Power and Expression from Past to Present: Pictures (film and “lumière”) and the pictorial in organ music 6-10 September, 2016

Programme

Artistic Director: Hans-Ola Ericsson
In collaboration with the Nordic Church Music Symposium in Göteborg (8–11 September)

Concerts:
Hans-Ola Ericsson: Olivier Messiaen Le Livre du Saint-Sacrement
Harald Vogel Plays the Unique Baroque Organ in Örgryte New Church
Hampus Lindwall: Organ Improvisation to Silent Movies
Göteborg Baroque (Director: Magnus Kjellson): 17th- and 18th-Century Vocal and Instrumental Music from North and Central Germany (Buxtehude, Bruhns, Böhm, J.C. Bach)
Ulrika Davidsson and Joel Speerstra: Keyboard Duet Concert a. o.

Masterclasses:
Organ Music by Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992) and Jehan Alain (1911–1940) – Hans-Ola Ericsson
Pictorial Music from the German Baroque – Harald Vogel
Organ Improvisation to Film – Hampus Lindwall

Organ for children and teenagers
Organ Club
Peter and the Wolf
Organ Safari for kids

Instruments:
The Unique North German Baroque Meantone Organ in Örgryte New Church (GOArt, 2000)
The Brombaugh Organ in Haga Church (1992)
The Marcussen Organ in Haga Church (1861)
The Lundén Organ in Vasa Church (1909)
The French-Symphonic “Wåhlberg Organ” at Artisten (Verschueren, 1998)
The Duo-Clavichord (Speerstra, 2015) and other Related Keyboard Instruments

