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. Will be performed at Lemin musiikkijuhlat , free entry!
The World Premiere of my new piece Fretus for string orchestra will take place on the 7th of August in the archipelago at Styrsö Kammarmusikdagar in Sweden.
The Finnish Male Choir Association’s representative choir Liiton miehet conducted by Paavo Hyökki will perform my piece Sailing to Windward, with lyrics by Michael Binnie, at the Alexander Church in Tampere. In addition to Sailing to Windward the choir will be performing music by the composers Forrest, Hindemith, Komulainen, Kuula, Madetoja, Mäntysaari, Poulenc, Rautavaara and Tommola. Free entry. More info here.
My first string quartet Via Crucis will get its most northern performance by musicians from the Lapland Chamber Orchestra at Hetan Musiikkipäivät (Hetta Music Festival). The concert will be live streamed.