Klieser gave a memorable UK concerto debut with the Orchestra in 2021 — he has since gone on to inspire all ages through workshops, talks and masterclasses across the region.
The concert, which celebrates voices from the east, also marks the arrival of Ukrainian composer Anna Korsun, who takes on the mantle of Composer-in-Residence when her new 13-minute work, Terricone, receives its world premiere.
The performance takes place at Lighthouse, Poole and will also be livestreamed. Tickets start at £16 (£10 to livestream).
Described by The Times as “one of the most inspiring figures on the concert scene today”, musician Felix Klieser made an unforgettable impact when he gave his UK concerto debut with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) last year. Following a recent tour of the South West, he now returns to Lighthouse, Poole to continue his second year as the BSO’s Artist-in-Residence.
Klieser’s impact has been felt across communities in the South West during the past 15 months of his residency with the Orchestra. His journey to become one of the world’s leading French horn players has been unique — and alongside symphonic and chamber performances with the BSO, he has led talks, masterclasses and workshops for all ages, from school assemblies to care home concerts.
In a performance that celebrates works by Ukrainian composers Reinhold Glière and Anna Korsun, alongside Scriabin’s momentus Second Symphony, Klieser will perform Glière’s powerful Horn Concerto. The concert — which is conducted by the BSO’s Chief Conductor, Kirill Karabits — takes place at Lighthouse, Poole on Wednesday 11 January. It will also be livestreamed to audiences around the globe.
Felix Klieser, BSO’s Artist-in-Residence said: “As a soloist, the experience of being ‘resident’ with an orchestra is quite unique — as you’re usually a guest, working together for a short period of time. My journey with the BSO and communities in the South West has been enriching in many ways and when I return to the UK it feels like a home from home, with friends both on-stage and in the audience. Glière’s Horn Concerto is brilliant to play and a favourite of mine — I can’t wait to share it in January.”
The world premiere of Anna Korsun’s new 13-minute symphonic work, Terricone, opens the concert. Born in the Ukraine in 1986, Korsun is a composer and sound artist known for imaginative explorations of the human voice, traditional instruments and electronic sounds — and for musical collaborations the span visual art, dance, literature and theatre. Korsun becomes the Orchestra’s 2023 Composer-in-Residence.
Dougie Scarfe, the Orchestra’s Chief Executive said: “As Kirill Karabits’ Voices from the East series of lesser-known works from former Soviet regions continues into the present day I’m proud that we’ve been able to commission Ukraine-born composer Anna Korsun to bring her inventive orchestral writing to audiences in the UK — and beyond via livestream — this season. As our partnership with Felix Klieser continues into its second year I look forward to what will surely be another memorable performance for our audience in Poole.”
Felix Klieser’s residency continues further in March, when he’ll perform a chamber recital — including works by Strauss, Beethoven and Schumann — at Lighthouse, Poole with pianist Martin Klett.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s 2022/23 Poole concert season is supported by 2022/23 Season Sponsor, Investec.
Felix Klieser performs with the BSO and Kirill Karabits on 11 January, and in chamber recital with pianist Martin Klett on 8 March. For tickets and further details see bsolive.com