Conductor / Elias GRANDY
Violin / Viktoria MULLOVA
|SHOSTAKOVICH||Violin Concerto No. 1|
|WAGNER||Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod|
～Water in November ～ Since the collaboration in January 2020, “Carmen” in hitaru, Mo. GRANDY is appearing in our Subscription for the first time. All the repertoire he selected for the concert are related to the theme “Water,” starting with “le mer” by Debussy, and “Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod” by Wagner also staged at the seaside. Ms. Viktoria MULLOVA will be with us who can lead us to the lively era of Shostakovich. ●This concert will be held following the guidelines in prevention of COVID-19 infection. Details of our action is announced on our website. The concert may be cancelled or changed in case of breakout of COVID-19. ●There will be no refund of tickets unless the concert cancelled due to force majeure. Please consider your body condition when purchasing the tickets of the concerts. (as of January 2022)
German conductor Elias Grandy has been praised for his “passionate, spirited" interpretations of operatic and orchestral repertoire, ability to grasp “psychological subtleties” that enrich his music-making, and his extraordinary “precision” and musical depth. Opernwelt has commented [that] “to hear Don Giovanni in a completely new way, you don’t have to travel to Teodor Currentzis in the Urals or to Jérémie Rhorer in Aix. [You can go to] Heidelberg. What Elias Grandy and his orchestra tease out of the opera…[cleanses] our ears in a breathtaking way and lets us hear Mozart's music in an [altogether] new [mode].” Since his appointment in 2015 as general music director of Heidelberg’s Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra, Grandy has significantly raised the caliber of both, providing thoughtful, innovative programming, and burnishing the city’s fast-growing reputation as a vital musical hub. Over the past several years, Grandy has appeared more frequently as a guest conductor, making highly successful debuts at well-known orchestras and opera houses, including the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, Minnesota Opera, Svetlanov Orchestra, in Moscow, and the Frankfurt Opera, all of which led to immediate re-engagements. His upcoming engagements include performances of Strauss’ Salome in Frankfurt and debuts with Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera at Aalto Theater Essen and Wagner’s Lohengrin at the Chemnitz Theater, in Germany. Grandy will also conduct Brahms Symphony No. 1 with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, Mahler Symphony No.1 with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, and return to the German National Youth Orchestra. In Heidelberg this season, he conducts new productions of Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann and Prokofiev’s Love for Three Oranges, as well as a series of orchestral programs focusing on works by female composers. Born in Munich, Elias Grandy studied conducting, cello, chamber music, and music theory at the universities in Munich, Basel, and Berlin. He worked for several years as a cellist in several orchestras, among them the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Komische Oper Berlin, before turning exclusively to conducting. He rose quickly. His first appointment was Principal Resident Conductor at the Staatstheater Darmstadt in 2012, where he began to develop a wide range of repertoire. Grandy was then invited to become General Music Director in Heidelberg in 2015, the same year he won the prestigious Sir George Solti International Conducting Competition.
“To hear Mullova play Bach is, simply, one of the greatest things you can experience”, wrote The Guardian. One of the world’s greatest violin virtuosos, Viktoria Mullova’s musical horizons continue to expand. She has journeyed into the world of jazz and world music, she works regularly with the period ensembles such as Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Il Giardino Armonico, Accademia Bizantina and Venice Baroque as well as appearing each season with top international orchestras and conductors. This season, Viktoria performs Classical and Romantic repertoire with several major orchestras and conductors. Highlights include Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. She continue her duo partnership ‘Music we Love’ with Misha Mullov-Abbado, double bass, featuring his original compositions, arrangements of Brazilian and Hebrew songs and works by Schumann and Bach. With Alasdair Beatson she plays Beethoven recitals on gut strings and fortepiano which also forms her most recent recording. As well as her own projects, she has also commissioned works from composers such as Pascal Dusapin, Fraser Trainer, Thomas Larcher and Dai Fujikura. Viktoria plays either her ‘Jules Falk’ 1723 Stradivarius or a Guadagnini violin. (from Askonas Holt website)
|Ticket Sale||From Wednesday, October 12, 2022|
U25 (B,C)1,500 yen
※For the fiscal 2022, U25 are for those who are born on 1997 or after.
※Smile Seats (may have poor stage view) 2,000 yen on sale on the day of the concert only.
※Preschoolers cannot attend the concert.
※Sakkyo Subscribers can purchase each ticket with 500 yen discount (not for U25, and no other discount applicable.) ※Tickets can be chosen from midnight of a day after the ticket sale (Lawson Ticket). ※Seating patterns for this concert is normal, that is there will be no space between each seat. Ticket may be sold out if regulation is announced by the governmental organizations. ※Babysitting service is available with advance booking. Call Sapporo Sitter Service 011-281-0511 (paid service)
|Organizer||Sapporo Symphony Orchestra|
|Nominal Support||Hokkaido, City of Sapporo, Sapporo Board of Education|
|Subsidy||Agency of Culture, Japan Arts Council|
|Inquiry||Sapporo Symphony Orchestra +81(0)11-520-1771|