MAN & NATURE - PROGRAM

From compositions based on birdsong to the ancient herding calls of Sweden, the music of this year’s Vinterfest explores relationship of humans to their natural environment. Composers of all times have drawn inspiration from nature, copied it and tried to represent it in their music – but our musical relationship with nature goes much deeper. Throughout our evolutionary history, musical expression has been a way for us to engage with and appreciate our natural surroundings, as well as helping us communicate with other animals and humans. Today, this deep, musical instinct can also help us look within ourselves, to better understand our own nature. With a programme spanning 350 years, three continents and a diverse array of styles, this year’s Vinterfest is an exploration of stunning natural and emotional landscapes.

TICKETS WILL BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 15th 10.00

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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15th

OPENING CEREMONY IN TINGSHUSPARKEN

18.00 TINGSHUSPARKEN, MORA

Face and river

Inaugural speech, herding calls and cow horns; music and instruments from places where people, through all times, have lived close to nature.

Ulrika Bodén, vocals, Sofia Sandén, vocals

Admission: free

OPENING CONCERT – CONCERTO FOR BIRDS AND ORCHESTRA

19.00 MORA CHURCH

Face and river

The opening concert of Vinterfest 2018 celebrates the human desire to recreate the wonder of birdsong in music. With music from the romantic era to the present day, this concert features a bewildering array of musical methods, ideas, styles and forms – and of course, many different species of birds.

Ottorino Respighi: The Cuckoo from ’The Birds’
Frederick Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Andrea Tarrodi: Birds of paradise
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus: Concerto for birds and orchestra
Jean Sibelius: Scene with Cranes
Johannes Brahms: Concerto for violin and piano

Rosanne Philippens violin, István Várdai cello, Dalasinfoniettan, Ville Matvejeff, conductor

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Admission: 380 kr, youth up to 26 years 150 kr. Seat with obstructed view 200 kr.

Lenght: 2 hours with intermission.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16th

LIGHTS & SHADOWS

12.00 ZORN MUSEUM, MORA

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This lunchtime concert in the Zorn Museum features two of Johann Sebastiban Bach’s most structurally brilliant and psychologically intriguing works for solo string instruments: His Violin Partita in D minor, whose famous Chaconne movement fascinates musicians and mathematicians alike, and his dark and brooding fifth Cello Suite.

Johann Sebastian Bach:  Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor
Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor

Andreas Brantelid, cello, Liza Ferschtman, violin

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Admission: 290 kr, youth up to 26 years 150 kr.

Lenght: 1 hour without intermission.

HUMAN NATURE

18.00 MARAB, ORSA

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Held in the home of the intelligent machines at Marab, this concert explores human psychology in all its savage beauty. The concert features both dance and video art, as well as great music from three continents – including exciting new Swedish works that shed a contemporary light on old traditions.

Karin Rehnqvist: Timpanum Songs: Herding Calls
Paula af Malmborg Ward: Dance my Doll
Stefan Brisland/Totte Mattsson: Scatter
Toru Takemitsu: Nostalghia
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite

Liza Ferschtman, violin, Dalasinfoniettan, Ville Matvejeff, conductor, students from Dalarna University, Sofia Sandén, vocals, Ulrika Bodén, vocals, Magdalena Meitzner, timpani, Elina Elestrand, dancer, Piotr Giro, dancer, Björn Nilsson, dancer, Eytan Sivak, choreograph

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Admission: 380 kr, youth up to 26 years 150 kr.

Lenght: 2 hours with intermission.

VÍKINGUR & FRIENDS

21.30 MORAPARKEN

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An informal evening concert without a fixed programme – a chance to get to know the festival artists and the music they love. Spontaneous musical fun in a relaxed atmosphere.

With Víkingur Ólafsson and this year’s artists

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Admission: 440 kr. The ticket includes a plate of delights. Only advanced booking.

Lenght: 2 hours with intermission.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17th

PETER & THE WOLF

13.00 MORAPARKEN

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Join us for a unique family concert with Dalasinfoniettan featuring Prokofiev’s classic masterpiece for children of all ages, Peter and the Wolf, accompanied by Suzie Templeton’s animated film. Since the animated film can be perceived as unpleasant for the youngest, the recommended age is 6 years and up.

Dalasinfoniettan, David Lundblad, conductor

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Admission: 50 kr. N.B, recommended age is 6 years and up. 

Lenght: 1 hour without intermission.

TRIPTYK
RELAY CONCERT x 3

11.00–14.30 ORSA CENTRUM

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Three concerts in three hours in three different venues. It is a short walk between each concert. The ticket includes Swedish “fika” with a local touch. Find your starting position on the ticket.

LOST LANDSCAPES – Orsa Cinema

In four hauntingly beautiful movements, Finnish master Einojuhani Rautavaara revisits four important musical landscapes from his formative student years in the USA and Europe.

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Lost landscapes

Guro Kleven Hagen, violin, Juho Pohjonen, piano

URBAN NATURE – Mission Church

“In Mr. Ólafsson’s hands, Mr. Glass’ music is sculptural” wrote the New York Times about our artistic director’s New York recital earlier this year. Víkingur will share his insights into working with the great American composer.

