Musica Vitae

Musica Vitae
presents
autumn concerts 2015
Photo: Fritz Kok
from
bottom
to top
The time has come to meet the true King of
the Orchestra. Joining us in the double capacity
of soloist and fellow musician is Rick Stotijn,
one of the world's leading double bass players.
We are also officially welcoming our new artistic
director, Malin Broman.
The concert programme is a fiery one, one
that will get your imagination flowing. Three
composers from different eras and cultures give
us a taste of what passion meant to them. The
bass player is the one fuelling the music from
bottom to top.
music by
Heinrich Biber | Astor Piazzolla
Peter Tjajkovskij
with
Musica Vitae | Rick Stotijn | Malin Broman
tour dates
4 September växjö utvandrarnas hus
(concert with introduction)
5 September malmö palladium
6 September varbergs teater
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JAZZ
featuring Gunhild Carling
She is a full-blooded entertainer, a phenomenon
who gets everyone around her hooked on jazz
and swing. For the first time, Gunhild and the
player of Musica Vitae meet, presenting her own
musical 'Love Letters' arranged for strings. The
programme is a vibrant celebration of American
music of the 20ies and 30ies.
music by
Gunhild Carling | Leonard Bernstein
with
Musica Vitae | Gunhild Carling
tour dates
12 September
13 September
14 September
15 September
kristianstad kulturkvarteret
växjö konserthus
helsingborgs konserthus
ystads teater
&
Music
and time
Emotions, elegance and action are three words
to describe what's to be expected when Musica
Vitae meet with Frispel, the cross-over trio that
mixes traditional Nordic music with that of
medieval Europe. Swedish folk music, languorous Romanian tunes from the Middle Ages
and fiery Italian estampies will envelope the
listeners making it almost impossible to sit still.
The music is arranged by Stefan Levin.
with
Musica Vitae
Frispel: Claudia Müller – flutes,
Göran Månsson – flutes and percussion,
Agneta Hellström – flutes and didgeridoo
tour dates
Photo: Kony Södring
24 September växjö utvandrarnas hus
(mingle after the concert)
25 September hultsfred valhall
26 September tingsryd söderportkyrkan
27 September karlskrona sparresalen
family
concert
at the Concert Hall
What is friendship? Yankho Kamwendo is a
popular presenter of Swedish children's tele­
vision programmes. Together with his chums in
the orchestra he's wondering what friendship is
really like. Are the instruments best friends? Are
the best sounds made when they are the same or
diverse? Magical powers can be found in music
and at the concert we are all sure to become
best friends.
Before and after the concert, the concert hall
foyer is filled with activities. You can listen to
bands from the local music schools, get you face
painted, do paper craft or take a quiz.
with
Musica Vitae | Yankho Kamwendo
tour dates
3 October
4 October
kristianstad kulturkvarteret
växjö konserthus
Photo: Alexander Mahmoud (Musica Vitae)
in a
world
changing
In 2015 we celebrate the 150 years anniversary
of the great Nordic composers Carl Nielsen
and Jean Sibelius. The two of them lived in
times of great change, where wars, the birth of
new nations, scientific achievements and new
musical currents had great impact on their lives
and on their work. In this concert some of their
magnificent chamber music is paired with the
elegant neoclassicism of Francis Poulenc, and
the Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani
by the latter makes full use of the impressive
church organs.
(The concert in Växjö is a collaboration with
the Church of Sweden)
music by
Carl Nielsen | Jean Sibelius | Francis Poulenc
with
Musica Vitae | Anders Johnsson – orgel
tour dates
Photo: Yousuf Karsh | Det Kongelige Bibliotek
16 October
17 October
växjö domkyrka
malmö andreaskyrkan
Rekviem
A Journey Beyond and Within
Rekviem - a meeting between Musica Vitae
Chamber Orchestra, singers from the Stockholm-based Harmony of Voices Choir and
Circus Glass Royale. Choreography, video
projections and music in fusion take us on
an enticing journey for all the senses. Sensual
French Baroque combined with the pensive
sound of an electric guitar in Gavin Bryars' After
the Requiem form a moving visual performance
focusing on the properties of glass - still liquid.
All performances are presented by the arts
festival Smålands Kulturfestival.
music by
André Campra | Gavin Bryars
with
Musica Vitae | Vokalharmonin
Circus Glass Royale
Fredrik Malmberg – conductor
tour dates
29 October
eksjö kyrka
30 October diö funkisfabriken
31 October målerås glasbruk
mini
chamber music
festival
Last season's chamber music week was a tremendous success for Musica Vitae. Audience
and players alike thoroughly enjoyed music-­
making in various venues and settings. This
time we invite you all to a mini chamber music
festival in our own house. Spend all day - or
parts thereof - in our company, have a bite to
eat, and meet with our artistic director Malin
Broman and our players between concerts.
