song cycle to the poems of Sirkka Selja
Annimaria Rinne, voice
Seppo Kantonen, piano
Ville Herrala, bass
Ville Pynssi, drums
Lapland Chamber Orchestra
John Storgårds, conductor
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Watch the concert of Jan 29, 2021, at Helsinki Music Centre here
Watch the concert of Dec 11, 2020, at Helsinki Music Centre here
Watch the concert of Jan 13, 2021, in Jyväskylä here
John Storgårds and his Lapland Chamber Orchestra streamed a concert on Facebook, you can watch it here. The programme is:
Arnold Schönberg: Three Canons
Malcolm Arnold: Divertimento op. 37
Olli Mustosen: Sextet (Finnish premiere)
Max Reger: Lyrisches Andante
The last piece can also watched here.
Listen to John Storgårds conducting Higdon, Wieniawski and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 with Chicago Symphony Orchestra in December 2019. Listen here
Detroit Symphony Orchestra made nine filmed performances of John Storgårds available on DSO Replay, including Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, Beethoven Symphony No. 6 and Piano Concerto No. 3, Sibelius Symphony No. 7, Outi Tarkiainen’s “Midnight Sun Variations” as well as works by Rautavaara, Nielsen, Bjarnason and Antheil.
John Storgårds conducts Haydn, Bartók and the world premiere of the Trombone concerto Suuna by Jukka Tiensuu at the Helsinki Music Center on 11 January 2019. Watch here
Experience the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s Eroica symphony under the baton of John Storgårds:
Watch and listen John Storgårds conduct Strauss with Lahti Symphony in September 2017. Watch here
A short introduction to Munich Chamber Orchestra’s Haydn/Ligeti project:
10. August 2021, BBC Proms, London
Storgårds provided a heart-thumping performance of Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7, his physical style on the podium extending into the orchestra as they, too, bent and swayed with the music. [...] We’re hearing a lot of this symphony these days, but this exhilarating performance was right up there.
Mark Thomas, Bachtrack, 15 October 2020 London Philharmonic Orchestra