UPCOMING EVENTS


Psychedelic – Danish premiere

Date: October 11, 2022
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Location: Svenska Gustavskyrkan, Copenhagen

My solo piano piece Psychedelic will get its Danish premiere in Copenhagen by Reetamaria Rajala. The piece is also part of a meditative concert and record named SILENCE including music by Finnish and Swedish composers.

Piano Delirium – Vara Concert Hall

Date: October 21, 2022
Time: 19:00
Location: Vara Concert Hall, Sweden

My piece Piano Delirium from 2009 will be performed by the fantastic Reetamaria Rajala at Vara Concert Hall as part of the concert organised by Kvinnoorkestern. The Facebook event can be found here and tickets can be purchased here.

Lucrum – Joensuu City Orchestra

Date: October 27, 2022
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Carelia Hall, Joensuu

Joensuu City Orchestra led by the fantastic Maria Itkonen will perform my piece Lucrum, a piece inspired by the deadly sin greed. Find more information about the concert here.

Wasteland – Swedish Radio Broadcast

Date: October 27, 2022
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Very excited about the Swedish radio broadcast of the world premiere of my new 20 min orchestra piece Wasteland commissioned and performed by the symphony orchestra of the Norrlandsopera conducted by their fantastic principal guest conductor Ville Matvejeff. More information can be found here. Please note: exact time and hour for broadcast might still change.

Rädda mig – Vancouver Chamber Choir

Date: November 4, 2022
Time: 19:30
Location: Pacific Spirit United Church, 2205 W 45th Ave Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver Chamber Choir led by Kari Turunen will give the Canadian premiere to Rädda mig , which is the second movement of the choral suite Min Gud from 2010.

About the concert: CECILIA commemorates the November Feast Day of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, with works by women including three contemporary Cecilias: Cecilia Livingston, Cecilia Damström and Cecilia McDowall. Also featured is Gaelic Hymns, a gem by Ina Boyle, an underrepresented Irish composer of the 20th century. Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia rounds out the celebration.

Groove – German Premiere

Date: November 10, 2022
Time: 12:30 - 13:30
Location: Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1, Berlin, Germany

The German premiere of Groove will be performed by flutist Marianna Schürmann and accordionist Christine Paté at Klangwerkstatt Berlin Festival für Neue Musik. The concert will take place in Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1 and also lunch will be available at this concert. The concert is for free, reserve seats here.

Helene – USA premiere

Date: November 18, 2022
Time: 19:30
Location: Goodson Chapel - Recital Hall, Winchester, Virginia, USA

My third Piano Quintet Helene – Nuances from the Life of Helene Schjerfbeck will get it’s USA premiere by the Van Buren Winds and pianist Alexander Bernstein at Goodson Chapel – Recital Hall in Winchester, Virginia. The Van Buren Winds consist of Julietta Curneton on flute, Garrick Zoeter on clarinet, Stephen Key on oboe and Ryan Romine on bassoon. A link to the events website can be found here and a link to the Facebook event can be found here. The concert has free entry.

Celestial Beings – RUSK

Date: November 23, 2022
Time: 19:00
Location: Schauman Hall, Jakobstad, Finland

The third movement “Athena” from Celestial Beings will be performed at the opening concert of the RUSK festival. Link to the festival’s program here and to the Facebook event here.

Celestial Beings – RUSK

Date: November 25, 2022
Time: 18:00
Location: Malmska gården, Jakobstad’s museum, Finland

The first movement “Aphrodite” and second movement “Persephone” from Celestial Beings will be performed at the concert ”Souls of Ill Repute” of the RUSK festival. Link to the festival’s program here and to the Facebook event here.

Vickan & Väinö – Kokkola Winter Accordion

Date: February 12, 2023
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Location: Kokkola, Finland

Vickan & Väinö is a bilingual (Swedish and Finnish) fairytale opera for children to the libretto and original story of Marina Motaleff. Commissioned and produced by Opera BOX and performed at the festival Kokkola Winter Accordion.

