Encounters Club in September and October

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s popular Encounters Club continues this autumn with new repertoires. The club is an arena for creative ideas and surprising encounters with performances by the orchestra’s musicians and friends.

All’orizzonte il mare – Across the Sea

Friday 11 September 2020, 9pm, Helsinki Music Centre, Main Foyer

Meeri Pulakka, soprano
Elisa Rusi, violin
Martta Wahlberg, viola
Lauri Kankkunen, cello
Tuomo Matero, double bass
Marko Hilpo, piano

This programme by our double bassist Tuomo Matero features Italian double bass and chamber music combined with nautical poetry. Come and hear tales of the sea, travels, dreams, and both life and death!



La Musica

Friday 9 October 2020, 9pm, Helsinki Music Centre, Main Foyer

Anneliina Rif, soprano
Linda Hedlund, baroque violin
Assi Karttunen, harpsichord

Soprano Anneliina Rif, violinist Linda Hedlund (Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra) and harpsichordist Assi Karttunen have created a concert with poetic elements based on early Italian music. The concert reflects the Baroque era and the questions we share with those who lived more than 300 years ago. These are encounters that deal with music, love, loneliness and individual freedom.

The programme includes La Musica from Claudio Monteverdi’s L'Orfeo and Girolamo Frescobaldi’s Toccata Settima and aria Così mi disprezzate, as well as works by Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli for violin and harpsichord.