Love and lyricism with Kevin John Edusei

Kevin John Edusei, Christopher Maltman, Mojca Erdmann
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Thu 12.10.2023 and Sat 14.10.2023
Thu 12.10.23
and
Sat 14.10.23

The work of the late-romantic composer Zemlinsky is often likened to Mahler’s symphonies. In his Lyric Symphony, two soloists (a baritone and a soprano) accompany a large orchestra during seven connected movements. A master orchestrator, Ravel used an abundance of orchestral tone colours in his poetic compositions. At the request of the Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev, he composed music for a new ballet, called Daphnis and Chloé. Ravel later extracted two suites from the full score. His Suite No. 2 essentially reprises three scenes from the original ballet, which was inspired by the ancient Greek tale of the star- crossed lovers who are finally reunited after many trials and tribulations. Moreover you will experience the Belgian premiere of Elysium by the Canadian neo-Impressionist composer Samy Moussa. Enjoy an evening of symphonic masterpieces and the heavenly acoustics of the Queen Elisabeth Hall.

Part of

Program

Zemlinsky Lyric Symphony, opus 18

Moussa Elysium

Ravel Daphnis and Chloé (Suite No. 2)

Performers

Kevin John Edusei

conductor