Rising Stars with clarinet
With Swedish clarinettist Magnus Holmander.
Sunday 15 March 2020 19.00Ends approximately 21.00
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear tomorrow’s classical music stars today. In a unique and forward-looking partnership between 21 of Europe’s leading concert halls, which belong to the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO), six young musicians and ensembles from various countries are selected each year and given the opportunity to tour all of the concert halls and perform before an international audience.
Experience shows that those who are selected as Rising Stars also have internationally successful careers. Each year, Konserthuset Stockholm features these ECHO Rising Stars in a world-class chamber music festival, with the short and sweet title: Rising Stars.
Clarinettist Magnus Holmander – nominated by Konserthuset Stockholm – is Sweden’s representative at this year’s Rising Stars. He studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and has participated as a clarinettist, dancer and magician in Martin Fröst’s shows Dollhouse and Genesis. For his “fiery virtuosity, stage presence and harmonic depth,” he recently won the Royal Swedish Academy of Music’s newly instated Blåsmusikpriset (Wind Music Prize).
Together with pianist David Huang, we will hear Arvo Pärt’s elegant Spiegel im Spiegel, Malcolm Arnold’s masterful and rhythmically evocative Sonatina and music by Poulenc and Rolf Martinsson. Molly Kien’s Hydrozoa is newly composed for the occasion.
The musicApproximate times
Malcolm Arnold Sonatina for clarinet and piano9 min
Camille Saint-Saëns Sonata for clarinet and piano16 min
Francis Poulenc Sonata for clarinet and piano14 min
Molly Kien Hydrozoa for clarinet solo10 min
Arvo Pärt Spiegel im Spiegel, version for clarinet and piano9 min
Rolf Martinsson Suite Fantastique for clarinet and piano15 min
- Magnus Holmander clarinet
- David Huang piano