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touring 22–26 November 2023

Mendelssohn: Symphony in G minor
Spohr: Nonet in F major
Dvořák: Serenade in E major

dir. Cecilia Bernardini, violin
20 performers

touring 15–19 January 2024

Rebel: Les Elémens
Bach: Violin concerto in A minor
Handel: Water Music

dir. Dmitry Sinkovsky, violin
35 performers

The violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky gyrated like a rock guitarist during his gorgeous rendition of the Concerto in D minor, his effortless virtuosity … and his soulful, aching rendition of the Adagio holding the audience spellbound.
–Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times

Dmitry Sinkovsky & HeBO

touring 2023–24

Paradise Lost
Buxtehude – Reincken – Roman – Monteverdi – Marini

Hana Blažíková, soprano
8 performers

Monday saw the appearance of the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, and a programme of music from the late 17th century Düben Collection in Uppsala, including works by Buxtehude, Förster, Geist and Meder. This was an extremely impressive concert, with excellent playing and singing and a very well thought out and presented programme.
–Andrew Benson-Wilson, Early Music Review

Music from North and South, an opulent programme reflecting vanity, guilt, humankind’s past and future. Music was the only art supported by Lutheranism to express the kind of religious fervour found in the Roman Catholic Church. Darkness and light alternate in a magically Nordic manner.

Schmelzer: Sonata VII (1662)

touring 2023–24

Galuppi: Caduta di Adamo (1747, Rome – Uppsala MS)

Ivana Lazar, Aco Bišćević, Liliya Gaysina, Sonja Runje
dir. Aapo Häkkinen
2 horns, strings 53211, 1 bassoon, 1 lute, 1 harpsichord, 1 organ
22 performers

Galuppi’s settings of Metastasian texts were seen as genuinely ground-breaking by progressive artists all over Europe. This practically unknown oratorio has never been published.

touring 2023–24

Bach: Harpsichord Concertos

Pierre Hantaï & Aapo Häkkinen, harpsichord
7 performers

Kleine Besetzung, maximaler Groove: Die fünf Streicher vom Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, dessen Cembalo spielender Leiter Aapo Häkkinen und der französische Meistercembalist Pierre Hantaï brachten eine überschäumende Energie in die Aula der Göttinger Universität. Mit Präzision, enormer Spielfreude, aber auch ausgefeilter Delikatesse musizierte die aufeinander eingeschworene Gemeinschaft. Und optisch prägnant waren die jungen Finnen überdies: Ein elfenhaftes Wesen umschmeichelte das Cello, während ein mit Piratentuch und Lederhose aufgemachter Bratschist grimmig dreinblickte.
–Georg Pepl, Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung

The recording of complete concertos for two harpsichords by J.S. Bach (BWV 1060–1062) received a Diapason d’or de l’année in 2018. They can be combined with other works such as the concertos for three and four harpsichords – released in 2021 and already crowned with another Diapason d’or – or with chamber music by Bach’s predecessors such as Kirchoff and Reincken.

Pierre Hantaï & Aapo Häkkinen

touring 8–18 November 2024

Mozart: Idomeneo (original Munich version)

Mari Eriksmoen, Tuomas Katajala, Anna Lucia Richter, Siobhan Stagg
Zürcher Sing-Akademie
dir. Aapo Häkkinen
85 performers

touring 2024

C.P.E. Bach
Concerto for harpsichord & fortepiano, Wq 47 (AH & ME)
Concerto for harpsichord, Wq 8 (ME)
Sinfonias for orchestra

Mahan Esfahani & Aapo Häkkinen, harpsichord
20 performers

Monteverdi – Third Practice

Núria Rial, Topi Lehtipuu
Tero Saarinen Company
14 performers (singers, instrumentalists, dancers)

Young Handel in Italy

Julia Lezhneva, soprano
dir. Aapo Häkkinen
2 oboes, 2 horns, strings 54321, 1 bassoon, 1 harpsichord, 1 organ
23 performers

A singer who rivals the young Bartoli in high-octane virtuosity.
–Richard Wigmore, Gramophone

International media have described the Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva as among ‘few young singers being widely celebrated so early in their careers’ (Independent) and as possessing the voice of ‘angelic beauty’ (New York Times), ‘pure tone’ (Die Welt) and ‘flawless technique’ (The Guardian) while Norman Lebrecht outlined her as ‘heading for the stratosphere’.

Julia Lezhneva & HeBO

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