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Melodies from Hamburg

THU 23.2.2023 at 19.00 VAASA CITY HALL

Vaasa City Orchestra
cond. Tomas Djupsjöbacka
sol. Jukka Harju, French horn

  • Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn: Overture in C major, ’10
  • György Ligeti: Hamburgisches Konzert, ’15
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major, “Italian”, ’30

György Ligeti 100 years

Hungarian György Ligeti, one of the most important composers of the 20th century, searched for new musical worlds throughout his life. Ligeti finished Hamburg Concerto for French horn as his swan song and named it after his longstanding hometown. Hamburg was also the birthplace of the Mendelssohn siblings, Felix and Fanny, who both positively overflowed with music.

Felix’s Italian Symphony quickly became a permanent number in concert halls, although the composer himself was not completely satisfied with it, for some reason or another. It took much longer for Fanny to reach the spotlight, and her refreshing Overture is now likely premiering in Vaasa. 


30 € Basic ticket
25 € Pensioners, unemployed, Vaasa city employees
10 € Students, children


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