The 110th anniversary of the birth of composer Erik Bergman is being celebrated with choral music, solo trumpet and the premiere of a Finnish piece.
“The music has the wisdom that comes with old age without losing any freshness and surprise. [---] We would like to see the piece in the repertoire of our trumpetists,” wrote Helsingin Sanomat describing Bergman’s last composition. In this concert, Pasi Pirinen, principal of the HPO’s trumpet section, to whom Bergman dedicated his work, will perform as the soloist of the Fantasy, who highlights the instrument's diverse roles.
The evening culminates with the premiere of a new Finnish piece. Seppo Pohjola's composition has been inspired by Oskar Merikanto's Valse lente. Juuret (Roots) was commissioned for the orchestra's Helsinki Variations project.
The recording will be available latest the week following the concert.
Four Pieces for Orchestra op. 12
Simbolo op. 52
Sommarnatt / Psalm / Hommage à Béla Bartók
Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra op. 150
Roots (world premiere)
HELSINKI CHAMBER CHOIR