PAST EVENTS

2021

CAISA CLASSEQUAL

On Friday

5/14/2021

at 7 p.m.

HENRIK SANDÅS QUINTET

Caisa Cultural Center, Helsinki

HSQ is a modern tango quintet formed by five strong and personal musicians. Combining soulful interpretation, virtuosity, improvisation and relentless swing, the line-up serves up a charming table setting in the footsteps of Astor Piazzolla. The band's repertoire extends from Piazzolla's music to e.g. To the compositions of Kari Ikonen, Outi Tarkiainen, Igor Stravinski and Kalevi Aho. HSQ also collaborates artistically with various soloists and composers, in an effort to create new, diverse concert ensembles and update the genre for the 21st century.

“I have a dream: that my music would still be heard in 2020. And in 3000 too. Sometimes, I am convinced, because my music is different. In 1955, one tango died and another was born, and my band Octeto Buenos Aires reads another on the birth certificate. ” - Astor Piazzolla

Henrik Sandås Quintet:

Linda Suolahti, violin

Eero Ignatius, double bass

Henrik Sandås, bandoneon

Matleena Nyman, piano

Otto Porkkala, electric guitar

Henrik Sandås

Kuva: Minna Hatinen

On Friday

19.11.

at 7 p.m.

LAURA HYNNINEN: DREAMS OR Echoes

Caisa Cultural Center, Helsinki

In the interdisciplinary table setting, Laura Hynninen's experimental music for harp, human voice and loop machine, as well as visual art. Violinist Linda Suolahti will perform with Hynninen.

 

“At night, things get surreal nuances. The worries seem insurmountable,

the secrets of the past create shadows, sleep and valve mix. Ideas and insights also pulse uncontrollably at night. When inspiration seizes, peace escapes and unrest forces movement. “Dreams or Echoes” is a study of nocturnal landscapes and hiking in the inner forest. ”

Performers:

Laura Hynninen, harp and vocals

Linda Suolahti, violin

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Kuva: Minna Hatinen

On Friday
17.9.

at 6 pm in Finnish
at 19.45 In English

AUDIENCE - THE AUDIENCE

Caisa Cultural Center, Helsinki

Audience  is a concert for the whole family that celebrates multilingualism as one of the events of the annual Satakiel Month. The program has entertaining and immersive participatory listening, observation and activities for both young and old interested in music.

 

The duration of the concert is about 45 minutes without a break.

Performers:

Ernest Lawson, actor

Linda Suolahti, violin

Wind Hero, violin

Ulla Knuuttila, viola

Tatu Kauppinen, cello

On Friday

15.10.

at 7 p.m.

GALINA - WOMAN AND HAMMER

Caisa Cultural Center, Helsinki

Russian Galina Ustvolskaya composed a rarely performed repertoire for violin and piano in the 1950s and 1960s. This strong woman from St. Petersburg was characterized by an expressive, original and at the same time rugged language of composition. “My music is my whole life,” said Galina, and Intensity really captures the listener in these works, which will be heard for the first time in Finland. The choreography of Reetta Honkakoski, Finland's only Corporeal Mime mimicry professional, brings the finishing touch to the whole.

Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006):​ Sonata for Violin and Piano (1952)

Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006):​ Duo for piano and violin (1964)

Performers:

Reetta Honkakoski, director-mimic

Duo Nero (Linda Suolahti, violin and Tiina Karakorpi, piano)

 

THE ENTIRE FESTIVAL 2021

On Sunday
7/25/2021
12 o'clock

 

TELECOMMUTING

Ida Aalberg Museum

Grazyna Bacewicz: Polish Caprice

Anna Clyne: Rest these hands

Grazyna Krzanowska: 4 whims

Dolores White: Blues Dialogues, Part III Fast and Funky

Jessica Meyer: Delta Sunrise

Ursula Mamlok: From my garden

Imogen Holst: A series for solo viola

Linda Suolahti, violin and Mari Viluksela, viola

On Wednesday
8/4/2021
7 p.m.

