Sunday 14.7.

Sunday 14.7.2024

1. 15.00 Lentiira Church — €25/21

Lentiiran kirkkotie 51 (Driving time from the centre approx. 45 min)


A bright and stimulating start to the 2024 festival in the beautiful surroundings of Lentiira Church. This concert marks the Kuhmo debut by the Spanish Quiroga String Quartet.

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685—1759):

Overture from Ode Alexander's Feast, HWV 75 (1736, arr. for organ)

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685—1759):

Organ Concerto in B flat, Op. 4 No. 6 (1738)

Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

String Quartet No. 57 in C, Op. 74 No. 1 (1793)

Alberto Ginastera (1916—1983):

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20 (1948)

Sunday 14.7.2024

2. 19.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre — €30/25


After an all-too long hiatus, we are thrilled to welcome the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra back to Kuhmo. Swedish composer Anders Hillborg has cooked up quite a stew from Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concert No. 3. The soloist is free to season the stew with improvisational spices of their own. It’s hard to avoid the influence of blues and the ensuing manic jam session. After the interval, the festival’s artistic directors will join the orchestra and guide the audience through the captivating world of Dvořák’s Slavic melodies.

Isabella Leonarda (1620—1704):

Sonata No 12, Op. 16 for violin and basso continuo (1683)

J. S. Bach (1685—1750):

First movement from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 (1718)

Anders Hillborg (1954—):

Second movement for J. S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 'Very Tender' (2017)

J. S. Bach (1685—1750):

Third movement from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 (1718)

Anders Hillborg (1954—):

Bach Materia for violin and string orchestra (2017)


Antonín Dvořák (1841—1904):

Serenade in E, Op. 22 for string orchestra (1875)