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International artists on stage with KSO on 7th of April

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Published 31.03.2022

Joséphine Olech as the soloist of Theodor Verhey’s beautiful flute concerto

At the KSO season concert on Thursday 7th of April we will see two international artists on the stage of the Kuopio Music Centre’s Concert Hall: the French flutist Joséphine Olech and the British conductor Gabriella Teychenné. Olech will interpret the Dutch composer Theodor Verhey’s lyrical First Flute Concerto. The programme also includes Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s popular Hebrides Overture and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s balletic Third Symphony in the programme.

In the beginning of the KSO concert Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy paints a landscape of wind and sea with his Hebrides Overture. It was a result of a visit to the Western Highlands, Scotland and Fingal’s Cave.

The soloist piece of the evening is Theodor Verhey’s beautiful Flute Concerto no 1, which has been recorded by the soloist Joséphine Olech. Her visit to Kuopio had been scheduled already to the spring season 2020, but the performance was postponed due to the corona situation. Olech solidified her place as an eminent young artist by winning the First Prize at the Carl Nielsen International Competition in 2019. She is the flute principal of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and she has performed as a soloist for several orchestras in Europe.

The concert ends with Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no 3, which has a dancing, balletic character. The orchestra will play under the baton of Gabriella Teychenné, who has conducted lately many remarkable orchestras in Europe. In the 2022-2023 season she will make debuts with the Royal Danish Opera and Norrköping Symphony Orchestra among others.

Tickets: 33 / 27 / 11 / 4 € concert day discount ticket for students and youth under 20 years. The prices include the Kuopio Music Centre service fee 2 € / ticket. The service fees vary depending on the place of purchase.

Ticket sales: Kuopio Music Center Ticket Sales, Mon-Fri from 3 pm to 5 pm or until the beginning of the performance and on weekends 1 hour before the beginning of the performance, tel: 0600 96100 (1,98 €/min.+local network service fee). Kuopio City Theatre Ticket Sales (Niiralankatu 2), tel: 0600 413143 (1,98 €/min.+local network service fee+pmp). Sokos Kiosk at the Sokos Kuopio Department Store and other Lippupiste ticket outlets. eTickets: www.lippu.fi.


Producer & Publicity Manager Elina Prepula, tel. 044 718 2364, elina.prepula(at)kuopio.fi

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