Prepare for an enchanting musical journey as the celebrated Korean conductor, Myung-Whun Chung, takes the stage at the iconic La Fenice Opera House from December 15 to 17, 2023. With his baton in hand, Maestro Chung will lead the orchestra of Teatro La Fenice in a mesmerizing program that promises to be a highlight of the 2023/24 symphony season.
The program is a harmonious blend of musical masterpieces that will transport the audience through time and emotion. It begins with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the “Pastorale“. This symphony is a pastoral paradise, a serene and idyllic landscape painted in musical notes. Beethoven’s genius shines through as he captures the tranquility and beauty of the countryside, offering listeners a serene respite from the world’s complexities.
The second piece, Igor Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre du printemps” (The Rite of Spring), is a bold departure from the tranquility of Beethoven’s pastoral symphony. Stravinsky’s composition is a revolutionary work that challenged the conventions of classical music. With its innovative rhythms and daring dissonances, “Le Sacre du printemps” is a sonic journey into the raw power and primordial energy of nature.
Myung-Whun Chung’s illustrious career spans the globe, earning him acclaim as one of the world’s foremost conductors. Born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1953, Chung displayed prodigious musical talent from a young age. He honed his craft at renowned institutions, including the Juilliard School in New York and the Conservatoire de Paris. His extraordinary talent and dedication propelled him to collaborate with prestigious orchestras and opera houses worldwide.
Chung’s interpretation of classical works is celebrated for its depth, emotion, and exquisite precision. His ability to breathe life into the compositions he conducts has earned him a place among the most respected figures in the world of classical music.
As Myung-Whun Chung takes the podium at La Fenice Opera House, audiences can anticipate an extraordinary musical experience—a convergence of artistic brilliance, timeless compositions, and the conductor’s passionate commitment to the craft.
Location: La Fenice Opera House, Venice
Schedule: Dec. 15 – 17, 2023