Thu, Apr 27|
Helsinki Chamber Orchestra: Farewells & New Beginnings
Felix Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 10, Bo Linde: Piano Concerto No. 1, Franz Schubert: Death and the Maiden (arr. Gustav Mahler). Martin Malmgren, piano | Aku Sorensen, conductor.
Time & Place / Aika ja paikka
Apr 27, 2023, 7:00 PM
Temppeliaukio Church, Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Details / Lisätietoja
Youth means many things in music: passion, inexperience, naivete… Youth can be touching, and powerful (or at least so says an orchestra of young people!). This concert, held at the orchestra’s traditional home of Temppeliaukio Church, this program unites three young composers, with barely fifteen years difference in age but dramatically different outlooks on the world. Young Mendelssohn, barely 14, writing a String Symphony as a composition exercise with surprising maturity. Linde, 21, writing as fast as his pen would move, unaware of his early death but producing music as if he knew his time would be short. And Schubert, 29, meditating on the fear and comfort of death after receiving the diagnosis that would one day kill him. A lot of life happens when you’re young, and the beauty, pain, joy, and depth of this music helps us relish it.
This program also emphasizes youth as a moment of change, at times joyous, sorrowful, or both, with a reflection on the farewells and new beginnings that have marked all of us in our young years. Indeed, this concert is also the opportunity for the Helsinki Chamber Orchestra to bid farewell to two of its young founding members, who after contributing to make the orchestra what it is today, will move on to the next steps of their musical journeys.
The program consists of Mendelssohn's String Symphony No. 10, Bo Linde Piano's first Piano Concerto and Schubert’s famous masterpiece Death and the Maiden arranged by Mahler. The concert will be conducted by Aku Sorensen, the orchestra’s former concertmaster, and will be held on April 27 2023.
Tickets / -Liput
This discounted ticket is available for pensioners, servicemen and unemployed people. Ticket holders must present tickets and a valid justification upon entry.€27.00
This discounted ticket is available for students. Ticket holders must present tickets and a valid justification upon entry.€15.00
Child Ticket (-13 y.o.)
This discounted ticket is available for children. Ticket holders must present tickets and a valid justification upon entry.€10.00