”Veli Kujala performs magic tricks for a hobby. This can perhaps be heard in his music,” says violinist Eriikka Maalismaa, describing the musical language of this evening’s debuting composer. Maalismaa is a freelance musician who enjoys working with alternative orchestras, concert series and mini-festivals in and around Helsinki. Respighi’s Rome trilogy will be performed in its entirety during the concert season. When the composer conducted the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in 1933, the programme also featured The Pines of Rome.