Katrina Chamber Music Festival, August 11–15th, 2020

Photo: Emilia Amper

"The Roaring 20s"?!

2020—we have now entered a new decade, a new 20s, the "twentiest" twenties ever! It certainly hasn’t started in a way any of us could have imagined. A virus has turned our lives upside down, and we’ve not yet seen the full implications of its ravages.

Giving the current 20s the epithet “the roaring 20s”, as the 20s of a hundred years ago had, could now have a very different interpretation. Admittedly, many who experienced the early 1920s could not have imagined that their new decade would become known for its prosperity and cheer.

Hopefully, those who live in 2120 will talk about the “fantastic 2020s”, the important years when we saved the world — each other and the climate!

We will listen to music from the previous 20s, the 1920s, 1820s, the 1720s, the 1620s, etc. What music were created then? What music will the new 20s give us, and what music will sound in 2120? Composers Jesper Nordin and Kalevi Aho and Perttu will give us a taste of the freshest creations in the musicsphere and a glimpse into the future.

In 2019, Katrina Chamber Music celebrated 20 years of spirited activity, thanks in large part to Rosi Djupsund, who has been the director all of these years. To recognize her 20 years of leadership, she was given her own “request concert” as a present, and one of her first, obvious requests was Franz Schubert's magnificent String Quintet in C major, written in 1828. This summer, it will be played by the Finnish string ensemble Meta4 with cellist Kati Raitinen. The Meta4 quartet will also perform pieces by composers Amy Beach, Felix Mendelssohn and L v Beethoven.

1520-2020: Finnish accordionist Janne Valkeajoki will play tango and Stravinsky, and Swedish recorder player Anna Petrini will treat us to music as old as 500 years in addition to brand new tunes. At the Katrina Festival this summer, Anna will be collaborating for the first time with the award-winning folk musician Emilia Amper—baroque music and Swedish folk music in a stimulating combination. Perhaps a new concept for the coming 20s decade? Finnish soprano Tuuli Lindeberg, pianist Anna Laakso and Norwegian viola player Henninge Landaas (former member of the Vertavo Quartet!) will also take part in the festival! 2020: This year marks 250 years since the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven was born—the works he created during the 1820s, the so-called "late Beethoven" period, have come to be a concept of their own. Meta4 will indulge us with the outstanding String Quartet Opus 132, which includes the famous movement Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der Lydischen Tonart.

 

 

 

PROGRAMME

 

Tuesday, 11th  August 2020

10:00 Bagarstugan Café&Vin, Mariehamn (free adm.)

”Breakfast Meeting”

Cecilia Zilliacus (Artistic Director, violin), Tuuli Lindeberg (soprano), Janne Valkeajoki (accordion)

 

19:00 Alandica lobby, Mariehamn (25/20 €)

“The best twenties of all time”

Anon.: Sento d’Amor la fiamma

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759): from 9 ”Deutsche Arien” (1724-26)

                      Süsse Stille, sanfte Quelle                                                                                        

                      Singe, Seele, Gott zum Preise                                                                                  

                      Meine Seele hört im Sehen                                                                                                            

Magnus Lindberg (1958): Dos Coyotes for accordion and cello (2002/2019)                             

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957): Mariettas Lied from ”Die Tote Stadt” (1919-20) (arr. Bengt Forsberg)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13 (1827)

Anna Laakso (harpsichord, piano), Henninge Landaas (viola), Tuuli Lindeberg (soprano), Anna Petrini (recorder), Kati Raitinen (cello), Janne Valkeajoki (accordion), Cecilia Zilliacus (violin), Meta4: Antti Tikkanen (violin), Minna Pensola (violin), Atte Kilpeläinen (viola), Tomas Djupsjöbacka (cello)

 

Wednesday, 12th August 2020

10:00 Bagarstugan Café&Vin, Mariehamn (free adm.)

”Breakfast Meeting”

Cecilia Zilliacus (Artistic Director, violin), Anna Laakso (piano), Henninge Landaas (viola), Kati Raitinen (cello)

 

12:00 Alandica lobby, Mariehamn (15/10 €)

”Tonschönheit ist nebensache (und Hauptsache)”

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963):  Sonata for solo Viola, Op. 25 No. 1 (1922)            

Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, D. 898 (1827)                                                 

Henninge Landaas (viola), Anna Laakso (piano), Kati Raitinen (cello), Cecilia Zilliacus (violin)

 

19:00 Alandica lobby, Mariehamn (20/15 €)

”Suites imaginaires”

Gilles Binchois – Adrian Willaert – William Brade – Jacob van Eyck – Georg Philipp Telemann

John Gay (1685-1732)/Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667-1752): from ”The Beggar´s opera” (1728)

                      Virgins are like the fair flower in its lustre (a cappella)                      

Kurt Weill (1900-1950): from ”Dreigroschenoper” (1928)

                      Seeräuberjenny                                                                                   

Gay/Pepusch/Nordin (1728/2020): impro from ”The Beggar´s opera”

                      Can love be controll’d by advice 

Weill: from ”Dreigroschenoper”

                      Barbarasong                                                                  

Gay/Pepusch: from ”The Beggar’s Opera”

                      O what pain it is to part (a cappella)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): ”Suite Italienne” (1920)                                                                  

Henninge Landaas (viola), Tuuli Lindeberg (soprano), Jesper Nordin (electronics), Anna Petrini (recorder), Kati Raitinen (cello), Janne Valkeajoki (accordion), Cecilia Zilliacus (violin)

 

21:30 Alandica lobby, Mariehamn (20/15 €)

”Late night with late Schubert”

Franz Schubert (1797-1828): String Quintet C Major, D 956

Meta4: Antti Tikkanen (violin), Minna Pensola (violin), Atte Kilpeläinen (viola), Tomas Djupsjöbacka (cello) and Kati Raitinen (cello)

 

Thursday, 13th  August 2020

10:00 Bagarstugan Café&Vin, Mariehamn (free adm.)

