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"A Wagner of the Jews" - Moses Pergament

Ritarikatu 1, 00170 Helsinki
House of Nobility (Ritarihuone)

Moses Pergament is a forgotten oddity in Finland’s musical history.

Moses Pergament is a forgotten oddity in Finland’s musical history. In spite of a publicly acclaimed composition concert debut in 1914 in Helsinki, his colourful and cosmopolitan music has mostly remained unperformed in his country of origin. 

After having been unjustly neglected for so long, Helsinki Chamber Orchestra want to highlight his music in a unique portrait concert – likely the first of its kind in Finland since his debut over a hundred years ago. The audience discovers a composer of many stylistic shifts – from the late-Romantic early works and the French-influenced violin sonata, via selections from The Jewish Song to the late, free-tonal works.

The concert will be preceded by a panel discussion at 18.00 with music writer Carl-Gunnar Åhlén and historian Henrik Rosengren, who both have written books about Pergament. The talk will be introduced by professor emeritus Eero Tarasti.

House of Nobility

23.5.2022 panel discussion at 18.00, concert at 19.00

Tickets 15-25€, duration 2 h

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