Season concert

At the Edge of Madness


20.10. 19.00

Madetoja Hall


Rumon Gamba


Leticia Moreno violin
Robert Jordan bagpipe
Oulu Symphony Orchestra

Concert program

John Adams: The Chairman Dances
Pablo de Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25
Maurice Ravel: Tzigane

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Zoroastre Suite
Antonín Dvořák: Slavonic Dance, Op. 46
No. 1 in C Major
No. 3 in Ab Major
No. 8 in G minor
Peter Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

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It has been said dance always comes with a sprinkling of the kind of madness that would do anybody good. Chief Conductor Rumon Gamba conducts a bevy of dance works with rhythms that flow right to your feet: whereas the minimalist John Adams depicts Chairman Mao breaking into dancing madness in the midst of a state visit, the Baroque composer Jean-Philippe Rameau takes the audience to the pulsing court of an Enlightenment king. Peter Maxwell Davies’s wedding feast culminates with a bagpipe solo.

The Spanish violinist Leticia Moreno finally makes her debut in Oulu, with a pair of two virtuosic works in tow: Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane, a work of romantic traveller music, as well as a string of hits from the best-known scenes of the opera Carmen, arranged into a fantasy by Pablo de Sarasate.


Duration about 2 h (incl. intermission)

Tickets 29 € normal/ 24 € pensioner / 14 € student, unemployed, child (3–17 yrs)
Free entry to the concert for Kaikukortti holders (limited amount, must be purchased in advance from Oulu10 service point).

Prices include service fee. Order fee 2 €/order when bought from Ticketmaster shops or 1,50 €/order when bought from Ticketmaster online shop will be added, excluding tickets purchased at Madetoja Hall ticket booth and Kaikukortti-tickets.

Head start at Restaurant Preludi at 18:30. Discussion of the forthcoming concert.

Interview with the artist: Virtuosity, power and emotions

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