• Morning Workshops & Afternoon Seminars

    Monday-Friday, October 18-22, 2021

    All workshops are held in English

     

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    Participants’ Fees
    The fee for participation in the Organ Festival (Wednesday 13 through Sunday 24 October) is SEK 3,000 (for students SEK 2,000). The fee covers all events during the festival. HOWEVER, DUE TO THE LIMITED NUMBER OF PEOPLE ALLOWED IN THE AUDIENCE YOU MAY HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE CONCERTS THROUGH LIVE STREAM.

    It is also possible to participate by attending only the first weekend, the week programme or the second weekend.

    The fees for these options are:

    Weekend 1
    Friday 15 through Sunday 17 October: SEK 800 (students SEK 600)

    Week programme
    Monday 18 through Friday 22 October: SEK 2,000 (students SEK 1,250)

    Weekend 2
    Friday 22 through Sunday 24 October: SEK 800 (students SEK 600)

     

    Day Pass

    Also, day passes are available. A day pass (SEK 500) gives you access to all Organ Festival events for one day, including participation (as an observer) in a morning workshop and the afternoon seminar. Please contact us by e-mail info@organacademy.se if you want to order one or more day passes.


    The fee covers all events during the period of the respective option.
    Accommodation costs are not included in the course fee.

  • MORNING WORKSHOPS I

     

    Monday–Wednesday

    9:00–11:30 October 18-20, 2021

     

     
    1. North German Baroque

    ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH

     

    Workshop with Karin Nelson at the world-unique north German baroque organ with four manuals and pedal, 54 stops, meantone temperament and subsemitones in Örgryte new church. Free choice of repertoire by the composers Dietrich Buxtehude and Franz Tunder. Please list which works you have prepared when you register for this workshop.

     

     
     
    2. French Romanticism

    VASA CHURCH

     

    Workshop with Joris Verdin: 19th-century French organ music before Charles-Marie Widor from the 1850 perspective, with a short introduction on:

     

    – Manual technique
    – Pedal technique
    – Expression: touch, dynamics, agogics
    – Tempo and metronome

     

    The following repertoire will be included as case studies:

    César Franck, 12 Pièces for Organ
    Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens, Organ works

     

     

     

    3. Johann Sebastian Bach´s Orgelbüchlein

    BACKA CHURCH

     

    Workshop with Hans-Ola Ericsson exploring Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orgelbüchlein.
    Free choice of organ chorales from Orgelbüchlein.

     

     

     

    4. Partimento – a workshop with Edoardo Bellotti

    ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL

     

    The “Partimento Approach”: A different way to learn organ, improvisation, composition and literature.

     

    The topic of "Partimenti" has become very fashionable in recent years, which has changed the perspective of Music Theory and aroused a lot of interest in eighteenth-century music pedagogy and performance practice. At the same time, however, this development created the illusion that we have come to understand once and for all the secret of improvisation. In fact, the Neapolitan "Partimento" of the late eighteenth century is the point of arrival of an educational path that dates back to Renaissance sources. Although not using the term “Partimento”, one of the earliest sources is "L'Organo Suonarino" by Adriano Banchieri (1605).

     

    During our workshop we will talk about these sources and the development of the "Partimento" over almost three centuries. For fruitful participation, Edoardo Bellotti recommends the following activities:

     

    1. Read his article on Adriano Banchieri, which clarifies the theoretical and practical foundations.
    2. Try to realize the First Partimento by Fedele Fenaroli harmonically, and then with ornaments, as Derek Remes suggests in his edition.
    3. Try to realize the first verses of Bernardo Pasquini’s composition, identifying the patterns present in them and the possibilities of imitations.

     

    These texts and materials will be sent to you when you register for this workshop.

     

     

     
    5. Ensemble skills for organists

    ARTISTEN

     

    Workshop with the duo clavichord, Ulrika Davidsson and Joel Speerstra.

     

    Organists spend so much time working alone on their repertoire that sometimes musical skills which develop in ensemble musicians can so easily be ignored in our solo practice sessions. Of course, as organists, we spend time accompanying solo musicians and working with choirs. But the 18th-century tradition of reading repertoire together, often on two clavichords, led us to build a duo-clavichord with two instruments in one box. This vis-à-vis instrument allows players to sit across from each other and hear and see the ensemble music being made in an optimal way. It has been an excellent tool for exploring and developing ensemble skills and in previous workshops we have only worked with two people at a time, exploring Bach’s trio sonatas and parts of Bach’s Art of Fugue. This year will try to expand the ensemble and work with the duo clavichord like a string quartet. Four participants at a time will work on clavichord technique for organists in ensembles that will explore organ repertoire from Scheidt, Sweelinck, and Bach, as well as more advanced quartet experiments including Haydn, Beethoven, Bartók, and Ravel.

