Saturday 29 July
Old Church, Alinenkatu 44
Tickets: 31 €
Christina Fassbender, Annaleena Jämsä, flute
Juri Vallentin, oboe
Francois Benda, clarinet
Mor Biron, bassoon
Markus Maskuniitty, french horn
Elina Gotsouliak, piano
Naoko Ichihashi, piano
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no 6 (1938)
Valerie Coleman: Amazonia (2020)
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Fantasia Concertante (1953)
Jimmy Lopez-Bellido: Warped Symmetry (2011)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet K. 452
The Crusell Music Festival culminates in a geographical journey to South America and the Amazon rainforest – one of the world’s most important and most vulnerable ecosystems. Breathe in sync with our planet’s lungs in tune with both new and old woodwind music.
Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasileiras no 6, or “Bach the Brazilian way”, is part of a beloved series combining J. S. Bach and Brazilian influences. Fantasia Concertante, in turn, is considered Villa-Lobos’s best chamber music piece. Valerie Coleman’s Amazonia is a poetic piece where you can hear the fires roaring through the Amazon rainforest. The concert also includes a performance of Warped Symmetry, a solo flute piece by popular Peruvian composer Jimmy Lopez-Bellido. The final piece of the concert brings the audience back to Europe with W. A. Mozart’s quintet. Mozart composed a lot of woodwind music and considered the quintet some of his best work.
Concert hosted by: Bernt Nordman, WWF Finland.