SEASON CONCERT 8: RITE OF SPRING
Saturday 27.05.2023 at 4pm Concert Hall
Kuopio Symphony Orchestra & Oulu Symphony
Rumon Gamba, conductor
Sir Simon Keenlyside, baritone
Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel (Merry Pranks) Op. 28
Gustav Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Igor Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
Igor Stravinsky crashed the tectonic plates of the music world against each other when he composed the Rite of Spring in 1913, considered to be the most influential piece of music of the entire 20th century. Its primeval chords, pounding rhythms, and deafening volume which keeps both players and spectators alike on their toes foreshadowed the events which left the world irrevocably altered.
The British baritone, multiple-time Gramophone winner and several times chosen as the soloist of the year Sir Simon Keenlyside is known as a singer who expresses the emotions of humanity both through soft whispers and powerful belts. Both skills are required when performing Gustav Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer. The concert, a collaboration with the Kuopio City orchestra and cancelled in March 2020, will now finally be realised after a long wait.
The concert will also be arrranged on 25-26 May, 2022 at the Oulu Music Centre.
Produced by the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
Tickets: 55 € / 45 € senior citizens and groups min. 20 persons / 40 € Kuopio Symphony Orchestra’s Season Ticket Customers / 35 € children under the age of 16 and students
Prices include the Kuopio Music Centre service fee 2 € / ticket. The service fees vary depending on the place of purchase.