Saturday, February 10, 2007

Ensemble 27

In two weeks time, Saturday, February 24th, there is a concert at the Sibelius Academy. Unlike many of the other ones, this is an initiative of students only. Two students from the conducting class decided to form a small chamber ensemble. It consists of students from different departmenrs of the Academy.

Arturo Alvarado and Leo McFall -the two conductors- will conduct this ensemble in a concert consisting of diverse and difficult works of music. Starting from a small, early symphony by Haydn, we'll pass to Ligeti's Chamber concerto. In the second half, there's a bit of romance, with an overture by Wagner (Tannhäuser if I remember correctly), and de Falla's El Amor Brujo.

The aficionados and the professionals will agree that this is a demanding program. The initiators have however, taken the role of the concert organizer as well so far. Though the academy has shown some interest, and indeed assisted in the hiring of the parts for example, I don't know whether they will provide their know-how as a whole... Few employees have done their part already.

ligeti

My part in the project is minimum. I'll play the piano/celesta in Ligeti's work. So, there's not much stress for me yet, and I can advertise it a bit. Of course, things will probably change around the 19th, when the rehearsals start, but I'll let you know then...

So, if you are around Helsinki on Saturday the 24th, and have nothing good to do, drop by the Sibelius Academy concert hall (Pohjoinen Rautatiekaru 9) at 7pm for a lovely concert. The entrance is free, there should be a small fare for the concert program, which I heard is going to be a bit different than the usual ones...

PS: Next post -at some point this week- will be on jazz.

Painting by Alice Mecys (1985)

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5 comments:

proinos said...

Αν δεν με απατά η μνήμη μου πάντως, στο chamber concerto το μέρος του πιάνου τουλάχιστον, έχει 2-3 μέρη που δεν είναι ακριβώς βόλτα στο πάρκο...
Οχι βέβαια λόγος για να αγχωθείς!

Στέφανος Νάσος said...

Ohi, i mnimi sou de se apata.
Alla to eho to score edo kai 2-3 vdomades ki eho kairo alles dyo... opote kati tha vgei. (ase pou ena ap'auta ta meri einai idio me tin koryfosi tis 13is spoudis tou- l'escalier au diable- opote ki apo'kei kati thymamai... elpizo).

syggnomi gia ta greeklish, eimai sti sholi.

ovi said...

see you at the 24th then! :)

proinos said...

L'escalier au diable
is what you don't want at all to happen!
L'escalier du diable
is just what difficulties you are facing!

Very important composer though...

Στέφανος Νάσος said...

Tervetuloa konserttiin ovi!

Yes, I did remember wrong the title. My French isn't so fresh anymore...