Lisa Streich. Photo: Harald Hoffmann
Members from the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Photo: Mats Lundqvist
Composer Weekend – Ice Heart
Powerfully visual orchestral music and a new trumpet concerto.
Saturday 13 April 2024 15.00Ends approximately 17.00
Swedish composer Lisa Streich has garnered more and more international acclaim in recent years. At Composer Weekend 2024, she finally gets a major presentation in Sweden. Lisa Streich’s original scores are like maps of sound, and it is often as if she is “directing” the sound. She sees this as sculpting with an orchestra or ensemble, and a sort of choreography emerges from the sound, inviting not only listeners, but viewers as well.
In Segel (Sail), the music surges forth, whispering and breathing, occasionally whipping about – are these lines hitting a mast? In Flügel (Wings), Streich imagined the orchestra as a being with bodies in the middle and wings at the sides. How does she make it float and fly? Ishjärta (Ice Heart) paints a picture of the blood-filled warmth of a heart on one side, and its insulation within a shroud on the other.
The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Israeli conductor Ilan Volkov and the festival opening also features a world premiere: a newly composed trumpet concerto with Italian-Hungarian Lucas Lipari-Mayer performing the solo part. Among others, he studied under Håkan Hardenberger and has been a member of French contemporary music specialists Ensemble Intercontemporain since 2018.
“I feel that music has the ability to capture the truth. And I can experience the truth with Gustav Mahler,” says Lisa Streich who also included Blumine by Mahler – this beautiful andante movement is from the final version of his Symphony No. 1. “Music is the only thing that allows me to feel the truth of another human being,” says Streich
The musicApproximate times
Lisa Streich Segel14 min
Gustav Mahler Blumine – Symphonic Movement8 min
Lisa Streich Flügel13 min
Lisa Streich Ice Heart15 min
Lisa Streich Trumpet Concerto (World Premiere)
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Ilan Volkov conductor
- Lucas Lipari-Mayer trumpet