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Sun 20 Oct 2024
Duration (approx)
1 hour without interval

Adult $60 | Concession $55 | Student $35

Banner Image | Ismo Eskelinen. Photo: Felix Broede

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Carl Nielsen made a modest but charming contribution to the keyboard literature for children with his Humoreske-bagateller, here performed on flute and guitar – two instruments that speak with unrivalled clarity in UKARIA's crystalline acoustic. Janne Thomsen was also the inspiration behind Olli Mustonen's Anderseniana – five miniatures inspired by the fairy tales of her compatriot Hans Christian Anderson.

Ismo Eskelinen, our exquisite Finnish guitarist, takes us back in time with a selection of sixteenth-century fantasias written for the vihuela – an early precursor to the modern guitar, tuned like an Italian lute. Niccolò Paganini's Terzetto Concertante reveals the great violin virtuoso's lifelong interest in the guitar whilst also assigning equally prominent roles to the viola and cello, before Franco-Dutch siblings Cosima and Sào Soulez Larivière (violin and viola) join Janne Thomsen and Timo-Veikko Valve (cello) to conclude the morning with a special arrangement of Rossini's rambunctious William Tell Overture.


Carl Nielsen (1865–1931)
Humoreske-bagateller, Op. 11 (6')

I. Goddag! Goddag! (Hello! Hello!)
II. Snurretoppen! (The spinning-top)
III. En lille langsom Vals (A Little Slow Waltz)
IV. Sprællemanden (The Jumping Jack)
V. Dukke-marsch (The Puppet March)
VI. Spilleværket (The Musical Clock)

Janne Thomsen | Flute
Ismo Eskelinen | Guitar

Olli Mustonen (b. 1967)
Anderseniana – Five Pieces on Five Short Tales by Hans Christian Andersen for Solo Flute

I. The Comet (Kometen)
II. The Wicked Prince (Den onde Fyrste)
III. The Beetle (Skarnbassen)
IV. The Jewish Girl (Jødepigen)
V. Ole-Lukoie, the Dream God (Ole Lukøje)

Janne Thomsen | Flute

Luis de Narváez (fl. 1500–1549)
Los seys libros del Delphín de música de cifras para tañer vihuela, Libro I (1538)

Fantasia (IV) del quarto tono
Fantasia (I) del primer tono por gesolreut
Fantasia (VIII) del octavo tono

Ismo Eskelinen | Guitar

Alonso Mudarra (c. 1510–1580)
Tres libros de música en cifra para vihuela, Libro I (1546)

Pleni de la Misa de 'Faysan regrés' de Josquin
Fantasia, fácil
Fantasia X que contrahazee la harpa en la manera de Ludovico

Ismo Eskelinen | Guitar

Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840)
Terzetto Concertante in D for Viola, Cello and Guitar, MS 114

Sào Soulez Larivière | Viola
Timo-Veikko Valve | Cello
Ismo Eskelinen | Guitar

Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868)
Guillaume Tell Overture (arr. for flute and string trio)

Janne Thomsen | Flute
Cosima Soulez Larivière | Violin
Sào Soulez Larivière | Viola
Timo-Veikko Valve | Cello

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