Asko Heiskanen. Photo: Antti Kangassalo.
Wed 04.08.2021 6.00 pm Annala Villa, Helsinki
Music at the Manors
Thu 05.08.2021 6.00 pm The German Church, Helsinki
The Summer Concert Series of the German Church

The classic clarinet

The Vienna way

Hoffmeister–Mozart

FiBO Players:
  Asko Heiskanen, clarinet
  Anthony Marini, violin
  Tiina Aho-Erola, violin
  Tuula Riisalo, viola
  Lea Pekkala, cello

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ATTENTION! The concert in Annala Villa on 4th of August will be hold in the open air, if the weather is favourable. In any case there will be only 20 ticket available.

The clarinet was invented in the beginning of the 18th century and several composers like Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Hoffmeister began to use this new and fascinating instrument in their compositions. The sound of a classic clarinet made of boxwood is softer and more intimate than its modern equivalent, but having said that the instrument is also able to create strong sounds. The instrument’s range is also very wide: over three octaves!

Franz Anton Hoffmeister was both a composer and a renowned publisher who published, for instance, music by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Hoffmeister’s clarinet quartet in A major begins by playfully showing the wide range of the instrument, seasoned with the composer’s typical humoristic touch. In the second part the talking clarinet tells an emotional story accompanied by the string trio. The piece ends with a fast dance from the countryside where the clarinet and the strings alternate in a fortunate and happy ambiance. 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote a clarinet quintet in A major for the Austrian clarinet and basset horn virtuoso Anton Stadler. The premiere of the piece took place during a performance of the opera Il natale d’Apollo by Righini (during the intermission). The first part is a virtuoso and pretentious mix of alternately sung and fast phrases. The second part is a lullaby where the clarinet and the first violin alternate with the melody and decorative patterns. The third part, the minuet, combines several different affects, ambiances, in different keys. The variation structured last part puts, again, the spotlight on everybody, from the lovely viola tango to the virtuoso violin and clarinet scales.

Duration: 50 min (no intermission)

Please buy the tickets in advance!

ANNALA VILLA
Tickets 20 € / 35 € (guided walk in Finnish at 4.45 pm - 5.45 pm + concert): fibo.fi/shop

THE GERMAN CHURCH
Tickets 20 € (normal ticket) / 35 € (patron of arts ticket) / 35 € (cruise from 4 pm to 5.30 pm + concert): fibo.fi/shop

Ticket inquiries: lippu@fibo.fi

More information about the guided walk
How did the story of Helsinki begin? Who lived in Vanhakaupunki and what did people there do? Through what phases has the district been?
During the guided walk arranged by the Museum of Technology we will dive into the birth of Helsinki and the first phases of the city, as well as the industrial history of Vanhakaupunki. During the tour you will hear about the King's Mansion, water purification and other industrial activities in the area. The participants will also get acquainted with the city hall, the church and the graveyard. The one-hour-long guided tour ends at Annala Villa. The tour is not untrammeled and demands clothing according to the weather. Meeting at the Museum of Technology (Viikintie 1, 00560 Helsinki).

More information about the cruise
If, in addition to the concert, you are interested in watching the historical main sights in Helsinki from the sea, you should buy the combination ticket which is cheaper than a cruise and a concert purchased separately. The cruise part only includes the actual cruise, the place being the outdoor deck. If you wish, a table reservation can be made by e-mail. There is a café on board, and a buffet can be enjoyed for 15 €. 

Royal Line cruises depart from the Kolera Basin in the Market Square at 4 pm and take about 1,5 hours. The walk to the German Church takes about 10 minutes.

The Royal Line, which has been offering cruises since 1945, has its own website. Please visit it here. Possible inquiries and table reservations: info@royalline.fi

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