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Summer Organ

Summer Organ

2017 June 17, Saturday, 21.00
Church of St. Casimir (Didžioji st. 34), Vilnius
HAYO BOEREMA (organ, Holland)
Summer Organ

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH – Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540
JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK – Variations Onder een linde groen (Under the Green Linden Tree)
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART – Fantasia in F minor, KV 608
AD WAMMES – Miroir  (The Mirror)
OLIVIER MESSIAEN – Three pieces from the cycle Les Corps Glorieux (Glorious Bodies)
HAYO BOEREMA – Improvisations

“The organ always was, both in my eyes and ears, the king of all instruments”. This statement belongs to Mozart. Perhaps it was generated by his fascination with Bach, Buxtehude, Händel and Pachelbel’s output for the organ (the genius of the classical era wrote this phrase in the letter to his father written from Augsburg on October 17, 1777). The organ’s ornate architecture is congruous with the abundance of the instrument’s timbres. It can sing as a flute choir, resound as string or wind instruments, roar as thunderously as a lion or bear, jingle as a bell, “speak out” in a voice of an angel or a man, and wave like a sea. This year the Vilnius Festival is being enriched by a concert featuring the most impressive instrument of all times. The St. Casimir Church organ will be played by Hayo Boerema, a winner of international competitions, the principal organist of the St. Laurenskerk in Rotterdam, the professor in improvisation at the Rotterdam Conservatory. He studied organ at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and Rotterdam Conservatory, specialised in improvisation under Naji Hakim in Paris. Boerema’s discography takes in many critically acclaimed recordings. Currently, he is in the process of accomplishing a gigantic project – the recording of Messiaen’s works for organ. Tonight’s programme embraces Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces as well as contemporary opuses and improvisations by the Maestro.


Partner of the concert – the Centre of Religious Music


Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society

Address: Aušros vartų st. 5, LT-01304 Vilnius, Lietuva
Contact: tel. +370 5 266 52 10, fax. +370 5 266 52 66

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