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    Performances >> Suzhou Symphony Orchestra's First Anniversary Concert | 苏州交响乐团成立周年音乐会
    Suzhou Symphony Orchestra's First Anniversary Concert | 苏州交响乐团成立周年音乐会
    Date/Time: November 18th 2017 at 19:30
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    Ticketing time: Mon.- Fri. 9:00-17:00
    Ticketing Phone: 1569 512 2660 (English and Chinese)
    E-Mail: SuzhouTicketing@gmail.com
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    Updated on: 9/25/2017 6:57:40 PM
    Ticketing Address: Room 208, Boji Shengneng Science Park, 1 Heshun Lu, Suzhou SIP
    Synopsis:
    The Suzhou Symphony Orchestra (SZSO), the first professional orchestra in Suzhou, co-founded by the City of Suzhou and the Suzhou Industrial Park(SIP), officially greeted the world on the shores of Jinji Lake on November 18, 2016. The Orchestra gave its inaugural concert on December 31, 2016, at the Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre Grand Theatre. Maestro CHEN Xieyang, Music Director of SZSO, led the orchestra with world-renowned violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, pipa player Zhao Cong, the Suzhou Ballet Theatre, the China National Symphony Orchestra Chorus, soloists Shu-ying Li, Fang Dong, Liming Chi and Heng Shi, in a program of musical tour-de-forces from both Chinese and Western orchestral repertoire.
     
    The 63 musicians of the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra come from 16 countries and region, including China, United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Israel, Australia, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Morocco. With an average age of 30, it is a young orchestra composed of seasoned experts as well as youthful orchestral talents. The Suzhou Symphony Orchestra is headed by a first-rate team of administrators and musical leaders: General Manager Guangxian Chen, Music Director CHEN Xieyang, Principal Conductor XU Zhong, and Executive Director Katherine Chu. The Suzhou Symphony Orchestra opened its 2017 Season with a concert performance of Die Fledermaus, under the baton of Maestro XU Zhong leading Israel's Bat Shir Choir and nine singers hailing from Italy, Russia, Israel, Latvia and Suzhou. Under the stewardship of Music Director, CHEN Xieyang and Principal Conductor XU Zhong, the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra has programmed a daring, illuminating and entertaining season: an “All Beethoven Cycle”, mini-series “Leipzig Tradition – Mendelssohn”, panorama of the major exponents of Romanticism from Schubert to Strauss and all the greats in between, and a sampling the Slavic masters from Dvo?ák to Tchaikovsky. The SZSO will co-produce the opera Aida with the Shanghai Opera House and Fuzhou Grand Theatre. Two ballets in collaboration with the Suzhou Ballet Theatre will also make history as Suzhou’s two professional performing arts groups unite their talents in fully staged productions of Romeo and Juliet and The Nutcracker. The SZSO will present and produce the first edition of the Suzhou Jinji Lake International Piano Competition, which promises to be a premier musical event for the city of Suzhou.   The SZSO embarked on its first international tour in August 2017 with performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Saarbrücken, Germany, and then in November with a Tchaikovskay concert in Tokyo. The orchestra collaborated with the celebrated composer/conductor Tan Dun and the China Trio in Tan Dun’sMartial Art Trilogy at the SND Culture and Sports Centre and also at the Shanghai Disney Resort.   The SZSO is committed to education and community engagement and to that end it has conceived and implemented five projects targeting different segments of its audience, developing awareness and appreciation of classical music from the very root, including lecture series, school outreach programs, engagement programs with under-represented groups, eventually youth chamber music programs as well as a book series on arts appreciation. Founded with the mission of bringing high-end classical music to the citizens of Suzhou while encouraging the union between traditional Suzhou culture and Western symphonic art, the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra is committed to become a culture ambassador for Suzhou, and a champion of the arts for Suzhou.
       
    Join the Symphony in celebrating its first anniversary.
     
    Conductor Xu Zhong 
    As one of the most internationally renowned Chinese pianists and conductors in the world, Xu Zhong is currently Music Director and Chief Conductor of Israel Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Principal Director of Fondazione Arena di Verona and General Director of Shanghai Opera House. Between 2012 and 2015, he was Music Director and Chief Conductor of Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Italy.
     
    Cello Jian Wang
    Jian Wang began to study the cello with his father when he was four. While a student at the Shanghai Conservatoire, he was featured in the celebrated documentary film From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China.  Mr Stern's encouragement and support paved the way for him to go to the United States and in 1985 he entered the Yale School of Music under a special programme where he studied with the renowned cellist Aldo Parisot.
     
