Introduction

The 110th anniversary of the birth of composer Erik Bergman is being celebrated with choral music, solo trumpet and the premiere of a Finnish piece. 

“The music has the wisdom that comes with old age without losing any freshness and surprise. [---] We would like to see the piece in the repertoire of our trumpetists,” wrote Helsingin Sanomat describing Bergman’s last composition. In this concert, Pasi Pirinen, principal of the HPO’s trumpet section, to whom Bergman dedicated his work, will perform as the soloist of the Fantasy, who highlights the instrument's diverse roles. 

The evening culminates with the premiere of a new Finnish piece. Seppo Pohjola's composition has been inspired by Oskar Merikanto's Valse lente. Juuret (Roots) was commissioned for the orchestra's Helsinki Variations project. 
 

Artists

Nils Schweckendiek
conductor
Pasi Pirinen
trumpet
Helsingin kamarikuoro

Programme

    19:00
    Béla Bartók
    Four Pieces for Orchestra op. 12
    Erik Bergman
    Simbolo op. 52
    Erik Bergman
    Sommarnatt / Psalm / Hommage à Béla Bartók
    Erik Bergman
    Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra op. 150
    21:00
    Seppo Pohjola
    Roots (world premiere)
Musiikkitalo Concert Hall
Nils Schweckendiek
Pasi Pirinen
Helsingin kamarikuoro
Béla Bartók
Four Pieces for Orchestra op. 12
Erik Bergman
Simbolo op. 52
Erik Bergman
Sommarnatt / Psalm / Hommage à Béla Bartók
Erik Bergman
Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra op. 150
Seppo Pohjola
Roots (world premiere)