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World Premiere Performances of Sebastian Hilli's Peach for Large Ensemble in Finland

Jan. 01, 2021

World Premiere Performances of Sebastian Hilli's <em>Peach</em> for Large Ensemble in Finland

On February 3 and 5-6, the Orchestra of the Sibelius Academy, under the baton of Clément Mao-Takacs, performs the world premiere of Sebastian Hilli's Peach, arranged for large ensemble, at the Finnish National Opera. This premiere is part of a concert titled "Musica nova Helsinki: Between". 

Sebastian Hilli, who recently joined the Schott roster, notes:

"Peach paints a portrait of a moment or moments that evoke a feeling of a light and airy dream. In my mind it is a warm summer day, a bright flicker that makes things feel unreal and fills the body with pleasure, itching and tingling sensations.

The various meanings of the word ’peach’ have inspired the shape, colors, textures and associations of the work. Soft and round shapes as well as rich and luscious harmonies and melodies color a story that radiates gentleness, weightlessness, sensuality and juiciness. An intimate and tender moment takes shape, a place where things are given time to mature. 

In the composition, I wanted to capture that place and a particular feeling that breathes deep in the summer air and its light breezes, awakes the senses and bursts sweetness like a fruit."

Listen to Bird by Sebastian Hilli:

(Bird/Sebastian Hilli/Asko|Schönberg/Bas Wiegers, conductor)

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Sebastian Hilli
Peach (2020)
reduced version for large ensemble