”Breakfast Meeting”

Cecilia Zilliacus (Artistic Director, violin), Emilia Amper (keyed fiddle), Anna Petrini (recorder)

 

12:00 Alandica lobby, Mariehamn (15/10 €)

“Traditions in harmony”

M. Marais – J. Nordin: Inevitabelini 2 (World Premiere) – Anon. - I. i Rye – W. Brade - J. v. Eyck

“There are many connections between what we call Swedish folk music and early music (music from 1200–1750). In this concert, we highlight some of them in the exchange of repertoire between Emilia Amper and Anna Petrini.”

Emilia Amper (keyed fiddle), Anna Petrini (recorder)

 

19:00 Alandica lobby, Mariehamn (20/15 €)

Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847): Lieder

                      Die Ersehnte Op. 9 No. 1 (1827)                                                                             

                      Verlust (1827)                                                              

                      Die frühen Gräber Op. 9 No. 4 (1828)                                                                    

                      Das Heimweh (1824)                              

                      Ave Maria (1820)                                                                                                                          

George Ivanovitch Gurdzjeff (1866-1949): Greek Melody, No. 11                          

Amy Beach (1867-1944): String Quartet Op. 89 (1929)                                         

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764): L'entretien des muses & les cyclopes (1724)

Pedro Laurenz (1902–1972): Berreti (1928) (arr. A. Piazzolla)      

Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979): Piano Trio (1921)

Anna Laakso (piano), Tuuli Lindeberg (soprano), Kati Raitinen (cello), Janne Valkeajoki (accordion), Cecilia Zilliacus (violin), Meta4: Antti Tikkanen (violin), Minna Pensola (violin), Atte Kilpeläinen (viola), Tomas Djupsjöbacka (cello)

 

Friday 14th August 2020

10:00 Bagarstugan Café&Vin, Mariehamn (free adm.)

”Breakfast Meeting”

Cecilia Zilliacus (Artistic Director, violin), Meta4: Antti Tikkanen (violin), Minna Pensola (violin), Atte Kilpeläinen (viola), Tomas Djupsjöbacka (cello) and Rosi Djupsund (producer)

 

12:00 Sankt Göran's Church, Mariehamn (15/10 €)

”Vinden och trädet” ("The Wind and the Tree")

Erkki Melartin (1875-1937): String Trio, Op. 133 (1926-27)

Ture Rangström (1884-1947): Den mörka blomman (text. Bo Bergman)                

                                           1. Den mörka blomman

                                           2. Bön till natten

                                           3. Vinden och trädet

                                           4. Avskedet

                                           5. Trädet som dör

Arvo Pärt (f. 1935): ”Spiegel im Spiegel”                                                                                                                                           

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Violin Sonata No.1 in G Major, Op. 78 ”Regensonate”             

Anna Laakso (piano), Henninge Landaas (viola), Tuuli Lindeberg (soprano), Kati Raitinen (cello), Janne Valkeajoki (accordion), Cecilia Zilliacus (violin)

 

15:00 Ålands Institute of Music (ÅMI), Mariehamn (free adm.)

Masterclass Concert

 

19:00 Jomala Church (20/15 €)

”Heiliger Dankgesang”

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1759): Cello Suite No.1 in G Major, BWV 1007

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op. 132 (1825)

Kati Raitinen (cello), Meta4: Antti Tikkanen (violin), Minna Pensola (violin), Atte Kilpeläinen (viola), Tomas Djupsjöbacka (cello)

 

Saturday, 15th August 2020

10:30 Alandica lobby, Mariehamn (25 €, inkl. brunch)

Brunch concert with conversation: “Hear the music! How?” How will we listen to music a hundred years from now, in 2120? How did music come to us one hundred, two hundred, three hundred… years ago?

Jesper Nordin (composer, Johannes Brusila (professor in musicology), Anna Laakso (piano), Henninge Landaas (viola), Anna Petrini (recorder), Cecilia Zilliacus (Artistic Director, violin)

Fausto Romitelli (1963-2004): Seascape

Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté (1899-1974): Lagrima (1928)

Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759-1824): Sicilienne

 

 

TICKETS & PROGRAMS:

Alandica

Strandgatan 33, AX-22100 Mariehamn, +358 18 24570, www.alandica.ax

Visit Åland 

www.visitaland.com

 

Free adm. for guests under 18 years, if there are free places.

Discount prices: Katrina members and students (younger than 26 years).

Festival Ticket 140 €  incl. entry to all festival events, except Brunch Concert. More information, please call +358 40 1649310.

 

INFORMATION: Kulturföreningen Katrina, info@katrina, +358 40 1649310

 

 

MASTER CLASSES (solo & chamber music)

 

TEACHERS

Cecilia Zilliacus (violin & chamber music)
Anna Laakso (piano & chamber music)
Kati Raitinen (cello & chamber music)

 

The Master Classes will take place at the Ålands Institute of Music (ÅMI). The fee 270 €/solo, 310 €/duo, 350 €/trio, 390 €/quartet includes three lessons, free admission to the concerts (if there are free seats), lunch and dinner on days of tuition.

Travels and accommodation: www.visitaland.com

Applications should be sent by May 24th 2020 to info@katrina.ax