    Jian Wang has performed with many of the world?s leading orchestras, including Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras, Chicago and Boston Symphonies, , London Symphony, the Halle, the BBC orchestras, Zurich Tonhalle, Gothenburg Symphony, Stockholm Philharmonic, Santa Cecilia, La Scala, Mahler Chamber, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris, Czech Philhamonic, and NHK Symphony. These concerts have been with many of the greatest conductors, such as Abbado, Sawallisch, Jarvi, Chailly, Dutoit, Eschenbach, Chung, Gilbert and Gustavo Dudamel. As a jury member, Jian Wang has judged many of the most important competitions, including the Tchaikovsky cello competition, the Queen Elizabeth cello competition, the Isaac Stern violin competition and the Nielsen violin competition.
     
    Jian Wang has made many recordings, his latest releases being the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Sydney Symphony and Vladimir Ashkenazy. He has also recorded an album of short pieces for Cello and Guitar titled Reverie, the complete Bach Cello Suites and a Baroque Album with the Camerata Salzburg, Brahms Double Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado and Gil Shaham, the Haydn Concerti with the Gulbenkian Orchestra under Muhai Tang, Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time (with Myung-Whun Chung, Gil Shaham and Paul Meyer) and Brahms, Mozart and Schumann chamber music with Pires and Dumay. His instrument is graciously loaned to him by the family of the late Mr. Sau-Wing Lam. 
     
    Program 
    ELGAR  Cello concerto in E minor, Op. 85
    RACHMANINOV Symphony No.2 in E minor    
     
    苏州交响乐团成立于2016年11月18日。同年12月30日,在江苏省、苏州市、苏州工业园区各级领导和千万市民的共同见证下,苏交正式揭牌。
     
    苏交由苏州市和苏州工业园区合力组建,由陈光宪先生任团长,陈燮阳先生任音乐总监,许忠先生任首席指挥,朱蕙心女士任副团长。来自中国、台湾、澳大利亚、俄罗斯、英国、德国、法国、意大利、西班牙、以色列、摩洛哥及美国等16个国家和地区的63位优秀乐手组成了苏州首支职业交响乐团。值得一提的是,乐手的平均年龄只有30岁,是一支真正意义上的年轻的、具有潜力的交响乐团。
     
    2016年12月31日,音乐总监陈燮阳先生执棒“金鸡报晓?乐满姑苏——苏州交响乐团成立音乐会”,世界顶级小提琴演奏家安妮-索菲·穆特、著名琵琶演奏家赵聪、苏州芭蕾舞团、中国国家交响乐团合唱团以及多位独唱家联袂奉上的精彩演出,获得了业内人士的高度认可。
     
    2017年1月14日,在首席指挥许忠先生执棒下,苏交乐季首场演出——音乐会版歌剧《蝙蝠》华彩纷呈,以色列巴特谢尔合唱团以及来自意大利、俄罗斯、以色列、拉脱维亚和苏州的九位独唱家与苏交的合作受到广泛好评。
     
    在陈燮阳先生与许忠先生的带领下,苏交2017音乐季的节目设计既具有挑战性与丰满性,又兼顾到了古典音乐的普及推广与娱乐性,如:“完全贝多芬”系列、“纯正莱比锡·门德尔松”系列等。曲目不仅涵盖了从舒伯特到理查·施特劳斯等浪漫主义巨匠的代表作品,也囊括了诸如德沃夏克、柴可夫斯基等斯拉夫民族乐派大师们的重要作品。10月,乐团与上海歌剧院以及福州大剧院将联手推出威尔第的杰作《阿依达》。与苏州芭蕾舞团联手打造芭蕾舞剧《罗密欧与朱丽叶》、《胡桃夹子》,是这两支本地专业表演艺术团体的首次深度合作。定于11月举办的首届苏州金鸡湖国际钢琴比赛,更将成为苏州最精彩的音乐盛事之一。
     
    乐团还将与著名作曲家及指挥家谭盾合作,携手美杰三重奏组合在苏州新区文化体育中心及上海迪士尼剧院上演“武侠三部曲”。苏交首次国际巡演定于8月启航,先赴德国萨尔布吕肯献技,随后的11月在东京举办专场音乐会。
     
    苏交始终以艺术教育和普及共享为使命,策划并开展了包括沙龙讲座、公益入校、青少年室内乐培训、企事业单位合作分享以及关爱民工子弟等5个针对不同受众的品牌项目,意在从最基层开始普及古典音乐知识、提高欣赏水平。
     
    正在建设中的乐团驻地金鸡湖音乐厅坐落于苏州文化艺术中心,由当今世界最富声望的声学设计大师丰田泰久先生担纲声学设计,建成之后,将跻身世界一流音乐厅之列。在促进传统苏州文化与西方交响乐艺术交流融合的同时,苏州交响乐团将不忘服务大众、普及高雅艺术的建团初心,切实成为苏州的文化大使,成为苏州的艺术领军者。
     
