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Thursday, February 16


Thursday 7 pm, SOLLERÖ KYRKA

Kollage av Arvo Pärt och Dmitri Shostakovich Vinterfest 2017

Is music a pure form of art, a blank slate on which we the listeners project our own feelings and desires? Or is it a medium for political messages, a subtle vehicle for dangerous ideas? Throughout the ages, rulers have opted for the latter, and responded with ruthless censorship, as experienced by all three composers featured in this opening concert. From Mozart to Arvo Pärt, the programme is a pitch-perfect mix of music, politics and power.

W A Mozart Marriage of Figaro Overture
K Saariaho Lichtbogen
D Shostakovich Chamber Symphony in C minor Op. 110
W A Mozart Don Giovanni Overture
A Pärt Tabula Rasa

With Hugo Ticciati, violin, Yura Lee, violin, Sayaka Shoji, violin, Jennifer Stumm, viola, Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir, cello, Vicky Chow, piano, Víkingur Ólafsson, piano, Dalasinfoniettan och Dalia Stasevska, conductor.

Presenter: Víkingur Ólafsson

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Admission: 370 SEK adults
150 SEK children/youth
Duration: 2 hour including intermission

Friday, February 17



En tvådelad bild med Fanny och Felix Mendelssohn

Through most of history, women in music were marginalised in very much the same way as in any other domain of public life. Using the Mendelsohn siblings as an example, being born with musical talents meant two very different things for someone named Felix than someone named Fanny. This concert celebrates the musical genius of three women who all had to fight for the right to make music – if not under their own name, then under that of someone else.

C Schumann 3 Romances
F Mendelssohn Songs
R Clarke Viola Sonata

With Anna Larsson, contralto, Sayaka Shoji, violin, Jennifer Stumm, viola and Marianna Shirinyan, piano.

Presenter: Jane af Sandeberg

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Admission: 290 SEK adults
150 SEK children/youth
Duration: 1 hour without intermission


FRIDAY 6 pm Bilkompaniet, Mora

Ett kollage av musikerna under konserten och massor av blommor

Few subjects have proven more fruitful for artists of all kinds than the bittersweet pleasure of forbidden love. The three works in this concert are all believed to contain hidden messages of forbidden longing, secret desires and unfulfilled dreams, some of which are still being deciphered by musicologists.

A Berg Lyric Suite
M Ravel La Valse
L Janáček String Quartet No 2 ‘Intimate Letters’

With Yura Lee, violin & viola, Hugo Ticciati, violin, Sayaka Shoji, violin, Jennifer Stumm, viola, Jakob Koranyi, cello, Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir, cello, Marianna Shirinyan, piano, Víkingur Ólafsson, piano.

Presenter: Jane af Sandeberg

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Admission: 290 SEK adults
150 SEK children/youth
Duration: 1,5 hours including intermission



Publiken äter och njuter under Víkigur & Friends

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 the Vinterfest artists.

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Admittance: 440 SEK, Ticket includes a plate of delights/cold cuts
Duration:  2 hours including intermission

Saturday, February 18

Malin the Pirate
– Raider of the Musical Treasure

Saturday 11 am MORAPARKEN

Sjörövar-Malin blickar ut över horisonten

Who am I, and whom I want to be? Malin is a girl who frees herself from all demands of the adult world and throws herself out on an adventurous quest for treasures – a quest for joy and music. Helping her on the quest is the whole orchestra of Dalasinfoniettan! Welcome to a family feast full of classical music, laughter and thrilling excitement.

Recommended age: from 4 years.
In Swedish

With Caroline Rendahl as Malin, Dalasinfoniettan as the orchestra, David Lundblad as the conductor. Directed by Malin Blom

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Admittance: 50 SEK for all.
Duration: 50 minutes

En klassisk rätt med grädde och bärPancake bonanza!

After the concert is finished, you can indulge in pancakes at Moraparken!

