Europe Festiva Kontserdid (2004)

I

9 May at 19:30

Ferenc Liszt Music Academy, Liszt Hall, Budapest, Ungari

  • Solti Chamber Orchestra (Hungary) Antti Siirala, piano (Finland)
  • Imre Kovács, flute (Hungary)
  • Ádám Medveczky, conductor (Hungary) Géza Németh, artistic director (Hungary)

 

  • Galina Grigoryeva (1962)
    “On the Occasion of Taking the Veil of Czarina Yevdokia” (2002)
  • Leo Weiner (1885–1960)
    Divertimento No. 1, Op. 20 (1933)
    Tempo di Csárdás (“jó alapos csárdás”) Vivace (“róka­tánc”)
    Allegretto moderato (“marossréki keringős”) Tempo di Marcia (verbunkos)
    Presto (scűrdöngölő)
  • Kuldar Sink (1942–1995)
    Concertino for Flute, Strings and Percussions (1960)
    Andante
    Allegro energico
    Andante tranguillo
    Allegro
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    12 Variations for cello and piano on “See the conqu’ring hero comes” from G. F. Handel’s oratorio “Judas Maccabaeus”, WoO45 (arr. by Allar Kaasik)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Op. 19 (1795) (arr. by Tõnis Kõrvits)
    Allegro con brio Adagio
    Rondo
    Allegro molto

II

11 June at 18:00

Kaunas Philharmonic Society, Lithuania

  • Irish Chamber Orchestra Finghin Collins, piano (Ireland)
  • Nicholas McGegan, conductor (Ireland)

 

  • Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
    Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 (1905)
  • A. Mozart (1756–1791)
    Piano Concerto No. 12 in A, K414 (1782)
    Allegro
    Andante
    Allegro
  • John Kinsella (1932)
    Hommage à Clarence (2001)
  • Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
    Divertimento (1939)
    Allegro non troppo
    Molto adagio
    Allegro assai

III

27 June at 17:00

Exhibition and Concert Hall of Jurbarkas Area History Museum, Lithuania

  • Antti Siirala, piano (Finland) Kaunas String Quartet (Lithuania) Karolina Beinaryte, violin
  • Dalia Terminaite, violin
  • Dovile Sauspreiksaityte, viola Saulius Bartulis, cello

 

  • Helena Tulve (1972)
    ”nec ros, nec pluvia…” (2004) for string quartet (second premiere)
  • Dalia Kairaityte (1953)
    “White Man’s Dream” (w orld premiere)
  • Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
    Quintet in E flat, Op. 44 (1842)
    Allegro brillante
    In modo d’una marcia
    Scherzo. Molto vivace
    Finale. Allegro ma non troppo

IV

29 June at 21:00

St. Elizabeth Church in Pärnu, Estonia

  • Anders Jonhäll, flute (Sweden)
  • Allar Kaasik, cello (Estonia)
  • Markku Mäkinen, organ (Finland)

 

  • Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)
    “Funeral music” In memoriam Akseli Gallen­Kallela, Op. 111b (1931)
  • Anne Ellerhein-­Metsala (1934)
    Sonata“In memoriam” for cello and organ (1985)
    Larghetto (attacca)
    Moderato con moto
  • Urmas Sisask (1960)
    “Kersti’s Evening Song” for flute solo, Op. 59 (1996)
  • Erkki­Sven Tüür (1959).
    “Spectrum IV” for cello and organ (w orld premiere)
  • Kaija Saariaho (1952)
    “Laconisme de l’aile” for flute solo (1982)
  • Anders Nilsson (1954)
    “Lamento – 59°23'N, 21°40'E (the victims of the m/s Estonia catastrophe in memoriam)” for flute, cello and organ (world premiere)
  • Peeter Süda (1883–1920)
    Prelude and Fugue in G minor (1914/1920)

V

30 June at 19:30

Pärnu Concert Hall, Estonia

  • Percussion ensemble KROUMATA (Sweden)
  • Anders Loguin, artistic director
  • John Eriksson
  • Roger Bergström
  • Leif Karlsson
  • Anders Holdar
  • Ulrik Nilsson

I

  • Henrik Strindberg (1954)
    “Origins/Glades” (1993)
  • Toru Takemitsu (1930–1996)
    “Rain Tree” (1981)
  • Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001)
    “Peaux” (from “Pléiades”) (1978)

