Thursday 16 June, 19:00
Hugo Ticciati conductor
Mari Eriksmoen soprano
Ian Bostridge tenor
Florian Boesch bass
Eric Ericsons Kammarkör
O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra
Franz Joseph Haydn The Seasons Hob XXI:3
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Building on the success of our ongoing series of Un/Modern at O/Modernt concerts, we are thrilled to be staging a performance of Haydn’s The Seasons in which the O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra teams up with Stockholm’s Blåsarsymfonikerna, the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir and star soloists Mari Eriksmoen (soprano), Ian Bostridge (tenor) and Florian Boesch (bass). Haydn’s second large-scale oratorio (first performed in 1801) is based on a long Georgic poem by the eighteenth-century Scottish poet, James Thomson. Haydn’s virtuosic interpretation, which is suffused with the enlightened natural philosophy of the times, is a marvellously varied and painterly piece that the composer himself described as nothing less than ‘outstanding’.
As violinist, leader and conductor, Hugo Ticciati imbibes all possible forms of creativity, whether it be performing world premieres in the most prestigious venues around the world, improvising with monks in India, or devising innovative programmes for O/Modernt Orchestra and Festival which he founded in 2011. Alongside his passion to discover and learn from the music of previous epochs and non-western traditions, Hugo embraces the world of contemporary music. To date, over forty works have been written for and dedicated to him by a host of eminent composers, including Erkki-Sven Tüür, Pēteris Vasks, Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Albert Schnelzer and Dobrinka Tabakova.
As the Artistic Director of his own O/Modernt Orchestra, and Artistic Partner with Manchester Camerata, Hugo collaborates regularly with Kremerata Baltica, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra da Camera di Perugia. Most recently, he has been invited to work with Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
Gaining a growing reputation for his innovative and adventurous programming, Hugo is frequently asked to devise and present concerts and festivals with a unique twist. This has led to ongoing collaborations with Wigmore Hall and Kings Place in London. Pursuing his passion for chamber music, Hugo has developed special artistic partnerships with members of the O/Modernt Soloists as well as other internationally renowned artists, notably Evelyn Glennie, Anne Sofie von Otter, Nils Landgren, Steven Isserlis, Angela Hewitt and Olli Mustonen.
Hugo frequently gives master-classes and lectures on music-related subjects both at Scandinavia’s leading specialist music school Lilla Akademien, where he holds the post of Deputy Artistic Director, and other educational institutions around the world.
Directed by violinist Hugo Ticciati, the O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra is an integral part of O/Modernt. Comprised of top players from all over Europe, the orchestra performs eclectic and adventurous programmes, with anything from arrangements of medieval motets to Bach, Webern and Metallica. The orchestra regularly collaborates with world-renowned soloists such as Evelyn Glennie, Steven Isserlis, Anne Sofie von Otter and Nils Landgren, as well as jazz artists, rappers, choreographers, rock-balancers and more!
Over the last decade, the orchestra has gained an international reputation, with critically-acclaimed performances at the Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Wiener Musikverein and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam. Recent and upcoming highlights include concerts in Kölner Philharmonie, Elbphilharmonie, Berwaldhallen, Kings Place and Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall. The O/Modernt players enjoy a wide range of outreach and educational projects in Sweden, the UK and further afield in India.
JORDI CARRASCO HJELM
JAKUB BECERRA PIETRYKA
ANNA FERRIOL DE CIURANA
Ian Bostridge's international recital career takes him to the foremost concert halls of Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. His operatic appearances have included Aschenbach/Death in Venice for the Deutsche Oper, Peter Quint/The Turn of the Screw for the Teatro alla Scala, Handel’s Jeptha for Opéra National de Paris, Nerone/L'Incoronazione di Poppea and Tom Rakewell for the Bayerische Staatsoper, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni for the Wiener Staatsoper, Tamino/Die Zauberflöte and Jupiter/Semele for the English National Opera and Caliban/The Tempest for the Royal Opera House. His many recordings have won all the major international record prizes and been nominated for fifteen Grammys. His recording for Pentatone of Schubert’s Winterreise with Thomas Adès won the Vocal Recording of the Year 2020 in the International Classical Music Awards. His book, Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession, was published in 2014. He was made a CBE in 2004.
