Great gestures with Dima Slobodeniouk conducting the Orchestra
- World premiere of 'Ele' by Lotta Wennäkoski with clarinetist Lauri Sallinen
Dima Slobodeniouk, one of the most sought-after finnish conductors of his generation, returns to Kokkola after many years. The concert programme is versatile featuring even a world premiere. Clarinetist Lauri Sallinen is performing as the soloist.
The concert on Friday 29th of September examines topics of momentous importance: Camille Saint-Saëns’(1835-1921) ouverture from his oratorio Le Deluge tells us the story of the flood in the story of creation, while the music of Polish-born Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996) strongly reflects his experiences in the post-war Soviet Union. The Orchestra, Slobodeniouk and Lauri Sallinen perform the Chamber symphony No 4 for strings, clarinet and triangle.
The concert will also feature the premiere of a work: Ele, for clarinet and string orchestra by Lotta Wennäkoski (b. 1970), with Lauri Sallinen as the soloist contains gestures for both hands and body. The work was initiated by Lauri Sallinen's wish for a piece where music and movement can be combined in a creative way.
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photo credits: Juuso Westerlund