America. A symbol of dreams, abundance and freedom. A mythical land to which millions of people and hundreds of composers have moved; many of them with a hope for a better life, some forced and some to escape oppression. The boundaries of cultures disappear when this ensemble of Oulu Music Festival, representing five different nationalities, plays the music of immigrants.
Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, who was fond of melodies of black and indigenous people, made his most significant works in the USA, such as the string quintet with the nickname “American”. The piano quintet of mystical tones, composed by Swiss Jew Ernst Bloch in Cleveland, is considered his best. T’Filah by Lera Auerbach, a Renaissance woman living in New York, was born as a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.
Michał Konopiński | clarinet
Elina Vähälä | violin
Ara Gregorian | violin
Jennifer Stumm | viola
Emiliano Travasino | viola
Claudio Bohorquez | cello
Mackenzie Melemed | piano
Lera Auerbach: T’Filah
Antonin Dvořák: String Quintet No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 97, "American"
Ernest Bloch: Piano Quintet No. 1, B.43
At the concert, we’ll follow the authorities' instructions on health safety. Current instructions will be announced closer to the concert day on the Oulu Music Festival website and on social media.
With Oulu Symphony Orchestra seasonal ticket 17 €
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