II

  • Galina Grigoryeva (1962)
    “There is a Time for Autumn” (world premiere)
  • Sven-­David Sandström (1942)
    “Drums” (1983)

VI

1 July at 19:00

Wagner Hall, Riga, Latvia

  • Maya Homburger, baroque violin (Ireland)
  • Siobhan Armstrong, harp (Ireland)
  • Sarah Cunningham, viola da gamba (Ireland)
  • Barry Guy, baroque bass (Ireland)
  • Malcolm Proud, chamber organ, organ (Ireland)

 

  • Ductu angelico mare. Medieval Irish Matins Responsary for St. Patrick (solo harp)
  • Port Atholl
  • Da mihi manum. Ruaidhrí Dall Ó Catháin (c. 1570–1650) (solo harp)
  • Ricercata Prima. Giovanni Bassano (1558–1617) (viola da gamba)
  • Recercada prima sobre canto llano
  • Recercada Quinta
  • Recercada Seconda. Diego Ortiz (1510–1570) (harp and viola da gamba)

HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ VON BIBER (12.8.1644 – 3.5.1704)

  • The Joyful Mysteries
    Sonata No. 1, “The Annunciation”. D minor; normal tuning: e’’, a’, d’, g
    Sonata No. 3, “The Nativity”. H minor; d’’, h’, fis, h
    Sonata No. 4, “The Presentation”. D minor; d’’, a’, d’, a’
  • The Sorrowful Mysteries
    Sonata No. 6, “The Agony in the Garden” C minor; d’’, g’, es’, as
    Sonata No. 10, “The Crucifixion” G minor; d’’, a’, d’, g
  • The Glorious Mysteries
    Sonata No. 11, “The Resurrection” G major; d’’, d’, g’, g
    Sonata No. 14, “The Assumption of the Virgin” D major; d’’, a’, e’, a

VII

2 July at 19:30

St. Elizabeth Church in Pärnu, Estonia

  • Maya Homburger, baroque violin (Ireland)
  • Siobhan Armstrong, harp (Ireland)
  • Sarah Cunningham, viola da gamba (Ireland)
  • Barry Guy, baroque bass (Ireland)
  • Malcolm Proud, chamber organ, organ (Ireland)
  • Ductu angelico mare. Medieval Irish Matins Responsary for St. Patrick (solo harp)
  • Port Atholl
  • Da mihi manum. Ruaidhrí Dall Ó Catháin (c. 1570–1650) (solo harp)
  • Ricercata Prima. Giovanni Bassano (1558–1617) (viola da gamba)
  • Recercada prima sobre canto llano Recercada Quinta
  • Recercada Seconda. Diego Ortiz (1510–1570) (harp and viola da gamba)
  • Peace Piece. Barry Guy (1947) (solo bass)
  • Sonata Seconda. Dario Castello (17th Century) (violin and b.c.)
  • Improvisation. Barry Guy (solo bass)
  • Inachis. Barry Guy (violin and bass)
  • Apparition de l’ Église éternelle (1932) Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992) (organ)
  • Ave Maris Stella. Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) (harp)
  • Folia, Violin Sonata in D minor Op. 5 No. 12 (Theme and 23 variations) (1700) Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713) (violin and b.c.)

VIII

3 July at 19:30

St. Elizabeth Church in Pärnu, Estonia

  • Maya Homburger, baroque violin (Ireland)
  • Siobhan Armstrong, harp (Ireland)
  • Sarah Cunningham, viola da gamba (Ireland)
  • Barry Guy, baroque bass (Ireland)
  • Malcolm Proud, chamber organ, organ (Ireland)

HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ VON BIBER (12.8.1644 – 3.5.1704)

  • The Joyful Mysteries
    Sonata No. 1, “The Annunciation”. D minor; normal tuning: e’’, a’, d’, g
    Sonata No. 3, “The Nativity”. H minor; d’’, h’, fis, h
    Sonata No. 4, “The Presentation”. D minor; d’’, a’, d’, a’
  • The Sorrowful Mysteries
    Sonata No. 6, “The Agony in the Garden” C minor; d’’, g’, es’, as
    Sonata No. 10, “The Crucifixion” G minor; d’’, a’, d’, g
  • The Glorious Mysteries
    Sonata No. 11, “The Resurrection”. G major; d’’, d’, g’, g
    Sonata No. 14, “The Assumption of the Virgin”. D major; d’’, a’, e’, a