Concerts at 11.00, 14.00 and 16.00.
with
Musica Vitae | Malin Broman
tour dates
Photo: John Martin Bengtsson
7 November
växjö utvandrarnas hus
Carmen
for one night
When singer Yvonne Tuvesson Rosenqvist
assumes the roles of various opera characters
and singers, she opens the door to an enchanted
world. The concert goers are also encouraged to
try their singing abilities, and take on the persona
of Carmen among others.
music
Carmen | La Traviata | The marriage of Figaro, among others
with
Musica Vitae | Yvonne Tuvesson Rosenqvist
Per Drougge
tour dates
16 November
17 November
18 November
19 November
22 November
knislinge snapphanehallen
braås sporthallen
markaryd kulturhuset
virestads kyrka
perstorp centralskolan
Photo: Julia Freeman-Woolpert
Photo: Musica Vitae's archive
malmö palladium
6 September
12 September
13 September
14 September
15 September
Sweet Jazz
27 September
3 October
4 October
16 October
17 October
Family concert
In a Changing World
karlskrona sparresalen
tingsryd söderportkyrkan
hultsfred valhall
malmö andreaskyrkan
växjö domkyrka
växjö konserthus
kristianstad kulturkvarteret
25 September
26 September
Music and Time
24 September växjö utvandrarnas hus
(mingle after the concert)
ystads teater
helsingborgs konserthus
växjö konserthus
kristianstad kulturkvarteret
varbergs teater
(concert with introduction)
5 September
växjö utvandrarnas hus
Tour Dates
From Bottom to Top
4 September
Concert
autumn concerts 2015
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calendar
braås sporthallen
markaryd kulturhuset
17 November
18 November
ytterjärna kulturhuset
stockholms konserthus
27 November
28 November
växjö utvandrarnas hus
växjö domkyrka
11 December
20 December
(family concert)
älmhult folkets hus
6 December
'Tis the Season to be Jolly 5 December
(family concert)
växjö domkyrka
26 November
Messias
växjö teater
perstorp centralskolan
22 November
virestads kyrka
19 November
knislinge snapphanehallen
16 November
Carmen For One Night
växjö utvandrarnas hus
målerås glasbruk
(with talks in between the concerts)
31 October
30 October diö funkisfabriken
29 October eksjö kyrka
Choices of the Orchestra 7 November
Rekviem
Photo: Musica Vitae's archive
Photo: LarsErik Tobiasson
handel's
MESSIAS
The world's most beloved oratorio marks the
beginning of advent, and a sparkling advent it
will be! Together with the Eric Ericson Chamber
Choir, Scandinavian star soloists and Estonian
natural trumpets we fill the Växjö Cathedral with
the music that epitomises the season festivities.
The concert is also given at the Ytterjärna House
for the Arts and the Stockholm Concert Hall.
(The concert in Växjö is a collaboration with
the Church of Sweden)
with
Musica Vitae | Eric Ericson Chamber Choir:
Ditte Höjgaard Andersen – soprano, Mathias Hedegaard – tenor, Jakob Högström –
bass, Marianne Beate Kielland – alto
Fredrik Malmberg – conductor
tour dates
26 November
27 November
28 November
växjö domkyrka
ytterjärna kulturhuset
stockholms konserthus
This time of the year is oozing with tradition,
and the month of December offers you no less
than three occasions to get into the Christmas
spirit together with your very own chamber
orchestra, Musica Vitae. In our family concert
we are joined by Olle Steimer, Santa's elves and
Saint Lucia with her entourage. Actress Catherine
Westling is our guest as we bring you some of
our most beloved Christmas music, poems and
stories. On the fourth Sunday of Advent we go
full circle when we once again can be heard in
the Växjö Cathedral.
with
Musica Vitae | Catherine Westling, actress
Olle Steimer
tour dates
5 December växjö teater (family concert)
6 December älmhult folkets hus (family concert)
11 December växjö utvandrarnas hus
20 December växjö domkyrka
Cover images: Leszek Krututlski-Krechowicz (front cover), Musica Vitae's archive
(back cover).
Graphic design: Kajsa Nilsson, Musik i Syd. Print: TMG Tabergs, Växjö. 2015
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