International Artists Featured in
Beethoven and Verdi Concerts
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Verdi’s Requiem
Wednesday, August 11, at 7:30 PM Saturday, August 14, at 8:00 pm
Pearl City Cultural Center Blaisdell Concert Hall
Andreas Winnen, Conductor Esther S. Yoo, Conductor
Esther S. Yoo, Honolulu Symphony Chorus Artistic Director
Andreas Winnen, Junge Kammerphilharmonie Freiburg Conductor
Soloists: Tamara Bevard, soprano; Soon Cho, mezzo soprano;
James Price, tenor; and Valerian Ruminski, bass.
Tickets may be ordered from our web site, www.oahuchoral.com, or by phone at 808-524-0815 ext. 257.
Beethoven: $20 general admission, $15 student & military
Verdi: $25 general admission, $20 students & military.
Honolulu –The Junge Kammerphilharmonie Freiburg is paying its first visit to Hawai‘i, giving two concerts with the Honolulu Symphony chorus: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on August 11 at the Pearl City Cultural Center, and Verdi’s Requiem on August 14 at Blaisdell Concert Hall. With the musical Cats opening at Blaisdell for a week on Dec. 28, this may be the only performance of Beethoven’s Ninth, a perennial audience favorite, in Honolulu in 2010!
The Junge Kammerphilharmonie Freiburg is not a “youth orchestra,” as a literal translation of the name might suggest. The word “Junge” in the name means “new,” because when the orchestra was founded in 1995, it was new in Freiburg’s orchestral scene. Originally specializing in chamber works, the orchestra’s size has increased in recent years and now has about 80 musicians, including students of the University of Freiburg as well as experienced amateur and professional musicians. The average age in the orchestra is 35, ranging from 25 to 55 years. In the summer of 2002, Andreas Winnen became the orchestra’s musical director.
Valerie Ossipoff, Oahu Choral Society
808-524-0815 ext. 257