UPCOMING EVENTS


Djurens Planet – School opera

Start date: October 29, 2019

End date: November 28, 2019

Time: 6 PM

Location: Finland

The school opera Djurens planet, commissioned by the Finnish National Opera and composed by Cecilia Damström to the libretto by Monica Vikström-Jokela, got it’s world premiere in March 2019 and is touring autumn 2019 around Finland.

Music: Cecilia Damström
Libretto and original story: Monica Vikström-Jokela
Director: Martina Roos
Costume design: Anna Kontek
Lights: Vesa Pohjolainen

Cast:
Joy, mezzo soprano: Elli Vallinoja / Katariina Heikkilä
Jack, soprano: Hedvig Paulig / Saara Kiiveri
Tin, Dragon, Businessman, baritone: Tiitus Ylipää / Riku Pelo
Keyboard/conductor: Tuomas Juutilainen / Martin Segerstråle
Electric guitar: Taavi Kiviranta / Otto Kentala
Children choir: see timetable below


29.10 at 6 PM, Children from Granhultsskola, at Almi Hall, The Finnish National Opera
30.10 at 6 PM, Children from Rudolf Steinerskolan i Helsingfors, at Almi Hall, The Finnish National Opera
31.10 at 6 PM, Children from Mårtendalsskola, at Almi Hall, The Finnish National Opera
1.11 at 6 PM, Children from Grännässkolan, at Almi Hall, The Finnish National Opera
4.11 at 6 PM, Children from Hyvinge svenska skola, at Almi Hall, The Finnish National Opera
5.11 at 6 PM, Children from Boxby skola, at Almi Hall, The Finnish National Opera
7.11 at 6 PM, Children from Mikaelsskolan, at Mikaelskolan, Ekenäs
12.11 at 6 PM, Children from Oulun normaalikoulu, at Oulun normaalikoulu, Koskela
14.11 at 6 PM, Children from Haapaniemenkoulu, at Haapaniemenkoulu, Viitasaari
19.11 at 6 PM, Children from Svenska samskolan i Tammerfors, at Svenska samskolan i Tammerfors, Tampere
21.11 at 6 PM, Children from Vatialan koulu, at Kangasala-talo, Kangasala
26.11 at 6 PM, Children from Björneborgs svenska samskola, at Björneborgs svenska samskola, Pori
28.11 at 6 PM, Children from Kristinestads skola, at Kristinestad

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

PAST EVENTS


Shapes – USA Premiere

Date: November 12, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Scandinavian House, New York, USA

Accordionist Matti Pulkki will give a recital including the USA premiere of my solo accordion piece Shapes at the Scandinavian House in New York

Requiem for our Earth – World Premiere

Date: November 7, 2019

Location: Sellosali, Espoo, Finland

A new 30 minute work about global warming commissioned and premiered by Akademiska Damkören Lyran conducted by Jutta Seppinen will get it’s world premiere at Sellosali in Espoo, Finland.

Minna – Helsinki Premiere

Date: October 24, 2019

Time: 7 PM

Location: Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki

My first Piano Quintet Minna will be performed for the first time in Helsinki in the wonderful Temppeliaukio Church. It will be performed by Tiina Karakorpi piano, Linda Suolahti and Anna Husgafvel on violin, Riitta-Liisa Ristiluoma on viola and Markus Hohti on cello. The concert will also include a wonderful text about equality by senior lecturer Susanna VälimäkiEntrance is for free, program 15€. The Facebook event can be found here.

Vickan & Väinö Opera

Date: October 19, 2019

Time: 1 PM

Location: Alexander Theatre, Helsinki

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, Markus Nieminen baritone and Janne Valkeajoki accordion. Commissioned and produced by Opera BOX.

Vickan & Väinö

Date: October 18, 2019

Time: 10 AM

Location: Alexander Theatre

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, Markus Nieminen baritone and Janne Valkeajoki accordion. Commissioned and produced by Ooppera BOX.

Vickan & Väinö

Date: October 18, 2019

Time: 12 PM

Location: Alexander Theatre

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, Markus Nieminen baritone and Janne Valkeajoki accordion. Commissioned and produced by Ooppera BOX.

Vickan & Väinö

Date: October 18, 2019

Time: 6 PM

Location: Alexander Theatre

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, Markus Nieminen baritone and Janne Valkeajoki accordion. Commissioned and produced by Ooppera BOX.

Vickan & Väinö – World Premiere

Date: October 17, 2019

Time: 6 PM

Location: Alexander Theatre, Helsinki

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, Markus Nieminen baritone and Janne Valkeajoki accordion. Commissioned and produced by Ooppera BOX.

Öar i ett hav som strömmar

Date: August 24, 2019

Time: 3 PM

Location: Kulttuuritalo Laikku, Musiikkisali, Tampere.

Soprano Sanna Iljin and pianist Tuomas Salokangas will perform my new song cycle Öar i ett hav som strömmar at the fourth Tampering Festival. Free entry!

Tampering Festival

Date: August 24, 2019

Time: 7 PM

Location: Tyllin sali, Tampere, Finland

Soprano Sanna Iljin and pianist Tuomas Salokangas will perform my new song cycle Öar i ett hav som strömmar and the Tampering Ensemble will perform my second string quartet Letters  at the final concert of the fourth Tampering Festival in Tampere. The concert will be streamed live to the subscribers of the regions main newspaper Aamulehti.