Jul 29, 2014

Tammisaari Festival 15th Anniversary

Tora Augestad © Thomas Olsen


31 July, 1,2 and 3 August 2014

Jukka-Pekka and the Finnish Chamber Orchestra return to Tammisaari for four concerts.

With concerts taking place at Ekenäs Church, the festival is a long-standing tradition for both conductor and orchestra, since Jukka-Pekka founded it in 2000.

This year’s concerts will feature clarinettist Kari Kriikku, Mezzo-Soprano Tora Augestad, and cellist Pavel Gomziakov, in works by Strauss, Berio, Haydn and Weill.

In a programme note, Jukka-Pekka comments:

“The concept of genre is actually a very modern way of thinking.
This year’s programme is about setting aside this notion, and the idea of music being defined by category. In the past, people used to talk about serious music as opposed to entertainment, the symphony being viewed as serious by many. Modern music was considered difficult. Today, these genres have started to mix, and I think that in the future, music will contain many more elements of the musical world we are living in.

Haydn, Strauss and Berio are all composers who mixed musical styles, where the division between so-called serious and entertaining music becomes unclear.

Tora Augestad and Kari Kriikku are both fine musicians who are at home in all these genres of music. We have also invited the fine Russian cellist Pavel Gomziakov, who has excited audiences with this Haydn cello concerto.”

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