THE MPM AUDITORIUM WELCOMES PIANIST HELGE ANTONI AS PART OF THE 16TH CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES
Romantic composers Chopin and Grieg are the focus of the programme for concert number 6 of the 16th Chamber Music Series, which will take place next Tuesday, February 14, at 8 p.m. in the MPM Auditorium and will feature renowned Swedish pianist Helge Antoni, who is based in Málaga.
Romantic composers Chopin and Grieg are the focus of the programme for concert number 6 of the 16th Chamber Music Series, which will take place next Tuesday, February 14, at 8 p.m. in the MPM Auditorium and will feature renowned Swedish pianist Helge Antoni.
Tickets for the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra (OFM) series of concerts are available from the Museum’s ticket office and from the website www.museopicassomalaga.org
The Swedish pianist Helge Antoni will perform for the first time at the MPM Auditorium on Tuesday, February 14, at 8 p.m. as part of the Chamber Music Series of the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra—with which he has collaborated on previous occasions—in a concert featuring pieces by Romantic composers Fréderic Chopin and Edvard Grieg.
The first part of the concert will be dedicated to Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849), a highly talented Polish composer and pianist who is considered one of the most important composers in history and one of the major representatives of musical Romanticism. His compositions include Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, op. posth. 66, written in 1834, the opening piece of the musical event. Despite its beauty and fantasy, Chopin had no intention of allowing this piece to be performed for the general public and asked his friend Julian Fontana to burn the drafts after his death. However, Fontana did precisely the opposite, putting together a version from Chopin’s sketches and publishing it after the composer’s death.
The Norwegian composer and pianist Edvard Grieg (1843–1907) will be the focus of the second part of the recital. Hailed as one of the foremost representatives of late Romanticism, he helped shape a Norwegian national identity by adapting many popular tunes and songs and by drawing inspiration from the Hardanger dialect and the fjords and landscapes of his country, leading some to call him the ‘Chopin of the North’. Among the pieces that will be performed at the concert is the well-known Holberg Suite (written to celebrate the second centenary of the birth of writer Ludvig Holberg), as well as a selection of his lyrical piano compositions.
Born in Malmö, Sweden, and based in Málaga, musician Helge Antoni has an impressive international track record and is one of the most interesting pianists of his generation. Not long after turning 20, he became the first Swedish musician to receive a scholarship from the British Council. His career as a concert performer, both as a soloist and accompanying some of the most prestigious orchestras in Europe and the USA, began very early on. Today he continues to tour Europe and North and South America extensively, as well as teach frequent workshops and master classes in which he passes on his musical knowledge to new generations. His recordings include the album ‘The Piano Experience’ (DB Productions), a recital of 300 years of piano music from Couperin to Pärt. He is one of the exclusive Steinway Artists.
*Change of date for the Quinteto Mainake concert The Museo Picasso Málaga wishes to inform you that the concert performed by the Quinteto Mainake as part of the 16th Chamber Music Series, originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 9, 2023, has been moved forward to Tuesday, May 2. Tickets already acquired for this concert will be valid for the new date, though spectators who purchased their tickets online and no longer wish to attend or are unable to do so can request a refund at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Flat rate: €12
Tickets for all the concerts belonging to the 16th Series of Chamber Music of the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra, at a flat rate of €12, are available from the Museum’s ticket office and from the website www.museopicassomalaga.org
Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Fantaisie-Impromptu en do sostenido menor, op. posth. 66
Waltz in F-sharp minor, op. posth., KK Ib/7
Lento con gran espressione in C-sharp minor, op. posth.
Preludes, op. 28—no. 15, no. 22, and no. 20
Ballad no. 2 in F major, op. 38
Waltz in A minor, op. 34
Étude in E major, op. 10, no. 3
Étude in C minor, op. 25, no. 12
Edvard Grieg (1843 – 1907)
Suite Holberg, op. 40
Lyric Pieces (a selection of seven works from Opus 43, 54, and 71)
THE 16TH OFM CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES PROGRAM
MPM Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Tue Nov 15, 2022. Pedro Halffter and Cuarteto Carmen Thyssen
Tue Dec 13, 2022. Sandra Carrasco and Trío Arbós
Tue Jan 10, 2023. OFM brass quintet and guest artists
Tue Feb 14, 2023. Piano recital by Helge Antoni
Tue Mar 7, 2023. OFM quintet with oboe
Tue Apr 11, 2023. Miguel Borrego and Carlos Apellaniz
Tue Apr 18, 2023. Austri Musici
Tue May 2, 2023.Quinteto Mainake
Tue Jun 6, 2023. Grupo Harmoniemusik Málaga