Mon 13.04.2020 -
16.00 to 17.15

Kaija Saariaho: La Passion de Simone

Mon 13.04.2020 -
16.00 to 17.15
Estimated duration: 1 hours 15 minutes
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Fri 13.12.2019 - 14.00
From 28 €
Cloakroom charge: 2.00 €
No intermission. Please order refreshments before concert. »
Because nothing of the present is absolutely worthy of love, one must love that which does not exist.
Touching and philosophical La Passion de Simone's by Kaija Saariaho brings something to think for Easter Week! Performances in the Concert Hall Sun 12.4. and Mon 13.4.

La Passion de Simone by composer Kaija Saariaho is based on the life and thoughts of French philosopher Simone Weil (1909-1943). In this work, a young woman admires Simone while questioning her radical integrity.

A staged ensemble version of the oratorio will be performed in Helsinki at Easter 2020. For the audience, who might traditionally head for church and passions at Easter, it offers a new kind of Easter experience. Through its philosophical world of thought, the work also speaks to a younger audience.

The Paris-based music theater group La Chambre aux échos commissioned a version for Chamber Orchestra of La Passion de Simone and premiered it on November 14, 2013 at the Melos-Ethos Festival in Bratislava, Slovakia. Since then, the production has traveled to festivals (Saint-Denis, Bergen, Njord, Lublin) and, for example New York, Paris, Copenhagen and various opera houses in France.

In addition to the performers of La Chambre aux échos, the Finnish Chamber Orchestra Avanti! will be seen on stage. The conductor will be Saariaho specialist Clément Mao-Takacs. The stage is directed by Aleksi Barrière.
Organizer contacts:
Kaija Saariaho
Amin Maalouf
Tickets and costs
Type of ticket: Event with admission fee
Basic ticket: 28.00 € - 74.00 €
Eläkeläinen: 19.00 € - 60.00 €
Opiskelija: 19.00 € - 60.00 €

Prices including handling charge

Cloakroom charge: 2.00 €
Clément Mao-Takacs
Aleksi Barrière
Sayuri Araida
Isabelle Saleskovitch
Sandra Darcel (sopraano)
vocal quartet
Marianne Seleskovitch (mezzosopraano)
vocal quartet
Johan Viau (tenori)
vocal quartet
Romain Dayez (bassobaritoni)
vocal quartet

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