New works for baroque instruments
New works for baroque instruments have formed something of a boom in contemporary Finnish music, with several new works written for the Finnish ensembles and musicians.
Next new work to be premiered is Eero Hämeenniemi's chamber work, combining Indian music to baroque. Sab Kahan is written for Indian singer Bombay Jayashri, two viola da gambas, theorbo and table, to a text by Mirza Ghalib. The first performance is at Vantaa Music Festival (5–12 Aug) on 11 August.
Jukka Tiensuu's work for baroque orchestra is a pioneer in its field, as it is the first Finnish work written for a large baroque ensemble. The new work will be first performed by Finnish Baroque Orchestra at Turku Music Festival on 18 August, and another performance will follow at Helsinki Festival on 19 August.
Merja Hottinen / Music Finland
10 August, 2012