IX

5 July at 19:30

St. Elizabeth Church in Pärnu, Estonia

  • State Choir “Latvija” (Latvia)
  • Festival Orchestra (Latvia)
  • Maris Sirmais, conductor (Latvia)

I

  • John Tavener (1944). “Hymn to the Mother of God” (1985)
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (1933). “Totus Tuus”, Op. 60 (1987)
  • Francis Poulenc (1899–1963). Mass in G (1937)
    Kyrie. Gloria. Sanctus. Benedictus. Agnus Dei

II

  • Kuldar Sink (1942–1995). “Psalm 89” (1989)
  • Galina Grigoryeva (1962). “Svyatki” (1995/2004), Concerto for choir (w orld premiere)
    1. Slava. 2. Svyaty vecher. 3. Podblyudnaya. 4. O, Kalyudka! 5. Chto nastanet vesna 6. Khristu rozhdennomu
  • Poteris Vasks (1946). “Dona nobis pacem” (1996)

X

7 July at 19:30

Pärnu Town Hall, Estonia

  • Antti Siirala, piano (Finland)
  • Külli Tomingas, mezzo soprano (Estonia / Italy)
  • Kaunas String Quartet (Lithuania)
  • Karolina Beinaryte, violin
  • Dalia Terminaite, violin
  • Dovile Sauspreiksaityte, viola
  • Saulius Bartulis, cello

I

  • Kuldar Sink (1942–1995). “Five Haikus” for soprano and string quartet (lyrics by Jaan Kaplinski) (1964)
    1. Vaikselt ja kaua nõrgub vaiku haavatud kuuselt.
    2. Õeke, kas sa tead, mitu pääsukest täna lendama õppis?
    3. Rukkirääku ei ole enam, vaid vikat tõmmu niitja käes.
    4. Ei vaata, tean, katk ainult kohiseb nii õhtu tuule käes.
    5. Avasin silmad, õite asemel okstel valendab lumi.
  • Dalia Kairaityte (1953). “White Man’s Dream” (second premiere)
  • Helena Tulve (1972). ”nec ros, nec pluvia…” (2004) for string quartet

II

  • Robert Schumann (1810–1856). Quintet in E flat, Op. 44 (1842)
    Allegro brillante
    In modo d’una marcia
    Scherzo. Molto vivace
    Finale. Allegro ma non troppo
  • Vidmantas Bartulis (1954). “I Like Marlene Dietrich” for string quartet, piano and tape (world
    premiere)

XI

13 July at 19:30

Pärnu Concert Hall, Estonia

  • State Choir “Latvija“ (Latvia)
  • St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra (Russia)
  • Asta Krik¹èiunaite, soprano (Lithuania)
  • Antra Bigaèa, alto (Latvia)
  • Algirdas Janutas, tenor (Lithuania)
  • Arttu Kataja, basso (Finland)
  • Andres Mustonen, conductor (Estonia)

ANTONÍN DVOŘAK (1841–1904)

STABAT MATER Op. 58 (1877)
Premiere in Prague on 23 December 1880

  1. Stabat Mater Dolorosa
  2. Quis est homo, qui non fleret
  3. Eja, Mater, fons amoris
  4. Fac, ut ardeat cor meun
  5. Tui Nati vulnerati
  6. Fac me vere tecum flere
  7. Virgo virginum praeclara
  8. Fac, ut portem Christi mortem
  9. Inflammatus et accensus
  10. Quando corpus morietur

XII

17 July at 18:00

Pärnu Concert Hall, Estonia

  • State Choir “Latvija” (Latvia)
  • St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra (Russia)
  • Jian Wang, cello (Portugal)
  • Kaia Urb, soprano (Estonia)
  • Neeme Järvi, conductor (Estonia)

I

  • Bedřich Smetana (1824–1884). Symphonic poem “Vltava” (1874)
  • Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904). Cello Concerto in B minor Op. 104 (1895). Allegro. Adagio ma non troppo. Allegro moderato

