CLASSICAL FOCUS – Mozart’s Requiem at City Halls
MOZART’S REQUIEM at CITY HALLS
Friday 11 October 2019 – 7.30pm
MOZART Symphony No 1 in E-flat, K16 (13’)
MOZART Adagio and fugue in C minor, K546 (9’)
MOZART Masonic Funeral Music, K477 (6’)
MOZART Requiem in D minor, K626 (55’)
KLAUS MÄKELÄ – Conductor
SIMONE KERMES – Soprano
HANNA HIPP – Mezzo Soprano
MARKUS BRUTSCHER – Tenor
MARKUS SUIHKONEN – Bass
Gregory Batsleer – Chorus Director
Here is a portrait of Mozart the genius, boy and man – from a joyous symphony written when he was just eight years old, to the profound Requiem that he left unfinished at his death. Meet him as he measures up to his idol, JS Bach in the Adagio and Fugue, and as a solemn freemason in the Trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music).
This concert is also a chance to meet an extraordinary young talent from Finland: the conductor Klaus Mäkelä. Still in his early 20s, he is already in high demand and has a string of prestigious appointments to his name. Come and hear what all the excitement is about.