New Friday with Tampere Raw
The Finnish ensemble performs newly composed Finnish music.
Friday 22 January 2021 20.30Ends approximately 21.30
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New Friday is the series for anyone who is curious and interested in exploring the new music of our era.
The ensemble Tampere Raw formed in 2001, when a few musicians from the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra wanted to introduce their audience to contemporary music. At this guest performance at Konserthuset, they will present works by three female composers from Finland. Two of these pieces also interweave elements from a few more women from history.
Cecilia Damström’s piano quintet entitled Pictures from the Life of Minna Canth is the first in a trilogy on the theme of the woman’s fate. The piece depicts Finnish feminist Minna Canth, who was active in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Helsinki-born Damström’s vision is for her music to compel the listener to think and to feel.
When Minna Leinonen composes songs, she is inspired by everyday sounds and Finnish folk traditions. Her music has been performed by the BBC Philharmonic and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, among others. Tampere Raw will perform her piece Naisen Muotokuva from 2013, which portrays women’s lives through the centuries and contains melodies by medieval composer Hildegard von Bingen.
The ensemble will also perform Hele for 12 players by Lotta Wennäkoski, which was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.
The musicApproximate times
Cecilia Damström Minna, Piano Quintet No. 124 min
Lotta Wennäkoski Hele13 min
Minna Leinonen/Hildegard of Bingen Portrait of a Woman18 min
- Maria Itkonen conductor