UPCOMING EVENTS


Epitaph world premiere

Date: March 7, 2019

Time: 7 PM

Location: Tampere Hall, Small Hall

In memory of my former professor and friend Jouni Kaipainen I wrote a new piece Epitaph for solo piano, commissioned and premiered by Ville Hautakangas.

Children Opera: Djurens Planet – World Premiere

Date: March 15, 2019

Time: 6PM

Location: The Finnish National Opera, Almi Hall

The new children opera Djurens planet, commissioned by the Finnish National Opera and composed by Cecilia Damström to the libretto by Monica Vikström-Jokela, will get it’s world premiere in March 2019.

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: Martin Segerstråle
Electric guitar: Taavi Kiviranta
Children choir: Åshöjden’s Music Classes courses 3-6

Children Opera: Djurens Planet

Date: March 16, 2019

Time: 12 PM

Location: The Finnish National Opera, Almi Hall

The new children opera Djurens planet, commissioned by the Finnish National Opera and composed by Cecilia Damström to the libretto by Monica Vikström-Jokela, will get it’s world premiere in March 2019.

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: Martin Segerstråle
Electric guitar: Taavi Kiviranta
Children choir: Åshöjden’s Music Classes courses 3-6

Children Opera: Djurens Planet

Date: March 16, 2019

Time: 3 PM

Location: The Finnish National Opera, Almi Hall

The new children opera Djurens planet, commissioned by the Finnish National Opera and composed by Cecilia Damström to the libretto by Monica Vikström-Jokela, will get it’s world premiere in March 2019.

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: Martin Segerstråle
Electric guitar: Taavi Kiviranta
Children choir: Åshöjden’s Music Classes courses 3-6

Minna – Tampere premiere and radio broadcast

Date: March 24, 2019

Time: 3 PM

Location: Tampere Hall, Small Hall

My first Piano Quintet “Minna – Pictures from the life of Minna Canth” will be performed for the first time in my beloved under graduate city Tampere, by the amazing contemporary music ensemble TampereRaw. It will be radio broadcast by the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle). Welcome!

New song cycle – world premiere

Date: May 11, 2019

World premiere to the new song cycle composed to lyrics by Henrika Ringbom

Piano Quintet Helene – World Premiere

Date: August 4, 2019

My third Piano Quintet Helene will get it’s world premiere at the fourth Kokonainen Festival in Hämeenlinna.

Vickan & Väinö world premiere

Date: October 17, 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

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.

 

PAST EVENTS


Aino Swedish premiere

Date: October 13, 2018

Time: 1 PM

Location: Grünewald Hall, Stockholm

My second piano quintet Aino – Emotions from the Life of Aino Sibelius will get its Swedish premiere by Ensemble Ars Nova in the Grünewald Hall in Stockholm. The concert is part of the 10 Year Anniversary Festival of The Association of Swedish Women Composers (Kvinnlig Anhopning av Svenska Tonsättare – KVAST). Free entry!

Sof godt! Helsinki Premiere

Date: October 11, 2018

Time: 6 PM

Location: Gyllenbergsalen, Helsinki

Helsinki premiere of Sof godt! for mezzo soprano, baritone and youth orchestra. Conductor Hannu Norjanen, Aurora Djupsjöbacka mezzo soprano, Roberto Cacciatore baritone. Free entry!

Sof godt! in Jakobstad

Date: October 9, 2018

Time: 6 PM

Location: Schauman Hall, Jakobstad, Finland

Second performance of Sof godt! for mezzo soprano, baritone and youth orchestra.  Conductor Hannu Norjanen, Aurora Djupsjöbacka mezzo soprano, Roberto Cacciatore baritone.

Sof godt! World Premiere

Date: October 8, 2018

Time: 6 PM

Location: Vaasa City Hall, Finland

The World Premiere of Sof godt! for mezzo soprano, baritone and youth orchestra. Conductor Hannu Norjanen, Aurora Djupsjöbacka mezzo soprano, Roberto Cacciatore baritone.

Lucrum with Jyväskylä Sinfonia

Date: August 30, 2018

Time: 7 PM

Location: Toivakan koulukeskus, Salomonin tie 3

Lucrum will get its second performance by Jyväskylä Sinfonia, conducted by students from the conducting class of Ari Rasilainen.

World Premiere of “Letters” at the Stift Festival

Date: August 29, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Stiftskerk, Weerselo, The Netherlands

My second string quartet Letters op.61 is a commission by Daniel Rowland and the International Stift Music Festival 2018 in the Netherlands, and it is dedicated to the Brodsky Quartet, who will premiere the piece. Read more about Letters here and about the Stift Festival 2018 here.

Lucrum Finnish premiere with Jyväskylä Sinfonia

Date: August 29, 2018

Time: 7 PM

Location: Joutsan liikuntahalli, Tapiontie 3

Lucrum will get its Finnish premiere by Jyväskylä Sinfonia, conducted by students from the conducting class of Ari Rasilainen.

Shapes by Janne Valkeajoki

Date: August 23, 2018

Time: 7 PM

Location: Camerata, Helsinki Music Centre

Janne Valkeajoki will perform Shapes, composed for and dedicated to him, in his solistic debut concert a long side world premieres by Matilda Seppälä and Mikko Nisula and a Finnish premiere by Ville Raasakka. In addition on the program is Accordion Jubilees by Magnus Lindberg and pieces by Rameau.

Urkuyö ja aaria

Date: June 28, 2018

Time: 9 PM

Location: Espoo Cathedral

Tidens ordning to lyrics by Oscar Rossi will be performed by Nicholas Söderlund and Ilkka Paananen.

Piano Quintet Aino, world premiere

Date: June 8, 2018

Time: 7 PM

Location: Janakkala Church

My second Piano Quintet Aino will get it’s world premiere at the third Kokonainen Festival in Hämeenlinna.