0-2 years Free
3-5 years 45 SEK
6-12 years 65 SEK
13 years and above 115 SEK (pancakes available, but also another dish)

Relay concert x 3

Saturday 12 noon to 3 pm ÄLVDALEN

Ett bildkollage

A Jazz Group from the Music Conservatory in Falun led by Lars Ekstrom

‘Swingjugend’ was the name given to groups of swing and jazz-loving teenagers in Germany in the 1930’s, who opposed the increasingly oppressive National-Socialist ideology and openly mocked the Hitlerjugend. Instead, they pledged their allegiance to the British and American way of life by playing music condemned by Nazi authorities, music that was often performed by black and jewish musicians.

Joakim Berg, percussion and Per Friman, saxophone

The highly creative Duo FriBerg presents their own take on the theme of forbidden music. The programme is an eclectic mix of the old and the new, providing a fine introduction Duo FriBerg’s special touch. Their combination of originality and virtuosity makes both familiar works and contemporary music sound wonderfully innovating – from Piazzolla’s old Buenos Aires to Tarrodi’s contemporary Sweden.


The Dalasinfoniettan Choir led by Lotta Gullberg presents a programme of spirituals, religious songs belonging to the oral tradition of African slaves in the United States of America. Lotta Gullberg is a trained classical voice pedagogue and
teacher of choral singing at the Adolf Fredrik’s Music School and Södra Latin school in Stockholm. Since 2011, conductor David Lundblad is choirmaster.

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Admittance: 290 SEK adults, 150 SEK children/youth.
Ticket include 2 x refreshments and 3 x concert.
Duration: 2,5 hours including a guided walk between the concerts and coffee.



Två tangodansare

N.B. The lecture is held in Swedish!

A storytelling concert that takes you through the history of tango – from the poor immigrant suburbs and brothels of Buenos Aires, through Astor Piazzolla’s jazz and classical music influenced nuevo tango – with its more advanced harmonic dissonance and composition form – to the established orchestras and European concert halls. Meet Three for Tango’s Åsa Sundstedt, accordion player and cantor of the Orsa parish, Anders Jakobsson and Jan-Anders Ernlund from Dalasinfoniettan. N.B. The lecture is held in Swedish!

With Three for Tango: Åsa Sundstedt, accordion, Anders Jakobsson, violin and Jan-Anders Ernlund, double-bass

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Admittance: 150 SEK adults
50 SEK children/youth
Duration: 1 hour without intermission

The Poet and the Tsar

Saturday 6.30 pm ORSA CHURCH

Marina Tsvetajeva

Exploring further the paradoxical role of the artist under totalitarian rule, this concert takes its title from one of the poems of the beloved Russian poet-dissident Marina Tsvetaeva, set to music by Dmitri Shostakovich. The song cycle’s deep and rich contemplations are followed by the strikingly original works of György Ligeti, a composer who survived both Nazi and Soviet oppression. The final work on the programme is Shostakovich’s great Piano Quintet, the work that earned its composer the Stalin Prize.

D Shostakovich 6 Songs for Marina Tsvetayeva Op. 143
G Ligeti Cello Sonata
G Ligeti Hungarian Rock
G Ligeti Continuum
G Ligeti Hungarian Passacaglia
D Shostakovich Piano Quintet

With Anna Larsson, contralto, Sayaka Shoji, violin, Hugo Ticciati, violin, Jennifer Stumm, viola, Jakob Koranyi, cello, Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir, cello, Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord, Víkingur Ólafsson, piano.

