Tilaa kuulla - tilaa ajatella

Mon 3 March 2014 6.00 pm
Camerata, Musiikkitalo, Helsinki

Helsinki Chamber Choir
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor

Zesses Seglias                        nōlī turbāre circulōs meōs ii 
(first performance)

Morton Feldman For Stefan Wolpe
After the concert:
Cornelius Cardew The Great Learning, Paragraph 7
(workshop performance together with the audience)

The young Greek composer Zesses Seglias, winner of the inaugural Einojuhani Rautavaara Competition, has composed a new work in which he seeks to go deeply into the sound, exploring especially the resonance of the percussion instruments.  Morton Feldman’s For Stefan Wolpe for choir and two vibraphones is a concentrated, quiet meditation.  Immediately after the formal concert, the audience is warmly invited to join the choir in a workshop performance of Cornelius Cardew’s (1936-1981) The Great Learning, Paragraph 7.  The words and performing instructions for this piece will be distributed at the concert and you do not need to be able to read music in order to take part.

Part of the Klang series.    

15 € / pensioners 10 € / other concessions 5 €
I can safely now agree with many of my international colleagues that they are probably the best choir anywhere in the world, particularly for contemporary music. I have worked with many choirs round the globe and have never had such good performances.
Jonathan Harvey,