Talented young London-born Kerem Hasan tonight conducts the Kymi Sinfonietta in a fascinating interplay of darkness and light. We begin with Mozart’s compact, exquisitely-crafted Symphony no. 35, followed by a dusky concerto – Dark with Excessive Bright – exploring the meditative timbres of the double bass by American composer Missy Mazzoli. The second half of our concert is, by contrast, bathed in light. Milhaud’s carnivalesque ballet pantomime The Ox on the Roof and Kodály’s heated, atmospheric folk dances are full of joy, optimism and zest.
Johannes Raikas, double bass
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no. 35 in D major, “Haffner” KV 385
Missy Mazzoli: Dark with Excessive Bright, Concerto for double bass & string orchestra
Darius Milhaud: Le bœuf sur le toit op. 58 (The Ox on the Roof)
Zoltán Kodály: Dances of Galánta