The project is initiated by the Kulturskole in Mo-i-Rana, a twin city of Petrozavodsk
The musicians from two towns are going to meet during the project in order to learn performing styles of each other and create a joint innovative concert programme. A project goal is to get acquainted the Norwegian audience with music by Russian composers and vice versa.
The project is financed by the Barentskult fund of the Norwegian Barentssekretariat.
Petrozavodsk Conservatory Big Concert Hall
September 27, 2013
Petrozavodsk Academy Symphony orchestra.
Conductor Vladimir Stachinsky
Soloists: Øyvind Lunde (classic guitar), Eli Margrethe Hemma (trumpet)
Heitor Villa-Lobos Concerto for guitar and small orchestra
Guitar soloist: Øyvind Lunde
Geirr Tveitt Wedding tunes. Suite no.4 op.151 (A Hundred Folktunes from Hardanger no.46-60)
Petrozavodsk Academy Symphony orchestra
Richard Peaslee Nightsongs. Concert orchestral.
Trumpet soloist: Eli Margretta Hemma
The concert invites to an exciting music journey. The audience awaits to listen to various pieces of music from full of drama and masterly composed guitar concert by Villa-Lobos and lyric Nightsongs by Richard Peaslee. The Norwegian part of the programme presents unfamiliar in Russia music of Geirr Tveitt. His suite “Wedding tunes” (A Hundred Folktunes from Hardanger) was inspired by folk melodies from the western part of Norway. Albeit the composer put to use some ideas from his stay in Paris during the 50ties of the last century. An interesting fact is that Geirr Tveitt was a student of Villa-Lobos and it could not affect his own composer’s style.
Wedding tunes. Suite no.4 op.151 (A Hundred Folktunes from Hardanger no.46-60) is a work with tragic destiny. The original score was not published and was kept in the composer’s estate. The building was constructed of wood and burnt in the fire in year 1970, the suite’s score and other compositions were lost. Although it’s well known that the manuscripts do not burn. A few years ago the score was restored by a composer and conductor Bjärte Engeset.
The unique performance of the rescued suite takes place in Russia on September 27th, 2013. It is an extraordinary and thrilling event not only for music lovers but specialists and researchers as well.
Additional information on Geirt Tveitt http://www.norge.ru/geirr_tveitt/
Soloists from Norway
Øyvind Lunde (born in Oslo April 16 1977) has worked as a distict musician in the municipality of Rana in Notherth Norway since 2001. He has studied classical guitar at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, with Erik Stenstadvold and Sven Lundestad as his main teachers. He graduated in chamber music and guitar in the Autumn of 2003. In addition to the concerts and tours belonging to his occupation Lunde has given recitals in Russia, and in 2003 he was one of the soloists at the international guitar festival in Lithuania.
Lunde mainly composes chamber music with guitar in various instrumentations. His music has been performed in Norway, Lithuania and at the Faeroe Islands. In January 2006 Lunde was awarded first prize for his work Two Pieces for Cello, Viola and Guitar in a competition at the 8th International Winter Guitar Festival” in Volos, Greece. From the same conservatory Lunde also was awarded a second price in chamber music at the”4th composition competition” in the summer of 2006.
In 2009 as a part of Knut Hamsun’s jubileum celebration in Russian arranged by Norlandsfylkeskommune Lunde performed in St.Petersburg with his own compositions for chamber orchestra and mezzo soprano based on Hamsun’s poetry.
Together with the KammeRana ensemble Lunde took part in the Petrozavdosk City Day celebration in 2010.
Eli Margretta Hemma is a musician in the KammeRana ensemble in the Mo-i-Ranna commune. Hemma has studied music in Norway and the Great Britain. In 2011 she graduated with a master degree from the Royal Northern College in Manchester as a trumpet performer. Greig Murrey and Rees Owens were her professors. During her studies Hemma participated in various ensembles of the RNCM. Hemma presented solo performance with RNCM symphony orchestra in February 2011 and during concert tour in Montepulchiano, Italy.
Eli Margretta Hemma is an awarded artist, she was also granted different scholarships and grants from Lise and Arnfinn Hejes foundation and Ragna Hoft Engers fund as well as a financial award from Asbjørn Haug.
It is Eli Margretta’s first performance in Russia.