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World premiere of Erkki-Sven Tüür’s “Flamma” on Australian Chamber Orchestra’s tour

From November 5 to 19, world premiere of Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Flamma will take place at seven concerts in Australia
. Australian Chamber Orchestra’s commission that is characterised as “clever and moving” will be performed under the direction of Richard Tognetti at seven times in different cities in Australia: Canberra, Llewellyn Hall (5.11), Melbourne, Town Hall (7.11), Perth, Perth Concert Hall (9.11), Sydney, City Recital Hall, Angel Place (15.,16. and 19.11) and Brisbane, QPAC Concert Hall (18.11).

  Erkki-Sven Tüür
  Photo: Taavi Kull
Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Flamma (“a blazing fire” in Latin) is abundant in musical allusions, fire as spectacle, as a destructive and purifying force. Work is dedicated to the performers, commission is supported by the orchestra’s patron Mrs Barbara Blackman.

After the performance of Flamma, Henryk Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 (soloist Richard Tognetti) and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 will be performed.

Tüür has been cooperated with the Australian Chamber Orchestra earlier as well – with the recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey, the first performance of Tüür’s Whistles and Whispers from Uluru was given on their Australian tour in 2007. In August 2011, Erkki-Sven Tüür’s cycle Action.Passion.Illusion was played at ten concerts in Australia by Australian Chamber Orchestra’s “little sister” ACO2.