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Flute’s Charm (Pietarsaari)
Erica Nygård conjures beautiful atmospheres amongst rare orchestral gems.
Wed 28.11. at 7 P.M. Vaasa City Hall
Thu 29.11. at 7 P.M. Schauman Hall, Pietarsaari
Fri 30.11. at 7 P.M. Kristiina Hall, Kristiinankaupunki
cond. James Lowe
sol. Erica Nygård, flute
Felix Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture Op.26
Carl Reinecke: Ballade for Flute and Orchestra Op. 288
Edvard Grieg: Two Lyric Pieces Op. 68, No. 4 and 5
Francis Poulenc: Flute Sonata (arr. Lennox Berkeley)
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 2 B flat major D. 125
The Principal Flute for Vaasa City Orchestra, Erica Nygård gives concerts frequently as a chamber musician and a soloist and has performed in her home country as well as Scandinavia, Estonia, Germany and the Netherlands. This time she conjures beautiful and calmingly soft atmospheres amongst rare orchestral gems as a soloist for the Vaasa City Orchestra.
The concert opens with Felix Mendelssohn’s impressive Hebrides Overture that was inspired by the composer’s trip to Scotland. The next piece is Reinecke’s touchingly beautiful Ballade for Flute and Orchestra which was his last completed work before his death.
Edvard Gried composed in total 66 Lyric Pieces for the piano, of which a few have been arranged for orchestra. These two fine pieces are arranged by the Norwegian master composer himself. Francis Poulenc was part of the ‘Les Six’, group of six French composers. His Flute Sonata is guaranteed French impressionism with a hint of Stravinsky. The concert ends with Schubert’s melodic second symphony.
Tickets: 24 / 20 / 18 €