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O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra

A refreshing thunderstorm

—Kleine Zeitung Klagenfurt

‘Fiery, staggering and fragile’

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 performances at the Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Wiener Musikverein and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam. The O/Modernt players enjoy a wide range of outreach and educational projects in Sweden, the UK and further afield in India.

The Swedish string ensemble led by Hugo Ticciati fascinates from the first measure: such tender homogeneity in its playing, such a wealth of colour beneath! –Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin
Unsung Heroines <br>Stories of women from around the world
Unsung Heroines
Stories of women from around the world

LUCIANA MANCINI mezzosoprano
HUGO TICCIATI violin/leader
MARCELO NISINMAN bandoneon
JULIAN ARP, cello
LEANDRO MANCINI, percussion

Hildegard von Bingen Vos flores rosarum (arr. Johannes Marmén)
María Grever Alma mia
Arturs Maskats ‘Summer Dreams’ for violin, mezzosoprano and string orchestra
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Peteris Vasks 'In Evening light' for solo violin and strings
Eladia Blázquez Sin Piel
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Tarquinio Merula Ninna Nanna
Astor Piazzolla ‘Estaciones Portenas’ (arr. Leonid Desyatnikov): Verano Porteño, Invierno Porteño
Chabuca Granda María Landó
Marcelo Nisinman ‘Gaia’s Tango’ for violoncello, bandoneon and strings
Nani Nani (Sephardic Lullaby)
Antonio Tarragó Ros Maria Va
Astor Piazzolla Selections from ‘Maria de Buenos Aires’: Yo soy María, Tres marionetas, Poema Valseado
Krishna Nagaraja Swedish Marian Lullaby

Milestone21
Milestone21

NILS LANDGREN trombone
HUGO TICCIATI violin/leader
GWILYM SIMCOCK, piano
ROBERT IKIZ, percussions
JORDI CARRASCO-HJELM, double bass

500 Years: Death of Josquin des Prez
50 Years: Death of Igor Stravinsky
30 Years: Death of Miles Davis

The programme consists of selections and arrangements of the following:

Josquin des Prez
Mille regretz
Ave Maria ... virgo serena
La plus des plus
Une mousque de Biscays

Igor Stravinsky
Concerto in D (‘Basle’)
Three Pieces for String Quartet
L’histoire du soldat
Le sacre du printemps
L’Oiseaux de feu

Miles Davis
Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
Selim Sivad
Funky Tonk
So What
Freddie Freeloader

Moonlight
Moonlight

ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER mezzosoprano
MARZI NYMAN electric guitar
KRISTIAN BEZUIDENHOUT / ALASDAIR BEATSON / CÉDRIC TIBERGHIEN piano
HUGO TICCIATI violin/leader
PRIYA MITCHELL violin
DANUSHA WASKIEWICZ viola
GARETH LUBBE viola
JULIAN ARP cello
CLAUDE FROCHAUX cello
SAM WILSON percussion

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor Op. 27, No. 2
Arvo Pärt Es sang vor langen Jahren
Franz Schubert Der Wanderer an den Mond
Nicholas Britell Little’s Theme from ‘Moonlight’ (Original Soundtrack)
Claude Debussy ‘Claire de lune’ from Suite bergamesque
Gabriel Fauré ‘La lune blanche’ from La bonne chanson Op 61
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Arnold Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht Op. 4 (‘Transfigured Night’)
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Arvo Pärt Fratres
Henry Mancini Moon River
Nicholas Britell Chef’s Special from ‘Moonlight’
Elvis Presley Blue Moon - Take 9/M
Sting Sister Moon
Reijo Taipale Tähdet Meren Yllä (‘Finnish Tango’)
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David Bowie Moonlight on Mars

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Henry & Harry<br>Potter & Purcell
Henry & Harry
Potter & Purcell

LUCIANA MANCINI mezzosoprano
HUGO TICCIATI violin/leader
TENEBRAE / VOCES8

Henry Purcell Dido and Aeneas Z 626
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John Williams Selections from Harry Potter film music (arr. Michael Story)
Henry Purcell Fantasia upon One Note Z 745
Erkki-Sven Tüür Action – Passion
György Ligeti Passacaglia ungherese
Sting Shape of My Heart
Muse ‘Redemption’ from Symphony Exogenesis

Vivaldi Rocks
Vivaldi Rocks

HUGO TICCIATI violin/leader
BRAM VAN SAMBEEK bassoon
MARIJN KORFF DE GIDTS percussion
SVEN FIGEE hammond organ

Programme to include

Vivaldi Diverse concertos
Metallica Orion / Pulling Teeth
Dream Theatre Octavarium
Muse Symphony Exogenesis

Messiah Rapped
Messiah Rapped

BABA ISRAEL rap artist
SVANTE HENRYSON electric bass
VOCES8
HUGO TICCIATI conductor

Georg Friedrich Handel Messiah, interspersed with contemporary improvised lyrics

Highlighting contemporary themes in Handel’s reinvented English oratorio, O/Modernt’s Messiah takes us back to the future. Rap artist Baba Israel and his crew improvise lyrics in response to Handel’s words and music, entering into an emotional and spiritual dialogue with the sacred texts that stresses their contemporary relevance. Haunting poetic beauty and brilliant vocal pyrotechnics combine as Baba Israel reflects on Messiah with an urgency and power that invites us to look again at the world we live in and contemplate our role and place in it.

