Trondheim Symfoniorkester

TSO med årets konsert i Seoul

''Concert of the Year'' Strålende omtale og stjerne i boka for TSO i Sør-Korea. Du kan lese anmeldelsen her

Åpningskonserten med TSO i Seoul onsdag 13. november ble i en anmeldelse i det sør-koreanske nyhetsbyrået Newsis, (samarbeidspartner med Associated Press i Europa) kåret til ‘’Concert of the Year’’, og det til tross for at Seoul Arts Center uken før hadde besøk av de to internasjonale topporkestrene Wienerfilharmonikerne og Philadelphia Orchestra. Nå snakker vi! På programmet sto Griegs Peer Gynt Suite og hans klaverkonsert sammen med Tsjaikovskijs Symfoni Pathetique.

Vi har fått oversatt anmeldelsen fra koreansk av en av TSOs musikere, bratsjist Daniel Lee, og den kan du lese i sin helhet her:

"Princess Cellist" Han-Na Chang was actually a conductor

Instead of sitting down with a cello and bow on her hands, she was standing up with a baton. Cellist? No. Han-Na Chang is now a conductor.

On Nov 13th in Seoul Arts Center, while walking on to the podium, Han-Na had a big smile on her face.

Back in 2007 she made her debut in Korea as a conductor. Now she was back as a music director standing in front of the members of Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.

I'm not sure if this is appropriate to say to a conductor who hasn't even turned 40 but I thought this was one of the best concerts of the year. 

Grieg is a prominent Norwegian composer. Han-Na and TSO have showed great depth of emotions in Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1. have shown the meaning of tension and resolution. The innocence of light, the absolute sadness, the seduce and the dangerous, they have interpreted to perfection. Han-Na has described Grieg as "the soulful voice of Norway", I could smell the scent of Norwegian winter from the sensitivity of strings and brass that explodes with a sudden roar.

During the second half, the dark sound from the strings and brass have well suited Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony. The depth of strength and yet the most tender sound was well enough to satisfy the audience. In the 3rd movement the orchestra has shown the absolute coldness to the most boiling larva like sound. In the 4th movement, after going through the most darkest downfall ended with a silence, in which Han-Na held her baton for about five seconds. It was a spiritual experience.

The way Han-Na has brought out the best and yet to achieve stability of the orchestra made me think it is pointless to talk about gender difference in conducting.

So the first appearance of Han-Na and TSO in Korea was a big success. After listening to the performance I understood why Han-Na and TSO should come again to perform in Korea.

During the 1st half, Dong-Hyek Lim was the soloist to play Grieg Piano Concerto. Lim and Chang are around similar age. It was their first time they have collaborated together. Lim's Grieg was beautifully interpreted.