Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra: January Classical music delights
In January 2013, the programme of the Sofia Philharmonicc Orchestra comprises a number of inspiring classical music concerts, part of various classical music series, such as Sofia-Culture-Europe II, Musical Masterpieces, Sound dialogues II etc.
The first concert for 2013 will take place on January 6th, under the baton of the permanent guest conductor Shungo Moriama. This first concert is called “Music from Japan”, and will include a world premiere of “Fantasy Labyrinth” (concert for harmonica and orchestra), by Kazunori Maruyama
The main venue of the events traditionally is Bulgaria Hall, and tickets (10-20 BGN) can be purchased from the box of Sofia Philharmonic – “Aksakov” № 1, Sofia, or online via : Ticketsplus
Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra concerts for January, 2013
Sunday 6 January, 2013, 5 p.m.
Concert ‘Music Japan’
Permanent Guest Conductor: Shungo Moriama
Natsumi Nishikori, flute, Japan
Marina Yamaguchi, flute, Japan
Risa Minami, chromatic harmonica, Japan
Nanae Shimomura, koto, Japan
Keiko Okiyoshi, soprano, Japan
Seira Uining, ballet, Japan
Friedrich Kuhlau– Trio in G major, Op. 119 (Transcription for two flutes and orchestra by Shungo Moriama)
– Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra “Fantasy Labyrinth ” (world premiere)
– Life Treasure for harmonica and orchestra
Nanae Shimomura / Tofu Kaiki – Concerto for koto and orchestra
Seven Japanese songs for voice and orchestra – Orchestration by Shungo Moriama
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – excerpts from the ballet “Nutcracker”
Thursday 10 January 2013, 7 p.m.
First concert from the series Sofia-Culture-Europe II
Permanent guest conductor: Yong Chill Lee, Republic of Korea
Alexander Knyazev, violoncello, Russia
Takashi Shimizu, violin, Japan
Johannes Brahms – Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra, Op. 102
Antonin Dvořák- Symphony No 9 From the New World E minor op.95
Thursday 17 January 2013, 7 p.m.
First Concert from the series Musical Masterpieces
Principal conductor: Martin Panteleev
Soloist: Philippe Quint, violin, USA
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major op.35
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – “Scheherazade”
Wednesday 23 January 2013, 7 p.m.
Bulgaria Hall, Chamber Hall
First Concert from the series Sound dialoguesII
National Philharmonic Choir “Svetoslav Obretenov”
Conductor: Ilia Mihaylov
“Music and Poetry of the English Renaissance”
Spiritual music and madrigals by William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Thomas Morley, John Wilbye Orlando Gibbons.
Poetry and drama excerpts from works by:
William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Edmund Spenser, John Donne, Philip Sydney, Thomas Wyatt.
With the special participation of Hristo Cheshmedzhiev
Sunday 27 January 2013, 5 p.m.
First concert from the series Classical Sunday II
Conductor: Tsanko Delibozov
Soloist: Yovcho Krushev, piano
Mozart, ‘Les petits riens’ Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerto No 12, A major, K414
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No 1 C Major Op. 21
Thursday 31 January 2013, 7 p.m.
Second Concert from the series Musical Masterpieces
Conductor: Reinhard Zeehafer, Germany
Soloist: Kalia Kalcheva, piano
Zeehafer Reinhardt – “Roots” (premiere)
Camille Saint-Saëns- Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 G minor op.22
Cesar Franck – Symphony in D minor
Tickets can be purchased online from Ticket Plus
And from the tickets office at Bulgaria Concert Hall, 1 Aksakov Str., Sofia 1000
(Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
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