OPENING CONCERT

Seuratalo, Tervakoski ​
 

Elisar Riddelin: Flow Hook for String Quartet, Percussion and Hammer (2021, premiere)

According to one Finnish myth, Vuolahatar was a goddess who became pregnant in the wind and gave birth to iron. The work combines the sound of a machine hammer with the legends of iron.

 

The concert celebrates the 75th birthday of Juhani Suolahti, a blacksmith and Whole Supporter from Jnakkala.

Linda Suolahti and Tuulia Hero, violin, Mari Viluksela, viola, Beata Antikainen, cello, Ville Syrjäläinen, percussion

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Kuva: Maarit Kytöharju

On Friday
8/6/2021
7 p.m.

CRISIS (Piia Koms record release concert)

Seuratalo, Tervakoski ​

Heinz-Juhani Hoffmann (* 1973): Summer is Over (text by Arseni Tarkovsky)

    Piia Komsi, soprano

 

Ann-Elise Hannikainen: Zafra for Violin and Piano (1985)

    Linda Suolahti, violin

    Tiina Karakorpi, piano

 

Grazyna Bacewicz: Piano Quintet No. 2

    Linda Suolahti and Elisar Riddelin, violin

    Mari Viluksela, viola

    Beata Antikainen, cello

 

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Heiz-Juhani Hoffmann:     Why don't you wear your clothes (text Paavo Haavikko)

I have thought a lot about human possibilities (text by Hannu Salama)

Warum trägst du nicht deine Kleider (Haavikko / Peter Hein)

I don't want to love you (Iwa No Hime)

Grief must live first (Haavikko)

Two memories: I saw when a man hit another

and the death of the Father

Der Sommer ist vorbei (Tarkovsky)

 

Maleena Linjama: In the Twilight (text Saima Harmaja)

 

Pia Komsi, soprano

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Kuva: Maarit Kytöharju

Saturday
8/7/2021
6 p.m.

BREAK OUTSIDE THE RING

Power House, Leppäkoski

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Five Fantasy Pieces for String Quartet Op 5.

 

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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op. 115

Ville Komppa, clarinet

Linda Suolahti and Elisar Riddelin, violin

Mari Viluksela, viola

Beata Antikainen, cello


 

The concert is supported by the People's Education Fund

On Sunday
8/8/2021
3 p.m.

JOURNALISTS (Henrik Sandås Quintet record release concert)


Closing concert on Sunday 8.8. we enjoyed the fiery Piazzolla performances of the passionate, modern tango ensemble Henrik Sandås Quintet. The quintet, made up of five strong and personal musicians, will also release their first album in concert.

Henrik Sandås, bandoneon

Linda Suolahti, violin

Matleena Nyman, piano

Otto Porkkala, guitar

Eero Ignatius, double bass

MUSEQUAL COMPOSER COMPETITION 

On Tuesday

09/02/2021

18:00

MUSEQUAL COMPOSER COMPETITION 2021

Final Concert Live Stream

Musica nova Helsinki

Cultural Center Caisa, Kaikukatu 4 B

Frej Wedlund: Innermost Peace for piano quartet

Rouzheb Rafie: 5 Haikus for violin and cello

Jonatan Sersam: Sånger 2 for cello and piano

Jeanne Strieder: Literatura Oscura I. for string trio

Andrea Sordano: La vrai vert de l’Espérance for piano trio

Roydon Tse: Starscape for piano trio

On stage:

Minna Pensola and Antti Tikkanen, violin, Mari Viluksela, viola, Markus Hohti, cello, Tiina Karakorpi, piano

WATCH CONCERT LIVE HERE

2020

On Friday

07/08/2020

19:00

HELENE

Concert and  livestream

The Church of St. Lawrence​, Janakkala

Isabella Leonarda: Sonata duodecima 

arr. viola and continuo Mari Viluksela

 

Kaija Saariaho: Cloud trio 

Beethoven: String Quartet op.18 no 6  

arr. woodwind quintet Ville Komppa

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Caroline Shaw: Blueprint

Cecilia Damström: Helene (commission, premiere.)   

