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Segerstam - The Human Wonder (Seinäjoki)
Premiere of Symphony No. 319!
Segerstam – The Human Wonder
Vaasa and Seinäjoki City Orchestras
Wed 30th October at 7 p.m. Vaasa City Hall
Thu 1st November at 7 p.m. Seinäjoki Hall
cond. Leif Segerstam
sol. Pia Segerstam, cello
Leif Segerstam: Symphony nro 319 “Human Wonder”
Benjamin Britten: Symphony for cello and orchestra op. 68
Johannes Brahms: Symphony nro 4 e minor op. 98
The conductor and composer Segerstam has produced a massive musical lifework that by latest estimates consists of at least 319 symphonies. Segerstam has dedicated his symphonies to famous people as well as hospital equipment. His latest symphony “Human wonder” is dedicated to President Sauli Niinistö’s and First Lady Jenni Haukio’s son, Aaro. This is the premiere of this symphony.
Britten’s symphony for cello and orchestra, which is composed for his cello muse Mstislav Rostropovitš, breaks the structural boundaries between a concerto and a symphony. The original work is a treasure hunt adventure for the ears and the heart. The guide on the adventure is the astounding cellist Pia Segerstam. One of the most magnificent tours de force of the German symphony tradition, Brahms’s monumental fourth symphony goes deep into the weeds to finish off the great program.
Tickets: 40 / 34 / 29 €