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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 young 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!

Although only a few years old, 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 chamber orchestra O/Modernt leads the way –Berliner Morgenpost
Ticciati so clearly led his fellow strings to draw even more from them with an infinite variety of dynamics –The Arts Desk
Unsung Heroines
Unsung Heroines

LUCIANA MANCINI mezzosoprano
HUGO TICCIATI violin

Programme to include
Astor Piazzolla Selections from ‘María de Buenos Aires’
Astor Piazzolla Selections from ‘Estaciones Portenas’
Eladia Blázquez Sin Piel
Arturs Maskats (Text by Emily Dickinson) Summer Dreams
Hildegard von Bingen Vos flores rosarum (arr. Johannes Marmén)
Nani Nani Sephardic Lullaby
Tarquinio Merula Ninna Nanna
María Grever Alma mia
Krishna Nagaraja Swedish Marian Lullaby
Antonio Tarragó Ros Maria Va
Chabuca Granda Maria Landó
Victoria Santa Cruz Negra Soy

Mindstream
Mindstream

EVELYN GLENNIE Percussion
HUGO TICCIATI Violin

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

L’Automne Chanson
L’Automne Chanson

ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER mezzosoprano
HUGO TICCIATI violin

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

Moonlight
Moonlight

ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER mezzosoprano
MARZI NYMAN electric guitar
ALASDAIR BEATSON or CÉDRIC TIBERGHIEN piano
HUGO TICCIATI violin
PRIYA MITCHELL violin
DANUSHA WASKIEWICZ viola
GARETH LUBBE viola
JULIAN ARP cello
CLAUDE FROCHAUX cello
SAM WILSON percussion
—alternatively—
with the O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra

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’)
-extra-
David Bowie Moonlight on Mars

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

NILS LANDGREN trombone, voice
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
MATTHEW BARLEY cello
SOUMIK DATTA sarod
SUKHVINDER SINGH tabla

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

Vivaldi Rocks
Vivaldi Rocks

HUGO TICCIATI Violin
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
O/MODERNT CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
HUGO TICCIATI conductor

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.

Georg Friedrich Handel Messiah

A Universal Creation
A Universal Creation

MATTHEW BARLEY cello
SOUMIK DATTA sarod
MANU DELAGO hang drum
SUKHVINDER SINGH tabla
O/MODERNT CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
HUGO TICCIATI conductor

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.

Joseph Franz Haydn The Creation

O/Monteverdi
O/Monteverdi

LUCIANA MANCINI mezzosoprano
AMSTEL SAXOPHONE QUARTET
ALASDAIR BEATSON pianist
EDERSON XAVIER dancer
O/MODERNT CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

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.

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
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.

Pärt, Silouan's Song
Pärt, Silouan's Song
Maskats, Concerto Grosso 1
Maskats, Concerto Grosso 1
Tüür, Angel's Share
Tüür, Angel's Share
Vasks, Distant Light
Vasks, Distant Light
Purcell From the Ground Up, Wigmore Hall
Purcell From the Ground Up, Wigmore Hall
Beatles, Within You Without You
Beatles, Within You Without You