Starting with ‘Haydn vs. Mozart’ in 2011, the Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center has been faithfully presenting its yearly symphonic series, highlighting two contemporary composers each year in an effort to acquaint classical music lovers with a great variety of classical music.
This year’s series highlights the works of Dvořák and Sibelius. Concert I, held in July, featured the KBS Symphony Orchestra directed by Yoel Levi, an Israeli musician and conductor of international acclaim. Concert II coming this November, features the Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Shi-yeon Sung. The conductor has received much attention for being the first female chief conductor of a national orchestra, and Gyeonggi Philharmonic has achieved the status of being the first Korean national orchestra to have performed at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall.
Starting with the Overture Husitska Op. 67, the program will be followed by Dvořák’s famous cello concerto in b minor Op. 104, featuring Cellist Bong-Ihn Koh. Ending on a lively note, the closing number will be the cheerful Symphony No. 8 in G major Op. 88.