12 January 2015

Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival: Wagner performed with accordion and baritone

XVII Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival
Tue 17.2 In the Master’s Company

An Evening with the Music of Richard Wagner
Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory 19.00
Pitkänsillankatu 16

Esa Ruuttunen baritone
Janne Valkeajoki accordion
Roman Schatz text
For the first time in the music world, the German master composer’s music will be performed with accordion and baritone. World-class baritone and young musician Esa Ruuttunen will fill the hall with a captivating musical performance. Starring the author Roman Schatz.
Ruuttunen is one of the best Finnish baritones and has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the Finnish National Opera, Savonlinna, Bavaria, Stuttgart, London, Vienna and Berlin. In this concert Ruuttunen will treat audiences to Wagner’s most famous arias, including The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin and others. The performance also will feature Franz Liszt arrangements for solo accordion, among them “Senta’s Ballad” and “Elsa’s Dream.” Richard Wagner’s dramatic and strong-yet-delicate tonal language will emerge in full strength in a performance that will also include the music of Bach.
The author Roman Schatz also will present a talk on Wagner’s life, music and incredibly tangled human relationships.
Tickets 15 €/10 €
info: www.talviharmonikka.com

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