The Sound of Welfare 20.9.2016

Tue 20.9.2016 at 7 pm
Cable Factory, Merikaapelihalli

Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
Jaakko Kuusisto, conductor
Johanna Rusanen-Kartano, vocal
Jaakko Kortekangas, vocal
Petri Bäckström, vocal
Otaniemen Kaiku, choir
Pasi Heikura, host

The welfare state has taken ill as the commonplace goes. Can art provide the remedy?
Simultaneously with cuts being introduced, arts are being hailed as a form of therapy and funded with this end in mind. But should welfare music be cheery and simple? Can it be played in minor or does this fail to produce the greatest happiness to the greatest number? Could it be that a sign of true social welfare is art that is autonomous and free from all predetermined purposes?

It is a fact that music can heal many maladies. Numerous studies have shown the positive effect of music on intelligence, learning and happiness. Of course, music may also allure you to deviate from the straight and narrow. In this concert, Avanti will both indulge in warning examples and demonstrate music’s healing power.

Carl Nielsen: At the Bier of a Young Artist op. 58
Giuseppe Verdi: Traviata. Act lll, prelude
Eduard Hermes: Metsämiehen Juomalaulu
Francis Poulenc: Banalités, nro 2, Hôtel
Kirmo Lintinen: Fitness ooppera, Leon aaria
René Leibowitz: Marihuana variations non sériéuses
Franz Schubert: Erlkönig
W.A.Mozart:  Bastien und Bastienne, aria ”Diggi, Daggi, Shurry, Murry…”


Peter Maxwell Davies: Eight songs for a mad king, nro 1, The Sentry
Hildegard von Bingen: Ovirtus Sapientiae
Marain Marais: Sappikivileikkaus
Pjotr Tshaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Sean Beeson: Hoitavaa musiikkia
W.A.Mozart:  Sinfonia no 34 in C-major, K 338 Allegro vivace, Andante di molto (piu tosto allegretto), Finale: Allegro vivace

Tickets 27,50 / 17,50 €,