II

  • Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924). “Pavane” Op. 50 (1887)
  • Francis Poulenc (1899–1963). “Gloria” for soprano, mixed chorus and orchestra (1959)
    Gloria
    Maestoso
    Laudamus te
    Très vite et joyeux
    Domine Deus (soprano)
    Très lent et calme Domine Fili unigenite
    Très vite et joyeux Domine Deus
    Agnus Dei (soprano)
    Bien lent
    Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris (soprano)
    Maestoso
    Allegretto

XIII

29 July at 19

Gdansk Old Town Hall, Poland

  • Marko Martin, piano (Estonia)
  • Allar Kaasik, cello (Estonia)
  • Kalev Kuljus, oboe (Estonia)
  • Tõnu Kõrvits (1969). “Wildflower” for oboe and piano (2002)
  • Galina Grigoryeva (1962). Recitativo accompagnato. Sonata per Violoncello solo (2003)
    1. Andante sostenuto. 2. Presto. 3. Largo elegiaco
  • Arvo Pärt (1935). Piano Sonatina Op. 1 No. 1 (1958). 1. Allegro. 2. Larghetto
  • Erkki­Sven Tüür (1959). “Dedication” for cello and piano (1990) Arvo Pärt. “Diagrams” for piano (1964)
  • Mari Vihmand (1967). “La Question” for oboe solo (1997)
  • Tõnu Kõrvits. “Wild Birds” for oboe, cello and piano (2004, world premiere)

XIV

14 August at 18:00

Holy Trinity Church in Kaunas, Lithuania

  • Anders Jonhäll, flute (Sweden)
  • Markku Mäkinen, organ (Finland)
  • Allar Kaasik, cello (Estonia)
  • Jean Sibelius (1865–1957). “Funeral music” In memoriam Akseli Gallen­Kallela, Op. 111b (1931)
  • Anne Ellerhein­-Metsala (1934). Sonata “In memoriam” for cello and organ (1985). 1. Larghetto (attacca). 2. Moderato con moto
  • Urmas Sisask (1960). “Kersti’s Evening Song” for flute solo, Op. 59 (1996)
  • Erkki­Sven Tüür (1959). “Spectrum IV” for cello and organ (premiere)
  • Kaija Saariaho (1952). “Laconisme de l’aile” for flute solo (1982)
  • Anders Nilsson (1954). “Lamento – 59°23'N, 21°40'E (the victims of the m/s Estonia catastrophe in memoriam)” for flute, cello and organ (premiere)
  • Peeter Süda (1883–1920). Prelude and Fugue in G minor (1914/1920)

XV

22 August at 13:00

Sigulda Evangelical Lutheran Church, Latvia

  • Kristïne Adamaite, organ (Latvia)
  • Allar Kaasik, cello (Estonia)
  • State Choir “Latvija”
  • Maris Sirmais, conductor (Latvia)
  • John Tavener (1944). “Song for Athens” (1993)
  • John Tavener. “Hymn to the Mother of God” (1985)
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (1933). “Totus Tuus” (1987)
  • Galina Grigoryeva (1962). Concerto for choir “Svyatki” (1995/2004) (premiere)
    1. Slava. 2. Svyaty vecher. 3. Podblyudnaya. 4. O, Kalyudka! 5. Chto nastanet vesna. 6. Khristu rozhdennomu.
  • Anne Ellerhein­-Metsala (1934). Three pieces for cello and organ on the theme of Mika Piiparinen (1911–1993). 1. Everlasting joy. 2. In silence. 3. Yearning
  • Imants Ramiñ¹ (1943). “Ave verum corpus”, “Alleluia. Amen”, “Ubi caritas”

XVI

27 August at 18:00

Liepàja Luther’s Evangelical Church, Latvia

  • State Choir “Latvija” (Latvia)
  • Liepàja Symphony Orchestra (Latvia)
  • Maris Sirmais, choirmaster (Latvia)
  • Egils Siliñ¹, basso­baritone (Latvia)
  • Marina Tropina, soprano (Latvia)
  • Imants Resnis, conductor (Latvia)
  • Indra Ri¹e (1961). “King Solomon Canticles” (world premiere). 1. I Kiss of the King II Love. 2. Stay me with flagons. 3. Stir not up, nor awake my love V Prayer
  • Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904). “Te Deum” Op. 103 (1892). 1. Te Deum. 2. Tu Rex gloriae. 3. Aeterna fac. 4. Dignare, Domine

