Åstrand / Salo Duo Concert 15/06/2022 | 20:00

Kadriorg Art Museum
Free entry
Åstrand / Salo Duo

Åstrand / Salo Duo Concert

Two of the most highly esteemed Danish classical musicians are coming to Tallinn!

Åstrand / Salo Duo will play at Kadriorg Palace on June 15, also known as Valdemar’s Day, where over 800 years ago the Danish flag fell over Tallinn according to legend. Here, they will inspire their audience with an engaging program which will include, among others, works by perhaps the greatest Danish composer, Carl Nielsen, as well as by the well-known romantic composer César Franck and of course the iconic Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (see the program below).

The Concert is free of charge but registration is needed.
Register for the event here.

The Duo consists of violinist Christina Åstrand and pianist Per Salo who have been making music together for more than 25 years. Their repertoire ranges from the earliest classical music over the substantial romantic literature to the newest contemporary pieces. Åstrand and Salo’s passion is the large repertoire for violin and piano, and they are known for their ability to create versatile programs in which the classical masterpieces are reflected in the Danish repertoire as well as in the lesser known music from the 20th century. Their concerts always have a main theme, and they love to tell historical facts and stories about the music.

Both musicians also have an extensive career as soloists. They both have positions in The Danish National Symphony Orchestra – Per as a pianist and organist and Christina as a concertmaster, a position she has held since 1993 from the age of 22.

The program:

Carl Nielsen (1865–1931):
Sonate nr.2, op. 35
Molto adagio
Allegro piacevole

Arvo Pärt (1935):
Spiegel im Spiegel (1978)

Sparre Olsen (1903–84):
Bygdevisur fra Lom (1949)

Percy Grainger (1882–1961):
Vermelandsvisa (fra Scandinavian Suite 1902)

Jean Sibelius (1865–1957):
Norden (1917)

Per Nørgård (1932):
The Dunes

César Franck (1822–1890):
Sonate, A-dur (1886)
Allegretto moderato
Allegretto poco mosso