Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 7:30 pm - Mechanics Hall
Pre-concert Talk 6:30 PM in Washburn Hall by Dr. Benjamin Korstvedt, Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Jeppson Professor of Music, Clark University
The Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra (HSO) was founded in 1912 and is one of Sweden’s oldest orchestras. Its principal conductors have included Sten Frykberg, John Frandsen, Okko Kamu, and Andrew Manze, with whom it has recorded symphonies by Beethoven and Brahms. The HSO is undoubtedly one of the region’s key international leaders and is much sought-after for both concert tours and recording projects.
In addition to regular guest appearances on major Scandinavian stages (such as Berwaldhallen and Konserthuset in Stockholm), the HSO has had many successes at prominent European venues (such as three sold-out recent concerts at the Great Festival Hall in Salzburg and in Vienna). Future engagements include appearances in Munich and Nuremberg in 2016. The HSO’s extensive discography has also received rave response and reviews, especially its recordings of the music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg and the complete orchestral works of Lars-Erik Larsson.
Watch below as piano soloist Nareh Arghamanyan performs Rachmaninoff -- she'll be the featured soloist on this program for Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2.