March 17, 2013 | Mikko Perkola, viola da gamba & Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ

Concert Fokker organ | 2013-03-17, 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam


A special concert with two Finnish performers: Mikko Perkola on the viola da gamba and Ere Lievonen on the 31-tone Fokker organ. Together they cause a gentle north wind through the Small Hall of the Muziekgebouw with their unique combination of instruments tuned in meantone. Premieres of among others the versatile Finnish composer Juhani Nuorvala make this concert to a fresh musical event. Gamba Player Perkola and organist Lievonen are both specialists in the field of old and contemporary music, which is reflected in the varied program. Historical works and newly written compositions sound easily after the other. As a counterpart in the program, the Italian composer Lucio Garau (1959) will provide warm-blooded sounds to the concert with his latest work for viola da gamba and Fokker organ. Garau writes about his premiere piece as follows: "I am always astonished when I look at the Nature, seems to me so incredible that life forms from very different time live toghether. The composition is a sort of hommage to Charles Darwin."

Tickets can be reserved at the Muziekgebouw. The tickets include a drink after the concert in the Zouthaven restaurant of the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.  >>>
Sunday 17 March 2013, 11.00 | Small Hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Tickets: € 14,00 Normal | € 11,00 Stadspas | € 11,00 CJP |



Mikko Perkola, viola da gamba

Ere Lievonen, Fokker-orgel



Lucio Garau (1959) - Cinque miniature op. 64 (2013)  premiere
for Fokker organ, viola da gamba (amplified + effects)

1. Due giraffe tristi
2. Einsame Pilsen
3. Katso merta 1: Meduse
4. Katso merta 2: Actiniae
5. Basiliscus

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - Trio in d, BWV 583

Lucio Garau (1959) - L'infinito (from "Veil'd Melancholy" op.58, 2010)
(poem by Giacomo Leopardi; Fokker organ transcriptin by Ere Lievonen)

Johann Sebastian Bach (?) - Trio in g, BWV 584

Juhani Nuorvala (1961) - Fanfare en toccata (2013)  premiere



                    Juhani Nuorvala                                                        Lucio Garau



This concert is made possible by the support of: the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the SNS REAAL Fonds and the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Show our sponsors