Philip Glass: Selection of Piano Etudes

Vikingur Ólafsson, piano

AN EXCURSION WITH KODÁLY – Parish House

While working on his doctorate studies in his twenties, Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály began touring the countryside of his homeland to collect folk songs, recording them on wax cylinders. The Duo for Violin and Cello was composed shortly after one of those trips – an inspired and epic composition, both traditional and highly inventive.

Zoltán Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello Op. 7

Rosanne Philippens, violin, István Várdai, cello

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Admission: 290 kr, youth up to 26 years 150 kr.

Lenght: 3 hours including walks and Swedish “fika”.

REFLECTIONS IN THE WATER

18.00 ÄLVDALEN CHURCH

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Water was an important inspiration for the French impressionists. In this concert, we hear how the leading masters transformed the sound of the piano sound from percussive to fluid, as well as listening to the fairy-tale inspired works of Schumann and Janáček, in which water plays a pivotal role.

Leoš Janáček: Violin Sonata
Robert Schumann: Märchenbilder
Leoš Janáček: Pohádka
Maurice Ravel: Jeux d’eau
Maurice Ravel: Ondine
Claude Debussy: Poissons d’or
Claude Debussy: La Mer

Andreas Brantelid cello, Guro Kleven Hagen, violin, Christian Ihle Hadland, piano, Víkingur Ólafsson, piano, Juho Pohjonen, piano, Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad, viola

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Admission: 290 kr, youth up to 26 years 150 kr.

Lenght: 2 hours with intermission.

THE NATURE OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

22.00 LILLA HELFVETET BAR, MORA

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In a late night concert at Lilla Helfvetet, we hear Karin Rehnqvist’s piano trio, which explores the very nature of the instruments involved. A selection of Philip Glass’s piano Études explores the boundary between the mechanic and the organic, while Bartók’s Out of Doors is a refreshing walk off the beaten path.

Karin Rehnqvist: Beginning
Philip Glass: Études
Béla Bartok: Out of Doors

Andreas Brantelid cello, Guro Kleven Hagen, violin, Christian Ihle Hadland, piano, Juho Pohjonen, piano, Víkingur Ólafsson, piano

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Admission: 150 kr

Lenght: 1 hour without intermission.

N.B, standing audience only and age limit is 20 years.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18th

WINTER MORNING

11.00 FRYKSÅS HOTEL

Face and river

With nature as backdrop, musicians from Dalasinfoniettan play a chamber music concert that takes advantage of the smallest element of what nature has to offer. At Fryksås Hotel, Sunday morning, not only lovely tones are played, but also a natural scenery from the outside environment. A subtle, but still powerful, extra chamber musician that fits into this tribute to nature in the heart of Sweden.

The repertoire will be presented in short.

With musicians from Dalasinfoniettan.

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Admission: 240 kr, youth up to 26 years 150 kr. Only advanced booking.

Lenght: 1 hour without intermission. The ticket includes coffee and sandwich. 

FOREST SCENES

13.00 BILKOMPANIET, MORA

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In the spirit of the romantic tradition, both Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms took long, solitary walks in the countryside, gathering inspiration for their musical masterpieces. But they were not the first composers to draw inspiration from nature – Heinrich Biber’s delightful Sonata Representativa from 1660 features some of the most striking instances of nature-watching in the history of music, including the antics of one very memorable frog.

Heinrich Biber: Sonata Representativa
Robert Schumann: Waldszenen
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1

Liza Ferschtman, violin, Christian Ihle Hadland, piano, Víkingur Ólafsson, piano, Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad, viola, István Várdai, cello

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Admission: 290 kr, youth up to 26 years 150 kr.

Lenght: 2 hours with intermission.

YOUNG SCENE

13.00 THE SALEM CHAPEL, ÄLVDALEN

Face and river

Students from the Music Conservatory in Falun will play classical music, folk music and jazz inspired by this year’s Vinterfest theme, Man and Nature.

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Admission: 80 kr.

Lenght: 1,5 hours with intermission.

GRAND FINALE

17.00 SOLLERÖ CHURCH, MORA

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The final concert of Vinterfest 2018 begins with Mendelssohn’s tempestuous Hebrides Overture, inspired by the stormy seas off the shore of western Scotland. In Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola, Dalasinfoniettan is joined by two of Norway’s exciting young soloists, before returning to the ocean in Ville Matvejeff’s Seaside Rendezvous. Star cellist Andreas Brandelid concludes the festival with the great cello concert of Edward Elgar.

Felix Mendelssohn: Hebrides op. 26
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante
Ville Matvejeff: Seaside Rendezvous
Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto, op. 85

Andreas Brantelid, cello, Guro Kleven Hagen, violin, Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad, viola, Dalasinfoniettan, Ville Matvejeff, conductor

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Admission: 380 kr, youth up to 26 years 150 kr.

Lenght: 2 hours with intermission.