Maestro Winnes

Stravinskij, Ibert, Lindberg

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Cathrine Winnes has had a long international career as a conductor, but she started as a saxophonist. Tonight, she will lead the Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta during one of the world’s most played saxophone concerts.

We will go on a musical journey to Paris in the early 20th century when the French capital was the metropolis and melting pot for art and artists of all genres travelled to Paris to find inspiration and work.

Composer Jacques Ibert had no need travel as he was born in Paris. Among his many compositions is the 1935 work Concertino da Camera, one of the world’s most frequently played saxophone concerts.

 The saxophone is near and dear for this evening’s conductor, Cathrine Winnes, who we look forward to meeting again. This concert comes during a busy international programme for Winnes, including in Sweden where she has worked a lot in recent years.

Besides Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da Camera, we will hear another famous work from the early 20th century Paris. Igor Stravinsky’s Octet for wind instruments from 1923 opens this evening’s concert.

Also featuring on tonight’s programme is Corrente, one of the most frequently performed works by Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg.

 

This concert is part of the subscription series Full Storm, Stor Storm and Liten Storm.