Program

Monica Groop
Taiteellinen johtaja

PROGRAM 2019 PELLINKI FESTIVAL

  
FRIDAY 2.8.2019 - Opening Concert
Solhälla at 7 pm

”An evening with Operetta and Cabaret”

Don’t we all just love this music! Is there any music lover who does not enjoy the passionate songs and duets from The Merry Widow and the Csárdásfürstin? Four young aspiring opera singers will lead us into this magic world in a halfstaged performance that includes some wellknown cabaret songs by Weill, Britten and Schoenberg.

Lehár, Kálmán, Millöcker, Weill, Britten, Schönberg etc.

Minna-Leena Lahti, soprano
Rachel McIntosh, mezzosoprano
Topias Lundell, tenor
Henri Tikkanen, baritone
Kristian Attila, piano

Tickets: á 30€. Free to children under 12 years.

 
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SATURDAY 3.8.2019
Solhälla at 3 pm

Coffee-concert “Salut d’amour “

Coffee and cake is included in the ticket prize

What would life be without love? “Salut d’amour” was Edvard Elgar’s wedding present for his young beloved fiancé, and one of the gems in classical music. The love Robert Schumann felt for his wife Clara inspired him to write many unforgettable songs. Clara herself was not only a wonderful pianist but also a talented composer. Because of her 200 anniversary we will include some of her best songs in the program. But love does not always end well. One of the legendary love stories in opera literature is the Tristan and Isolde-tragedy. Our famous pianist Paavali Jumppanen will play Franz Liszt’s transcription for piano of “Isolde’s Love Death”. In the Greek Songs by Ravel we are dealing with love and wedding, and finally the concert will climax with latin passion in the “Grande Tango” by Piazzolla.

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Salut d’amour
Tuomas Lehto, cello
Paavali Jumppanen, piano

Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Der Mond kommt still gegangen (Geibel)
Ihr Bildnis (Heine)
Sie liebten sich beide (Heine)

Monica Groop, mezzosoprano
Paavali Jumppanen, piano

Richard Wagner (1813-1883) / Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Isoldes Liebestod
Paavali Jumppanen, piano

Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
Liebesleid & Liebesfreud
Petri Aarnio, violin
Paavali Jumppanen, piano

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Cinque Mélodies populaires grecques
Monica Groop, mezzosoprano
Lily-Marlene Puusepp, harp

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Grand tango
Tuomas Lehto, cello
Paavali Jumppanen, piano

Tickets: á 30€. Free to children under 12 years.

 
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SATURDAY 3.8.2019
St. Olaf’s Chapel at 7 pm

“Sunset”

“Sunset” – this concert offers music about love and farewell in Ottorino Respighis great piece “Il Tramonto” (Sunset)for mezzo and strings. We will hear the great Uusi Helsinki Quartet perform Haydn’s string quartet op.64 Nr.5 “The Lark” and Beethoven’s last major work, his String Quartet op.135. This piece was completed only a few months before his death in 1827, and it seems that he suddenly had discovered some new, simple truth after miles of struggle. L.M.Tedeschi’s work for harp will be played by wonderful harpist Lily Marlene Puusepp.

Uusi Helsinki Quartet:
Petri Aarnio, violin
Taija Angervo, violin
Ilari Angervo, altviolin
Tuomas Lehto, cello

Lily-Marlene Puusepp, harp
Monica Groop, mezzosopran
 
 

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
String quartet
op. 64/5 D major Hob.III:63 (1790) “The Lark”

Allegro moderato
Adagio-Cantabile
Menuetto: Allegretto
Finale: Vivace

Uusi Helsinki Quartet

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
Il Tramonto (Shelley)
Monica Groop, mezzosoprano
Uusi Helsinki Quartet

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Luigi Maurizio Tedeschi (1867-1944)
Etude Impromptu op.37
Lily-Marlene Puusepp, harp

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String quartet
op. 135 F major
Uusi Helsinki Quartet

Tickets: á 30€. Free to children under 12 years.

 
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SATURDAY 3.8.2019
St. Olaf’s Chapel at 10 pm

“Starlit night”

“Starlit night” – The tiny St.Olav’s Chapel lies embedded in the woods and the athmosphere at the late-night concert is always full of magic. Our wonderful guest artist, the radiant soprano Tuuli Lindeberg will, together with harpist Lily-Marlene Puusepp, present a program with French songs a.o music by Fauré, Debussy, Hahn and Saint-Saëns.

Tuuli Lindeberg, soprano
Lily-Marlene Puusepp, harp
 
 

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Chanson d’amour op.27/1

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Fleur des Blés
Romance
Nuit d’etoiles

Gabriel Fauré
Toujours op.21 No. 2

Alphonse Hasselmans (1845-1912)
Chanson de Mai - Romance sans paroles op. 40

Caccini/Vavilov:
Ave Maria

Gabriel Fauré
Clair de lune op.46/2
Au bord de l'eau op.8/1
Ici-bas op.8/3

Claude Debussy
Beau soir

Gabriel Fauré
Pie Jesu (Requiem)

Marcel Tournier (1979-1951)
Au Matin

Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
Chanson triste
L’invitation au voyage

Gabriel Fauré
Les berceaux op.23/1
Notre amour op.23/2
Le secret op.23/3

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Rêverie 5’

Tickets: á 25€. Free to children under 12 years.

 
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SUNDAY 4.8.2019
Solhälla at 2 pm, closing concert

”Rosamunde”

”Rosamunde” – Our ”house-band” of the year, the fabulous Uusi Helsinki Quartet will perform Schubert’s String Quartet ”Rosamunde” and we will explore some of the great musical themes that are hidden behind this music a.o the ”Impromptu” for piano and the wellknown song “Gretchen am Spinnrade”. Ilari Angervo will together with Monica Groop perform the Brahms Two Songs for Alto and Viola op. 91. The concert concludes with Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E flat major op.44 performed by the UHQ and pianist Paavali Jumppanen.

Uusi Helsinki Quartet
Paavali Jumppanen, piano
Monica Groop, mezzosoprano
 
 

Franz Schubert:
Rosamunde Nr. 13 D. 804 op.29
Uusi Helsinki Quartet

Impromptu op. 142/3
Paavali Jumppanen, piano

Romanze aus „Rosamunde“ (von Chezy)
Gretchen am Spinnrade (Goethe)

Monica Groop, mezzosoprano
Paavali Jumppanen, piano

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Johannes Brahms
Zwei Gesänge op.91 für Altstimme mit Bratsche und Klavier
1. Gestillte Sehnsucht
2. Geistliches Wiegenlied

Monica Groop, mezzosoprano
Ilari Angervo, altviolin
Paavali Jumppanen, piano

Robert Schumann
Quintett für Klavier op. 44 in Es

Uusi Helsinki Quartet
Paavali Jumppanen, piano

Tickets: á 30€. Free to children under 12 years.

 
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