Katrina Chamber Music 9 - 13 August 2022

“Erasmusik – in the footsteps of Erasmus and humanism”

 

Artistic Director: Cecilia Zilliacus, violin

Katrina Chamber Music 2022 draws inspiration from the erudite humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466–1536). His educational ideals and his extensive (especially by the standards of the time) travels and translations, etc., have given us access to a great deal of wisdom from antiquity as well as from his own time, influencing many, many people ever since. The extensive exchange program which has allowed exchanges between European universities since the 1980's, for example, bears his name. Erasmus promoted exchange of knowledge and good conversation—the best, perhaps the only, way to lasting peace.

Music from Erasmus’ time was predominantly religious, but during The Renaissance, music began to be created for its own sake.

Harpsichordist Julio Caballero Pérez is the artistic director of the ensemble “El Gran Teatro del Mundo” and will visit the festival along with recorder player Michael Form, viola gamba player Bruno Hurtado Gosalvez and harp player Vincent Kibildis.

Renaissance music originating in different cities and countries where Erasmus was active will be performed, along with contemporary works written for instruments from the past. 

Composer Sebastian Fagerlund is the resident composer for 2022, and many works from his chamber music production will be performed. “Remain”, a composition for piano trio, has been commissioned in collaboration with the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Storioni Festival and the O/Modernt Festival in Stockholm, and will be performed during the festival.

Other participants include pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips, violinist Julia-Maria Kretz, violinist Ylvali Zilliacus, cellist Kati Raitinen, double bassist Eero Ignatius, clarinettist Karin Dornbusch, hornist Jukka Harju, bassoonist Diego Chenna, recorder player Anna Petrini along with the ensemble of Aino Peltomaa (voice & medieval harp), Harmen Fraanje (piano) and Mikko Perkola (viola da gamba & effects).

In connection with the festival, master classes in solo performance and chamber music will be arranged in collaboration with the Åland Institute of Music.

Katrina Chamber Music 2022 consists of about 14 concerts that are arranged in different places across the Åland Islands. The program includes free concerts as well as meetups with composers and musicians. 

 

Program

Tuesday, 9th August 2022

10:00 Bagarstugan Café & Vin, Mariehamn

”Breakfast Meeting”

Sebastian Fagerlund (composer of the year), Anna Petrini (recorder), Zilliacus Quartet: Cecilia Zilliacus (Artistic Director/violin), Julia-Maria Kretz (violin), Ylvali Zilliacus (viola), Kati Raitinen (cello)

 

19:00 Sankt Göran's Church, Mariehamn (25/20 €)

”Follies!”

S. Fagerlund – M. Marais – R. Moser/H. Kotter – J. Röntgen – A. Vivaldi

El Gran Teatro del Mundo, Diego Chenna (bassoon), Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano), Karin Dornbusch (clarinet), Anna Petrini (recorder), Zilliacus Quartet: Cecilia Zilliacus (Artistic Director/violin), Julia-Maria Kretz (violin), Ylvali Zilliacus (viola), Kati Raitinen (cello)

Wednesday, 10th August 2022

10:00 Bagarstugan Café & Vin, Mariehamn

”Breakfast Meeting”

Cecilia Zilliacus (Artistic Director, violin), Sebastian Fagerlund (composer of the year), Diego Chenna (bassoon), Eero Ignatius (double bass), PeltomaaFraanjePerkola-trio

 

12:00 The Åland Islands Art Museum, Mariehamn (admission, see www.konstmuseum.ax/en)

”ÆR”

The Dutch-Finnish trio Peltomaa Fraanje Perkola immerse the listener in an esoteric and timeless sound bath. With viola da gamba, medieval harp, the human voice and electronic sound effects, they blend Finnish folk songs and music from the Middle Ages with jazz and contemporary compositions.

Aino Peltomaa (voice & medieval harp), Harmen Fraanje (piano), Mikko Perkola (viola da gamba & effects)

 

15.00 Alandica lobby, Mariehamn (20/15 €)

”Sia’s Favourites”

Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark is the Director of the Åland Islands Peace Institute

 

19:00 Finström Church, Mariehamn (20/15 €)

”Rationality”

S. Fagerlund – A. Falconieri – T. Johnson – O. Messiaen – M. Ravel – G.P. Telemann

El Gran Teatro del Mundo, Diego Chenna (bassoon), Karin Dornbusch (clarinet), Jukka Harju (horn), Anna Petrini (recorder), Zilliacus Quartet: Cecilia Zilliacus (Artistic Director/violin), Julia-Maria Kretz (violin), Ylvali Zilliacus (viola), Kati Raitinen (cello)

Thursday, 11th August 2022

10:00 Bagarstugan Café & Vin, Mariehamn

”Breakfast Meeting”

Cecilia Zilliacus (Artistic Director, violin), Sebastian Fagerlund (composer of the year), El Gran Teatro del Mundo, Jukka Harju (horn)

 

12:00 Sankt Göran's Church, Mariehamn (20/15 €)

”Transient Light”

S. Fagerlund – E. Grieg – I. Stravinsky                                               

Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano), Karin Dornbusch (clarinet), Jukka Harju (horn), Zilliacus Quartet: Cecilia Zilliacus (violin), Julia-Maria Kretz (violin), Ylvali Zilliacus (viola), Kati Raitinen (cello)

 

19:00 Kastelholm Castle (25/20 €)

”Erasmus' dream”

A. de Antiquis – J. Barbireau – F. Bossinensis – A. de Cabezón – C. Festa – H. van Ghizeghem – O. di Lasso – D. Ortiz – G.P. da Palestrina a.o.

El Gran Teatro del Mundo: Julio Caballero Pérez (harpsichord), Michael Form (recorders), Bruno Hurtado Gosalvez (gamba), Vincent Kibildis (harp)

Friday 12h August 2022

10:00 Bagarstugan Café & Vin, Mariehamn

”Breakfast Meeting”

Cecilia Zilliacus (Artistic Director, violin), Sebastian Fagerlund (composer of the year), Karin Dornbusch (clarinet), Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)

 

12:00 Sankt Göran's Church, Mariehamn (20/15 €)

”Studies in follies and dance”

A. Corelli – S. Fagerlund – W. Lutoslawski – R. Schumann

Julio Caballero Pérez (harpsichord), Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano), Julia-Maria Kretz (violin), Kati Raitinen (cello), Cecilia Zilliacus (violin)

 

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

Masterclass Concert

 

19:00 Jomala Church (20/15 €)

”Equilibrium”

D. Casa – S. Fagerlund – D. Ortiz – F. Schubert

Diego Chenna (bassoon), Karin Dornbusch (clarinet), Jukka Harju (horn), Eero Ignatius (double bass), Vincent Kibildis (harp), Julia-Maria Kretz (violin), Kati Raitinen (cello), Cecilia Zilliacus (violin), Ylvali Zilliacus (viola)

Saturday, 13th August 2022

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

"Brunch concert with conversations about Erasmus, humanism and music”

Anders Björnsson, author and translator, and Joel Backström, philosopher, talk about Erasmus Rotterdamus and humanism.

El Gran Teatro del Mundo plays music from the Renaissance and tells about the music and the instruments.