Tuesday, September 6
9:00 - 11:30 Registration General
12:15 Opening Concert: Lisa Benderius (harmonium), Hans Davidsson, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Hampus Lindwall, and Harald Vogel (organ), Ulrika Davidsson & Joel Speerstra (clavichord) Concert Hampus Lindwall Hans Davidsson Hans-Ola Ericsson Harald Vogel Joel Speerstra Lisa Benderius Ulrika Davidsson
14:00 - 17:30 Masterclass: Messiaen and Alain Masterclass Hans-Ola Ericsson
20:00 Concert Concert Harald Vogel
Wednesday, September 7
9:00 - 12:00 Masterclass: Messiaen and Alain Masterclass Hans-Ola Ericsson
9:00 - 12:00 Masterclass: 17th-C North German Organ Music Masterclass Harald Vogel
12:00 Lunch Concert Concert Friedemann Weber
14:00 - 17:30 Masterclass: 17th-C North German Organ Music Masterclass Harald Vogel
20:00 Organ concert Concert Hans Davidsson
22:00 Concert: Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations. Ulrika Davidsson & Joel Speerstra (duo-clavichord) Concert Joel Speerstra Ulrika Davidsson
Thursday, September 8
9:00 - 11:30 Masterclass: Messiaen and Alain Masterclass Hans-Ola Ericsson
9:00 - 12:00 Masterclass: Organ Improvisation to Film Masterclass Hampus Lindwall
9:00 - 12:00 Masterclass: 17th-C North German Organ Music Masterclass Harald Vogel
14:00 - 17:00 Masterclass: Messiaen and Alain Masterclass Hans-Ola Ericsson
14:00 - 17:00 Masterclass: Organ Improvisation to Film Masterclass Hampus Lindwall
19:30 “Den stora Gåtan” (2013). Requiem by Erland Hildén on Latin and Swedish text (the latter by Tomas Tranströmer). Anna Johansson (soprano), Mari Lindbäck (alto), Björn Larsson (baritone), Örgryte Church choir, Joakim Spogarth and Wiktor Lind (percussion), Mikael Wahlin (organ), Erland Hildén (conductor). A Nordic Church Music Symposium (NKS) concert with free admission. Concert
21:00 Concert: Vocal and Instrumental Music by J.C. Bach, Böhm, Bruhns, Buxtehude (in collaboration with NKS). Tickets 180 SEK. Concert Göteborg Baroque
Friday, September 9
9:00 - 12:00 Masterclass: 17th-C North German Organ Music Masterclass Harald Vogel
9:00 - 12:00 Masterclass: Organ Improvisation to Film Masterclass Hampus Lindwall
12:00 Divine Office (Sext), concluded with organ music by Mikael Fridén (Max Reger: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott). A Nordic Church Music Symposium (NKS) activity with free admission. General
14:00 - 17:00 Masterclass: 17th-C North German Organ Music (in collaboration with NKS) Masterclass Harald Vogel
14:00 - 17:00 Masterclass: Organ Improvisation to Film (in collaboration with NKS) Masterclass Hampus Lindwall
20:00 Organ concert in memory of Jacques van Oortmerssen (1950–2015). Far too early, Jacques van Oortmerssen left us on November 21, 2015 at the age of 65. An eminent player and teacher, he toured around the world and performed and taught in most European countries, in North and South America, Russia, and Japan. During his thirty-six-year tenure as the head organ professor in Amsterdam, and through numerous master classes around the world, he taught countless students of many nationalities. With the Nordic countries, especially Finland and Sweden, Jacques van Oortmerssen had a special and intensive relationship. He became a frequent visitor to Sweden, after becoming involved in the Baroque organ project for the Falu Christinae Church. The organ was inaugurated in 1982 and from 1983–1993 van Oortmerssen conducted the Falu Internationella Orgelakademi with masterclasses, seminars, lectures and concerts, reaching out to many organists in Sweden. He served many years as visiting professor at the Academy of Music and Drama in Göteborg as well as a valued member of the GOArt team. He was also a visiting professor at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, from which he received an honorary doctorate in 2012. At both institutions he played an important role as a consultant in various organ-building and research projects. Apart from his many duties as a teacher, concert organist, and organ expert, he served as organist of the Amsterdam Waalse Kerk with its famous Müller organ, which he often called his most important teacher. Concert Hans Davidsson Hans-Ola Ericsson Joel Speerstra Karin Nelson Magnus Kjellson Sverker Jullander
23:00 Night Concert: Livre du Saint-Sacrement, Messiaen (in collaboration with NKS) Concert Hans-Ola Ericsson
Saturday, September 10
9:00 - 12:00 Masterclass: Organ Improvisation to Film (in collaboration with NKS) Masterclass Hampus Lindwall
9:00 - 12:00 Presentation of Ongoing Research and Organ Projects in Gothenburg, Malmö and Copenhagen. Creative Keyboards: “antique instruments with new affordances”, (i) a duo-clavichord to explore ensemble and improvisation practice (Ulrika Davidsson and Joel Speerstra), (ii) the Baroque organ in Örgryte as a sound-lab for new creativity (Hans-Ola Ericsson). Visualization of data: Mapping as Tools for Organ Research (Ibo Ortgies). Ongoing organ inventory projects for the Church of Sweden (Carl Johan Bergsten, Alf Åslund). Presentation of the newly translated book “Arp Schnitger and His Work (Cornelius H. Edskes & Harald Vogel, eds.) and the Schnitger Organ Database (Hans Davidsson, Carl Johan Bergsten). The organ clock as music archive (Johan Norrback). “New Sounds in St. Petri:” a remarkable organ project in Malmö (Carl Adam Landström). French and German organ building in the 19th century: Comparative studies of Cavaillé-Coll & Walcker (Paul Peeters). Research projects at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen (Hans Davidsson), (i) Organ and related keyboard instruments – pedagogy, (ii) Carl Nielsen’s Commotio – Bine Bryndorf, (iii) Organ building and research projects. Presentation
14:00 - 15:30 Presentation of Amsterdam’s Orgelpark Baroque Organ Project (in collaboration with NKS) Presentation Benedikt Aufterbeck Hans Fidom
15:30 - 16:00 Mini-concert with this year’s masterclass participants Concert Masterclass students
17:00 Film with Organ Improvisation (in collaboration with NKS). Tickets 100 SEK. Performance Hampus Lindwall
19:30 Farewell dinner Social