Encounters Club - Bridge

Fri 01/11/2019 21:00 - 22:30
free entry


The Encounters Club is open to all and free of charge.

Jan Söderblom, violin
Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, violin
Lilli Maijala, viola
Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello
Anni Elif, vocals and cello
HKO’s concertmaster Jan Söderblom brings the musicians of the Grani Quartet from the Kauniainen Music Festival to the Encounters Club. The quartet has a strong HKO dimension, as two of its musicians are also former members of the orchestra.
Missy Mazzoli (1980-) is one of the most renowned American composers of her generation and also a smasher of glass ceilings as the first female who has been commissioned to compose an opera for the New York Metropolitan Opera. The Encounters Club will present her Harp and Altar, which was inspired by the Brooklyn Bridge. Steve Reich’s 9/11 is a piece in three movements based on the tragic events in Manhattan in 2001.

The club is an arena for creative ideas and surprising encounters with performances by the orchestra’s musicians and friends. The club will take place in the main foyer of the Helsinki Music Centre.

Free admission – welcome! The programme begins at 9pm, and the café is open until 10:30pm.


  • Jan Söderblom


  • Anna-Liisa Bezrodny


  • Lilli Maijala


  • Jan-Erik Gustafsson


  • Anni Elif

    cello & vocals


  • 21.00
    Missy Mazzoli


  • Jovanka Trbojevic

    Sky Shopping – Homage to Brahms

  • Missy Mazzoli

    A Thousand Tongues

  • Steve Reich


  • 22.30
    Missy Mazzoli

    Harp and Altar

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take photos of the orchestra?

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I have a season ticket but want to change my seat – what should I do?

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I have a season ticket but can’t make it to the concert – what should I do?

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