Turku Music Festival 2017 ends with a concert by The Estonian Festival Orchestra, violinist Lisa Batiashvili ja conductor Paavo Järvi


Lehdistötiedote, julkaisuvapaa 21.8.2017, Turun musiikkijuhlat

 

Turun musiikkijuhlat päättyivät lauantaina Estonian Festival Orchestran, viulisti Lisa Batiahsvilin ja kapellimestari Paavo Järven konserttiin

  1. kerran järjestetyt Turun musiikkijuhlat päättyivät lauantaina. Lähes 30 konsertin ja tapahtuman kokonaisuudesta nautti noin 17500 ihmistä.

 

Ohjelma huomioi niin Suomi100-juhlavuoden kuin reformaation 500-vuotisjuhlan. Juhlien kohokohtiin kuuluivat Wagnerin Parsifal-oopperan kaksi konserttiesitystä, sopraano Sonya Yonchevan Suomen-debyytti ja päätöskonserttina kuultu Estonian Festival Orchestran, huippuviulisti Lisa Batiashvilin ja kapellimestarin Paavo Järven konsertti.

”Asettamamme kävijätavoite saavutettiin ja olemme hyvin tyytyväisiä lipunmyyntiin, jolle asetettu tavoite saavutettiin ja ennen juhlien alkua. Monet konsertit olivat loppuunmyytyjä, mikä kertoo yleisön kiinnostuksesta tapahtumaamme kohtaan. Tästä on hyvä jatkaa kohti ensi vuotta”, kertoo Turun musiikkijuhlasäätiön toimitusjohtaja Liisa Ketomäki.

 

Ensi vuonna Turun musiikkijuhlia vietetään 59. kerran ja koko ohjelmisto julkistetaan helmikuun 2018 jälkimmäisellä puoliskolla.

 

Lisätietoja ja haastattelupyynnöt

Lisätietoja antaa toiminnanjohtaja Liisa Ketomäki, liisa.ketomaki@tmj.fi, puh. 040 740 6200

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Åbo musikfestspel avslutades på lördagen med en konsert av Estonian Festival Orchestra, violinisten Lisa Batiashvili och kapellmästare Paavo Järvi.

Åbo musikfestspel ordnades i år för 58:e gången, och sammanlagt 17500 personer besökte de nästan 30 konserterna som ordnades runt om i Åbo.

 

I programmet uppmärksammades såväl Finland100-jubileumsåret samt reformationens 500-årsjubileum. Till höjdpunkterna hörde två konsertföreställningar av Wagners opera Parsifal, sopranen Sonya Yonchevas Finland-debut samt Avslutningskonserten med Estonian Festival Orchestra, violinisten Lisa Batiashvili och kapellmästare Paavo Järvi.

”Vi nådde vårt försäljningsmål redan före festivalen började och är mycket nöjda med årets publiksiffror. Många av våra konserter var slutsålda, vilket naturligtvis visar på publikens intresse för våra evenemang” säger Liisa Ketomäki, VDn för Stiftelsen för Åbo musikfestspel.

Nästa år firas Åbo musikfestspel för 59:e gången. Hela programmet publiceras i februari 2018.

Tilläggsinformation och intervjuförfrågningar :

Liisa Ketomäki, liisa.ketomaki@tmj.fi, puh. 040 740 6200

Karita Mattila, Matti Salminen, Klaus Florian Vogt and Waltteri Torikka to star in Parsifal at the Turku Music Festival in August 2017


The 58th Turku Music Festival will be held from 9 to 18 August 2017. The high point of next summer’s festival will be two concert performances of the opera Parsifal by Richard Wagner.

Conductor Ville Matvejeff, artistic director of the Turku Music Festival, describes the project: “The high point of the year will be the lightly edited concert performance given by the Turku Music Festival of the opera Parsifal by Richard Wagner. This three-act opera, slightly condensed for this production, is a drama of the relationships between six characters. Our performances will include a dazzling début, as Finland’s most brilliant operastar Karita Mattila will be making her first appearance in the role of Kundry. The cast will also include some of the brightest stars in the Wagner firmament, such as Klaus Florian Vogt, a frequent soloist at Bayreuth and currently at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and iconic bass singer Matti Salminen. The production will also feature début performances by Waltteri Torikka, Tapani Plathan and Juha Kotilainen. Richard Wagner was and arguably still is one of the greatest reformers in the history of opera, and the theme of early Christianity that forms the foundation of Parsifal makes it an excellent fit for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.”