 

PAST EVENTS


Expressionen – German Premiere

Date: October 2, 2022
Time: 19:00
Location: Hangar 21, Detmold, Germany

The fabulous Trio Klangspectrum will give the German premiere to my Expressionen from 2012 at Hörfest Neue Musik 2022 in Detmold. The concert is for free. More information can be found here.

Epitaph – Keminmaa

Date: October 1, 2022
Time: 20:00 - 21:00
Location: Seurakuntakeskus, Keminmaa, Finland

Tuomas Turriago will perform my piece Epitaph at his recital in Keminmaa.

Speaker – Music x Media

Date: September 29, 2022
Time: 14:30 - 15:15
Location: Tampere Hall, Finland

I will be one of the speakers at Music x Media in Tampere this Thursday the 29th of September. Alongside composers Ville Raasakka and Osmo Tapio Räihälä, musicologist Juha Torvinen and music journalist Eva Tigerstedt we will discuss “The role of a composer in society – is there one?” in a panel discussion, held in Finnish.

Wasteland – World Premiere with Norrlandsoperan

Date: September 1, 2022
Time: 19:00
Location: Norrlandsoperan, Umeå

Very excited about the world premiere of my new 20 min orchestra piece Wasteland commissioned and performed by the symphony orchestra of the Norrlandsopera conducted by their fantastic principal guest conductor Ville Matvejeff. More information can be found here.

Nisus – Tampering Festival

Date: August 20, 2022
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Location: Satamakadun sali, Satamakatu 17, Tampere, Finland

A string trio from the Tampering Ensemble will perform my Nisus at the fifth Tampering Festival. This year’s Tampering festival focuses on works composed during the pandemic and on works by Ukrainian composers.

Lucrum – Joensuu City Orchestra

Date: August 19, 2022
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Carelia Hall, Joensuu, Finland

At the first concert of the season, Joensuu City Orchestra will give a taster of the different pieces that are coming up during the fall season 2022, conducted by the conducting class from the Sibelius Academy. The young and talented conductor and composer Elisar Riddelin will conduct my piece Lucrum. The concert is for free.

Sydänlaulu – Luosto Soi

Date: July 29, 2022
Time: 16:30
Location: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Saariselkä, Finland

Violinist Elisar Riddelin will perform Sydänlaulu in Northern Finland’s Saariselkä at Kaksilauttanen Arctic Resort at the festival Luosto Soi. More information about the event can be found here and tickets can be found here.

Psychedelic – Rajala’s Album Release

Start date: July 23, 2022
End date: September 11, 2022
All-day event
Location: Online

My piano solo piece Psychedelic has been released on the fantastic Reetamaria Rajala’s debut album SILENCE! Avaiable on streaming platforms NOW!

Vickan & Väinö – Sibelius Festival Korpo

Date: July 17, 2022
Time: 13:30 - 14:30
Location: Korpo municipality house, Pargas, Finland

Vickan & Väinö is a bilingual (Swedish and Finnish) fairytale opera for children to the libretto and original story of Marina Motaleff. Cast: Hedvig Paulig soprano, Ville Salonen tenor, Rolf Broman baritone and Janne Valkeajoki accordion. Commissioned and produced by Opera BOX. Tickets 20 euros per child, parents for free. Link to the festivals homepage and to their Facebook page.

Vickan & Väinö – Sibelius Festival Korpo

Date: July 16, 2022
Time: 13:30 - 14:30
Location: Korpo municipality house, Pargas, Finland

Vickan & Väinö is a bilingual (Swedish and Finnish) fairytale opera for children to the libretto and original story of Marina Motaleff. Cast: Hedvig Paulig soprano, Ville Salonen tenor, Rolf Broman baritone and Janne Valkeajoki accordion. Commissioned and produced by Opera BOX. Tickets 20 euros per child, parents for free. Link to the festivals homepage and to their Facebook page.