Fischer readies first concert with the Seoul Philharmonic
“I was really happy to see the members of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra again after three years,” said Fischer during a press conference held Monday. “I think they kept their very high standard and over the past few days, we rehearsed two very different styles of music - the Brahms Symphony and Haydn Symphony - and I was very comforted and reassured with their artistic abilities.”
Fischer first met with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in 2013, while former artistic director maestro Chung Myung-whun was heading the orchestra.
At the upcoming concerts, the orchestra will perform Haydn, Symphony No. 1 in D Major; Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major accompanied by cellist Truls Mork; and Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in C minor.
“We’ll be playing all the No. 1s from Haydn, Shostakovich and Brahms, because I really wanted to do my first official concert with the orchestra with my new role with a little symbol of No. 1,” he said. “It’s not to symbolize that I’m No.1, but No.1 to mark the beginning of a long journey with the orchestra.”
Both concerts start at 8 p.m. Tickets range from 10,000 won ($8.72) to 90,000 won.
BY YIM SEUNG-HYE [firstname.lastname@example.org]