Alberto Mesirca

Alberto Mesirca, who is from Italy, has won the Pittaluga Golden Guitar award three times: in 2007 for best disc, in 2009 for best newcomer, and again the year before last for best disc. He was also chosen as Young Artist of the Year at the Aalborg Guitar Festival in 2006 and at the guitar festival in Vienna in 2008. He has also edited and performed from old guitar manuscripts. Mesirca has recorded the entire output for guitar of Haitian composer Frantz Casséus, in collaboration with Marc Ribot. Many composers, such as Leo Brouwer and Dusan Bogdanovic, have dedicated their works to him. Concerts in recent years have taken him to such cities as Helsinki, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Stockholm and to numerous festivals around the world.


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Programme

16. Kuhmo Arts Centre 20.15

Giya Kancheli (1935):

Ex contrario for two violins, string orchestra, keyboard, electric bass and tape (2006)

Wed
12.7.

19. Kontio School 16.15

John Dowland (1563—1626):

Lachrimae Antiquae from Lachrimae (arr. P. Pitko)

Thu
13.7.

23. Kontio School 14.15

Claudio Monteverdi (1567—1643):

Lamento d'Arianna, SV 22 for soprano and continuo (1623)

Fri
14.7.

23. Kontio School 14.15

Barbara Strozzi (1619—1677):

Lamento: Lagrime mie from Diporti di Euterpe, Op. 7 (1659)

Fri
14.7.

30. Kuhmo Arts Centre 20.15

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741):

Overture from La Senna festeggiante, RV 693 (1726)

Sat
15.7.

39. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Peter Maxwell Davies (1934):

Eight Songs for a Mad King (1968)

Mon
17.7.

41. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.00

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683—1764):

Prologue and Orage from Platée (1745)

Tue
18.7.

44. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Luigi Boccherini (1743—1805):

Fandango from Guitar Quintet in D, G. 448 "Fandango" (1799)

Tue
18.7.

67. Vuokatinhovi Restaurant 18.00

Astor Piazzolla (1921—1992):

The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Wed
19.7.

54. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Tomi Räisänen (1976):

Balloon Work for guitar and four balloon players (2011)

Thu
20.7.

55. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.00

Alfred Schnittke (1934—1998):

Tango from Agony

Thu
20.7.

55. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.00

Astor Piazzolla (1921—1992):

The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Thu
20.7.