Part of FRC2 Inside the Music
Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Ben Hong, cello
Eric Byers, cello
Timothy Loo, cello
Tero Saarinen, choreographer and artistic director
Mikki Kunttu, lighting and set design
Erika Turunen, costume design
Sini Länsivuori, choreographer’s assistant
Klaus Eklund, technical director
Auri Ahola, dancer
Misa Lommi, dancer
David Scarantino, dancer
Introduzione (Dans la vallée des songes)
Allegro (La Fée, “Don Quichotte” et la Sentimentale) Ben Hong
Adagio (Les trois cygnes blancs) Eric Byers
Tempo di marcia (Les trois Paladins)
Blues and Coda (La Fée, cello, and bass) Timothy Loo
About This Performance
In this program, Principal Guest Conductor Susanna Mälkki cuts across a vast range of German music, featuring cellists Ben Hong, Eric Byers and Timothy Loo in Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s highly colorful and uniquely creative concerto from 1966, complete with dancers, as originally intended. Collaborating with Mälkki will be celebrated Finnish choreographer-dancer Tero Saarinen and his ensemble.
The massive orchestra that nature lover Richard Strauss requires for his depiction of an Alpine climb makes this work one of his largest non-operatic works; it was also his last purely orchestral work. Not a conventional symphony, it is really a series of 22 linked scenes, played continuously, that describe a daylong mountain trek. Its vast dynamic range and epic sound has made the work a real favorite of the audiophile community – the first test pressing of a compact disc was of An Alpine Symphony.
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Upbeat Live: pre-concert talks
- Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
- Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 1:00pm
Conductor, Susanna Mälkki and choreographer, Tero Saarinen, will be participating in Upbeat Live for the first 15 minutes.