Autumn 2021

  • Kotkan Concert Hall
  • Kotka Concert Hall
Artists
Conductor
Janne Nisonen
Soloist
Harri Mäki, clarinet
Program

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W. A. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (1791)
                       Symphony No. 40 (1788)

 

Our guest is Janne Nisonen, one of the most versatile Finnish musicians of his generation and one able to switch with ease between the roles of conductor, leader, solo violinist and chamber musician. Tonight he conducts the orchestra in a magnificent Mozart programme that is like a cross-section of…
Tickets:
25/ 20/ 11 €
  • Kotka Concert Hall
Artists
Conductor
Olari Elts
Soloist
Piia Komsi, soprano
Program

Mark-Anthony Turnage: A Furious Fanfare
Lotta Wennäkoski: Hele
Unsuk Chin: Puzzles and Games from ‘Alice in Wonderland’
John Adams: Chamber Symphony

 

Tonight’s programme is a fantastic mixture of enchanting musical stories, told by musicians who truly live the part, the magic and lights. Red House! Waves! parades before us some of the brightest and most fascinating musical phenomena and most celebrated composers. We begin with a burst of energy a…
Tickets:
25/ 20/ 11 €
  • Kotka Concert Hall
  • Kouvola City Hall
Artists
Conductor & piano
Olli Mustonen
Program

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W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9, ‘Jeunehomme’
Olli Mustonen: Nonetto

A master in many musical capacities, Olli Mustonen needs little introduction. Tonight he appears in three roles: conductor, pianist and composer. His solo number is the Piano Concerto No. 9 ‘Jeunehomme’ composed by Mozart at the age of 21. Regarded as the first great masterpiece of the Classical era…
  • Kotka Concert Hall
  • Kuusankoski Hall
Artists
Conductor
Erkki Lasonpalo
Soloists
Arttu Takalo, vibraphone
Mongo Aaltonen, percussion
Program

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Arttu Takalo: Double Concerto for Percussion and Vibraphone, world premiere (a Kymi Sinfonietta commission)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (arr. Jani Kyllönen)

A concert of powerful, colourful emotions and stories! The Kymi Sinfonietta commissioned multi- musician and composer Arttu Takalo (a native of Kouvola) to write a work to be premiered at this concert. An eminent vibraphonist, he is one of the soloists in this Concerto for Percussion and Vibraphone.…

NOTE: The programme for this concert is subject to alteration should the Covid restrictions still be
in force. In this case, only the Kotka concert will be held.

  • Kotka Concert Hall
  • Kuusankoski Hall
Artists
Leader and clarinet
Kari Kriikku
Program
Clarinet wizard Kari Kriikku, by popular request! Here is an artist whose unbelievable, entertaining performances leave no one cold. Bizarre Bazaar is a musical oriental souk, its stalls evocative of Eastern Europe and Arabia seasoned with Nordic gravity. Its breath-taking rhythms echo klezmer, tang…
  • Kotka Concert Hall
  • Kuusankoski Hall
Artists
Conductor
Jonas Rannila
Soloist
Lauluyhtye Rajaton
Program
Over the years, the Christmas concerts given by the Rajaton ensemble have become an absolute must. More than 20 years have passed since their first Christmas concert, and they are always eagerly awaited. The atmospheric music and brilliant unaccompanied singing create the spirit of Christmas. This t…
  • Kotkan Concert Hall
  • Kuusankoski Hall
Artists
Conductor
Olari Elts
Soloist
Jonathan Roozeman, cello
Program

Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn: Overture in C
Kalevi Aho: Cello Concerto No. 2
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’

This concert is packed with grand emotions and virtuoso vigour. Kalevi Aho draws on the cello’s tremendous potential in his second Cello Concerto. Its singing legato and virtuosic energy will be conjured forth by Jonathan Roozeman, one of the Finnish cellists at present most in demand in the world.…

NOTE: The programme for this concert is subject to alteration should the Covid restrictions still be
in force. In this case, only the Kotka concert will be held.

  • Kotka Concert Hall
  • Kouvola Central Church
Artists
Leader
Matias Häkkinen, cembalo
Soloist
Jussi Salonen, tenor
Program
Did you know that many of the Christmas songs and carols so loved by the Finns have roots stretching back hundreds of years, to the Baroque? Sini Vahervuo (recorder), Matias Häkkinen (harpsichord and conductor) and Jarmo Julkunen (guitar & ukulele) have been touring together for years, takin…