an equally enjoyable and valuable contribution to tomorrow’s music education in the music metropolis of Hamburg.
Œuvre umfasst neben Orchester- und Chormusik auch zahlreiche Werke für Kammerensembles. Eine besondere Auswahl daraus präsentieren in diesem Konzert verschiedenen Formationen aus Reihen des Philharmonischen Staatsorchesters in der sakralen Akustik von St. Michaelis und kontrastieren sie mit Klängen von Bach, Gabrieli, Vincent Persichetti, Bernhard Krol oder Askell Masson.
“I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener,” thus Arvo Pärt. With his characteristic, both religious and minimalist “tintinnabuli style” (tintinnabuli = little bells), the Estonian composer has made a name for himself far beyond the classical music world. His voluminous oeuvre includes not only orchestral and choral music, but also numerous works for chamber ensembles. A special selection from these is presented in this concert by various formations of members of the Philharmonic State Orchestra amidst the sacred acoustics of St. Michaelis; the Pärt works are juxtaposed with sounds by Bach, Gabrieli, Vincent Persichetti, Bernhard Krol and Askell Masson.
Venue: Hauptkirche St. Michaelis, Englische Planke 1, 20459 Hamburg
Prices: € 28,00 / 20,00 / 14,00 / 10,00