ONLINE CONCERTS

ONLINE CONCERTS BY THE KYMI SINFONIETTA IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH
Wed. 2.2 on social media channels

The recorded premiere performance of the Double Concerto for Percussion and Vibraphone by Kouvola-born multi-musician and composer Arttu Takalo.

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Fri 11.2. Online concert
CHAMBER MUSIC FROM THREE CENTURIES

Online concert (with presenter)
Fri 11.2. at 19, Kotka Concert Hall

Kymi Sinfonietta string and wind ensembles
Programme:
Giacomo Puccini: Crisantemi
Max Richter: On the Nature of Daylight
Luigi Boccherini: La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid

This chamber music concert devised by Kymi Sinfonietta musicians is a refreshing breath of air from three centuries past. Crisantemi by the much-loved opera composer Puccini is a one-movement elegy for string quartet. It was, Puccini said, composed in a single night and he also borrowed it for his opera Manon Lescaut. The mood switches to serenely meditative in Max Richter’s On the Nature of Daylight that has become more or less a classic for films and TV series. The sun sinks beneath the horizon in the closing Night Music of the Streets of Madrid by Baroque composer Luigi Boccherini, immersing the listener in the nocturnal 18th-century soundscape of that Spanish city.

Wed 16.2. Online concert (with presenter)
HARMONIEMUSIK – MUSIC FOR WINDS

Kymi Sinfonietta wind ensembles

Programme:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Wind Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 103
Charles Gounod: Petite Symphonie

This concert is a chance to fully appreciate our multi-talented Kymi Sinfonietta wind players. The theme of the concert is Harmoniemusik, a term referring to the music played by a band known as a Harmonie consisting of from five to ten wind players – usually at least two per instrument – in the latter half of the 18th century. Funded by the aristocracy, they would perform beautiful, light, easy-listening background and dance music at less formal occasions. In this concert we hear two Harmonie works, a slightly earlier German one  – Beethoven’s lively Wind Octet in E-flat – and a later representative of the French musical tradition with Neoclassical overtones. The elegant Petite Symphonie by Charles Gounod will be played by nine wind instruments. The concert has been masterminded by our own French horn player, Henriikka Teerikangas.


Wed. 23.3. Online concert
LIGHT IN SIGHT
Online concert
Wed. 23.3. at 19, Kotka Concert Hall
Kymi Sinfonietta string and wind ensembles

Programme:
Alexander Zemlinsky: Humoresque (Rondo) for wind quintet
Visa Haarala: Tomukai
Edvard Grieg: String Quartet No. 2 in F
W.A. Mozart: Divertimento No. 14 in B-flat KV270 (arr. for wind quintet by Günther Weigelt)

 

Tonight we trip lightly along a musical path bathed in beauty, sunlight and magic and mapped out by the players themselves in the company of Kymi Sinfonietta wind and string ensembles. We begin with a playful, Humoresque by the Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky. Next, we will delve into the musical world of our orchestra's trumpetist Visa Haarala, with his composition Tomukai for two trumpets and a vibraphone. Grieg’s unfinished String Quartet No. 2 is, despite missing two movements, an engaging work with familiar echoes of its composer’s characteristic harmonies and Scandinavian folk music. Our cheerful journey ends with Mozart’s carefree Divertimento No. 14.