The Swedish Wind Ensemble has a residency at Musikaliska, Stockholm’s oldest concert hall, built in 1878. The orchestra prides itself on the breadth of its repertoire, genre-crossing collaborations and its gender-equal programming. The group has developed, from a band directed by Stockholm’s public transport company SL – previously called the Stockholm Tramway Men’s Band – to become a modern, bold, innovative ensemble. The Swedish Wind Ensemble has performed works by composers such as Andrea Tarrodi, Benjamin Staern, Christian Lindberg, Anders Hillborg and Csaba Deák. Recordings include composer portraits by Mikael Råberg, Martin Q Larsson and most recently Igor Stravinsky's Work for Winds. They have released series of recordings with international soloists conducted by Christian Lindberg, the former conductor of the orchestra. Over the past ten years, the orchestra has actively been striving for a more equal repertoire and greater gender awareness, leading to new musical discoveries, works and transcriptions of older music by composers including Helena Munktell, Elfrida Andrée, Valborg Aulin and Lili Boulanger. In addition to classical music, crossover is an important part of what they do. Folk music, world music, jazz and tango are recurring elements of their repertoire, often taking place in collaboration with soloists in the same genre. The orchestra operates mainly in Stockholm, but has established itself as one of Scandinavia’s leading wind ensembles with a growing international reputation. Cathrine Winnes has been the Orchestra’s artistic director and principal conductor since 2016.
The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir was founded in 1945 by Eric Ericson and has since taken a central position in the Swedish and international music scene. After Eric passed away in 2013, Fredrik Malmberg was engaged as chief conductor, working alongside Swedish and international guest conductors. On the world stage, the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir is among the very foremost professional ensembles. Highlights of their international work include collaborations with the Swedish Radio Choir and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and with conductors such as Claudio Abbado and Riccardo Muti. Since 2003 the choir has collaborated closely with the the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Stockholm Concert Hall. Within the framework of the state budget for culture, the choir has guaranteed annual support that offers a basic security to support its freelance work. The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir is a member of TENSO – the European network for professional chamber choirs.
Austrian baritone Florian Boesch is one of today’s foremost lieder interpreters, with appearances at Wigmore Hall, Musikverein and Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Philharmonie Cologne, and the Edinburgh and Schwetzingen Festivals. He has been artist-in-residence at the Wigmore Hall, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Teatro Real in Madrid and the Theater an der Wien and the Elbphilharmonie. He has worked with the Wiener Philharmoniker, Berliner Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, London Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and Bamberger Symphoniker; and with conductors Ivor Bolton, Gustavo Dudamel, Adam Fischer, Iván Fischer, Pablo Heras-Casado, Philippe Herreweghe, Sir Simon Rattle, Robin Ticciati and Franz Welser-Möst. He was highly acclaimed for the title role in Berg’s Wozzeck and Handel’s Saul at the Theater an der Wien.
In the 2021/22 season, Norwegian soprano Mari Eriksmoen joins productions of Fidelio (Marzelline) at Opéra Comique and Die Zauberflöte (Pamina) at Theater Basel, and a concert performance of Abrahamsen’s The Snow Queen (Gerda) at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. In concert, she sings Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with Münchner Philharmoniker and Paavo Järvi, and on tour with Ensemble Pygmalion and Raphaël Pichon.
Eriksmoen received widespread acclaim for her role debut as Debussy’s Mélisande in the complex and intense staging by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet and Marina Abramović for Opera Vlaanderen, and has reprised the role this season at Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville.
Complementing her debut recital disc with Alphonse Cémin (Alpha), Mari recently added two solo orchestral discs to her catalogue: Handel and Mozart arias with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra/Jan Willem de Vriend (Challenge Classics), and Britten’s Les illuminations and Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Ed Gardner (Chandos).