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Another heart


22.08.2024 | 19:00

Turku Concert Hall



Fleur Barron, mezzosoprano
Aliisa Neige Barrière, conductor
Akseli Kouki, actor
Aleksi Barrière, dramaturgy and characterisation
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

LOUISE FARRENC (1804–1875):
Overture no. 2 in E flat major op. 24

AUGUSTA HOLMÈS (1847–1903):
Andromède, tone poem (1883)

The Ring of Fire and Love (2020)

KAIJA SAARIAHO (1952–2023):
Adriana Songs (2006)

  1. Jardin d’automne (Autumn gardenb)
  2. Je sens deux coeurs (I sense two hearts)
  3. Rages (Rages)
  4. La vie retrouvée (Newfound life)

Tickets 49 | 45 | 30 €

Duration 2 h, 1 intermission

Conductor and violinist Aliisa Neige Barrière, Artist-in-Residence at the Turku Music Festival in 2024, has created a wonderful and intriguing programme for soloist, actor and orchestra in collaboration with her brother, dramaturge Aleksi Barrière!

The programme features music by woman composers: Louise Farrenc, Augusta Holmès, Outi Tarkiainen, and also Adriana Songs by Kaija Saariaho, performed by mezzosoprano Fleur Barron. Text written by Aleksi Barrière binds the programme together, with actor Akseli Kouki guiding the audience through the concert, explaining how women have been widely ignored in the history of music. The concert concludes with a dialogue between soloist and actor – the arias in Adriana Songs by Kaija Saariaho, the last of these sung to the son of Adriana in the original opera. Aliisa Neige Barrière conducts the Turku Philharmonic.

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  • Address: Aninkaistenkatu 9, 20100 Turku
  • Public Transport: All stops at the city centre are nearby. The bus terminal is nearby and Turku main railway station approx. 1 km away.
  • Accessibility: Accessible parking (2 spots) on Sibeliuksenkatu. Temporary stopping for dropping off passengers is allowed in front of the main entrance on Aninkaistenkatu. The main entrance is accessible.
  • Parking: Parking areas at the city centre. Puutori car park is recommended.
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