Estimated duration

2 h, incl. intermission


Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri

A concert evening with music inspired by dreams, arts and heavenly sights. Stefan Dohr from the Berlin Philharmonic is the soloist for the evening.

Pekka Kuusisto, conductor
Stefan Dohr, horn

Arne Nordheim: Individualisierte Höhemessung der Lagen
Dobrinka Tabakova: Dawn
Andrea Tarrodi: Camelopardalis
Olivier Messiaen: Prière du Christ montant vers son Père
Jörg Widmann: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (first performance in Finland)

Composer Andrea Tarrodi had a dream about a giraffe: “We were the best of friends. I climbed up on it, and we jumped out of a window and rode away. We rode through forests, over meadows and mountains. When I woke up, I felt immensely happy.” His dream giraffe got its own composition from Tarrodi. Paul Klee’s painting, the dawn and the resurrection of Jesus have inspired other composers in the evening’s programme. Stefan Dohr, principal horn of the Berliner Philharmoniker, is our distinguished guest soloist of the evening.