The Loviisa Sibelius Festival

Current

Program 2019

THE LOVIISA SIBELIUS FESTIVAL 2019

Opening concert  23 € / *25
Wed 4 Sep at 7 pm, Perinnekeskus Kuggom
Maurice Ravel: Sonata for violin and piano No. 2
Jean Sibelius: “The Trees” Op. 75 for piano
Jean Sibelius’ songs:
Jag är ett träd, Hertig Magnus, Im Feld ein Mädchen singt
Och finns det en tanke, Kyssen, Hymn to Thaïs, the Unforgettable
Interval
Harri Wessman: Duo for violin and cello, 1st public performance
Jean Sibelius/Gunnar Wennerberg: “Näcken” JS 138  – melodrama
Jean Sibelius/J.L Runeberg: ” Svartsjukans nätter” JS 125 – melodrama
Gustav Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor (1876)
Niklas Häggblom – recitation, Monica Groop – mezzosoprano, Elina Vähälä – violin, Anna-Liisa Bezrodny – violin,
Razvan Popovici – viola, Jan-Erik Gustafsson – cello, Diana Ketler – piano

Children’s concert “Kultakutri ja kolme karhua, ilon lähettiläät”   **5 €
Thu 5 Sep at 6 pm, Kino Marilyn
A bilingual (Fi/Swe) concert for the whole family based on the well-known
fairytale “Goldilocks and the three bears”.

The Loviisa Festival stars in Porvoo  25 € / *30 €
Thu 5 Sep at 7 pm, Porvoo cathedral
César Franck: Sonata for violin and piano in A Major

Students at Porvoonseudun musiikkiopisto:
W.A. Mozart: String Quartet No. 17 K. 458 “The Hunt” II , Moderato
Einojuhani Rautavaara: String Quartet No. 1, III  Vivace assai
Toivo Kuula: Aamulaulu
Jean Sibelius: Berceuse
Elina Taponen, violin, Emma Boberg, violin, Emelie Malm, viola, Saima Malmivaara, cello
Interval
Henry Purcell: Sound the Trumpet
Finnish folksong, arr. Matti Hyökki: On suuri sun rantas autius
Greek folksong, arr. Maria Emma Meligopoulou: Lemonaki
John Rutter: For the Beauty of the Earth
Ss. Cyril & Methodios Choir of Thessaloniki (& Ocarina choir)
Leader: Maria Emma Meligopoulou (& Mia Makaroff)
Accomp.: Taru Ritavesi, Fani Karagianni

Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor Op. 84
Elina Vähälä – violin, Anna-Liisa Bezrodny – violin, Razvan Popovici – viola,
Jan-Erik Gustafsson – cello, Diana Ketler – piano

Culinary concert ”Danses sacrée et profane”  160 € bought in advance only from Lovinfo
Fri 6 Sep at 6 pm, Malmgård Manor
Claude Debussy: Danses sacrée et profane for harp and string quartet
Louis Spohr: Fantasia for harp in C minor Op. 35
W.A. Mozart: Duo for violin and viola No. 1 G major K. 423
Gian Carlo Menotti: Cantilena & Scherzo for harp and string quartet
Elina Vähälä – violin, Anna-Liisa Bezrodny – violin, Razvan Popovici – viola,
Jan-Erik Gustafsson – cello, Päivi Severeide – harp
Program during dinner: soprano Johanna Rusanen-Kartano & pianist Janne Hovi

Menu

Coffee concert “The Golden Cockrell”  28 € / * 30 €, incl. coffee/tea & cake
Sat 7 Sep at 1 pm, Restaurant Loviisan Kappeli
Markus Fagerudd: Lilla Lovisa Trio
Students at Porvoonseudun musiikkiopisto:
Emma Boberg, violin, Arthur Eriksson, cello, Vivian Kantonen, piano

Claude Debussy: Sonata for cello and piano in D minor
Jean Sibelius: Piano trio C major “Loviisa trio”
Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel for violin and piano
Anna-Liisa Bezrodny – violin, Jan-Erik Gustafsson – cello, Diana Ketler – piano

“Greatness”  30 € / * 35 €
Sat 7 Sep at 6 pm, Loviisa church
Jean Sibelius’ songs :
Var det en dröm, Våren flyktar hastigt,  Säv, säv, susa,
Den första kyssen, Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte
W.A. Mozart: Sinfonia consertante for violin, viola and orchestra E-flat major K. 364
Interval
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat major Op. 82
Johanna Rusanen-Kartano, soprano, Elina Vähälä – violin, Razvan Popovici – viola
Lohja City Orchestra, conductor Tomas Djupsjöbacka

”Tänä yönä en pelkää kulkea yli pimeän”  23 € / * 25 €
Sun 8 Sep at 3 pm, Loviisa Town Hall
Seela Sella, recital, Pia Freund, soprano, Kristian Attila, piano

* at the door one hour before the concert
** tickets to the children’s concert can only be bought at Lovinfo and at the door before the concert

– subject to change in the program –