Hans-Ola Ericsson studied composition and the organ in Stockholm, Freiburg, USA and Venice. In 1989 he was appointed chaired professor in the church music and organ department at the School of Music in Pietà at Lulea University, Sweden. In 1996 Ericsson was appointed Permanent Guest Professor at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Germany, and in 2011 Professor of Organ at McGill University, Montréal, Canada.
Hans-Ola Ericsson has given concerts throughout Europe as well as in Russia, Japan, Korea, the US, and Canada and he has worked extensively with composers such as György Ligeti, and Olivier Messiaen on the interpretation of their organ works. He frequently serves as jury member in international organ competitions.
Saturday 11 August at 12 noon
The world famous organist and professor at McGill University in Montréal, Hans-Ola Ericsson, plays pieces by O. Lindberg and J.S. Bach. Admission: ISK 2.000.
Oskar Lindberg 1887‒1955
Sonata in G Minor, 1924
I Marcia elegiaca
III Alla Sarabanda
IV Finale: Allegro con brio
Johann Sebastian Bach 1685‒1750
O Mensch, bewein‘ dein Sünde gross, BWV 622
Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, BWV 544
Sunday 12 August at 5 pm
Hans-Ola Ericsson plays pieces by J.S Bach, R. Wagner (Pilgrim’s Chorus from Tannhäuser) and F. Liszt.
Admission: ISK 2.500.
Johann Sebastian Bach 1685‒1750 Einleitung und Fuge
from the cantata “Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis”, BWV 21
Trans.: Franz Liszt 1811‒1886
Richard Wagner 1813‒1883 The Pilgrim’s Chorus from Tannhäuser
Trans.: Franz Liszt
Johann Sebastian Bach Chromatische Fantasie, BWV 903
Trans.: Max Reger 1873‒1916
Johann Sebastian Bach St. Matthews Passion – Final
Trans.: Charles-Marie Widor 1844‒1937
Franz Liszt Fantasy and Fugue over the choral “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam”, 1850
Tickets are sold in the church one hour before the concert and also online on www.midi.is