- with Pascal Rophé and the Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
The audience in the small concert hall at Stormen Concert Hall will be treated to a wonderful visit by conductor Pascal Rophé, who will this time lead the Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta in two well-known works by Gustav Mahler and Arnold Schoenberg.
The highly sought-after Rophé is perhaps best known for working with contemporary French orchestral music but, as you will hear tonight, he has conducted other music too.
Arnold Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E major was completed in 1906 and was premiered in Vienna in 1907 by the Vienna Philharmonic under the composer’s baton.
Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 was written a few years earlier (1899-1900) and was premiered in Munich in 1901 with soprano Margarete Michalek as soloist. As was the case with the premier of Schoenberg’s symphony, this work was also premiered under the composer’s baton.
At Stormen, soprano Vigdis Unsgård will be the soloist during Klaus Simon’s 2007 chamber version of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.