Beethoven & Schumann
Featuring Jun Märkl & Pianist Zhang Zuo
Sunday, Mar. 19 at 4:00 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall
Pianist Zhang Zuo and Maestro Jun Märkl will join the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra for a concert that places Beethoven and Schumann in the spotlight. The concert program includes: Beethoven’s Overture to Fidelio and Piano Concerto No. 1, as well as Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, Rhenish.
Beethoven – Overture to Fidelio
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 1
Schumann – Symphony No. 3, Rhenish
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$13 student rush tickets and $20 military tickets – available with a valid ID (must purchase in person). Based on availability beginning March 13th
Jun Märkl, Conductor
Jun Märkl has long been known as a highly respected interpreter of the core Germanic repertoire from both the symphonic and operatic traditions, and more recently for his refined and idiomatic explorations of the French impressionists. His long-standing relationships at the state operas of Vienna, Berlin, Munich and Semperoper Dresden have in recent years been complemented by his Music Directorships of the Orchestre National de Lyon (2005-11) and MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig (to 2012). For the 14/15 and 15/16 seasons he is Principal Conductor to the Basque National Orchestra and Principal Conductor of Pacific Music Festival (Japan) for 2015. He guests with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich.
In 2012 he was honoured by the French Ministry of Culture with the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of his achievements in Lyon, notably his hugely successful nine-disc Debussy cycle with the orchestra on Naxos. He also toured with the orchestra to Japan and major European halls and festivals such as the Salle Pleyel, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, BBC Proms, Bad Kissingen, Rheingau and Luzern. With MDR he toured to Spain and the Baltics, made regular appearances in the Berlin Konzerthaus and Cologne Philharmonie, and conducted Schumann’s rarely-heard opera Genoveva at the Rotterdam Opera Festival.
Zhang Zuo, Piano
An imaginative and electrifying performer, Zhang Zuo (“Zee Zee”) has been chosen to join BBC’s flagship Young Artist programme in the UK for the next two seasons. New Generation Artists perform a series of high–profile concerts in London and around Great Britain, including prestigious appearances at the BBC Proms and recording sessions with the leading BBC Orchestras that have been broadcast for thousands of people on BBC Radio 3. Possessing dazzling technical prowess and spontaneous flair, Zee Zee has been described as “full of enthusiasm and glamour, radiating the vigor of youth” (Chinese Gramophone). Her interpretations and communicative abilities have been praised as “taking us to another reality…bright, expressive and moving to the extreme” (Belgischer Rundfunk) while her creative maturity has been hailed as “a powerful, passionate and compelling representation of pure artistry” (Los Angeles Times).
Concert Conversations with the Guest Artists
Ticket-holders are invited to join us for Concert Conversations, starting one hour before each performance in the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Concert Conversations are included with your ticket — don’t miss out!
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Monday, August 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am HI time
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