Karita Mattila says: “Ville’s invitation to perform Kundry for the first time in Turku suited my timetable very well, and I had been thinking of doing this role for some time. It i s a great role for a dramatic soprano. And with the cast that Ville had managed to assemble, it was easy to say yes. I have fond memories of performing in Turku and am pleased to return.”

Parsifal will be performed at Turku Concert Hall on Thu 10 Aug at 18.00 and Sat 12 Aug at 14.00. Artistic team:
Parsifal: Klaus Florian Vogt Kundry: Karita Mattila Gurnemanz: Matti Salminen Amfortas: Waltteri Torikka Klingsor: Tapani Plathan Titurel: Juha Kotilainen Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis Turku Philharmonic Orchestra Ville Matvejeff, conductor
The concerts will be produced jointly with the City of Turku and the Turku and Kaarina Parish Union under the Reformation Anniversary Year 2017 project. The full programme of the festival will be published in February 2017.

Tickets

Tickets to the Parsifal performances will go on sale on 17th of October 2016 at Ticketmaster Finland
(Lippupalvelu) points of sale around the country and at the Ars Musica cultural shop at Turku Concert Hall.

Group bookings: Turku Music Festival office, liisa.ketomaki@tmj.fi / 040 740 6200

Further information and interview requests

Executive Director Liisa Ketomäki, tel. +358 40 740 6200, e-mail liisa.ketomaki@tmj.fi

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CAST CHANGE FOR THE OPERA DIE KALEWAINEN IN POCHJOLA
The next collaboration between the Turku Music Festival and the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra,
which has already been announced, is the world premiere of the opera Die Kalewainen in Pochjola BY Karl Müller-Berghaus at Logomo on 28 February 2017. This production forms part of the official programme for celebrating the centenary of Finland’s independence. The cast of the opera has changed due to scheduling conflicts: Swedish soprano Susanna Andersson will be replaced in the role of Ismo by one of Finland’s leading sopranos, Kaisa Ranta.
The other soloists are Johanna Rusanen-Kartano (Louchi), Christian Juslin (Achti Lemminkäinen), Petri Lindroos (Väinämöinen), Tommi Hakala (Ilmarinen) and Anna Danik (Luonnotar). The Turku Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Leif Segerstam (performances 28 Feb to 9 Mar) and
Ruut K iiski (performance 11 Mar). The production will be directed by Tiina Puumalainen, with sets by Teppo Järvinen. Further information: www.kalewainen.fi

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Turku music festival presents: Chamber Orchestra of Europe & Sakari Oramo


Hommage à Paavo Berglund

TURKU MUSIC FESTIVAL continues its series of visits by distinguished international orchestras with the arrival of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, founded in 1981. Declared the “best in the world” by the BBC in 2011, it is an ensemble formed of top-rank European soloists. Among all the complete recordings of the cycle of Sibelius symphonies, that is one that generally recognised as being a cut above: the recording made by Paavo Berglund (1928–2012) and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in 1998. The Festival wishes to make a somewhat unusual contribution to the Sibelius anniversary year and also to celebrate the life’s work of our most prominent conductor of Sibelius, Paavo Berglund. The orchestra and conductor Sakari Oramo present these concerts as a tribute and homage to the great maestro.

ErityistaThe idea for this project comes from a plan that the late
Paavo Berglund, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the
Turku Music Festival worked on before the great conductor
passed away. When asked to take over, I was honoured and
exhilarated. Working with the COE has been one of the happiest
memories in my career, and being able to take an ”in depth”
plunge into Sibelius with them is a dream come true. -Sakari Oramo

COE

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

→ Thu 8.8. 7 pm Turku Concert Hall
→ Sat 8.8. 7 pm Turku Concert Hall