    MORNING WORKSHOPS II

     

    Thursday–Friday

    9:00–11:30 October 21-22, 2021

     

     

    6. Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

    ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH

     

    Workshop with Kimberly Marshall and Koos van de Linde at the world-unique north German baroque organ with four manuals and pedal, 54 stops, meantone temperament and subsemitones in Örgryte new church.

     

    Participants are requested to use either the edition by Pieter Dirksen and Harald Vogel, Sämtliche Werke für Tasteninstrumente (Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 2004–2007) or the earlier edition published by the Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis in 1974. Please choose from the following list of repertoire:

     

     

    Songs and Dances of the High Renaissance

     

    SONGS
    Est-ce Mars
    Ik voer al over Rijn (Spagnolette)
    Malle Sijmen (doubtful authorship)
    Onder een Linde groen

     

    DANCES
    Ballo del Granduca
    Pavana Hispanica
    Pavana Lachrymae (Dirksen edition only)
    Pavana Philippi

     

    FREE WORKS
    Echo fantasias a3 (octave echoes; no. I:12 in the 1974 edition) and d4 (two-manual echoes; no. I:34 in the 1974 edition)
    Toccata G1 (ornamentation and some fingerings to discuss)
    Fantasia mit Bindungen (F3; no. I:27 in the 1974 edition), slow durezze e ligature piece

     

    CHORALE VARIATION WORKS

    Erbarm dich mein
    Puer nobis nascitur (similar to dance variations)

     

     

    7. Symphonic organ music

    ARTISTEN, Ohlin Hall

     

    Workshop with Nathan Laube.

    Free choice of repertoire. Please list which works you have prepared when you register for this workshop.

     

     

     

    8. Organ for composers                         

    BETHLEHEM CHURCH

     

    Workshop for composers and performers of contemporary organ music with Hans-Ola Ericsson and Hampus Lindwall. Several new works have been composed for the inauguration of the new concert hall organ and for the baroque organ at Örgryte new church. In this workshop various approaches to organ composition and the affordances of different instruments are discussed.

     

     

     

    9. Modern Swedish Organ Music

    ANNEDAL CHURCH

     

    Workshop with Hans Hellsten on Bengt Hambræus Livre d´Orgue 1, Torsten Nilssons Kleine Messe, Sven-David Sandströms Orgelmässa and three organ chorales

     

     

     

    10. Organ and Clavier for Pianists

    ARTISTEN A503

     

    Workshop with Ulrika Davidsson for pianists who are interested in the world of the organ and related keyboard instruments. Repertoire and materials will be sent to you when you register.

    AFTERNOON SEMINARS

     

    Monday–Friday

    14:00–16:30 October 18-22, 2021

     

     

    Monday October 18, 14:00–16:30

    ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH


    Partimento – Past and Present
    Edoardo Bellotti, Peter van Tour, Karin Nelson, Joel Speerstra

     

     

     

    Tuesday October 19, 14:00–16:30

    ARTISTEN, Ohlin Hall


    Sweelinck – Music and Instruments
    Kimberly Marshall, Joel Speerstra, Koos van de Linde, Ulrika Davidsson

     

     

     

    Wednesday October 20, 14:00–16:30

    ARTISTEN, Ohlin Hall

     

    AFTERNOON SEMINAR
    French Organ Music: Pre-Franck Perspectives
    Joris Verdin, Nathan Laube a.o.

     

     

     
    Thursday October 21, 14:00–16:30

    ARTISTEN, Ohlin Hall


    AFTERNOON SEMINAR
    Jeanne Demessieux’s Music in a Contemporary Context
    Hampus Lindwall, Kimberly Marshall

     

     

     

    Friday October 22, 14:00–16:00

    BETHLEHEM CHURCH


    AFTERNOON SEMINAR
    Organ and New Music
    Hans-Ola Ericsson / Hampus Lindwall

  • Registration for Workshops

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    Concert Tickets
    Information about fees for admission to the Festival’s concerts and workshops / lectures, etc., is included in the programme overview. Some of the concerts are free of charge. For workshop participants, entrance to all concerts and other events in the Festival is free. Tickets can only be purchased online. You can pay with credit card or PayPal.

    Acceptance of Participants
    A LIMITED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ACCEPTED DUE TO THE COVID -19 GUIDELINES AND THE AVAILABLE SPACE FOR EACH WORKSHOP. ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE INFORMED IN CASE THEY CANNOT PARTICIPATE PHYSICALLY. SOME WORKSHOPS MAY BE LIVE STREAMED.

