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.