Artists:

Linda Suolahti ja Emma Mali, viulu, Mari Viluksela ja Hanna Hohti, alttoviulu, Markus Hohti, sello, Heli Haapala, huilu, Kristiina Salmi, oboe, Pekka, Niskanen, klarinetti, Jaakko Luoma, fagotti, Tiina Karakorpi, piano

See stream of concert here

On Friday

07/08/2020

15:00

LIGHT

Concert and  livestream

The Church of St. Lawrence​, Janakkala

Caroline Shaw: In manus tuas 

Pauline Viardot: Die Sterne

 

Elisar Riddelin: Suite for violin and harp “Unia, tansseja ja peilinpalasia” (premiere) 

I Peilit kiertyivät toisiinsa

II Kiepuin kunnes uni vei minut mukanaan

III Peilien vääristys loi tanssin varjoja

IV Hämärässä eivät unet...

V Jos peiliin katsoessa unet voisi kokea

VI Olisin tanssinut, mutta jalkani eivät enää liikkuneet...

...katsoin peiliin, eikä se enää väreillyt...

...suljin silmäni ja unet olivat kadonneet.

 

Andrew Norman: Sabina 
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Lili Boulanger: Elle etait descendue au bas de la prairie 

Amy Beach: Piano Quintet fis-molli, Op.67 
 

Artists:

Linda Suolahti ja Emma Mali, viulu, Mari Viluksela ja Hanna Hohti, alttoviulu, Markus Hohti, sello, Laura Hynninen, harppu, Kristiina Salmi, oboe, Pekka, Niskanen, klarinetti, Tiina Karakorpi, piano

 

See livestream here

2019

On Friday

02/08/2019

19:00

REVOLUTIONARIES

The Church of St.Lawrence, Janakkala


Sofia Gubaidulina: String Trio (1989)
Part I
Caterina Assandra: Canzon a 4
Part II
Maddalena Casulana: Morir non può il mio cuore
Part III


Cecilia Damström: Nisus (2019)


Teresa Carreño: Mi Teresita (Finnish premiere)

 

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Grazyna Bacewicz: Piano Quintet No. 1
I Moderato molto Espressivo
II Presto
III Grave
IV Con passione

 

Performers:

Linda Suolahti and Maija Wesslund, violin, Mari Viluksela, viola, Anni Kallioniemi, cello, Matleena Nyman, piano

On Saturday,

03/08/2019

19:00

SOUVENIRS

The Church of St.Lawrence, Janakkala

 

Outi Tarkiainen: ... Et Elles entonnèrent un chant ...


Judit Varga: Mosar (Ske)


Clara Schumann: Valses Romantiques op.4


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Cecilia Damström: String Quartet no 2, "Letters"


Clara Schumann: Piano Trio op.17

Performers:

Linda Suolahti, violin, Mari Viluksela, viola, Anni Kallioniemi, cello, Tiina Karakorpi, piano, Reijo Ahonen, accordion

 

 

Sunday

04/08/2019

14:00

MATINÉ

Sibelius Childhood Home, Hämeenlinna

 

Linda Suolahti, violin

Mari Viluksela, viola

Anni Kallioniemi, cello

Sunday

07/28/2019

14:00

MATINÉ

Sibelius Childhood Home, Hämeenlinna

 

Linda Suolahti, violin

Mari Viluksela, viola

Iina Harjula, piano

2018

Wednesday

06/06/2018

at 6 p.m.

Friday

06/08/2018

at 5 p.m.

A glass of wine and music?

Noora's Wine Bar, Hämeenlinna

 

The official pre-event of the festival 2018. Tango and art music!

 

Heli Haapala, flute

Pekka Niskanen, clarinet

From Janne

Janakkala Main Library

 

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957): Four Pieces Op. 78

 

Lauri Angervo, cello

Iina Harjula, piano

Friday

06/08/2018

at 7 p.m.

