Thursday 10 October 2019 EDINBURGH Usher Hall – 7.30pm
Proudly sponsored by Virgin Money
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 (Süssmayr Edition) (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 free mason in the Maurerische 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.