Encounters Club Spring 2020
The Encounters Club is open to all and free of charge
The popular Encounters Club is an arena for creative ideas and surprising encounters with performances by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s musicians and friends. The Encounters Club is open to all and free of charge, and it takes place on Fridays around once a month in the main foyer of the Helsinki Music Centre.
Free admission – welcome! The programme begins at 9pm after the evening’s concert, and the café is open until 10:30pm.
Friday 10 January 2020, 9pm, Helsinki Music Centre, Main Foyer
Erkki Suomalainen, bassoon
Mikko-Pekka Svala, bassoon
Markus Tuukkanen, bassoon
Noora Van Dok, bassoon
Cinderella’s ball continues after the evening’s concert at the club with the HPO’s bassoonists offering music that is sure to get you into the beat. Bring along your dancing shoes, as this is your chance to show off your footwork and invite someone to dance!
Breath, motion, sound
Friday 7 February 2020, 9pm, Helsinki Music Centre, Main Foyer
The evening programme explores the synergy between breath, motion and sound. We need breath in order to achieve motion and sound, whether in dance, music or life in general. In this performance, a dancer and a string quartet express this synergy in different ways.
Katriina Kantola, dance
Teija Kivinen, violin
Kari Olamaa, violin
Tiila Kangas, viola
Päivi Ahonen, cello
Friday 6 March 2020, 9pm, Helsinki Music Centre, Main Foyer
Hildegunn Øiseth, trumpet and goat horn
Maija Linkola, violin
Elina Viitasaari, violin
Lotta Poijärvi, viola
Markus Hohti, cello and electronics
In this concert by the Linkolaa!-ensemble, a string quartet is joined by a rare traditional instrument with a truly timeless sound – the goat horn. This unprecedented line-up transports listeners to the hits of Jukka Linkola’s big band, to which the Norwegian natural horn artist and jazz trumpetist Hildegunn Øiseth adds her own unique touch.
Linkola’s big band pieces are framed by his rhythmic String Quartet, which debuted in 1996. This concert offers wild and joyful memories from the 1990s, as well as completely new Linkola music once again!
All’orizzonte il mare – Across the Sea
Friday 3 April 2020, 9pm, Helsinki Music Centre, Main Foyer
Meeri Pulakka, soprano
Elisa Rusi-Matero, violin
Martta Wahlberg, viola
Lauri Kankkunen, cello
Tuomo Matero, double bass
Marko Hilpo, piano