Programme

Programme

Sun
9.7.
Mon
10.7.
Tue
11.7.
Wed
12.7.
Thu
13.7.
Fri
14.7.
Sat
15.7.
Sun
16.7.
Mon
17.7.
Tue
18.7.
Wed
19.7.
Thu
20.7.
Fri
21.7.
Sat
22.7.

Programme

Sun
9.7.
Wed
12.7.
Wed
19.7.

FLIGHT TO NOWHERE

Among the best-known images of the Earth is a pale blue dot, immortalised in 1990 by the space probe Voyager 1. Consider again that dot. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know. Our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, every hero and coward, genius or beggar, every creator and destroyer of civilisation, every graffiti artist and genius has lived there. And, just think - all the MUSIC - all of it on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam...

On a kind of blind date, scientists have sent other extragalactic life forms a CD. On the disk - flying towards nowhere - images, speeches, sounds of waterfalls, wind, storms and forests  - and Beethoven's Cavatina from the quartet op. 130 and the Rite of Spring by Stravinsky ...

The best that mankind has to offer in the discovery of far-off civilisations. It might take a few million years. Or more - it does not matter.

Vladimir Mendelssohn, Artistic Director

18.30 Kuhmo Arts Centre/Cafeteria Juttua

Avantpremiere ZAP

Heart of the day - Vladimir Mendelssohn talks about the programme for the whole festival and how it came about.


1. 19.45 Kuhmo Arts Centre €37/27

Insomnia city (made in NY)

Fritz Kreisler (1875—1962):

Syncopation for violin and piano (1926)


Antonín Dvořák (1841—1904):

Sonatina in G, Op. 100 for violin and piano (1893)


Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

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


Intermission


Charles Ives (1874—1954):

Tsiaj from Piano Trio No. 86 (1909-10)


George Gershwin (1898—1937):

Lullaby for string quartet (1919-20)


Béla Bartók (1881—1945):

Contrasts, BB 116 for violin, clarinet and piano (1938)


Swing


Intermission


Magnus Lindberg (1958—):

Steamboat Bill Junior for clarinet and cello (1990)


Charles Griffes (1884—1920):

Three Tone-Pictures, Op. 5


Victor Herbert (1859—1924):

I'm Falling in Love (1910)


Victor Herbert (1859—1924):

Romany Life (1898)


Leonard Bernstein (1918—1990):

West Side Story (arr. for two pianos by John Musto)


Georg Hamilton Green (1893—1970):

Charleston Capers (arr. for solo xylophone and string quartet by Bob Becker)


Encore:

Syncopation