UPCOMING EVENTS


Guest lecture at Malmö Academy of Music

Date: March 3, 2020

Location: Malmö Academy of Music, Sweden

I’m going to give a guest lecture about my music at Malmö Academy of Music.

Epitaph – Tampere Biennale 2020

Date: March 18, 2020

Time: 7 PM

Location: Tampere Old Church, Finland

Tuomas Turriago will perform my piece Epitaph at the pre event concert of the Tampere Biennale Festival 2020. Free entry!

Requiem for our Earth

Date: March 23, 2020

Time: 7 PM

Location: Camerata, Helsinki Music Centre

The wonderful Akademiska Damkören Lyran conducted by the equally wonderful Jutta Seppinen are are giving a second performance of the hugely acclaimed global crisis themed concert Epilog. The concert consists of the two pieces Kodecs/Codecs by Perttu Haapanen and Requiem for our Earth by yours truly. Both pieces were commissioned by Lyran and premiered by Lyran on November 7th 2019.

Minna and Aino – Tallinn Music Week 2020

Date: March 28, 2020

My Piano Quintets Minna and Aino will be presented by TampereRaw at this years edition of Tallinn Music Week 2020.

Via Crucis – in Jyväskylä

Date: April 10, 2020

Time: 3 PM

Location: Koukkalan pyhä kirkko, Jyväskylä

My first string quartet Via Crucis will be performed by the Felis Quartet at the wonderful modern wooden church of Koukkala in Jyväskylä. Free entry, program 10/5€.

Via Crucis – Hetan musiikkipäivät

Date: April 11, 2020

Time: 9 PM

Location: Enontekiön kirkko, Hetta, Finland

My first string quartet Via Crucis will get its most northern performance by musicians from the Lapland Chamber Orchestra at Hetan Musiikkipäivät.

Lucrum – Gävle Symphony Orchestra

Date: April 17, 2020

Time: 7 PM

Location: Gävle Konserthus, Sweden

The Swedish Gävle Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christian Reif will perform my piece Lucrum in their season program.

Vidkänning – Finnish premiere

Date: April 25, 2020

More info coming soon!

Sydänlaulu – in Düsseldorf

Date: April 25, 2020

Lukas Döhler will perform my piece Sydänlaulu. More info coming soon!

Sydänlaulu

Date: May 30, 2020

Lukas Döhler will perform my piece Sydänlaulu. More info coming soon!

 

PAST EVENTS


Tundo! with Colorado Springs Philharmonic

Date: February 23, 2020

Time: 2:30 PM

Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, Colorado Springs, USA

Very happy to get a second performance of my orchestral piece Tundo! performed by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic conducted by Christian Reif.

Tundo! USA Premiere

Date: February 22, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, Colorado Springs, USA

Very happy to make my debut in the USA with my orchestral piece Tundo! performed by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic conducted by Christian Reif.

Piano Delirium – Connect Festival 2020

Date: February 7, 2020

Location: Malmö, Sweden

My piece Piano Delirium from 2009 will be performed by Reetamaria Rajala at the annual Connect Festival in Malmö.

Shapes – Sibafest 2020

Date: February 1, 2020

Time: 3 PM

Location: Camerata, Helsinki Music Centre

Accordionist Kiia-Maria Piispa will perform the movements I. The Rhomb and V. Dots from my solo suite Shapes at Sibafest.

Guest lecture at the University of Helsinki

Date: January 27, 2020

Time: 4-6 PM

Location: University of Helsinki

I will give a guest lecture about my children operas to the students of the teacher program at the University of Helsinki.

Vickan & Väinö Opera

Date: January 22, 2020

Location: Pomarkku, Finland

Vickan & Väinö is a bilingual (Swedish and Finnish) fairytale opera for children to the libretto and original story of Marina Motaleff. Cast: Anna Sandström soprano, Ville Salonen tenor, Aku Rantama baritone and Janne Valkeajoki accordion. Commissioned and produced by Ooppera BOX.

Sydänlaulu – in Hamburg

Date: December 15, 2019

Time: 5 PM

Location: Fanny-Hensel-Saal, HfMT Hamburg, Germany

Mari Viluksela will perform the viola version of Sydänlaulu in the concert “Beethoven bei uns: Thinking of Beethoven” .

Sailing to Windward in Tampere

Date: December 5, 2019

Time: 7 PM

Location: Tampere

The male choir Mieskuoro Laulajat conducted by Paavo Hyökki will in their Independency Day concert in the great hall of Tampere-talo perform Sailing to Windward composed to a poem by Michael Binnie.

Tundo! – Finnish Premiere

Date: December 5, 2019

Time: 7 PM

Location: Kuopion Musiikkikeskus, Finland

The Finnish premiere of Tundo! will be played by Kuopio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jaakko Kuusisto.

Minna – Helsinki Music Centre

Date: December 1, 2019

Time: 3 PM

Location: Camerata, Helsinki Music Centre

My first Piano Quintet Minna will be performed by TampereRaw in Helsinki in Helsinki Music Centre. Kaarina Hazard will lead us through the concert with texts about the life of Minna Canth. Link to tickets for 21/14,50/8€. The Facebook event can be found here.

A panel discussion (in Finnish) about equality in music will take place before the concert in the Lower Foyer at 2 PM. Invited guests are journalist Wilhelm Kvist, composer Minna Leinonen, violinist Eriikka Maalismaa, Tampere Philharmonic’s general manager Juha Ahonen and yours truly. A link to more info about the panel discussion can be found here.