Woodwinds: Academy Woodwinds – Light and Shadow
Academy Woodwinds opens the ‘Woodwinds’ course with a broadside of beautiful and breathtaking music for winds.
For starters, the lovely and lucid Petite Suite Gauloise by French Romantic composer Théodore Gouvy is paired with Mozart’s Serenade in C minor, which has lost nothing of its drama over the centuries.
The main course is an arrangement written by Finnish-born composer B.H. Crusell of Beethoven’s monumental Septet in E flat major. The scoring of the arrangement is unusual; it originally included a serpent, though today the part is played on a double bass. Crusell also added a trumpet and bass trombone to Mozart’s original ‘Harmonie’ wind ensemble.
Free admission. Tickets are handed out in the foyer starting from one hour prior to the beginning of the concert.
Petri Komulainen, conductor
Kaisa Kortelainen, Heta Aho, Livia Schweizer, Matti Laine, flute
Gouvy, Mozart, Beethoven, Wennäkoski
Woodwinds 1–8 June is an international summer course for woodwind students, forming part of the Sibelius Summer Academy. The concerts heard during the Woodwinds course are arranged with the kind support of Pro Musica Foundation.
The Sibelius Summer Academy is an international summer school of Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy offering classes taught by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and instructors. Classes are open both to the Academy’s students and to outside applicants. The Sibelius Summer Academy will offer its first three classes in June and August 2019.