Conductor / Krzysztof Urbański
Violin / Alexandra Soumm
|Penderecki||Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima|
|Shostakovich||Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor op.77|
|Stravinsky||The Rite of Spring -Ballet Music|
This concert is participating in the Japan Orchestra Federation the 13th "Day of Orchestra" Project. Krzysztof Urbański, one of the young conductors garnering much attention around the world is with us for the first time. Urbański is Music Director of Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and being invited to the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony and many more world major orchestras. His first visit to Sapporo was in the year 2011, to conduct the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra to cover the cancellation due to the 3.11 earthquake. The concert features "Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima" by Penderecki, the prominent conductor of the same country as Urbański and one of his favorite symphonies, Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring." The concerto is Shostakovich's Violin Concerto witih the brilliant Alexandra Soumm.
“His keen musical instincts and vigorous way of translating his ideas into orchestral sound that has both shape and meaning,” stated the Chicago Tribune describing the conductor. Currently, Urbański holds a position of Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. From the very first year of his inauguration at the NDR, Urbański led the orchestra to visit Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, Wrocław, Katowice, and Aix-en-Provence. Urbański frequently appears as a guest to number of prestigious orchestras around the world, including Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony, Wiener Symphoniker, and Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden. He is the very first conductor to receive the prestigious Leonard Bernstein Award at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.
One of the young and talented violinist, Alexandra Soumm has collaborated with Orchestre de Paris, London Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic and many more with Herbert Blomstedt, Neeme Järvi, Lionel Bringuier, Leonard Slatkin and other prestigious conductors. Having participated in the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and Seiji Ozawa International Academy, Alexandra has gained much trust from Ozawa. In the UK, she was a member of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artist roster 2010-12, and held a position as a London Music Masters awardee from 2012-2015. Born in Moscow, Alexandra started to learn the violin with her father at the age of five, she continued her study with Boris Kuschnir and won the Eurovision Competition in 2004. Now based in Paris, she is a founding member of non-profit organization “Esperanz’Arts,” making the arts accessible to people that have been excluded from the society. In January 2013, Alexandra was named Godmother of the newly established El Sistema France.
|Ticket Sale||From Friday, August 24, 2018|
U25 (B,C)1,500 yen, P Smile Area (free seating) 2,000 yen (sale only on the day of the concert; number limited)
※U25 for the fiscal 2018 are for those who born in 1993 and beyond
※Preschoolers cannot attend the concert.
※P Smile area tickets can be bought only on the day of the concert. P Smile are is in P block row 8 to 11.
※SS for Saturday afternoon are all sold out for subscribers.
|Organizer||Sapporo Symphony Orchestra|
|Subsidy||Agency of Culture, Japan Arts Council|
|Contact||Sapporo Symphony Orchestra tel +81(0)11-520-1771|