, Start Time: 19:30, End Time: 21:30 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX
The Danish Sinfonietta (Randers Kammerorkester) was established in 1945 and is Denmark’s only full-time chamber orchestra. Under their Scottish conductor, David Riddell, they have given performances all over the world and, after a highly successful appearance at the 2013 Festival we are delighted to welcome them back.
David Riddell Conductor
Brit-Tone Müllertz Soprano
Gustav Helsted Decet Op.18 *UK Premiere*
Mogens Christensen New Work *World Premiere*
Richard Wagner Wesendonck Lieder (arr. Tarkmann)
Helsted’s Decet has only recently been ‘re-discovered’ and is a jewel within the repertoire for mixed wind and string quintet. A Danish composer roughly contemporary with Puccini, Helsted’s music is rich, romantic and beautifully colourful. The romantic thread continues in this programme with Wagner’s timeless settings of Mathilde Wesendonck’s poems whose dark longing and searching romanticism are seen as studies for his opera Tristan und Isolde. As part of the Festival’s 40 premières we have a new work from Mogens Christensen, one of Denmark’s younger composers and former composer in residence with the orchestra.
Tickets £25, £17, £10
Concessions £19, £13, £8
St Magnus Cathedral
Broad Street KW15 1NX
Tel: 01856 874894