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KSO’s own star Johannes Põlda interprets Shostakovich’ 2nd violin concerto at the season concert

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Published 17.11.2022

Swedish conductor Fredrik Burstedt will conduct KSO on 24th of November

We will see the KSO’s own star, the principal of the first violin Johannes Põlda as the soloist of the season concert on Thursday 24th of November at the Kuopio Music Centre’s Concert Hall. He will interpret the second violin concerto of Dmitri Shostakovich. In addition we will hear Joseph Martin Kraus’ Overture Olympie and Johannes Brahms’ lyrical First Symphony. The KSO is conducted by the Swedish Fredrik Burstedt.

The KSO season concert on the 24th of November will start with Joseph Martin Kraus’ Overture Olympie written in 1791 to Voltaire’s play. It will be followed by Shostakovich’ second violin concerto interpreted by the orchestra’s own musician, Estonian-born Johannes Põlda. According to Põlda, the concerto is a powerful and deep. Põlda has graduated from the Sibelius Academy and studied further at the Eastman School of Music in the United States. He has also performed as the soloist of many Estonian orchestras.

The concert will end with Johannes Brahms’ lyrical First Symphony. Brahms himself declared that the symphony took all together 21 years to compose. It is a convincing work and after its premiere it recieved the nickname Beethoven’s 10th. The KSO is conducted by Fredrik Burstedt, who also has extensive experience as a concertmaster and violin soloist. He is in increasing demand to lead orchestras as a conductor.

The duration of the concert is 1 hour 45 minutes, including interval.

Tickets: 33 € / 27 € senior citizens and groups min. 20 persons / 11 € children under 16 and students / 4 € concert day discount ticket for students and youth under 20 years. Prices include the Kuopio Music Centre service fee 2 € / ticket. The service fees vary depending on the place of purchase.

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