Kitara Nova #Guitar Festival on #neuguitars #blog

Kitara Nova is a festival focusing on the music of our time, presenting the guitar in various forms. The festival has been running in Helsinki since 2019. The organization consists of a group of friends, who got acquainted while their studies at the Sibelius Academy.
 
The festival starts on Friday 9th of September, with a set of chamber pieces by Pärt, Gubaidulina and Schnittke. On Saturday 10.9., the day kicks off with a traditional Kitara Nova! concert which solely consists of premieres of new Finnish music for guitar. The day is ended by a concert of João Diogo Leitão, who performs his own compositions on the viola braguesa. On Sunday 11.9. Leitão will also host a workshop relating on this North Portuguese guitar. Besides that, Kitara + Avec concert will present the guitar in various chamber combinations with the music of our time. The weekend is finished with a concert of the artists of the festival together with students from the music institutions of Helsinki, presenting the iconic composition Domino Figures by Wayne Siegel. The last concert of the festival will be held on Friday 16.9. in the Helsinki Rock Church. Together with the Helsinki Chamber Orchestra, the chairman of the Kitara Nova association Antero Pellikka will give premiere of a new concerto by Adam Vilagi. Also the Danish guitarist Jakob Bangsø will give the Finnish premiere of Wayne Siegel’s guitar Concerto and guitarist Jonne Grans will present the concerto Eden: Out of Time and Out of Space by George Rochberg. The concert is conducted by James Salomon Kahane.
 
Pictured: Antero Pellikka and Jakob Bangsø.
 
 
Kitara Nova 2022 festival program:
 
 
Friday 9th of September
 
While the Sun Sets- Late Night Chamber Music
Gubaidulina, Schnittke, Pärt
 
Saturday 10th of September
 
Kitara Nova! New Finnish Music for Guitar
Laaksonen, Lehtinen, Ruohola, Gustavsson, Räisänen
 
One cup of contemporary music, please!
Mustonen
 
”Por onde fica a primavera” – 
Original compositions on viola braguesa by João Diogo Leitão 
 
Sunday 11th of September
 
Kitara + Avec
Koivisto, Hakola, Lang, Holmström, Hammo
 
One cup of contemporary music, please!
Lindberg
 
Minimalistic Guitar Orchestra
Siegel
 
Friday 16th of September
 
The Guitar Concertos of Our Time
Britten, Siegel, Vilagi, Rochberg

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