Sofia Gubaidulina at the Kuhmo Festival

This year’s Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, which will present 240 works altogether, takes place from 13 to 26 July 2008. Sofia Gubaidulina has been invited as this year’s Festival Composer. On 22 July, she will present chamber works by various composers which have particularly influenced her own production. The Finnish premiere of her ensemble work “On the Edge of the Abyss” for seven celli and 2 aquaphones will follow on 23 July. These are the other works of Sofia Gubaidulina that will be performed at the Kuhmo Festival:

22 July 2008

Meditation on the Bach Chorale “Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit” for harpsichord, string quartet and double bass

Carsten Schmidt, harpsichord

Danel Quartet, Niek de Groot, double bass

23 July 2008

“At the Edge of the Abyss” for seven violoncelli and 2 aquaphones

Nicholas Daniel, direction

Marko Ylönen, cello

Gary Hoffman, cello

Martti Rousi, cello

Hai-Ye Ni, cello

Frans Helmerson, cello

Tomas Djupsjöbacka, cello

Tuomas Lehto, cello

Tim Ferchen, aquaphone

Tuija-Maija Nurminen, aquaphone

24 July 2008

“Song without Words” for trumpet and piano

Pasi Pirinen, trumpet

Heini Kärkkäinen, piano

25 July 2008

“Sounds of the Forest” for flute and piano

Janne Thomsen, flute

Maria Belooussova, piano

“Fata Morgana” for 8 violoncelli

Martti Rousi, cello

Tuomas Lehto, cello

Hai-Ye Ni, cello

Emanuel Wehse, cello

Marko Ylönen, cello

Guy Daniel, cello

Inga Raab, cello

Markus Hohti, cello