Mindstream
Mindstream

EVELYN GLENNIE percussion
HUGO TICCIATI violin/leader

Pérotin Viderunt Omnes
Jill Jarman Double Concerto for Percussion, Violin, and Strings ('Mindstream')
James Tenney Having Never Written a Note for Percussion
Philip Glass Symphony No. 3
Arvo Pärt Silouan’s Song

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L’Automne Chanson
L’Automne Chanson

ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER mezzosoprano
HUGO TICCIATI violin/leader

Henry Purcell Fantasia No. 5
John Dowland In Darkness Let Me Dwell
Benjamin Britten Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge
French Chansons Boum! / Chanson d’Automne / Les Feuilles Mortes
Sting Until / Shape of my Heart

Eternal Beauty: Classic Meets Jazz
Eternal Beauty: Classic Meets Jazz

NILS LANDGREN trombone, voice
HUGO TICCIATI violin/leader
THE AGNAS BROTHERS jazz quartet

Folk Music from Sweden
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Edward Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
Michael Wollny Eternal Beauty / The Moon, the Stars and You
Henry Mancini Moon River

White Light
White Light

HUGO TICCIATI violin/leader
MATTHEW BARLEY cello
SOUMIK DATTA sarod
SUKHVINDER SINGH "PINKY" tabla

John Tavener Mother of God
Peteris Vasks Distant Light
The Beatles Across the Universe / Within You Without You
Amjad Ali Khan Raag Bhairavi

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A Universal Creation
A Universal Creation

MATTHEW BARLEY cello
SOUMIK DATTA sarod
MANU DELAGO hang drum
SUKHVINDER SINGH "PINKY" tabla
HUGO TICCIATI conductor

Joseph Haydn The Creation, interspersed with traditional Indian music

From the dark shores of nothingness the primordial vibrational AUM sounded and the universe emanated. This concert begins with an Indian mantra, leading into the first day of Haydn’s Creation. Interludes of Indian music punctuate the performance of Haydn’s great work, narrating in sound the Hindu story of the origins of the world. As the performance progresses, elements of Haydn’s Creation are subtly affected by the Indian strains while the Indian musicians draw inspiration from Haydn’s score.

O/Monteverdi
O/Monteverdi

LUCIANA MANCINI mezzosoprano
HUGO TICCIATI violin/leader
AMSTEL SAXOPHONE QUARTET
ALASDAIR BEATSON pianist
EDERSON XAVIER dancer

Orpheus Goes Postmodern
A one act opera/ballet inspired by the myth of Orpheus for saxophone quartet, string ensemble, piano, mezzosoprano and dancer. The music interweaves innovative arrangements of Monteverdi’s and Gluck’s operas with Suite for Orphée and Mishimi by Glass.

Monteverdi to Tango
A suite weaving Monteverdi’s masses and madrigals together with Piazzolla’s tangos. A unique opportunity to enjoy how the sensual in Monteverdi resonates with the overt physicality of tango; to feel how the visceral dissonances and lilting rhythms of the grand master engage seamlessly with the sonorous world of South America.

Ticciati so clearly led his fellow strings to draw even more from them with an infinite variety of dynamics –The Arts Desk
Berliner Morgenpost

The Stockholm-based chamber orchestra O/Modernt leads the way. Britten’s Variations on a theme by his composition teacher Frank Bridge burn with such an intense flame that the audience is tempted to applaud between movements.

The Arts Desk, London

And above all Ticciati showed his directing, for which read conducting, instinct as leader with the most perfect openings and endings of movements, the mark of real greatness in music-making.

Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden

The audience stood up with an enthusiastic roar – and sure enough, it was one of the most rejuvenating concerts I’ve been to recently.

Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin

Ticciati is a soloist ready for anything, whose joy in differentiated playing inspires his string-playing colleagues, turning Vasks’ will-o’-the-wisp music into profound insight.

A. Pärt: Silouan's Song
A. Pärt: Silouan's Song
A. Schnelzer: Apollonian Dances (excerpt)
A. Schnelzer: Apollonian Dances (excerpt)
A. Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht (excerpt)
A. Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht (excerpt)
W. A. Mozart: Requiem (excerpt)
W. A. Mozart: Requiem (excerpt)