Presenter: Jane af Sandeberg

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Parquet (price zone A):
Admission: 290 SEK adults
150 kr children / youth


Unnumbered seats (price zone B):
N.B! Unnumbered seats with partial visibility!
Admission: 180 SEK adults
150 kr children / youth
Duration: 2 hours including intermission



Víkingur Ólafsson som Djävulen

Diabolus in Musica, or The Devil in Music, was the name given to the tritone, a musical interval considered devilishly dissonant in the Western tradition. While diligently avoided in ecclesiastical singing from the middle ages onwards, the tritone’s expressive powers have proven irresistible to countless musicians. The concert opens with Sebes, the final movement from Béla Bartók’s trio Contrasts. The forbidden tritone features prominently in this fast dance, inspired by Romanian and Hungarian folk melodies. Franz Liszt’s piano sonata that follows is no less than a guided tour of Dante’s Inferno, while The Black Mass sonata is a testament to Scriabin’s dark genius. Finally, Daniel Bjarnason’s Bow to String is a demonic tour de force for multi-tracked cello, written for Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir.

B Bartók Contrasts (3rd movement ‘Sebes’)
A Skrjabin Vers la Flamme Op. 72
F Liszt Sonata Après une Lecture de Dante
D Bjarnason Bow to String (1. Sorrow Conquers HappinesS)

With Hugo Ticciati, violin, Jonas Viklund, clarinet, Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir, cello, Víkingur Ólafsson, piano and Marianna Shirinyan, piano

Presenter: Víkingur Ólafsson

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Admission: 150 SEK, 20 years of age. Standing audience.
Duration: 1 hour without intermission. The bar opens at 21 pm. Service before, during and after the concert. An opportunity to mingle with the Vinterfest artists!



Sunday 11 am FRYKSÅS HOTEL

Utsikt över Orsasjön från Fryksås

Embrace an atmosphere of pre-flight excitement in a concert inspired by Frankfurt Airport, a place where influences from all over the world come together in the highly organised chaos that characterises modern times. Two brilliant musicians, violinist/violist Yura Lee and cellist Jakob Koranyi bring together their extraordinary talents to devise a programme that is sure to surprise and delight.

The programme will be announced by the artists from the stage. Music by Bach and Ravel, and more.

With Yura Lee, violin & viola and Jakob Koranyi, cello

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Admittance: 220 SEK adults
150 SEK children/youth
Ticket includes coffee and a sandwich.
Duration: 1 hour without intermission

Rite of Spring

Sunday 1 pm BONÄS Community center, MORA

Norrsken över Dalaskogen

Taking its title from Igor Stravinsky’s famously explosive ballet at the end of the programme, this programme starts with a sonata for viola and harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach – who also had a revolutionary side. In Jardin Secret II, Kaija Saariaho effortlessly melts acoustic and electronic sounds into a mesmerising whole. Steve Reich’s Piano Phase is a minimalist classic that still retains its power to shock.

J S Bach Sonata No.3 in G minor BWV 1029
S Reich Piano Phase
K Saariaho Jardin Secret II
I Stravinsky Rite of Spring (for solo piano)

With Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord, Vicky Chow, piano and Jennifer Stumm, viola.

Presenter: Víkingur Ólafsson

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Admittance: 290 SEK adults
150 SEK children/youth
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes including intermission



Brinnande noter på ett gammalt trasigt piano

The final concert of Vinterfest 2017 is a celebration of great music that transcends political ideology and survives all its cruel caprices. Mendelsohns’ Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture possesses a truly fantastical atmosphere, while his violin concerto is work of lyrical genius, regarded as one of the greatest violin concertos of all time. A piano transcription of Wagner’s Liebestod echoes one of the greatest stories of forbidden love ever – that of Tristan and Isolde. Finally, the Wesendonck-Lieder are a sublime work of art, inspired by the exiled composer’s own forbidden love, his love for Mathilde Wesendonck.

F Mendelssohn Midsummer Night Dream Overture Op.21
F Mendelssohn Violin Concerto E Minor Op.64
R Wagner/F Liszt Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
R Wagner Wesendonck-Lieder

With Anna Larsson, contralto, Sayaka Shoji, violin, Víkingur Ólafsson, piano, Dalasinfoniettan and Dalia Stasevska, conductor

Presenter: Karin Holdar

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Admittance: 320 SEK adults
150 SEK children/youth
Duration: 1,5 hours including intermission