CANCELLED: Evening Recital N° 3

Riccardo Minasi Conductor
Jan Seifert Clarinet

E. T. A. Hoffmann

  • Overture of the opera »Undine«

Johann Melchior Molter

  • Concerto No. 1 A major for clarinet, string orchestra and continuo

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Symphony C major KV 425 »Linzer«

Key works of the 20th century

Part of the project Kapelle 21 – the new chamber music label of the Staatskapelle for 20th century and contemporary works  – the 3rd Evening Orchestral Recital is dedicated to two core works by Arnold Schoenberg. In »Verklärten Nacht«, based on the poem of the same name by Richard Dehmel, the Viennese composer employs late-Romantic harmonies to re-imagine this nocturnal forest scene in which a man reassures his lover that he will accept someone else’s child as his own. Schoenberg’s »Pierrot lunaire« is regarded as a 20th century masterpiece, not least for the pioneering use of the speaking voice. Orchestra member Petr Popelka will conduct the Staatskapelle while the role of Pierrot is performed by Sarah Maria Sun.

Expected concert duration including an interval: 95 minutes

expected concert duration: 50 minutes

  • 13.04.2021
    20:00 Uhr
    Semperoper

Riccardo Minasi

The conductor and violinist Riccardo Minasi is co-founder and director of the Ensemble il Pomo d'oro from 2012 to 2015, since 2017 principal conductor of the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg and »Artist in Residence« of the Resonanz Ensemble of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. His most recent engagements include Christian Spuck's new ballet »Der Sandmann« with music by Schnittke and Schumann as well as »Don Giovanni«, »Orlando Paladino«, »Il Matrimonio Segreto«, »Iphigénie en Tauride«, »Carmen«, »Rinaldo« and engagements with the Orchestre National de Lyon, London Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Resonanz, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Zurich Philarmonia, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Basel Chamber Orchestra, La Scintilla, NDR Radio Philharmonic Hamburg, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and Stavanger Symfoniorkester.

As soloist and concertmaster he has performed with Le Concert des Nations of Jordi Savall, Accademia Bizantina, Concerto Italiano, Il Giardino Armonico, Al Ayre Español, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia, Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid and was invited by Kent Nagano to the Knowlton Belcanto Festival in Canada. He also worked with Concerto Vocale, Ensemble 415 and with artists such as Joyce Di Donato, Albrecht Mayer, Reinhard Goebel, Nils Mönkemeyer, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Cecilia Bartoli, Viktoria Mullova, Edgar Moreau, Gautier Capuçon, Christophe Coin.

In 2010 he worked as assistant conductor, concertmaster and curator of the critical edition of the opera Norma by Vincenzo Bellini with Cecilia Bartoli and the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble of Thomas Hengelbrock at the Konzerthaus Dortmund. In collaboration with Maurizio Biondi he published the critical edition of Norma for Bärenreiter in 2016. From 2004 to 2010 he was professor at the Vincenzo Bellini Conservatory in Palermo. He has given seminars, master classes and lessons in historical performance practice at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, the Hochschule für Musik in Hanover, the Musikhochschule Antwerp, Chinese Cultural University Taipei, Zurich Opera House, Kùk's Residence, Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, Sydney Conservatory, the Baroque Orchestra of the European Union and as historical advisor to the Montréal Symphony Orchestra.

Among the many prizes he has received, the album »Stella di Napoli« with Joyce Di Donato (Diapason d'Or of the Year 2015, BBC Music Magazine Prize, Grammophone Choice, Grammy Award Nomination 2015), »Agrippina« with Ann Hallenberg (International Opera Prize 2016), »Partenope« with Philippe Jaroussky and Karina Gauvin (Grammophone Magazine - Recording of the Month), »Catone in Utica«, »Giovincello« and »Haydn Concerts« (Echo Classical Prize 2016), »Rosary Sonatas« by Biber (finalist at the Midem Classical Award Cannes as Album of the Year 2009)

Future projects include frequent collaborations with Ensemble Resonanz from Hamburg and the Orchestra La Scintilla from Zurich as well as recordings for ES-DUR, Harmonia Mundi France and Deutsche Grammophon.

Jan Seifert

Principal E-flat Clarinet

Born in 1973, Jan Seifert grew up in Klingenthal and received his first music lessons at the Reinhold Glier music school.

In 1988 he was accepted into the district remedial class of the Robert Schumann Conservatory in Zwickau and was taught the clarinet as his main subject by Frank Klüger. He began his musical studies in 1994 at the Carl Maria von Weber Academy of Music in Dresden with Josef Oehl. In addition to his studies and lessons for high clarinets with Egbert Esterl, he also studied chamber music in the Trio Albert with Wolfgang Liebscher.
 

His participation in ensembles for new music, in youth orchestra projects, e.g. with the Bavarian Radio, as well as participation in master classes with François Benda and various competitions gave him important impulses.

While still a substitute for the Staatskapelle Dresden, Jan Seifert successfully participated in an audition for the solo E-flat clarinet, a position he has held since 2002.