New friday with Stockholm Brass Quintet
Music by Neuwirth, Tarrodi and more – and a world premiere!
Friday 15 November 2019 20.30Ends approximately 21.30
New Friday is a subscription for forward-looking listeners who want to open their ears to the innovative music of today. Stockholm Brass Quintet was founded in 2010 by five brass musicians who are active in different orchestras throughout Scandinavia. The ensemble has made a niche for itself through its work to expand the rather limited repertoire for brass quintet with exciting and relevant new compositions. Their artistic concept is to contribute to the cultural legacy that will be inherited by future generations and to create classics for tomorrow.
In this evening’s programme we will hear the piece The Madness Industry by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, a British composer who won the BBC Young Composer Competition in 1996. Boreas is a solo piece for tuba from 1999 in which Askell Másson has used Icelandic folk music to present the north wind of mythology, Boreas. Austrian Olga Neuwirth’s trumpet solo O Laki is from 2006 and Brass Link IV by Klas Torstensson is from a cycle that premiered in 2003 and can be described as an overture.
Drache-Frau by Andrea Tarrodi is about what it’s like to be an aging diva, inspired by Karin Johannisson’s book The Wounded Diva. This concert also includes a world premiere, Svensk Ek for brass quintet by Hans Ek.
Come early, stay late – the bar will be open with drinks and snacks before and after the concert.
The musicApproximate times
Andrea Tarrodi Drache-Frau (the wounded diva) for brass quintet10 min
Klas Torstensson Brass Link IV for trumpet, horn and trombone from Four Brass Links4 min
Olga Neuwirth Laki for trumpet solo8 min
Hans Ek Svensk Ek for brass quintet10 min
Askell Másson Boreas for tuba solo5 min
Anders Niska Introduction to The Madness Industry1 min
Cheryl Frances-Hoad The Madness Industry for brass quintet12 min
- Stockholm Brass Quintet