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Sommer Suite

Sommer Suite Elfenau Kultursommer

Sat, 31 Aug 2024 17:00 Bern, Orangerie Elfenau Claudia Ajmone-Marsan
Direction and Violin
Anna Puig-Torné
Viola

Works by Purcell, Atterberg, Grieg and others

Programme

Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
Chacony in g-Moll Z. 730

Milko Kelemen (1924–2018)
Concertante Improvisations for Strings

Matthew Locke (1621–1677)
Curtain Tune from the opera The Tempest

Kurt Atterberg (1887–1974)
Suite No. 3 Op. 19 for Violin, Viola and Strings

Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)
From Holberg's Time (Suite in the old style) Op. 40


Programme without interval
Running time: approx. 1 hour

About the programme

“When I was asked to curate a program for this concert, Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite sprang immediately to mind. It’s a piece bursting with joy, beauty and uplifting energy, so I thought it would be wonderful to play with my close friends and colleagues of the CAMERATA BERN.

I very much wanted to include Curtain Tune by Matthew Locke: taken from incidental music for a Shakespeare play, it depicts a calm sea that turns into a tempestuous storm in only a matter of seconds.

After these and other musical stops in Scandinavia and England, we look forward to exploring the world of the Croatian composer Milko Kelemen, with his unique Concertante Improvisations.”

Claudia Ajmone-Marsan

Ticket pricing

Admission free - donations welcome

Programme booklet

In-depth insights into the concert programme, with detailed descriptions of the works and biographies of participating artists. The evening programme booklet is available (in German only) as a PDF download starting approximately one week before the concert and is distributed free of charge at the concert.

The texts are produced in collaboration with the Institute for Musicology at the University of Bern.

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