Gyeonggi Philharmonic at the Orchestra Festival organized by the Seoul Arts Center.
It is the second orchestra festival concert that Massimo Zanetti leads. The Gyeonggi Philharmonic performance was considered the best performance of last year’s symphony festival by many music fans, so there is a news that the Mendelssohn Italian symphony is trying to repeat last year success.
The first piece was Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, performed with Violinist Choi Ye-eun. The sound of Choi Ye-eun’s violin at the end of the long orchestra of the 1st movement was an elegant sound: Yeeun Choi plays in a way that “heals” the notes on the score one by one and expresses it according to her intention. The accompaniment of the Gyeonggi Philharmonic was very good.
The second part was Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 4 Italy”. It is known as a composition that contains the feeling of Mendelssohn’s return from traveling to Italy when he was in his early twenties. Zanetti climbed into the podium and greeted the audience, and as soon as he turned around, the applause had not yet stopped, and immediately went into the performance. Zanetti and the Gyeonggi Philharmonic, who started the most famous 1st movement with a fresh start, maintained the keynote of this first note until the end of the 4th movement. In a word, I think that the “Italian” of the Gyeonggi Philharmonic was a great performance. Massimo Zanetti played it to the right degree, nothing excessive in his style, but he found the perfect balance and played it well.
He showed his skills: it is not difficult to make a loud sound in a large organization, but it is difficult to express a big sound in a small organization, unless it is a well-trained orchestra.
Therefore I think the level of the Strings part of the Gyeonggi Philharmonic has reached the highest level in Korea.
The encore song chosen by Massimo Zanetti and the Gyeonggi Philharmonic is the fifth movement of Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 13, played very elegantly.
There is a lot of anticipation for the future move of the Gyeonggi Philharmonic.
Bomme – Naver cultural blog