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Organ Night & Aria Festival – June 4 – August 31, 2020

The magic of music and summer nights

Greetings from Festival Director Erkki Korhonen

JUNE

 

THU 18TH JUNE AT 19                 

VIRTUAL CONCERT FROM ESPOO CATHEDRAL

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MIDSUMMER SOIRÉE – AN ODE TO JOY!               

Hedvig Paulig, soprano

Henri Tikkanen, baritone

Erkki Korhonen, piano and organ

Come join us to spend a midsummer’s evening enjoying songs, music, and community spirit – such an uplifting combination! The programme consists of a summer’s most beautiful sing-togethers and summery tunes with soloists. Free entrance!

Duration about 1 h 15 min

 

 

JULY

 

 

THU 30TH JULY AT 19                 

VIRTUAL CONCERT FROM ESPOO CATHEDRAL

BIRDSONG IN A SUMMER NIGHT – ESPOON BAROKKI 5Y!

Olga Heikkilä, soprano

Tomi Satomaa, organ

ESPOON BAROKKI:

Hanna Haapamäki, traverso and recorder

Kirsti Apajalahti, violin

Anna Pohjola, violin

Riittaliisa Hakulinen, viola

Elina Mattila, cello

Lassi Kari, contrabass

Laura Vihreäpuu, cembalo

Espoon barokki, celebrating its 5th anniversary, presents nature-themed music by Georg Friedrich Händel. Among the trees, many small birds can be heard: the nightingale, the cuckoo, the skylark, and others. Espoon barokki has invited soprano Olga Heikkilä, Espoo resident, and organist Tomi Satomaa, also originally from Espoo, as their soloists.

PROGRAMME:

Georg Friedrich Händel

Concerto grosso G major Op. 3 No.3 HWV 314

I Largo e staccato

II Adagio

III Allegro

From the oratorio Solomon, HWV 67

Recitative ”No more shall armed bands our hopes destroy” and aria ”Beneath the vine or fig-tree’s shade”

Johann Sebastian Bach (Johann Ernst)

Organ Concerto in G major, BWV 592

I Vivace

II Grave

III Presto

Georg Friedrich Händel

From the opera Xerxes, HWV 40

Symphony from 3rd act

Recitative ”Frondi tenere” and aria ”Ombra mai fu”

From the opera Rinaldo, HWV 7a

Aria “Augelletti che cantate”

Concerto for organ, strings, and basso continuo, F major, ”The Cuckoo and the Nightingale”, HWV 295

I Larghetto

II Allegro

III Larghetto

IV Allegro

From oratorio Semele, HWV 58

Aria ”The morning lark to mine accords his note”

Duration about 1 h 15 min

 

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