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Sibelius i Korpo 2017

Korpo gård

The sixteenth Sibelius i Korpo festival opens today, 21 July 2017, and celebrates Finland’s centenary in programmes of chamber, vocal and choral music, predominantly by Finnish composers. Artistic director of the festival is Folke Gräsbeck.

The programmes are as follows:


Friday 21 July 2017
9 pm at Korpo gård: Late evening concert

Jean Sibelius
Piano Trio in D major, ‘Korpo’, JS 209
Andante cantabile for violin and piano, JS 33
Untitled piece in B minor for violin and piano, JS 90 (sonata allegro exposition)
Adagio in F sharp minor for cello and piano, JS 15 (1889)
Tempo di valse in F sharp minor for cello and piano, JS 194 (‘Lulu Waltz’)
Andantino in D major ‘Till Emma Kristina Marie-Louise Berndtson. Lulu’ for piano

Einojuhani Rautavaara
Notturno e Danza for violin and piano

Ernst Linko
Nocturne for cello and piano

Madoka Sato, violin
Taneli Turunen, cello
Folke Gräsbeck, piano


Saturday 22 July 2017
1 pm at the Sibelius statue: Welcome Ceremony

Welcome from Petri Kirkkomäki, director of Sibelius i Korpo

Jean Sibelius
Drömmarna, JS 64

Florakören and Brahe Djäknar conducted by Ulf Långbacka


Saturday 22 July 2017
6 pm at Korpo Kommunalgård: ‘Ögonblickets tusen årstider’

Jean Sibelius
The Village Church, Op. 103 No. 1, for piano
Morceau romantique sur un motif de M. Jakob de Julin, JS 135b, for piano

Bernhard Henrik Crusell
Vikingabalk (1826) for tenor and piano

Fredrik Pacius
Soldatgossen for tenor and piano

Karl Collan
Gamle Hurtig (1857) for tenor and piano
På Roines strand (1862) for tenor and piano

Jean Sibelius
Kullervos Wehruf from Op. 7 for tenor and piano
Jägargossen, Op. 13 No. 7, for tenor and piano
Illalle, Op. 17 No. 6 (first version) for tenor and piano
Illalle, Op. 17 No. 6 (final version) for soprano and piano
Men min fågel märks dock icke, Op. 36 No. 2, for soprano and piano
Säf, säf, susa, Op. 36 No. 4, for soprano and piano

Ilkka Kuusisto
Kiurun portaat, suite for soprano and piano

Oskar Merikanto
Soipa kieli, Op. 62 No. 1, for soprano, tenor and piano
Oi, kiitos sa Luojani armollinen, Op. 62 No. 2, for soprano, tenor and piano

Bulgarian folk song, arr. Johanna Almark
Bulgarisk skärgårdsvals, for women’s choir

Martin Segerstråle
En stilla Undran, for women’s choir

arr. Hanna Kronqvist
Det brinner en eld, for women’s choir

Ilkka Aaltonen
Lasinkuultava laulu, for male voice choir

arr. John Rosas
Morgonvisa ‘Morgonen ljusnar’, for male voice choir

Fredrik Pacius
Suomis sång, for male voice choir

Evert Taube
Så skimrande var aldrig havet, for mixed choir

Jean Sibelius
Drömmarna, JS 64

Wilhelm Stenhammar
Vårnatt, Op. 30 No. 2, for mixed choir and piano

Ulf Långbacka
Ögonblickets tusen årstider,
cantata for soprano, baritone, mixed choir and piano
(world première, commissioned by the Sibelius i Korpo festival)

Turku University Students’ Choir
Florakören and Brahe Djäknar conducted by Ulf Långbacka
Mari Palo, soprano

Herman Wallén, tenor
Folke Gräsbeck, piano


Sunday 23 July 2017
2 pm at Korpo gård: ‘Sibelius and Adolf Paul’

Lecture by Prof. Fabian Dahlström


Sunday 23 July 2017
4 pm at Korpo gård: ‘Finland 100 – Jäger March 100’

Jean Sibelius
Piano Trio in A minor, ‘Hafträsk, JS 207 (first movement: world premère of definitive version)

Erkki Melartin
Kuutamo, Op. 99 No. 1, for soprano and piano
Sydänmaan lammella, Op. 20 No. 3, for soprano and piano
Vallarelåt, Op. 42 No. 1, for soprano and piano
I natt skall jag dö, Op. 117 No. 1, for soprano and piano

