Vocal Recital by Anne Sofie von Otter - Encore Series

2011-10-25 20:00 - 22:00

Vocal Recital by Anne Sofie von Otter - Encore Series

When: Tue 25 October, 2011 8pm
Where: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Anne Sofie von Otter  Bengt Forsberg  Pekka Kuusisto

Mezzo-Soprano: Anne Sofie von Otter
Piano: Bengt Forsberg
Violin/ Viola: Pekka Kuusisto

 

Widely acclaimed as one of the world’s most accomplished singers both in opera house and concert hall, Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter returns to Hong Kong after her Hong Kong debut concert in 2008, in an eagerly anticipated programme of art songs, including songs by Mahler and Liszt for the anniversary years of the two composers, as well as songs by Scandinavian composers, Grieg, Sibelius and Tor Aulin.

From Brahms, who knew Mahler and made something of an enemy of Liszt, come two songs with viola accompaniment, the first a lullaby on Joseph Lieber, Joseph Mein. In addition to his songs, a rare piece of chamber music by Liszt is included, his evocative Romance Oubliée, originally written for a new instrument, the viola alta. Coming with Anne Sofie von Otter, apart from her long-time pianist partner Bengt Forsberg, is the young Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto who is acclaimed worldwide as one of the best of his generation. 

Acclaimed in opera houses for a wide range of roles and in concert halls for her performance of art songs, von Otter has also made numerous recordings which have won her numerous prestigious record awards, among them the disc of Grieg songs and ‘Mots d’amour’, a recording of Chaminade's mélodies, have won Gramophone Awards. Her first Lieder recital in Hong Kong is certainly an event not to be missed.

 

Programme
Grieg   
-Four Songs

Sibelius   
-Two Songs
-Die Glocken for Violin and Piano
-Auf der Heide for Violin and Piano
-Two Songs

Tor Aulin   
-Vaggäng (Lullaby) for Violin and Piano
-Humoresk for Violin and Piano

Liszt    
-Three Songs
-Romance Oubliée for Viola and Piano

Brahms   
-Two Songs for Voice, Viola and Piano, Op. 91
-Scherzo in C Minor for Violin and Piano

Mahler   
-Five Songs
-And songs by Kurt Weill, Michel Legrand, Brad Mehldau, Paul McCartney

 

‘She possesses one of the most flexible and natural vocal instruments of any living artist.’ - Opera Now

‘Technically her singing can hardly be faulted and she brings to her performance a nice combination of interpretative insights and emotional involvement.’ - Gramophone (on von Otter’s recording of Mahler and Wolf Lieder)

 

Tips
Running time of the concert is about 2 hours with an intermission of 20 minutes.
Audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually. No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break or the interval in the programme.

 

Tickets: $480/370/260/150
Programme Enquiries: 852-22687321
Tel: 852-27342009
Add: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

 

Encore Series
Violin Recital by Anne-Sophie Mutter (安苏菲·慕达小提琴演奏会) 1 May, 2011 8pm
Mahler Chamber Orchestra (马勒室乐团演奏会) 5 Jun, 2011 8pm
Piano Recital by Murray Perahia (梅理·柏拉雅钢琴演奏会) 17 Oct, 2011 8pm
Violin Recital by Itzhak Perlman (伊扎克·普尔曼小提琴演奏会) 23 Oct, 2011 8pm
Vocal Recital by Anne Sofie von Otter (安妮·苏菲·冯奥达演唱会) 25 Oct, 2011 8pm

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