Tabula Rasa

Thursday

14.04. 19.00

Madetoja Hall

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Tabula Rasa
Conductor

Risto Joost

Performers

Harry Traksmann violin
Robert Traksmann violin

Concert program

Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Arvo Pärt Tabula Rasa

Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

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Arvo Pärt is one of the most popular contemporary composers. His music creates an interesting effect: while listening to compositions by Pärt, one forgets everything one thought to know about contemporary music. The tunes seem to come out of nowhere, and never come to an end – even the rests composed by Pärt have their own, mystical tone. Risto Joost, a conductor well-known to the audience, brings to Oulu two most iconic pieces by his fellow-countryman, composed in 1977. Tabula Rasa describes spiritual awakening. Cantus, on the other hand, was composed in memory of Benjamin Britten.

The concert will end with a remarkable symphony that was composed hundred years ago. It took over two decades for Johannes Brahms to finish his first symphony. The symphony got a nickname Beethoven’s 10th already in the premiere.

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Duration about 2 h including intermission

Tickets 29/24/14 €
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 in Restaurant Preludi at 18.30. Discussion of the forthcoming concert.

Interview with the artist: Oulu Symphony plays contemporary music accurately (in Finnish only)