Kimmo Hakola’s Clarinet Concerto sees Singapore premiere on January 20

Published on 12 January 2018

Described as a roaring success for the composer, Finnish composer Kimmo Hakola’s Clarinet Concerto will see its Singapore premiere on January 20 at the Esplanade Concert Hall, featuring acclaimed Finnish clarinettist Kari Kriikku and promises to be a wild ride. Rimsky-Korsakov’s interpretation of the Arabian Nights, the popular Scheherazade suite, completes the evening’s delights for the senses.

A champion of contemporary music Kari Kriikku has more recently looked to an intimate sized ensemble for new additions to his repertoire. With Quattour Diotima he premiered Kaija Saariaho’s “Figura” at the 2016 Venice Biennale festival and 2017 Présence Festival, Paris. In 2017/18 he brings Michel van der Aa’s “Hysterisis” to Swedish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Tung-Chieh Chuang. Written for small ensemble and electronics he gave the premieres of this work with the Lapland Chamber Orchestra and John Storgårds and Amsterdam Sinfonietta in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw Hall, later recording the work.

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SCHEHERAZADE · KARI KRIIKKU

DATES & TIME

20 January 2018 (Saturday), 7.30pm
Pre-concert Talk: 6.30pm at library@esplanade

VENUE

Esplanade Concert Hall

PERFORMERS

Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Lim Yau, conductor
Kari Kriikku, clarinet
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PROGRAMME

  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
    Scheherazade, Op. 35
  • KIMMO HAKOLA
    Clarinet Concerto (Singapore Premiere)

TICKET PRICES*

$88, $68, $48, $28, $15

**before booking fees: $1 for tickets $20 and below, $3 for tickets $20.01 to $40, $4 for tickets above $40.

CONCESSION DISCOUNTS

Students, Senior Citizens & NSF: 30% discount (Cat 4-5)

Tickets are available from SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555, website: www.sistic.com.sg, SISTIC counters island-wide and Esplanade Box Office.

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