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Songs of Judith

SONGS OF JUDITH

12.08.2024 | 18:00

Sibelius Museum

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Program

Hehku Collective
Christina Herresthal
, mezzosoprano
Claire Moncharmont, harp

Finnish Baroque Orchestra
FiBO Players chamber music ensemble
Irma Niskanen, violin
Anne Pekkala, violin
Johanna Randvere, viola da gamba
Anna-Maaria Oramo, harpsichord, mezzosoprano

Aleksi Barrière, text and characterisation
Aliisa Neige Barrière, narrator

ÉLISABETH JACQUET DE LA GUERRE (1665–1729):
Prelude in A minor (Pièces de clavecin, 1687)

BARBARA STROZZI (1619–1677):
Riamata de chi amava (Cantate, ariette, e duetti, 1651)
Text: Unknown

JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU (1683–1764):
arr. Jean-Pierre Guignon (1702–1774)
Les Sauvages (original 1728, arrangement 1736)

ANTONIA BEMBO (ca. 1643–1715):
De profundis (Les Sept psaumes de David, ca. 1700)
Text: Psalm 129/130 translated by Élisabeth-Sophie Chéron (1648–1711)

ISABELLA LEONARDA (1620–1704):
Sonata Duodecima (Sonate Op. 16, 1693)

JUHA T. KOSKINEN (1972–):
She who saw things to come (2024, WP)
Text: Aleksi Barrière (1989–)

ANTONIA BEMBO (ca. 1643–1715):
Mi basta cosí (Produzioni Armoniche, ca. 1701)
Text: Unknown

ÉLISABETH JACQUET DE LA GUERRE (1665–1729):
Judith (Cantates françoises sur des sujets tirez de l’Écriture, 1708)
Text: Antoine Houdar de La Motte (1672–1731)

ÉLISABETH JACQUET DE LA GUERRE (1665–1729):
Sarabande in D minor (Pièces de clavecin, 1687)
Text: Edith Södergran, Revanche, 1918

JEAN-PIERRE GUIGNON (1702–1774):
Tendrement (Pièces à deux violons, 1736)

MIOKO YOKOYAMA (1989–):
Postlude (2024, WP)

Tickets 29 | 25 | 18 €

Duration 1 h 20 min, no interval

The programme Songs of Judith sheds light on a hidden tradition where woman composers and authors imagine what a revolt by women against their male oppressors would be like. Could it be done without violence? Built around a cantata devoted to the Biblical character of Judith by Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665–1729), the programme explores the psychological, moral and spiritual aspects of revolution through a selection of rarely performed Baroque and modern works. In this staged concert created by conductor Aliisa Neige Barrière and director and dramaturge Aleksi Barrière, the Nordic musicians of the Hehku Collective joins forces for the first time with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra.

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  • Address: Piispankatu 17, 20500 Turku
  • Public Transport: All stops at the city centre are nearby. Hämeenkatu and Uudenmaankatu stops are the closest stops. The Tuomiokirkko stop for long-distance buses is also nearby.
  • Accessibility: The main entrance and the concert hall are accessible. Accessible parking (1 spot) next to the main entrance.
  • Parking: Roadside parking and parking around the Turku Cathedral.
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