July festivals flourish with premieres
The Time of Music festival of contemporary music in Viitasaari (5-10 July) will introduce its audience several world premieres. A premiere of a work by young composer Tiina Myllärinen, commissioned by Time of Music, will be performed on 9 July. New works by Max Savikangas and Kimmo Kuitunen, both composed for a saxophone quartet, will also be premiered in Viitasaari on 6 July. In addition to these, the festival programme also features works by e.g. Lotta Wennäkoski, Asko Hyvärinen, Perttu Haapanen and Kalevi Aho.
Sysmä summer sounds (2-9 July) will start the festival season in July. The programme will be highlighted by a world premiere of Jouni Kaipainen’s sonata for two violins on 5 July. The sonata is composed for the festival’s artistic director Minna Pensola and Antti Tikkanen, the two violinists also premiering the work. Moreover, Olli Mustonen will perform and have many works played in a concert dedicated to his music on 3 July, e.g. his new oboe quartet will be heard first time in Finland.
Many world premieres will be heard in Uusikaupunki as well, within the Crusell Music Festival on 23-30 July, a festival dedicated to woodwind music. The Crusell festival has commissioned a piece for bassoon from Harri Ahmas, the piece being an obligatory piece for semi-finalists of the international bassoon competition held in context with the festival. World premieres of works by Perttu Haapanen and Minna Leinonen among others will also be included in the programme.
Eeva Hohti / Fimic
30 June, 2011