Tuesday, December 4, 2007

from Camilla...

Well, obviously my web-site issues are not yet sorted out, so here is some news:
December 6--last concert of season, in a series in Pforzheim (a city in southern Germany known for centuries for their production of fine jewelry). under the title of "fantasies and journeys", I'll be alternating Telemann Fantasias with modern music for flute and CD/live electronic (this part handled by composer and sound-projectionist Bryan Wolf) by some of my favorite composers: Anne LeBaron, Pèter Köszeghy, Bryan Wolf and Kaija Saariaho. I've had a special request from the producers to end with Debussy's Syrinx--gladly!

For more information, also about the program, check out this web address:

The first concert of 2008 will be another appearance at the festival "Music in the Houses of the City". This time I'll be cooking up something with the dancer/choreographer Rick Kam. The word "house" is used more to describe the ambience of the concerts rather than the venues. We, for example, will be performing in the not-yet-completed new space being built for Microsoft near the Rhine river. (January 20, 2 p.m.).

All for now--Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Concerts 2007

* January 19 - Moscow (Russia) International Music Festival "Christma at the Kremlin"
Kremlin Chamber Orchestra, Micha Rachlevsky, conductor
Arvydas Malcys, Vox Clamantis in Deserto, for flute and Chamber Orchestra (1995)

* February 3 – Cologne (Germany) Musik in den Häusern der Stadt: Hotel “The New Yorker”
The Soul of the Flute
Works by Telemann, Stamitz, Karg-Elert, Malcys (premiere), Hoitenga, Saariaho, Stockhausen

* February 24 – Vilnius (Lithuania)
National Symphony Orchestra, Robertas Servenikas, conductor
Arvydas Malcys, Vox Clamantis in Deserto, for flute and Chamber Orchestra (1995)

* March 8 - Helsinki (Finland)
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam, conductor
Pèter Köszeghy, Soulflight for flute and orchestra World premiere

* March 12 - Bergen (Norway) Borealis Festival
Kaija Saariaho, Noa Noa, Laconisme de l’aile, Couleurs du vent, Dolce Tormento

* May 1 - 16 Tour (Japan)
2-6 Biwako Competiton
9 Recital, Create Center, Ibaraki, with Shigenori and Yoko Takahashi
16 Recital, Waseda University, Tokyo, with Yoshihiro Kanno, piano
works by Jakub Sarwas, Pèter Koeszeghy, Karg-Elert, Quantz, Stockhausen, Mario

* May 21 & 22 - Marseilles (France)
Festival "Les Musiques Marseilles"
Jean-Baptiste Barriere, "Deux songes de Maeterlicnk d'après Brugel" Premiere

* May 26 - Wroslaw (Poland) Musica Electronica Nova 2007
with Anssi Karttunen, cello, Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Wladimir Kiradijew, cond.
Kaija Saariaho, ... à la fumée

* June 26 - – Cologne (Germany), Japanese Cultural Institute
with Norbert Krämer, percussion
Works by Noriko Nakamura, Miyuki Ito, Shoko Shida, Claude Lenners, Teppo Hauta-Aho, Michio Kitazume

* July 23-27 Pärnu (Estonia) Oistrakh Festival
July 23 Kuldar Sink, Concerto, St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra , Alexander Mayer, conductor
July 24 Galina Grigoryeva, quasi niente for flute and percussion, with Madis Metsamart (Estonia)
July 25 Borne, Carmen Fantasie, St. Petersburg and Pärnu Philharmonic orchestras, Erki Pehk, conductor
July 26 Mozart D-major Quartet, with the Collegium String Quartet (Ukraine)

* August 18 Münster (Germany) Lange Nacht der Musik
Improvisation with Erhard Hirt, electric guitar

* August 25 Münster (Germany) Black Box series
Music for flute and electronic CD by Anne LeBaron, Pèter Koeszeghy, Takahiko Suzuki, Zack Browning

* September 23 Warsaw (Poland) Warsaw Fall Festival
Concert playing solo flute in the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra

* October 19 Donaueschingen (Germany)
Concert playing solo flute in the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Works by Klaus Huber, Younghi Pagh Paan, Helmut Oehring, Makiko Nishikaze

* November 22 Vilnius (Lithuania)
St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, Donatus Katkus, conductor
Concertos by Quantz, Raminta Serksnyte World premiere, Malika Kishino World
premiere, C.P.E.Bach

Monday, September 3, 2007

...à la fumée

Kaija Saariaho's ...à la fumee, concerto for alto flute and cello

Camilla Hoitenga & Anssi Karttunen with the Wroclaw Philharmonic conducted by
Wladimir Kiradijew (May 2007)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Getting started....

Dear Family and Friends, and interested-readers-who-happened-to-stumble-upon-this-page,

In response to your impatience with my non-updated web-site (I'm working on it but the situation is somehow too complex to explain), I decided to open this "blog" (a very unsatisfactory word, in my opinion) in the hope I will be able to post updates "all by myself". (=no excuses...?)

My mother would like you to know that besides what's listed on my official site, I've also (for example) had the privilege of performing in the Kremlin this year, playing Arvydas Malcys' Vox Clamantis concerto with the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra (Micha Rachlevsky conducting)--right in the middle of the treasures of the czars. Was really a pretty amazing experience....

I should also mention another highlight, the Oistrakh Festival in Estonia, where I again played with musicians from the former Soviet Union. The musicians of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras were especially fantastic and we loved playing the Kuldar Sink flute concerto under the direction of conductor Alexander Mayer as well as the Borne Carmen Fantasie with Erki Pehk. And not to forget playing Quasi Niente for flute and percussion by Galina Grigoryeva with Madis Metsamart (Estonia) and the Mozart D-major with the Collegium String Quartet (Ukraine)....Wonderful!

The details of other past activities may eventually make it to the archives of the web site. Meanwhile, this "posting" is to let you know of more recent happenings. I just played two concerts in Munster: one improvising with guitarrist Erhard Hirt and one playing music by Anne LeBaron, Pèter Koeszeghy, Takahiko Suzuki and Zack Browning for flute and CD (electronic music).

Except for playing for some upcoming weddings of friends in France, I thought I'd now take a break and organize some new programs. But no--I was just called to sub for the solo flutist in the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra for a couple of concerts. I'm quite excited about this since a.) I don't get to play IN orchestras very often, b.) the programs are all modern music, and c.) one concert is in Warsaw (where I've never been) (on September 23) and the other is in Donaueschingen (Germany) (on October 19)--where I first subbed for their then-solo-flutist back in 1983 (!!). Oh--and d.) the rehearsals are in Freiburg, one of Germany's most lovely cities.