Top musicians to visit Tongyeong for extravaganza
This year, the festival kicks off on March 22 under the theme “Free & Lonely.” It is a motif from German composer Robert Schumann’s life motto as a musician, “free but lonely,” and also “expresses the life of Tongyeong’s proud musician Yun,” organizers said.
Musical theater performance “Semele Walk” will open the event and is expected to be the highlight of the week.
Hendel’s “Semele” is a story of the tragic life of beautiful Semele, the mother of Dionysus (the god of wine), as she falls in love with the king of the gods, Jupiter. The music will be played by Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, a group known for its musical instruments restored in Baroque style.
There are two composers in residence this year: Qigang Chen and Pascal Dusapin. The pair will showcase their latest work at the Portrait Concert section on March 24.
He’ll also stage the children’s musical “Momo” and the chamber opera “To Be Sung.”
Two musicians from Asia and Europe were also invited as this year’s artists in residence. Cellist Gautier Capucon from France and Clara-Jumi Kang, a Korean violinist born and raised in Germany, will perform together and independently during the festival.
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By Yim Seung-hye [email@example.com]