Bergen International Festival 2019 English catalogue FiB Katalog EN 2019 lowres single pages - Page 38

038 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2019 FOU N DAT I ON S Closing Concert m GRIEGH A LLE N GRIEG SA L E N with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra DAT E/ T I M E Wednesday 05 June at 18:00 D U RAT IO N 2:15 including interval AD D I T I O N A L IN FO RM ATI O N Introduction (in Norwegian) by Gunnar Danbolt at 17:15 in the Grieghallen foyer. T IC KET Standard: 250/500/650 Senior: 225/450/585 Under 30: 190 FiB Fordel: 200/400/520 The 2019 Festival closes with Mahler’s song-symphony and Chin’s playful piano concerto. Under the baton of principal conductor Ed- ward Gardner the Bergen Philharmonic Or- chestra closes the 2019 Bergen International Festival with Festival Composer Unsuk Chin's Piano Concerto. The soloist is the Korean pia- nist Sunwook Kim, who has made a recording of the complex work with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra. ‘I particularly wanted to emphasise the vitality and the kinetic and virtuoso aspects – the play- ful side – of the piano,’ the composer explains. The Piano Concerto is known for giving every single instrument in the orchestra an impor- tant role, and echoes the influence of Chin's teacher, György Ligeti. After the interval comes Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde (the Song of the Earth), a symphony for orchestra and two singers. It has been des- cribed as the composer's best and most-loved work. The song-symphony treats the subjects of longing, love and the inexorable certainty of human transience. Along with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra two world-class solo- ists – mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova and tenor Toby Spence – sing this year's festival into eternity. 038 ​ ergen Philharmonic Orchestra B Edward Gardner conductor Sara Hershkowitz soprano Sunwook Kim piano Ekaterina Gubanova mezzo-soprano Toby Spence tenor UNSUK CHIN (1961–) Piano Concerto GUSTAV MAHLER (1860–1911) Das lied von der Erde #FE STSPILLEN E19