Schubert “The Great”
Featuring Maestro Rune Bergmann & and violinist Joseph Swensen
Saturday, Feb 18 at 7:30 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall
Sunday, Feb 19 at 4:00 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall
Barber’s Violin Concerto, and violinist Joseph Swensen will open this lovely program. Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, also known as the great, will be presented by the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra in the second half of the concert.
Barber – Violin Concerto
Schubert – Symphony No. 9, “The Great”
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Rune Bergmann, Conductor
An energetic and compelling figure on the podium, Norwegian conductor Rune Bergmann (pronounced Rue-na Bairg-mahn) is a dynamic, versatile conductor with an extensive classical, romantic, operatic and contemporary repertoire. Considered among today’s most talented young Scandinavian conductors, his elegant interpretations and reputation as an inspiring and profound musician continue to attract the attention of orchestras throughout the world. Recently named Music Director Designate of Canada’s Calgary Philharmonic as well as Artistic Director & Chief Conductor of Poland’s Szczecin Philharmonic, Bergmann has been Artistic Director of Norway’s innovative Fjord Cadenza Festival since its inception in 2010. Additionally, he regularly conducts a wide range of distinguished orchestras and opera houses around the world, including such auspices as the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Norwegian National Opera, Mainfranken Theater Würzburg, and Philharmonie Südwestfalen, as well as the symphony orchestras of Malmö, Helsingborg, Bergen, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Trondheim, Karlskrona, and Odense, and Lisbon’s Orquestra Sinfonica Portuguesa.
Joseph Swensen, Violin
After working for the past 20 years establishing a highly successful career as a conductor, American violinist/conductor Joseph Swensen will once again appear in concert performing the major violin concerti and solo repertoire.
Born in Hoboken, New Jersey and raised in Harlem by a Japanese-American mother and Norwegian-American father, both of whom are musicians, Mr. Swensen enjoyed a highly acclaimed career as a solo violinist and chamber musician before turning to conducting. He attended Juilliard as a student of the renowned pedagogue Dorothy Delay, studied chamber music with Robert Mann, Leonard Rose and Felix Galimir and composition with David Diamond and Vincent Persechetti, and also studied privately with Isaac Stern over a ten year period. A winner of the Leventritt Foundation Award, he appeared as soloist with orchestras such as Cleveland, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Montreal, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Baltimore and performed in recital and chamber music concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston. As an exclusive recording artist with BMG Classics, his recordings of the major violin concerto repertoire with conductors like Andre Previn and Jukka-Pekka Saraste received stellar reviews.
Concert Conversations with the Guest Artists
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