Musik & Theater

Korea meets Mozart
Changwon City Choir & Grazer Kammerorchester plus wind ensemble

* abgespielt

Sections of Korea’s largest choir make their very first appearance in Austria with the Grazer Kammerorchester, accompanied by a 13-strong wind ensemble. The choir hails from Changwon, a city with a population of over a million, and is conducted by Joo-Hyun Kim. Kim studied piano and conducting in Seoul and in Italy. Having been conductor of both Rome and Milan’s symphony orchestras, he was appointed Musical Director of the National Opera of Korea in 2009, subsequently gaining recognition as one of Korea’s finest opera directors.

The Changwon City Choir was formed in 2012 out of three highly respected South Korean ensembles, and is now the largest choir in the history of the country. The choir sets out to present Korea’s fledgling musical culture whilst not overlooking the traditions that have been handed down over time. This makes the choir an excellent match for the Grazer Kammerorchester, which was established in 2003 by enterprising members of the Grazer Philharmoniker. Under the baton of Dejan Dacic the ensemble has become well known for presenting unconventional programming in a chamber music setting.

June Lee is the soloist in Oberon’s Magic Horn. The Korean musician has studied in Seoul, at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, and at other institutions. She has won several international competitions.

J.N. Hummel, Oberon’s Magic Horn, Fantasy for piano and orchestra, Op. 116
W.A. Mozart, Vesperae solennes de confessore, KV 339
Wook-Yong Jeon, Kleine Kantate Happoman

Tickets: advance bookings €27 (€ 32 on the door)
Children and young people:  €15 advance bookings (€20 on the door)