Two large-scale works, Sebastian Hilli’s bright Honeymoon and Tiina Myllärinen’s (Bad) Dreams come true, a quartet dedicated to the Ukrainian people, were both created as a result of Uusinta Ensemble’s collaborative commission projects over the past years. The relationship between these two quite different works opens up a musical world that is topical and rich in references. They are separated by Ann Cleare’s musical metaphor about waves and a cobalt-blue ocean that extends beyond its performance duration.
Pre-concert discussion at 6.15–6.45 pm, Helsinki Music Centre, Paavo Hall, with composers Sebastian Hilli and Tiina Myllärinen, hosted by Tuuli Lindeberg, the artistic director of Musica nova Helsinki.
Tomas Gricius, trumpet
Sebastian Hilli, conductor
Sebastian Hilli: Honeymoon (2021), 30 min (premiere)
Commissioned by Uusinta Ensemble and Ensemble Musikfabrik
Ann Cleare: where cobalt waves live (2018), 6 min
Tiina Myllärinen: (Bad) Dreams come true (2022), 30 min
Commissioned by Uusinta Ensemble and Sea Lapland String Quartet