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HPO & Djupsjöbacka

This concert programme prepared by conductor Tomas Djupsjöbacka shines the limelight on the Helsinki Philharmonic orchestra’s various instrument sections

This concert programme prepared by conductor Tomas Djupsjöbacka shines the limelight on the Helsinki Philharmonic orchestra’s various instrument sections one at a time.

The brass and percussion sections kick off the evening with two brilliant fanfares. Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man was completed in 1942 in response to the US entering the Second World War. Joan Tower dedicated her own fanfare to adventurous women who are willing to take risks.

The woodwinds get to play Mendelssohn’s wholehearted Notturno, which the composer wrote for an 11-piece band at a northern German spa.

The two symphonies at the end of the concert were completed in consecutive years. The first audience was composed by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach in his sixties in 1775, and the latter by 18-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart a year earlier.

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
cond. Tomas Djupsjöbacka

Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Joan Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Felix Mendelssohn: Nocturno for wind players
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Symphony in E-flat major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A major

Internet, YouTube / Helsinki Channel
23.4.2021 at 19.00

Free of charge, duration 1 h 15 min

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