Welcome to the Sunnmøre Chamber Music Festival!
The Dream concert
Saturday 1. September kl. 18.00 at Volda University College, (90 min)
Dinner and concert at hotell union øye
Wednesday September 4, 07.00 pm at Hotel Union Øye
Introduction: For this evening we have put together a variety of music from the festival program, accompanied by an outstanding three-course dinner at the historical Hotel Union Øye.
opening concert (K1)
Thursday September 6, 06.00 pm at Propellhallen (Industrial hall), Volda city center
Introduction: The opening concert presents the themes for this year's festival. We meet 200-year-old Clara Schumann, both as a composer and as a source of inspiration for Brahms' mighty third piano quartet, with the "Clara motif". We also meet the 100-year-olds Johan Kvandal and Øistein Sommerfeldt, as well as the highly gifted Lili Boulanger.
Øistein Sommerfeldt: piano piece (World premiere!) (Plagge)
Johan Kvandal: Aria, Cadenza e Finale (Carlsen, Plagge)
Clara Schumann: 6 songs, op. 13 (Gilchrist, Plagge)
Lili Boulanger: D´un soir triste (Giorgini, Carslen, Aasgaard)
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 (Giorgini, Follesø, Svedberg, Neary)
The hareid concert (K2)
Friday September 6, 06.00 pm at Hareid Bedehus
A little introduction: The concert opens with a world premiere of a piano piece Johan Kvandal wrote to Wolfgang Plagge in 1975. British Muriel Herbert is a more unknown name, but the interest in her music has been increasing over the last years, and has, among other things, been helped by James Gilchrist's CD recordings. Tchaikovsky's magnificent piano trio has a solid place in the repertoire, but the work had probably not been created without the influence of the composer's benefactor, Nadezhda von Meck.
Cécile Chaminade: 6 Piéces Romantiques (Giorgini, Plagge)
Muriel Herbert: 5 songs (Gilchrist, Giorgini)
Piotr Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio (Plagge, Carslen, Aasgaard)
Concert in Hjørundfjorden Church
Friday September 6, 10.00 pm at Hjørundfjorden church, Sæbø
Introduction: This evening you will have the opportunity to get to know works by two fantastic composers, Isabella Leonarda and the newly written work Strange Wordsby by Judith Bingham. The concert is concluded with Schubert's well-known string quartet "Death and the Maiden Quartet,".
Isabella Leonarda: Sonata decima (Follesø, Carlsen, Neary, Plagge)
Judith Bingham: Strange Words (Gilchrist, Neary)
Franz Schubert: String Quartet in A Minor («Death and the Maiden») (Follesø, Carlsen, Svedberg, Aasgaard)
Concert at jensaløda barn
Saturday September 7, 01.00 pm at Jensaløda, Leira
Introduction: The concert opens with a piece of Clara Schumann, where her unique character as a composer actually appears. You will also meet the talented composer Fanny Mendelssohn, who was far more than Felix's little sister. The audience can also enjoy hearing Sommerfeldt's tone setting of three of poet Kathleen Raine's poetry, as well as Robert Schumann's evergreen piano quintet, written to his wife, Clara Schumann.
Clara Schumann: Three Romances, op. 22 (Follesø, Plagge)
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: Piano Trio (Giorgini, Follesø, Aasgaard)
Øistein Sommerfeldt: From Kathleen Raine´s Poetry, op. 55 (James, Saskia)
Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet (Plagge, Follesø, Carlsen, Svedberg, Neary)
The colsing concert
Saturday September 7, 07.00 pm at Volda Church
Litt om programmet: In recent years, we have also performed chamber music at the concluding concert. This year, Schubert's ironing trio is on the program. This is, however, primarily a choir concert, and under Elisabeth Holte's leadership we are included on a fascinating musical journey that spans almost 1000 years. Piety attached to the Virgin Mary is central to several works.
Wolfgang Plagge og Annar Follesø are the artistic directors of Sunnmøre Chambre Music Festival.