A moment with Organ II

Arttu Selonen 2

Friday, August 5, 2022 at 12:00

Mäntän kirkko

Free entry

Drop by and lis­ten to beau­ti­ful or­gan music at noon!
On Friday’s moment for organ II Arttu Selonen will perform music by César Franck.

“Organ is my orchestra” is a known statement of the composer César Franck, who’s 200th birthday is celebrated in the year 2022. His composition Grande Pièce Symphonique launched the organ symphony tradition of French musical romanticism. Most prestige composers to continue this tradition forward were Charles-Marie Widor and Louis Vierne.
Van Heuvel -organ of Mänttä church has been constructed to pay homage to the French organ tradition of the 19th century, which makes the Mänttä church most favourable place for an organ symphony concert.

Moments with Organ I and II are organized in collaboration with Mänttä-Vilppula congregation and Mänttä Art Festival.


Free entry. Program duration ca. 30 minutes.


César Franck (1822–1890): Grande Pièce Symphonique

I Andantino serioso
II Andante
III Beaucoup plus largement que précédemment