<2016 SAC Orchestra Festival> with Hanwha
<2016 SAC Orchestra Festival> with Hanwha

<SAC Orchestra Festival> presented by Seoul Arts Center is now reaching its 28th season. The festival began to commemorate the first anniversary of SAC Concert Hall’s opening in 1989. The signature program of Seoul Arts Center has been supported by Hanwha since 2000.

Korea’s First & Foremost Orchestra Festival

This season takes place in April for 22 days, starting with KBS Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Yoel Levi with pianist HaeSun Paik as soloist on 1st of April. Until the last concert of Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Soo-Yeoul Choi and oboist Kyeong Ham on 22nd of April, the festival has special appearances of 19 symphony orchestras from all parts of the country.

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* The artists and programs are subject to change without prior notice.
APR 1 (FRI) 8:00pm
KBS Symphony Orchestra
Yoel Levi, Conductor
HaeSun Paik, Piano

M. Mussorgsky / Symphonic Poem “Night on Bald Mountain”
S. Rachmaninov / Piano Concerto No.2 in c minor, Op.18
M. Mussorgsky / Pictures at an Exhibition (Orchestration by M. Ravel)
APR 2 (SAT) 5:00pm
Gangneung Civic Orchestra
Seok Won Ryu, Conductor
Suliman Tekalli, Violin

F. Mendelssohn / Overture “Fingal’s Cave”, Op.26
F. Mendelssohn / Violin Concerto in e minor, Op.64
P. I. Tchaikovsky / Symphony No.4 in f minor, Op.36
APR 3 (SUN) 5:00pm
Daegu Symphony Orchestra
Julian Kovatchev, Conductor
Sung Won Yang, Cello

G. Verdi / Opera <La Forza del Destino> Overture
J. Haydn / Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb/1
L. v. Beethoven / Symphony No.3 in Eb Major, Op.55 “Eroica”
APR 5 (TUE) 8:00pm
Ulsan Philharmonic Orchestra
Hong-Je Kim, Conductor
Sang-il Han, Piano

P. Dukas / L’Apprenti Sorcier
S. Prokofiev / Piano Concerto No.3 in C Major, Op.26
C. Saint-saëns / Symphony No.3 in c minor, Op.78 “Organ”
APR 6 (WED) 8:00pm
Gwacheon Symphony Orchestra
Jin Seo, Conductor
Jong-Hwa Hong, Violin
Hye Jeon Lee, Piano

F. Mendelssohn / Concerto for Piano, Violin and String Orchestra in d minor
D. Shostakovich / Symphony No.10 in e minor, Op.93
APR 7 (THU) 8:00pm
Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra
Seikyo Kim, Conductor
Jae-hyuck Cho, Piano

J. Brahms / Piano Concerto No.1 in d minor, Op.15
A. Bruckner / Symphony No.4 in Eb Major, WAB 104, “Romantic"
APR 8 (FRI) 8:00pm
Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra
Daejin Kim, Conductor
Jiyoung Lim, Violin

Soung Tai Kim / Korean Capriccio for Orchestra
P. I. Tchaikovsky / Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.35
S. Rachmaninov / Symphony No.2 in e minor, Op.27
APR 9 (SAT) 5:00pm
Wonju Philharmonic Orchestra
Kwang-Hyun Kim, Conductor
Jonghwa Park, Piano

J. Sibelius / Symphonic Poem “En Saga,” Op.9
R. Schumann / Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 54
C. Nielsen / Symphony No.2, Op.16 “The Four Temperaments”
APR 10 (SUN) 5:00pm
Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra
Young Min Park, Conductor
Jiyeong Mun, Piano

E. Fábregas / Accents Catalans (*World Premiere)
L. v. Beethoven / Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, Op.58
D. Shostakovich / Symphony No.5 in d minor, Op.47
APR 12 (TUE) 8:00pm
Cheongju Philharmonic Orchestra
SungGyu Ryu, Conductor
Yubeen Kim, Flute

R. Wagner / Opera <Tannhäeuser> Overture
C. Nielsen / Flute Concerto
C. Saint-saëns / Symphony No.3 in c minor, Op.78 “Organ”
APR 13 (WED) 8:00pm
Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra
Shi Yeon Sung, Conductor
Doo Min Kim, Cello

D. Shostakovich / Overture Festivo, Op.96
E. Elgar / Cello Concerto in e minor, Op.8
D. Shostakovich / Symphony No.1 in f minor, Op.10
APR 14 (THU) 8:00pm
Jeonju Philharmonic Orchestra
Hee-jun Choi, Conductor
Young Song, Cello

A. Dvořák / Cello Concerto in b minor, Op.104
D. Shostakovich / Symphony No.5 in d minor, Op.47
APR 15 (FRI) 8:00pm
Korean Symphony Orchestra
Hun-Joung Lim, Conductor
Hyun Gon Kim, Clarinet

Park Jeongkyu / Arirang Medley
C. Debussy / Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune, L.86
C. Debussy / Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra, L.116
H. Berlioz / Symphonie Fantastique, Op.14
APR 16 (SAT) 5:00pm
Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra
Nanse Gum, Conductor
Hannah Lee, Viola

J. Sibelius / ‘Valse Triste’ from Operetta <Kuolema>, Op.44
W. Walton / Viola Concerto
J. Sibelius / Symphony No.1 in e minor, Op.39
APR 17 (SUN) 5:00pm
Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra
Chiyong Chung, Conductor
Abel Quartet, String Quartet

H. Berlioz / “Le Carnaval Romain” Overture, Op.9
L. Spohr / Concerto for String Quartet & Orchestra in a minor, Op.131
C. Franck / Symphony in d minor
APR 19 (TUE) 8:00pm
Gunsan Philharmonic Orchestra
Hong Sik Kim, Conductor
Ju-Young Baek, Violin
Na-Young Baek, Cello

G. Verdi / Opera <I Vespri Siciliani> Overture
J. Brahms / Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in a minor, Op.102
A. Dvorak / Symphony No.8 in C Major, Op.88
APR 20 (WED) 8:00pm
Chuncheon Pilharmonic Orchestra
Jong Jin Lee, Conductor
Hyuk Joo Kwon, Violin

J. Sibelius / Symphonic Poem “Finlandia” Op.26
J. Brahms / Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.77
P. I. Tchaikovsky / Symphony No.6 in b minor, Op.74 “Pathétique”
APR 21 (THU) 8:00pm
Gangnam Symphony Orchestra
Duk-gi Kim, Conductor
Hyo Joo Lee, Piano

M. Ravel / La Valse
C. Saint-saën / Piano Concerto No.2 in g minor, Op.22
I. Stravinsky / “Petrushka”
APR 22 (FRI) 8:00pm
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Soo-Yeoul Choi, Conductor
Kyeong Ham, Oboe

R. Schumann / Symphony No.1 in Bb Major, Op.38 “Spring”
R. Strauss / Oboe Concerto in D Major, Op.144
R. Strauss / ‘Symphonische Fantasie’ from Opera <Die Frau ohne Schatten>