• Sat. 18.06.
  • 8.30 p.m.
  • Bremen
    ·Knoops Park

Summer in Lesmona – Grand Orchestra Concert

Open-air summer classic festival

Programme

    • Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
    • ›I. Allegro vivace‹ from Symphony No. 4 in A major op. 90 ›Italian‹
    • Traditional
    • Pizzica Indiavolata (arr. by Taranta!/Mauro Durante/Oliver Groenewald)
    • Traditional
    • Lu Rusciu te lu Mare (arr. by Taranta!/Oliver Groenewald)
    • Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)
    • Adagetto in F major
    • Giulio Bianco
    • Tornare (arr. by Taranta!/Oliver Groenewald)
    • Nino Rota (1911–1979)
    • ›Love Theme‹ from ›The Godfather‹
    • Nino Rota
    • ›The Godfather Waltz‹ from ›The Godfather‹
    • Nino Rota
    • ›The Immigrant‹ from ›The Godfather‹
    • Giacomo Puccini
    • Preludio sinfonico in A major
    • Traditional
    • Pizzica di San Vito (arr. by Taranta!/Oliver Groenewald)
    • Traditional
    • Antidotum Tarantulae (arr. by Taranta!/Oliver Groenewald)
    • Traditional
    • Kalinifta (arr. by Taranta!/Oliver Groenewald)
    • Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)
    • ›IV. Finale: Allegro moderato‹ from Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 43

Conductor

Tarmo Peltokoski

It was a stroke of luck that this Finnish multi talent gave his German debut in June with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, the orchestra’s musical quality and precision created the perfect conditions for a collaboration with this extraordinary young talent, after which followed and entire series of return appearances. In February 2022 Tarmo Peltokoski was appointed ›Principal Guest Conductor‹ of the Kammer­philharmonie – the first time that this orchestra has bestowed the title in its 42-year history. In the 2021/22 season, Peltokosky gave his Berlin debut with the Orchester der Komischen Oper, the hr-Sinfonieorchester. Further debuts are expected at the Rheingau Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, also with the Köln Philharmonie, the Sinfonieorchester Basel, the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Orchestre National du Caiptole de Toulouse and at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

At the age of just 14, this diverse musician began studying with the retired professor Jorma Panula. He is currently studying at the Sibelius Academy with Sakari Oramo, where he has also taken lessons with Hannu Lintu and Jukka-Pekka Saraste as well as piano lessons with Antti Hotti for, in addition to being a conductor, this 21-year-old Finn is also a celebrated pianist who has won several competitions. He has performed as soloist with all the celebrated Finnish orchestras and in 2018 was named
›Junger Musiker des Jahres‹ by the Pro Musica Foundation. Parallel to his conducting and piano studies, Tarmo Peltokoski also studied composition and arranging.

Band

Taranta!

Mauro Durante Violin and Tambourello
Giulio Bianco Wind Instruments
Francesca Della Monaca Vocals and Tambourello
Giovanni Amighetti Keyboards and Effects
Luca Nobis Guitar
Leonardo Cordella Accordeon and Tambourello
Valerio ›Combass‹ Bruno Bass

Taranta! are based in Salento, Italy, where they hold ›La Notte della Taranta‹ an annual festival which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and which is broadcast on live television. The Italian temperament, musical virtuosity and musical frenzy regularly gets audiences dancing in the aisles. Since the Middle Ages, there has been such music and dancing in this region, created with the intention of healing people. The tarantula, a venomous spider, gave its name to the frenzied dances performed by those it had bitten, in order to force the poison from their bodies.

As a band project in which the best musicians from the various taranta groups take part, Taranta! was originally created by Daniele Durante and his son Mauro. In 2021, Mauro Durante took over artistic directorship and, for the first time in its history, toured Germany with an all-star line-up and shared some of the highlights of this very special music.

Moderator

Friederike Westerhaus

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Conductor

Tarmo Peltokoski

It was a stroke of luck that this Finnish multi talent gave his German debut in June with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, the orchestra’s musical quality and precision created the perfect conditions for a collaboration with this extraordinary young talent, after which followed and entire series of return appearances. In February 2022 Tarmo Peltokoski was appointed ›Principal Guest Conductor‹ of the Kammer­philharmonie – the first time that this orchestra has bestowed the title in its 42-year history. In the 2021/22 season, Peltokosky gave his Berlin debut with the Orchester der Komischen Oper, the hr-Sinfonieorchester. Further debuts are expected at the Rheingau Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, also with the Köln Philharmonie, the Sinfonieorchester Basel, the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Orchestre National du Caiptole de Toulouse and at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

At the age of just 14, this diverse musician began studying with the retired professor Jorma Panula. He is currently studying at the Sibelius Academy with Sakari Oramo, where he has also taken lessons with Hannu Lintu and Jukka-Pekka Saraste as well as piano lessons with Antti Hotti for, in addition to being a conductor, this 21-year-old Finn is also a celebrated pianist who has won several competitions. He has performed as soloist with all the celebrated Finnish orchestras and in 2018 was named
›Junger Musiker des Jahres‹ by the Pro Musica Foundation. Parallel to his conducting and piano studies, Tarmo Peltokoski also studied composition and arranging.

Moderator

Friederike Westerhaus