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22nd International Organ Festival - Golden Art of Centennial Finland

Basilica of St James (Bazilika sv. Jakuba), Malá Štupartská 635/6, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00

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14. 9. 2017
19.00

St. James Basilica´s Organ from 1705 is the largest organ in Prague and second largest in the Czech Republic. If you would like to experience pure magic whilst listening to the highly praised Organ, you are in the right place!

Programme:

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Intrada Op. 111a

Vaino Raitio (1891-1945)
Intermezzo

Aarre Merikanto (1893-1958)
Prelude and Fugue in E minor

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Six Chorales of Various Kinds (Schübler Chorales) BWV 645-650
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme / Wake, awake for Night is Passing
Wo soll ich fliehen hin / Whither shall I flee?
Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten / Who allows God alone to rule him
Meine Seele erhebt den Herren / My soul doth magnify the Lord
Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ / Lord Jesus Christ, with us abide
Kommst du nun, Jesu, herunter auf Erden / Come thou, Jesu, from the Heaven to the Earth

Oskar Merikanto (1868-1924)
Passacaglia in F sharp minor Op. 80

Soloist:
International organ virtuoso Jan Lehtola is one of the most successful and progressive Finnish organists of his generation. He has appeared with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Lahti Symphony, Tampere Philharmonic and Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestras and the St. Michel Strings. He has performed at many international festivals, including the Lahti Organ Festival, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Time of Music in Viitasaari, the Tampere Biennale, the annual Festival of New Organ Music in London etc.

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