Tomas Djupsjöbacka, conductor
Erica Back, mezzosoprano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture from the opera The Magic Flute
Alban Berg: Sieben frühe Lieder
Anton Bruckner: Symphony no. 4 in E flat major WAB 104 ‘Romantic’
Up and coming conductor Tomas Djupsjöbacka opens this programme with the iconic Overture from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Berg’s seven early songs are a collection of subtle, lyrical pieces occupying middle ground between late Romanticism and atonality. They are performed here by Erica Back, rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after singers of her generation in Finland. After the interval, the evening concludes with Bruckner’s massive Fourth Symphony.