Seoul Philharmonic orchestra opens ‘Requiem’ concert to give hope in pandemic era

연합뉴스 / 2022-01-22 08:00:51
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▲ This photo, provided by Seoul Philharmonic orchestra, shows the upcoming “CONSOLATION: MOZART’S REQUIEM” concert. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Yonhap) -- Seoul Philharmonic orchestra will open the “CONSOLATION: MOZART’S REQUIEM” concert on Jan. 29~30 at the Concert Hall in Seoul Arts Center, on Thursday.

The orchestra, led by the Music Director Osmo Vänskä, will present the Requiem of Rautavaara, Takemitsu, and Mozart. Requiem, generally translated as a religious ceremony performed for the dead, means ‘rest’ in Latin.

The first song is Rautavaara’s “Requiem in Our Time” which was composed for his mother who passed away in World War II.

The second song is Takemitsu’s “Requiem for strings.” This string ensemble was composed after Takemitsu recovered after suffering from an illness.

Mozart’s “Requiem” will last fill the stage. The unfinished “Requiem” of Mozart will be played by the 1993 version of Pianist Robert Levin. Soprano Sun-hae Im, Mezzo-soprano Lee A-kyeong, Tenor Moon Se-hoon, Bass Kyung-il Kor, and The National Chorus of Korea will join the performance.

The tickets are available at or ☎ 1588-1210.


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