To Aino

The Church of St.Lawrence, Janakkala

Riikka Talvitie (* 1970): Vierge Moderne

 

Armas Järnefelt (1869-1958): Lullaby


Jean Sibelius (1865-1957): Six Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 79

 

Riikka Talvitie: Golden Cradle


Cecilia Damström (* 1988): Piano Quintet “Aino”, premiere


Heli Haapala, flute

Minna Pensola, violin

Linda Suolahti, violin

Pekka Niskanen, clarinet

Lauri Angervo, cello

Tiina Karakorpi, piano

Saturday

06/09/2018

at 3 p.m.

#MeToo

Wetterhoff, Hämeenlinna

 

Minja Koskela, host

 

Missy Mazzoli (* 1980): Death Valley Junction

 

Katharine Hoover (1937 *): El Andalus

 

Amy Beach (1867-1944): Piano Quintet Op. 67 in F minor

 

Linda Suolahti and Essi Höglund, violin

Mari Viluksela, viola

Lauri Angervo, cello

Tiina Karakorpi and Iina Harjula, piano

Saturday

06/09/2018

at 9 p.m.

The Audience

Suistoklubi, Hämeenlinna

 

Roxanna Panufnik (* 1968): The Audience for string quartet and narrator (Finnish text: Heli Haapala)

 

Lotta Wennäkoski (* 1970): “Vyyhti” for solo cello and participating audience

 

Linda Suolahti and Essi Höglund, violin

Mari Viluksela, viola

Lauri Angervo, cello

Anni Kallioniemi, narrator

2017

Thursday

08/17/2017

at 7 p.m.

Female Beauty

Noora's Wine Bar, Hämeenlinna

 

Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979): Two pieces for viola and cello

I Lullaby

II Grotesque

 

Clara Schumann (1819-1896): Three Romances, Op. 22

I Andante molto

II Allegetto: Mit zartem Vortrage

III Leidenschaftlich schnell

 

Francesca Caccini (1587-1640): Canzonetta “Chi Desia Di Saper”

 

Lady Mary Dering (1629-1704):

And is this All? What One Poor Kiss?

A False Designe to be Cruel

When First I Saw Doris' Eyes

 

Henriëtte Bosmans (1895-1952): Impressions

II Nuit Calme

 

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel (1805-1847):

Adagio for viola and piano

Abschied von Rom for piano

 

Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944): Capriccio op.18

 

Linda Suolahti, violin, Hanna Pakkala and Mari Viluksela, viola, Sara Viluksela and Anni Kallioniemi, cello, Kristiina Salmi, oboe, Hanna-Mari Zinovjev and Tiina Karakorpi, piano

Friday

08/18/2017

at 7 p.m.

Today's special - musical tastings

The Gingerbread House Restaurant, Hämeenlinna

 

Food hunting

N. Paganini (1782-1840): Caprice no 9

F. Schubert (1797-1828): Songs

(Rye) bread and circus fun

L. van Beethoven (1770-1827): Duo WoO 27 no 2

B. Bartók (1881-1945): Duo from 44 duets for two violins Sz.98

Dessert

J. Sibelius (1865-1957): Duo in C major

Feeling quilty

Cecilia Damström (1988-): Celestial Beings

            II Persephone

The torches go out as the crowd sleeps

GP Telemann (1681-1767): Solo fantasy no 1

 

Linda Suolahti, violin and Mari Viluksela, viola

Saturday

08/19/2017

at 1 p.m.

Who are you Ida? An image of a composer

Janakkala Main Library café

 

Helena Holsti-Setälä's lecture.

 

After the lecture, an unconventional meeting of artists:

Soprano Pia Freund, violinist Linda Suolahti, pianist Tiina Karakorpi and viola player Hanna Pakkala discussing femininity and more.

 

Ida Moberg (1859-1947): Mazurka

 

Tiina Karakorpi, piano

Saturday

08/19/2017

at 7 p.m.

Helvi Leiviskä 115 years

Finland 100 years of Independence

The Church of St.Lawrence, Janakkala

 

Helvi Leiviskä (1902-1982): Piano Trio (1924)

 

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957): String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 "Voces Intimae"

 

Helvi Leiviskä: Piano Quartet in A major, Op 1 (1926)

 

Mirka Malmi, Kasmir Uusitupa and Anna Husgafvel, violin, Mari Viluksela, viola, Anni Kallioniemi and Sara Viluksela, cello, Tiina Karakorpi, piano

Sunday

08/20/2017

at 1 p.m.