Jean Sibelius
Cantique, Op. 77 No. 1, for cello and piano
Vårförnimmelser, Op. 86 No. 1, for soprano and piano
Dold förening, Op. 86 No. 3, for soprano and piano
Och finns det en tanke, Op. 86 No. 4, for soprano and piano
Three Humoresques (Op. 87 No. 2; Op. 89 No. 1; Op. 89 No. 3), for violin and piano
Aquileja, Op. 85 No. 4, for piano
March of the Finnish Jäger Battalion, Op. 91a, for piano
I systrar, I bröder, I älskande par, Op. 86 No. 6, for tenor and piano
Morgonen, Op. 90 No. 3, for tenor and piano
Norden, Op. 90 No. 1, for tenor and piano
Fågelfängaren, Op. 90 No. 4, for tenor and piano
Vem styrde hit din väg? Op. 90 No. 6, for tenor and piano
Finlandia, Op. 26, for piano with tenor

Mari Palo, soprano
Herman Wallén, tenor
Madoka Sato, violin

Taneli Turunen, cello
Folke Gräsbeck, piano

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Sibelius in Korpo 2015 – update

Korpo Church
Korpo Church

More detailed information is now released for the fourteenth Sibelius in Korpo Festival, to be held on 17th–19th July 2015. This year’s theme is ‘Intimate Voices’. The festival’s artistic director is Folke Gräsbeck.

Friday 17.7.2015 at 8 pm at Korpo gård: Pre-Concert Talk
by Andrew Barnett (General Manager of Sibelius One)

Friday 17.7.2015 at 9 pm at Korpo gård: Evening Concert
Flinders Quartet / Folke Gräsbeck, piano
JEAN SIBELIUS:
Molto moderato – Scherzo in E major for string quartet, JS 134 (1885)
String Quartet in E flat major, JS 184
Four Themes for string quartet
Adagio in D minor for string quartet, JS 12
Piano Quintet in G minor, JS 159

Saturday 18.7.2015 at 1 pm at the Sibelius Statue, Korpo village
Welcome speeches by Petri Kirkkomäki (festival director) and Geoffrey Hayes
Vocal ensemble from the Brahe Djäknar choir
JEAN SIBELIUS:
Venematka, Op. 18 No. 3
Ej med klagan, JS 69 (arr. Nils-Eric Fougstedt)

Saturday 18.7.2015 at 2 pm at Korpo Church: ‘Voces intimae’
Flinders Quartet
JEAN SIBELIUS:
String Quartet in A minor, JS 183
Fugue for Martin Wegelius, JS 85
String Quartet in D minor, ‘Voces intimae’, Op. 56

Saturday 18.7.2015 at 6 pm at Kommunalgården i Korpo: ‘The Maiden in the Tower’
Hedvig Paulig, soprano / Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano
Dan Karlström, tenor / Jussi Merikanto, baritone
Florakören and Brahe Djäknar choirs, cond. Ulf Långbacka
Folke Gräsbeck, piano
JEAN SIBELIUS:
Six Songs, Op. 50 Merikanto/Gräsbeck
Längtan heter min arvedel, Op. 86 No. 2 Paulig/Gräsbeck
I systrar, I bröder, I älskande par! Op. 86 No. 6 Paulig/Gräsbeck
Sångarlön, Op. 86 No. 5 Karlström/Gräsbeck
Törnet , Op. 88 No. 5 Karlström/Gräsbeck
Siltavahti, JS 170b Karlström/Gräsbeck
Svarta rosor, Op. 36 No. 1 (1899) Karlström/Gräsbeck
Vänskapens blomma, JS 215 Groop/Gräsbeck
Hertig Magnus, Op. 57 No. 6 Groop/Gräsbeck
Songs, Op. 72 Nos 3–6 Groop/Gräsbeck
Tanken, duet, JS 192 Paulig/Groop/Gräsbeck
Jungfrun i tornet (The Maiden in the Tower), JS 101 (1896), opera in one act
(arr. for soloists, mixed choir and piano by the composer)

Sunday 19.7.2015 at 9.45 am at Kommunalgården i Korpo
Douglas Sivén᾿s documentary film ‘Sibelius in Korpo’ (in English)

Sunday 19.7.2015 at 11 am at Kommunalgården i Korpo
Douglas Sivéns dokumentärfilm ‘Sibelius i Korpo’ (på svenska)

Sunday 19.7.2015 at 2 pm at Korpo gård: Pre-Concert Talk
‘Sibelius in Australasia᾽ by Geoffrey Hayes

Sunday 19.7.2015 at 4 pm at Korpo gård: Gala Concert
Flinders Quartet
Hedvig Paulig, soprano / Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano
Folke Gräsbeck, piano
JEAN SIBELIUS:
String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 4 (1889–90)
Five Songs, Op. 37 Paulig/Gräsbeck
Serenad, JS 167 Groop/Gräsbeck
Den första kyssen, JS 57 (preliminary version) Groop/Gräsbeck
Jag ville, jag vore i Indialand (preliminary version) *World Première Performance* Groop/Gräsbeck
Im Feld ein Mädchen singt, Op. 50 No. 3 Groop/Gräsbeck
Små flickorna, JS 174 Groop/Gräsbeck
Autrefois, duet, Op. 96b Paulig/Groop/Gräsbeck
Andante festivo for string quartet, JS 34a