Jukka Perko

Night prayers

Wed 17/03/2021 21:00 - 22:15
Free entry

Introduction

In the middle of March 2020, concert halls around the world closed their doors due to restrictions imposed to counter the coronavirus pandemic. Like thousands of colleagues, the musicians of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra decided to keep the music playing by organising a series of live-streamed chamber music concerts. What is the situation for Helsinki, Finns and humanity a year later? 

Memories of “lost beauty, past battles, fragmented happiness and exhausted suffering” are layered in Gia Kantšeli’s music. (Hans-Klaus Jungheinrich, ECM) Schubert's unfinished symphony is an enigmatic gem and one of the finest representatives of its genre.

Artists

Jukka Perko
Saxophone
Jan Söderblom
leader
Pekka Kauppinen
violin
Anna-Leena Haikola
violin
Essi Höglund
violin
Torsten Tiebout
viola
Hajnalka Standi-Pulakka
viola
Inkeri Eirola
cello
Tuomas Ylinen
cello
Ville Väätäinen
kontrabasso

Programme

    21:00
    Gia Kantšeli
    Night Prayers, From Life Without Christmas  
    22:15
    Arnold Schönberg
    Verklärte Nacht
Musiikkitalo Concert Hall
Jukka Perko
Jan Söderblom
Pekka Kauppinen
Anna-Leena Haikola
Essi Höglund
Torsten Tiebout
Hajnalka Standi-Pulakka
Inkeri Eirola
Tuomas Ylinen
Ville Väätäinen
Gia Kantšeli
Night Prayers, From Life Without Christmas  
Arnold Schönberg
Verklärte Nacht