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VIII LES LUMIÈRES
FESTIVAL IN THE SPIRIT OF ENLIGHTENMENT
14.-20.6.2010
IN HELSINKI AND SUOMENLINNA
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THEME:
"LETTERS FROM ENGLAND"
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Marja Rumpunen
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PROGRAM

Canaletto: London

Canaletto: London

 

MONDAY 14 JUNE,
TUESDAY 15 JUNE and
WEDNESDAY 16 JUNE

THE ADVENTURES OF JOSEF ANDREWS

Actor Antti Litja reads extracts from Henry Fielding’s book "The Adventures of Joseph Andrews"

MONDAY 14 JUNE

"Leonora – the story of an unfortunate flirt"

TUESDAY 15 JUNE

"A gentleman tells his life's story"

WEDNESDAY 16 JUNE

"Pastor Adams reveals his political stripes"

Sederholm House
Aleksanterinkatu 16-18
at 6 pm

Tickets: EUR 10 includes a glass of sea buckthorn juice.

Tickets can bought at Lippupiste
(Tel. 0600 900 900) or online:

~ www.lippu.fi ~

 
 

MONDAY 14 -
FRIDAY 18 JUNE

LUMIÈRES-ACADÉMIE
MINUET VAPRIIKKI

Tenalji von Fersen
11 am–2 pm

Directed by composer Pasi Lyytikäinen, teaching assistant at the Sibelius Academy’s Department of Composition, with composition student Albert Lenkiewicz as scribe.

Composition of a minuet followed by a concert and ball for dancers of all ages.

Canaletto: St James´s park

 

 

WEDNESDAY 16 JUNE

THE GENERATION 1710

RITARIHUONE
at 7 pm

The Parley of Instruments from England presents music by Thomas Arnen, William Boyce and John Stanley.

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Tickets: EUR 20 / 15

Tickets can bought at Lippupiste
(Tel. 0600 900 900) or online:

~ www.lippu.fi ~

 

William Hogarth: Enraged musician

 

SATURDAY 19 JUNE

PIQUE-NIQUE ECONOMIQUE

Exchange alley

KUSTAANMIEKKA SUOMENLINNA
2-4 pm

Count Anckarbjelke (Joachim Wigelius) and Baroness Edlerspjut (Marjorita Huldén) are back to dish out philosophy and music at their picnic: The thoughts of David Hume, Adam Smith and Anders Chydenius concerning proper economic management of the nation (selected by Kari Saastamoinen, Professor of the History of Ideas at University of Helsinki and Sixten Korkman, Managing Director of the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy), begging letters from composers (selected by composer Pasi Lyytikäinen) and music, including extracts from Pepusch’s Beggar’s Opera and Händel’s Julius Caesar. Soloists with the international Les Lumières orchestra are sopranos Anu Komsi and Päivi Kantola, mezzosoprano Ann-Marie Heino, sopranista Teppo Lampela, tenor Charles Barbier and baritone Sören Lillkung.

Free of charge

OF LONDON TAVERNS AND COFFEE ROOMS

TENALJI VON FERSEN
7-12 pm

An evening hosted by Count Anckarbjelke includes poetry by Alexander Pope and Jonathon Swift, Voltaire’s letters from England and music by the following composers: Thomas Arne, Charles Avison, Franceso Barsanti, Francesco Geminiani ja Willem de Fesch, Christoffer, Pieter Hellendaal, Simpson,Gotffried Finger.

Other performers include sopranos Philippa Hyde and Päivi Kantola, Rachel Latham, transverse flute, Marja Rumpunen, fortepiano, Elina Mustonen, harpsichord, Markus Kuikka, viola da gamba, Peter Collyer and Torsten Tiebout viola, Kari Vaattovaara, teorbi, Mark Caudle and Lea Pekkala, cello, Eberhard Maldfeld, contrabass, along with minuets and English countryside dances under the direction of dance master de Mont Walnut. Buffet.

Tickets: EUR 20 / 10

Tickets can bought at Lippupiste
(Tel. 0600 900 900) or online:

~ www.lippu.fi ~

 

Haymann: The Milkmaid's Garland

 

SUNDAY 20 JUNE

MINUET WORKSHOP CONCERT AND BALL

TENALJI VON FERSEN
2-4 pm

for small princes and princesses.

Tickets: EUR 10 / 5

Tickets can bought at Lippupiste
(Tel. 0600 900 900) or online:

~ www.lippu.fi ~

Latour: Émilie du Châtelet

Châtelet: Institutions de physique

THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS

TENALJI VON FERSEN
5 pm

Tea and pie is served in the new Science of Philosophy Salon accompanied by music interspersed with discussion about the latest scientific achievements and new English wisdom. Baroness Edlesrpjut (Marjorita Huldén) hosts two French researchers and a Lapp traveller: Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis (Osmo Pekonen, Ph.D.), Abbot Réginald Outhier (writer Mario Morisi – who translated Outhier’s ”Voyage to the North”) – and Finnish scientist Johann Welin’s niece Margareta, who is a great admirer of Emilie du Châtelet (Marjo S. Nurminen: Tieto-Finlandia Award for “Tiedon tyttäret – daughters of knowledge”). Music by the following composers: Marais, de Visér, Hely, Boismortier and Leclair and performed by Rachel Latham, transverse flute, Kari Vaattovaara, baroque guitar and theorbo, Markus Kuikka, viola da gamba, Elina Mustonen, harpsichord, Marja Rumpunen fortepiano and Lea Pekkala, cello.

Tickets: EUR 15 / 10 including tea.

Tickets can bought at Lippupiste
(Tel. 0600 900 900) or online:

~ www.lippu.fi ~

Outhier: Korteniemen talo

 

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