Encounters Club - UMO Helsinki Ensemble: Cinema Italiano

Fri 29/11/2019 21:00 - 22:30
free entry


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

Tero Saarti, trumpet
Ville Vannemaa, saxophone
Seppo Kantonen, piano
Ville Herrala, bass
Markus Ketola, drums
The UMO Helsinki Ensemble headed by trumpetist Tero Saarti takes listeners on an unforgettable imaginary journey to Italy, the land of great emotions and films. The band ambitiously tackles the iconic movie music of composers Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota, for which Saarti has composed interesting jazz arrangements for his small band. The concert includes music composed by Nino Rota for Federico Fellini’s films La Strada, Roma and La dolce vita, as well as music composed by Ennio Morricone for the films Cinema Paradiso, Once Upon a Time in the West and La Califfa.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take photos of the orchestra?

Yes, but only before or after the concert. During the concert we just want you to enjoy the music. This way you won’t disturb the musicians or other audience members.

How can I order interval refreshments?

Simply call 020 762 4862, send an e-mail to ravintolat.musiikkitalo@restel.fi​ or the Restis app. Interval refreshments for groups of 30 or more should be ordered from the sales service.

Do I have to dress up to attend a concert?

Only the orchestra has a dress code. You can dress as you like.

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

If you would like to change your seat, you can purchase a new season ticket from the seats available when they go on sale. Unclaimed seats will be made available for individual concerts when the sales period for season tickets ends.

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

You can give the ticket to a friend or donate it to a music student by calling 09-3102 2700 or sending an e-mail to helsinki.philharmonic@hel.fi by 3pm on the day of the concert.