XVII

28 August at 19:00

Riga St. Peter’s Church, Latvia

  • State Choir “Latvija” (Latvia)
  • Liepàja Symphony Orchestra (Latvia)
  • Maris Sirmais, choirmaster (Latvia)
  • Egils Siliñ¹, basso­baritone (Latvia)
  • Marina Tropina, soprano (Latvia)
  • Imants Resnis, conductor (Latvia)
  • Indra Ri¹e (1961). “King Solomon Canticles” (premiere). 1. I Kiss of the King II Love. 2. Stay me with flagons. 3. Stir not up, nor awake my love V Prayer
  • Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904). “Te Deum” Op. 103 (1892). 1. Te Deum. 2. Tu Rex gloriae Aeterna fac. 3. Dignare, Domine

XVIII

22 September at 18:00

Porvoo Cathedral, Finland

  • Anders Jonhäll, flute (Sweden)
  • Markku Mäkinen, organ (Finland)
  • Allar Kaasik, cello (Estonia)
  • Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) – “Funeral music” In memoriam Akseli Gallen­Kallela, Op. 111b (1931)
  • Anne Ellerhein­-Metsala (1934) – Sonata “In memoriam” for cello and organ (1985). 1. Larghetto (attacca). 2. Moderato con moto
  • Urmas Sisask (1960). “Kersti’s Evening Song” for flute solo, Op. 59 (1996)
  • Erkki­-Sven Tüür (1959). “Spectrum IV” for cello and organ (premiere)
  • Kaija Saariaho (1952).“Laconisme de l’aile” for flute solo (1982)
  • Anders Nilsson (1954). “Lamento – 59°23'N, 21°40'E (the victims of the m/s Estonia catastrophe in memoriam)” for flute, cello and organ (premiere)
  • Peeter Süda (1883–1920). Prelude and Fugue in G minor (1914/1920)

XIX

26 September at 18:00

Gothenburg, Gustav Cathedral, Sweden

  • Anders Jonhäll, flute (Sweden)
  • Markku Mäkinen, organ (Finland)
  • Allar Kaasik, cello (Estonia)
  • Jean Sibelius (1865–1957). “Funeral music” In memoriam Akseli Gallen­Kallela, Op. 111b (1931)
  • Anne Ellerhein­-Metsala (1934). Sonata “In memoriam” for cello and organ (1985). 1. Larghetto (attacca). 2. Moderato con moto
  • Urmas Sisask (1960). “Kersti’s Evening Song” for flute solo, Op. 59 (1996)
  • Erkki-­Sven Tüür (1959). “Spectrum IV” for cello and organ (premiere)
  • Kaija Saariaho (1952). “Laconisme de l’aile” for flute solo (1982)
  • Anders Nilsson (1954). “Lamento – 59°23'N, 21°40'E (the victims of the m/s Estonia catastrophe in memoriam)” for flute, cello and organ (premiere)
  • Peeter Süda (1883–1920). Prelude and Fugue in G minor (1914/1920)

XX

30 September at 21:00

Teatro dal Verme, Milan, Italy

  • Antti Siirala, piano (Finland)
  • Allar Kaasik, cello (Estonia)

I

  • Robert Schumann (1810–1856) – 3 Romances Op. 28 for piano (1839). 1. Sehr markiert, b­Moll. 2. Einfach, Fis­Dur. 3. Sehr markiert, H­Dur
  • Leo¹ Janáèek (1854–1928). Piano Sonata “1.X.1905” (1905). The Presentiment. Con moto Death. Adagio
  • Anne Ellerhein­-Metsala (1934). Sonata “In memoriam” for cello and piano (1985). 1. Larghetto (attacca). 2. Moderato con moto

II

  • Galina Grigoryeva (1962). Recitativo accompagnato. Sonata per Violoncello solo (2003)
    1. Andante sostenuto Presto. 2. Largo elegiaco
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827). Piano Sonata Op. 101 in A (1816). 1. Allegretto ma non troppo. 2. Vivace alla marcia. 3.  Adagio ma non troppo. 4. Allegro

