Niamh McKenna

Niamh McKenna, born in 1991, is German-Irish flautist who is currently principle flute with the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra. She studied in Lübeck, Freiburg, Basel and Amsterdam as a pupil of Angela Firkins, Felix Renggli and Kersten McCall. Since 2015 McKenna has also been studying at the Sibelius Academy under Petri Alanko. She has played with the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Freiburg and Lübeck Philharmonic Orchestras and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra. 2013 she was selected for the Concertgebouw Orchestra Academy. Having moved to Finland in 2013, McKenna has guested with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Tapiola Sinfonietta as deputy principal flute. In summer 2016 she will be appearing not just at Kuhmo but also at the Uusikaupunki Crusell Music Festival, the KuruFest in Ylöjärvi and the Turku Music Festival.

McKenna is in the Young Chamber Musicians programme.

Programme

Kaukametsä 14.00

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Suite for orchestra after J. S. Bach (1910)

Sun
9.7.

1. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.45

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Suite for orchestra after J. S. Bach (1910)

Sun
9.7.

7. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Claude Debussy (1862—1918):

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1891-94; arr. A. Schönberg)

Tue
11.7.

8. Kontio School 14.15

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741):

Concerto in G minor RV 439 for flute, strings and continuo "La Notte"

Tue
11.7.

24. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Gioacchino Rossini (1792—1868):

Serenata in E flat (1823)

Fri
14.7.

28. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.15

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Das Lied von der Erde (1908-09, arr. for chamber orchestra by A. Schönberg)

Sat
15.7.

34. Kontio School 17.15

W.A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K. 384, Fantasy (1782, arr. for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano)

Sun
16.7.

38. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.15

Hanns Eisler (1898—1962):

Vierzehn Arten den Regen zu beschreiben, Op. 70 (from the Film Regen",1940)

Mon
17.7.

50. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Ferruccio Busoni (1866—1924):

Berceuse élégiaque, Op. 42 (1909, arr. for flute, clarinet, string quintet, piano and harmonium by Erwin Stein, 1920)

Wed
19.7.

59. Kontio School 16.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Six National Airs with Variations, Op. 105 for flute and piano (1818-19)

Fri
21.7.

64. Kontio School 17.15

Charles Ives (1874—1954):

The Unanswered Question for winds and string orchestra from two Contemplations (1935)

Sat
22.7.