    Please note, however, that the number of active workshop participants is limited. If you want to be an active participant, you must fill in a curriculum vitae form when registering. The workshop leaders will select the active participants, who will be notified. Auditions may be held or recordings requested if necessary for the selection process. Those who are not accepted as active participants will automatically be accepted as observers.

     

    Participants’ Fees
    The fee for participation in the Organ Festival (Wednesday 13 through Sunday 24 October) is SEK 3,000 (for students SEK 2,000). The fee covers all events during the festival. HOWEVER, DUE TO THE LIMITED NUMBER OF PEOPLE ALLOWED IN THE AUDIENCE YOU MAY HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE CONCERTS THROUGH LIVE STREAM.

    It is also possible to participate by attending only the first weekend, the week programme or the second weekend.

    The fees for these options are:

    Weekend 1
    Friday 15 through Sunday 17 October: SEK 800 (students SEK 600)

    Week programme
    Monday 18 through Friday 22 October: SEK 2,000 (students SEK 1,250)

    Weekend 2
    Friday 22 through Sunday 24 October: SEK 800 (students SEK 600)

     

    Day Pass

    Also, day passes are available. A day pass (SEK 500) gives you access to all Organ Festival events for one day, including participation (as an observer) in a morning workshop and the afternoon seminar. Please contact us by e-mail info@organacademy.se if you want to order one or more day passes.


    The fee covers all events during the period of the respective option.
    Accommodation costs are not included in the course fee.


    Pay via PayPal or Charge Card at the top of this page.

    Cancellation and Refunds
    Participants cancelling prior to September 15 will receive a full refund. After September 15, participants will receive a full refund minus a fee of SEK 500.

    Visas
    Please check the Swedish visa regulations concerning your country when making your travel arrangements. Information can be obtained from your nearest Swedish Embassy or Consulate, or from your travel agency.

    Accommodation
    The Organ Festival Office does not book hotel rooms for participants. It is up to the individual to make the necessary reservations.

    The internet offers many hotel options, when you search for “hotel Göteborg.” By searching for “youth hostel Göteborg,” you can find a number of youth hostels. Basically, the websites that you will find are in Swedish, but if you click on the “language” flag in the top menu bar and change that into English, you will get a translation.

    We recommend the following options for accommodation:

    City Lägenhetshotell

    (apartment hotel with basic accommodation)
    Mölndalsvägen 17, SE-412 63 Göteborg www.citylagenhetshotell.com
    Phone: +46-(0)31-40 19 11, fax +46-(0)31-313 48 58, cell phone: +46 (0) 709-359294.
    E-mail: info@citylagenhetshotell.com

    Hotel Lorensberg (three-star)
    Berzeliigatan 15, SE-412 53 Göteborg www.hotel-lorensberg.se
    Phone: +46-(0)31-81 06 00, fax: +46-(0)31-20 50 73.
    E-mail: info@hotel-lorensberg.se
    Centrally located rooms near the Academy of Music and Drama.

    The Organ Festival Information Office
    The Information Office will be open during specified hours (see below) and will be happy to answer all your questions about the Festival. The main office is located at the Academy of Music and Drama, Artisten (
    MAP). Artisten is in the middle of the city (street address: Fågelsången 1), near Götaplatsen, where the Concert Hall, the Art Museum and the City Theater are located.

    Please register at the Office directly upon arrival to receive your programme along with your participant’s card, which gives you access to all of the Festival events.

    Opening hours of the Information Office:


    Friday October 15, 2021
    Örgryte New Church 18:00-19:00

    Monday October 18, 2021
    Academy of Music and Drama (Artisten) 08:00-08:45

    Thursday October 21, 2021
    Academy of Music and Drama (Artisten) 08:00-08:45


    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Language
    The offical language of the Festival is English.

    Recordings
    Private sound and video recordings of concerts during the Organ Festival recitals are not allowed. (Recordings may be made by the Organ Festival staff and by Swedish Radio and Swedish Television).

    Insurance
    Neither the University of Gothenburg (Academy of Music and Drama) nor the Göteborg International Organ Academy Association is responsible for any financial consequences due to loss, theft, illness, accident, etc. We advise participants to make appropriate insurance arrangements.

    Programme
    The programme of the Göteborg International Organ Festival may be subject to changes.

    Certificate
    On request, each workshop participant will receive a certificate of participation.

    How to Reach Us
    Mailing address:
    Göteborg International Organ Academy
    c/o Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, Box 210, SE-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden
    Telephone
    +46 704 41 42 09
    E-mail info@organacademy.se

    Project leader of the Göteborg International Organ Festival
    Fredrik Tobin-Dodd

    fredrik.tobin@organacademy.se