The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s Encounters Club at the Helsinki Central Library Oodi
Sibelius' best-known music in new arrangements
6pm, Oodi Helsinki Central Library, multi-purpose hall
Helsinki Philharmonic Holger Brass Ensemble
Mika Paajanen, Ville Hiilivirta, Sam Parkkonen, Sakke Niemi, French horn
Miska Miettunen, Wagner tuba
Petri Keskitalo, tuba and percussion
To celebrate Finnish Music Day, the Encounters Club will present some of the best-known music by Jean Sibelius, from the Jaeger March and the Song of the Cross-Spider to his Andante Festivo and Karelia Suite. All the arrangements are by Petri Keskitalo. The name of the orchestra was inspired by Holger Fransman, the long-time professor of solo French horn at the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra who brought the French horn to Finland.
This poem will enrapture you
7pm, Oodi Helsinki Central Library, multi-purpose hall
Vuokko Hovatta, vocals
Atte Kilpeläinen, viola and melodica
Panu Savolainen, vibraphone and glockenspiel
Vuokko Hovatta Kolmisin will perform the poems of Riina Katajavuori as composed by Atte Kilpeläinen, Panu Savolainen and Samae Koskinen. The moods of these pieces vary throughout, but the overall atmosphere is one of brightness. The music was first performed in summer 2017, and the orchestra’s debut album Pysykää sängyssä sunnuntaisin (“Stay in Bed on Sundays”) was released in October 2018.