Winds in the spotlight at KSO Season Concert
Versatile programme conducted by Paul Meyer
The wind players of the KSO are in the spotlight at the season concert on Thursday 17th of November at 7 pm at the Concert Hall of the Kuopio Music Centre. There will be W.A. Mozart’s masterwork Gran Partita and Jean Francaix’ Hommage a l’ami Papageno in the programme. In addition the players of the KSO Brass Ensemble Kiss My Brass will perform Malcolm Arnold’s First quintet and Atso Almila’s Marimbrazz the orchestra’s own percussionist Sho Kubota as the soloist. The first two pieces of the concert will be conducted by the French conductor and clarinetist Paul Meyer, who has been performing all over the world.
The KSO season concert on the 17th of November will start with W.A. Mozart’s masterpiece Gran Partita, which is also one of the most beloved works of the composer. Jean Francaix’ Hommage a l’ami Papageno is an imaginary dialogue between the greatest composer of all times and his obedient servant. ”It is a musical expression of my gratitude towards the musician whom people left to die in poverty”, Francaix says. The themes of the Magic Flute will be presented in addition to the winds by the pianist Justas Stasevskij.
Also the KSO Brass Ensemble Kiss My Brass will take the stage and perform a hit of the brass literature, the British Malcolm Arnold’s Quintet No 1, which demands technical virtuosity from its’ players. The concert will end with Atso Almila’s Marimbrazz, which was premiered in 2018 in Kuopio. The soloist will be Sho Kubota, the KSO percussion principal.
The duration of the concert is approximately 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.
KUOPIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Producer & Publicity Manager Elina Prepula, tel. 044 718 2364, elina.prepula(at)kuopio.fi
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