Concerts in November at the Music! exhibition
Sat 19 November at 6 p.m. 10 x Beethoven – Sonatas for piano and Violin IV Tickets EUR 15
Jani Lehtinen, first violinist of Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, and Jani Aarrevaara, piano teacher at Tampere Music Academy and conservatory, perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s sonatas for piano and violin in a series of four concerts. These works are one of the most extensive sets of music in Western art music composed for this combination. In Beethoven’s sonatas, the violin and the piano are equal virtuosos. The sonatas will be performed chronologically, ending with the Kreutzer sonata, op. 47 (1803) and op. 96 (1812).
Sun 20 November at 2 p.m. Ainoani! Treasures from Finnish melodramatic art Free admission, programme EUR 5.
Piano player Maria Suokas and actor and reciter Tuukka Vasama perform rare finds in the genre of melodramatic art, including pieces from the archives and newer works by composers Minna Leinonen, Ilkka von Boehm and Esa Ylivaara. The concert focuses on the daring, modern and symbolic novel Yksin by Juhani Aho.
Sat 26 November, 5:00 p.m. Runoen Free admission, programme EUR 10.
Runoen is a new, relaxed band performing lyrical melodies and colourful rhythms. Jenni Roth’s touching voice and strong performance appeal to audiences of different kinds. The ensemble’s original compositions combine elements of pop, jazz and folk, and their lyrics are by famous Finnish poets (including Kivi, Leino and Södergran). Most of the songs are written by composer and piano player Juha Granlund.