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21st Century Voices I

Tuesday 4th of July 7.00 PM
Viitasaari Areena 
Tickets 39/29 €, joint ticket for 21st Century Voices concerts on July 4th & 5th 69/52 €

The Time of Music will be opened by London Sinfonietta, one of the world’s leading contemporary music ensembles, with its first class soloists. Hans Werner Henze’s song cycle Voices deals with always topical social themes, such as oppression and alienation. This concert features the first 11 movements of Voices as well as three world premieres in between them. The second half of the entirety will be heard in 21st Century Voices II concert on Wednesday 5th of July.

The concert is a part of the Sounds Now project supported by the Creative Europe programme.

London Sinfonietta 
Carina Vinke, mezzo-soprano 
Peter Tantsits, tenor
Christian Karlsen, conductor

Hans Werner Henze: Voices: 1. Los poetas cubanos ya no sueñan (Heberto Padilla)
Voices 2. Prison Song (Ho-Chi Minh)
Voices 3. Keiner oder alle (Bertolt Brecht)
Voices 4. The electric cop (Victor Hernandez Cruz)
Voices 5. The distant drum (Calvin C. Hernton)
Riikka Talvitie: Green Tress, world premiere *

– intermission

Allison Loggins-Hull: Can you see? 
Voices 6. 42 Schulkinder (Erich Fried)
Voices 7. Caino (Gino de Sanctis)
Anna Korsun: New work, world premiere *
Voices 8. Il Pasi (Mario Tobino)
Voices 9. Heimkehr (Heinrich Heine)
Charles Uzor: Parmenides Prooimion, world premiere *
Voices 10. Grecia 1970 (Giuseppe Ungaretti)
Voices 11. Legende von der Enstehung des Buches Taoteking auf dem Weg des Laotse in die Emigration (Brecht)

*World premieres have been commissioned in collaboration between Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Time of Music.

Duration ca 2 hours. Viitasaari Areena’s Cafe serves the audience during the intermission and one hour before the concert.

The concert will be broadcasted by the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE.