Emmanuel Ceysson

Double Concerto

Fri 11/03/2022 19:00 - 21:00
6.50€
41.00€

Introduction

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s solo flutist Niamh McKenna and the Los Angeles Philharmonic's solo harpist Emmanuel Ceysson will shine as soloists for the premiere of Kalevi Aho's new double concerto. The atmosphere of the concerto, commissioned jointly by HPO and the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, changes from powerful drama to lyricism and whimsical virtuosity.

The beloved symphonic fairy tale Peter and the Wolf was by no means the only work composed by Sergei Prokofiev for young audiences. The composer's seventh and final symphony, completed in 1952, was commissioned by the Soviet Children's Radio Division as a "simple symphony for young listeners”. The symphony confused many listeners and conductors with its extremely simplistic tone language. It is “declaratively lucid, ironically optimistic, animated by irresistible rhythms and humanised by pervasive lyric sentiment” (Nicolas Slonimsky).

Artists

Osmo Vänskä
conductor
Niamh McKenna
flute
Emmanuel Ceysson
harp

Programme

    19:00
    Dmitri Kabalevski
    The Comedians
    Kalevi Aho
    Double concerto for flute and harp (premiere)
    21:00
    Sergei Prokofjev
    Symphony No. 7
Series IV
Musiikkitalo Concert Hall
Osmo Vänskä
Niamh McKenna
Emmanuel Ceysson
Dmitri Kabalevski
The Comedians
Kalevi Aho
Double concerto for flute and harp (premiere)
Sergei Prokofjev
Symphony No. 7