The wind quintet Arktinen Hysteria has been one of the top Finnish chamber music ensembles for over twenty years. At the Oulu Music Festival, the ensemble will present a captivating program of French and American music in their concert, completed with two Finnish premieres.
The concert begins with La cheminée du roi René, composed by Darius Milhaud in 1939, one of the classic works of wind quintet literature, continued by the charming, four-minute Pastorale is the composer's late work, written by Amy Beach in 1941. After these, Arctic Hysteria will perform Summer Music, composed by Samuel Barber in 1956, which is described as ranging from a lyrical and lazy mood to an energetic and counter-punctual texture. The concert culminates in two interesting and very different premieres: a new work for wind quintet by the Canadian-Finnish composer Matthew Whittall and the 1st Wind Quintet by Arttu Takalo, who is also known as a jazz musician.
Matti Närhinsalo | flute
Anni Haapaniemi | oboe
Christoffer Sundqvist | clarinet
Tommi Hyytinen | French horn
Ann-Louise Wägar | bassoon
Darius Milhaud: La cheminée du roi René, op. 205
Matthew Whittall: January (kantaesitys)
Amy Beach: Pastorale for Woodwind Quintet, Op.151
Arttu Takalo: Wind Quintet No. 1 (premiere)
Samuel Barber: Summer Music, Op. 31
Duration: approximately 2 hours (incl. intermission)
Ticket prices: Prices: 25 € normal / 17 € pensioner / 10 € student, unemployed, children (3–17 v)
Ticketmaster Finland across the country. A service fee is included in the ticket price. A separate Ticketmaster order fee of 1,50–2,00 € per order is added. Tickets without a service fee from Culture Centre Valve. A limited amount of Kaikukortti-tickets are available.
A Festival Pass is also available for the Oulu Music Festival 12.-26.3.2023, which allows the participation intwenty of the festival's concerts. The OMJ 2023 Festival Pass is on sale until March 1, 2023, in limited amount.
Oulu Music Festival Foundation