Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra – Friday, Feb. 23, 7pm

Sunwook Kim, Piano

In their first tour in North America, this will be your chance to hear an orchestra with a glorious history, including close associations with Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt and Richard Strauss.  Founded in 1491, the world renowned Staatskapelle (which means “Court Chapel”) Weimar Orchestra is the oldest in Germany. With piano soloist, Sunwook Kim, who at age 18 was the youngest ever winner of the 2006 Leeds International Piano Competition. The London-based, South Korean pianist is known for his spellbinding ability to combine strength and poeticism. Leading the orchestra will be the 2013 Royal Philharmonic Music Awards “Conductor of the Year,” Maestro Kirill Karabits, who will bring his energizing presence to the podium.

 

BRAHMS                   Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

BEETHOVEN             Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

BRAHMS                   Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Kirill Karabits, Conductor