XXI

2 October at 20:00

Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

  • Antti Siirala, piano (Finland)
  • Allar Kaasik, cello (Estonia)

I

  • Robert Schumann (1810–1856) – 3 Romances Op. 28 for piano (1839). 1. Sehr markiert, b­Moll. 2. Einfach, Fis­Dur. 3. Sehr markiert, H­Dur
  • Leo¹ Janáèek (1854–1928). Piano Sonata “1.X.1905” (1905). The Presentiment. Con moto Death. Adagio
  • Anne Ellerhein­-Metsala (1934). Sonata “In memoriam” for cello and piano (1985). 1. Larghetto (attacca). 2. Moderato con moto

II

  • Galina Grigoryeva (1962). Recitativo accompagnato. Sonata per Violoncello solo (2003)
    1. Andante sostenuto Presto. 2. Largo elegiaco
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827). Piano Sonata Op. 101 in A (1816). 1. Allegretto ma non troppo. 2. Vivace alla marcia. 3.  Adagio ma non troppo. 4. Allegro

XXII

3 October at 15:00

“Stoa” Cultural Centre, Helsinki, Finland

OPENING CEREMONY CONCERT OF THE EAST HELSINKI CULTURAL WEEKS

  • The Helsinki Children’s Strings
  • Csaba & Géza Szilvay, conductors
  • Ilona Ahlberg (Talent of the Year 2004), violin
  • Kaija Hakkila, piano
  • Ahti Sonninen (1914–1984). “Keiteleen ukkojen virsi” (Hymn from Central Finland). Dedicated to the Helsinki Strings
  • Charles Dancla (1817–1907). Allegro virtuoso
  • Ahti Sonninen (1914–1984). “Koska valaissee kointähtönen” (Hymn from Savo province)
  • Vittorio Monti (1868–1922). Csárdás (1899)
  • Leo Weiner (1885–1960). Divertimento No. 1 Op. 20 (1933). 1. Tempo di Csárdás (“jó alapos csárdás”). 2. Vivace (“róka­tánc”). 3. Allegretto moderato (“marossréki keringős”) Tempo di Marcia (verbunkos). 4. Presto (scűrdöngölő)

XXIII

22 October at 19:00

Helsinki Stadia, Finland

  • Helsinki Symphonics – the Symphony Orchestra of the Helsinki Vocational School Stadia
  • Adalbert Skocic, cello (Austria)
  • Malla Vivolin, flute (Finland, the winner of the Stadia soloist contest)
  • Pekka Helasvuo, conductor

I

  • Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809). Cello Concerto in C major (1761/65). 1. Moderato. 2. Adagio. 3. Finale. Allegro molto
  • Carl Reinecke (1824–1910). Flute Concerto in D major, Op. 283 (1908). 1. Allegro moderato. 2. Lento e mesto. 3. Finale. Moderato

II

  • Sergey Prokofiev (1891–1953). Symphony No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 (1952). 1. Moderato. 2. Allegretto. 3. Andante espressivo. 4. Vivace

XXIV

12 December at 17:00

Salone “Ferruccio Degradi”, Milan, Italy

  • Külli Tomingas, mezzo soprano (Estonia/Italy)
  • Allar Kaasik, cello (Estonia)
  • Federica Sainaghi, harp (Italy)
  • Curt Schroeter, flute (Germany)
  • Luca Schieppati, piano (Italy)
  • Filippo Corbella, guitar (Italy)
  • Matteo Beltrami, conductor (Italy)
  • Kuldar Sink (1942–1995). “Seasons” for harp, flute, cello and guitar. Lauliku talveüksindus Tulen, tulen!
  • Anne Ellerhein­-Metsala (1934). Sonata “In memoriam” for cello and organ (1985). Larghetto
  • Camille Saint­Saëns (1835–1921). “Printemps qui commence”, Dalila’s aria from the opera “Samson et Dalila”
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741). “Spring”, arr. for solo flute by M. J.­ J. Rousseau. 1. Allegro. 2. Largo. 3. Allegro
  • Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882–1973). “Autumn Preludes” No. 2 & 4
  • Kuldar Sink. “Madli’s Christmas Carols” for flute solo, No. 2 & 4 (1994). 1. Interludio II, “Üks laps on täna meil’ sündin’d”. 2. Come un rondo, “Adeste Fideles”
  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893). “Seasons”, Op. 37b. 1. June. 2. Barcarole
  • Kuldar Sink. “Seasons” for harp, flute, cello and guitar
    Sügise Sügisetuul