    时值苏州交响乐团成立一周年,乐团专程邀请被誉为“极具东方文人气质的大提琴家”王健倾情演绎埃尔加E小调大提琴协奏曲。王健童年时期就收到了包括小泽征尔在内的世界级大师的嘉许。9岁时在奥斯卡获奖纪录片《从毛泽东到莫扎特》中露脸,2006年,王健录制的巴赫《无伴奏大提琴组曲》专辑在英国流行榜排到了第22位,这对古典类专辑而言简直是个奇迹。王健和世界很多顶尖乐团进行过合作,其中包括美国的纽约爱乐乐团,克林夫兰管弦乐团、费城管弦乐团、芝加哥交响乐团、波士顿交响乐团、底特律交响乐团。德国的柏林爱乐乐团、英国的伦敦交响乐团、荷兰阿姆斯特丹皇家音乐厅管弦乐团和日本NHK交响乐团等。
     
    本场演出挑选了晚期浪漫派作曲家拉赫玛尼诺夫和埃尔加的作品。其中埃尔加的E小调大提琴协奏曲是大提琴协奏曲中最著名的代表作之一。这部协奏曲其实与埃尔加两首交响曲一样,均属后期浪漫时代的雄伟巨作,堪称埃尔加晚年最佳的作品,曲中可以听见一名作曲家晚年的人生孤寂与感叹。这部协奏曲实际上足可与德沃夏克《b小调大提琴协奏曲》,并列为同类中最伟大的作品。现在它已经在大提琴曲目中占据了牢不可破的地位,成为埃尔加具有代表性的标志。杰奎琳·杜普蕾版的埃尔加E小调大提琴协奏曲堪称埃尔加最完美的演绎版本。
     
    指挥      许忠
    许忠是享誉国际乐坛的中国钢琴家和指挥家之一,现任以色列海法交响乐团的音乐总监、首席指挥,意大利维罗纳夏季歌剧节及歌剧院首席指挥以及上海歌剧院院长;2012至2015年期间,担任意大利贝里尼歌剧院艺术总监。
     
    大提琴    王健
    王健四岁开始学习大提琴,父亲是他的启蒙老师。在上海音乐学院学习时,著名纪录片《从毛泽东到莫扎特——艾萨克·斯特恩在中国》讲述了他的故事。在斯特恩的鼓励与支持下,王健踏上赴美学习之路。1985年,王健进入耶鲁大学音乐学院深造,师从著名大提琴家奥尔多·帕瑞索。
     
    王健和世界很多顶尖乐团进行过合作,其中包括美国的纽约爱乐乐团,克林夫兰管弦乐团、费城管弦乐团、芝加哥交响乐团、波士顿交响乐团、底特律交响乐团。德国的柏林爱乐乐团、英国的伦敦交响乐团,BBC交响乐团、皇家爱乐乐团。法国的国家交响乐团,巴黎管弦乐团,国家广播乐团,荷兰的阿姆斯特丹皇家音乐厅管弦乐团、瑞典的哥德堡交响乐团、斯德哥尔摩爱乐乐团、意大利的斯卡拉歌剧院乐团,罗马圣塞西莉亚交响乐团、捷克爱乐乐团,马勒室内乐团和日本NHK交响乐团。在这些音乐会上执棒的大师级指挥家包括阿巴多、萨瓦利什、雅尔维、夏伊、迪图瓦、艾森巴赫,郑明勋和杜达梅尔。王健在众多世界顶级音乐大赛出任评委。包括柴可夫斯基大提琴大赛,伊丽莎白女王大提琴大赛,斯特恩小提琴大赛,尼尔森小提琴大赛等。
     
    王健录制过很多唱片,最近几张是和悉尼交响乐团,阿什肯纳齐合作的埃尔加大提琴协奏曲和名为《梦幻曲》(Reverie)的大提琴与吉他小品集。此外他录制过的唱片还包括全套巴赫无伴奏大提琴组曲、和萨尔茨堡室内乐团合作录制的巴罗克作品辑、和柏林爱乐乐团、克劳迪奥·阿巴多、吉尔·沙汉姆合作录制的勃拉姆斯双重协奏曲、和古本江交响乐团合作由汤沐海指挥的海顿大提琴协奏曲集、和郑明勋、吉尔·沙汉姆与保罗·梅耶合作录制的梅西安的"时间终结四重奏"、以及与皮雷丝、杜梅合作演奏的勃拉姆斯、莫扎特和舒曼室内乐集。王健使用的大提琴由已故林寿荣先生的家人慷慨借予。
     
    曲目| Program 
    埃尔加     E小调大提琴协奏曲
    拉赫玛尼诺夫 E小调第二交响曲 ELGAR  Cello concerto in E minor, Op. 85
    RACHMANINOV Symphony No.2 in E minor
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