XXV

17 December at 19:00

Myllypuro Lutheran Church, Helsinki, Finland

  • Helsinki Strings
  • Réka Szilvay, violin (Finland)
  • Sini Simonen, violin (Finland)
  • Pilvikki Virtaperko, cembalo (Finland)
  • Géza Szilvay, conductor (Finland)
  • J. S. Bach (1685–1750). Concerto for 2 Violins and String Orchestra in D minor, BWV 1043 (1717/1723). 1. Vivace. 2. Largo ma non tanto. 3. Allegro
  • Josef Suk (1874–1935). Serenade for Strings, Op. 6 (1892). 1. Andante con moto. 2. Allegro ma non troppo e grazioso. 3. Adagio. 4. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo presto

XXVI

19 December at 18:00

Servitenkirche, Vienna, Austria

  • Allar Kaasik, cello (Estonia)
  • Markku Mäkinen, organ (Finland)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750). Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV547
  • Erkki­-Sven Tüür (1959). “Spectrum IV” for cello and organ (2004)
  • Johannes Brahms (1833–1897). “Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen”, Op. 122 No. 8 (1896)
  • Max Reger (1873–1916). “Marias Wiegenlied”, Op.76 No. 52
  • Anne Ellerhein­-Metsala (1934). Sonata “In memoriam” (1985). 1. Larghetto (attacca). 2. Moderato con moto
  • Karl Hoyer (1891–1936). Variations on a Spiritual Folk Tune, Op. 33 (1922)

XXVII

27 December at 18:00

Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn, Estonia

  • Kaia Urb, soprano (Estonia)
  • Risto Lauriala, piano (Finland)
  • Imre Kovács, flute (Hungary)
  • Allar Kaasik, cello (Estonia)
  • Kristjan Mäeots, percussions (Estonia)
  • Tobias String Quartet (Estonia):
    Maano Männi, 1st violin 
    Kristjan Hallik, 2nd violin
    Toomas Nestor, viola
    Aare Tammesalu, cello

I

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827). 12 Variations for cello and piano on “See the conqu’ring hero comes” from G. F. Handel’s oratorio “Judas Maccabaeus”, WoO 45 (arr. for string quartet by Allar Kaasik)
  • Anne Ellerhein­-Metsala (1934).Meditation and Fugue improvisation on a theme “Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen” (1993). Choral fantasy “Von Himmel hoch” (1994)
  • Kuldar Sink (1942–1995).“En etsi valtaa, loistoa”, Hommage à Jean Sibelius. Concert piece for cello and piano (1993)

II

  • Ferenc Liszt (1811–1886). “Weihnachtsbaum” / “Christmas Tree” (1874–1876)
    The Shepherds at the Manger (In dulci jubilo)
    Adeste Fideles – March of the Three Wise Men of the East Lighting Candles
  • Franz Schubert (1797–1828) / Ferenc Liszt – Three Songs
    “Der Lindenbaum” “Ständchen” “Erlkönig”
  • Kuldar Sink.“Madli’s Christmas Carols”, suite for flute solo and triangle ad libitum (1994)
    Quasi una fantasia, “Ma tulen taevast ülevalt”
    Interludio I, “Üks roosike on tõusnud” (attacca)
    Interludio II, “Üks laps on täna meil’ sündin’d”
    Come un rondo, “Adeste Fideles”
  • Galina Grigoryeva (1962). “Before Holidays”, cycle of Estonian Christmas carols for children and adults, for soprano and chamber ensemble (1998/2004) (world premiere)
    “Talveteel” / On the Winter Road (Olivia Saar) “Kelle jäljed?” / Whose tracks? (Venda Sõelsepp)
    “Esimesed lumehelbed”/ The First Snowflakes (Julius Oro) “Enne pühi” / Before Holidays (Julius Oro)
    “Väike kuusk” / Little Christmas Tree (Viivi Luik) “Pühad” / Holidays (Hando Runnel)