Tonight I'm not afraid to walk over dark
Finland 100 years of Independence

Hahkiala Manor, Hämeenlinna

 

Actor Seela Sella, soprano Pia Freund and pianist Kristian Attila put together words and tones about human destinies from the history of independent Finland. Through the stories of artist couples and encounters of artists they picture us what is meant to be alone and together, flourish, grow and give up, be in the midst of creation and destruction. Dare to trust, reach out and walk over the dark.

 

As composers e.g. Jean Sibelius, Toivo Kuula, Leevi Madetoja, Yrjö Kilpinen, Aulis Sallinen, Kaija Saariaho Poems and texts: e.g. Katri Vala, L. Onerva, Aino Kallas, Paavo Haavikko, Aino Sibelius, Alma Kuula, Arto Melleri

Sunday

08/20/2017

at 6 p.m.

Woman's fate

Finland 100 years of Independence

The Church of St.Lawrence, Janakkala

 

Anna Korsun (1986-): Song of a Fish

 

Bianca Maria Meda (c. 1665-c. 1700): Cari Musici

 

Matilda Seppälä (1993-): Itus

 

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Concerto in F major, RV 567

 

Anna Korsun: Isostasie

 

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor, RV 578

 

Cecilia Damström (1988-): Piano Quintet “Minna” (Finnish premiere)

 

Terttu Iso-Oja, soprano, Minna-Kaarina Kangas, Maija Wesslund and Linda Suolahti, violin,

Mari Viluksela and Hanna Pakkala, viola, Sara Viluksela and Anni Kallioniemi, cello, Matias Häkkinen, harpsichord, Niilo Myllynen, double bass, Tiina Karakorpi, piano

2016

Friday

08/26/2016

at 8 p.m.

Along the bows

Suistoklubi, Night of the Arts, Hämeenlinna

 

Michel van der Aa (* 1970):

Oog for solo cello and electronics

 

Anna Clyne (* 1980):

The Violin (2009)

I Blue Hour

 

Roulette (2007)

 

Steve Reich (* 1936):

Different Trains (1988)

 

I America - Before the War

II Europe - During the War

III After the War

 

Linda Suolahti and Maija Wesslund, violin, Mari Viluksela, viola, Sara Viluksela, cello

Saturday

08/27/2016

14 o'clock

Wine and warm feelings

Noora Wine Bar

 

Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979): Prelude, Allegro and Pastoral (1941)

 

Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979): J'ai frappé (1922)

 

Liza Lehmann (1862-1918): When I am dead, my dearest (1918)

 

Sofia Gubaidulina (* 1931): Parts of the book Eight Etudes for Solo Bass (1974)

 

Cecilia Damström (* 1988): Dagbok op. 21 (2013)

I Stanna

II Int 'ett ord

III Kallare

IV Stigar

V Jag vill

 

Pia Freund, soprano, Jacintha Damström, soprano, Lucy Abrams, clarinet and bass clarinet, Mari Viluksela, viola, Anna Laakso, piano, Heidi Rahkonen, double bass, Hanna-Mari Zinovjev, piano

Saturday

08/27/2016

at 7 p.m.

Ilmatar

Town hall, Hämeenlinna

 

Tauno Marttinen (1912-2008): Ilmatar, ilman impi op. 88 (1974)

 

Elisar Riddelin (* 1993): Ihtiriekko ja Sielunlintu (Premiere)

 

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976): Six Metamorphoses to the Ovid Text on Oboe (1951)

I Pan

II Phaeton

III Niobe

IV Bacchus

V Narcissus

VI Arethusa

 

Cecilia Damström (* 1988): Celestial Beings op. 47 for violin and viola (Premiere)

I Aphrodite

II Persephone

III Athena

 

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957): Kaiutar for soprano and piano (1914-15)

 

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974): Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Piano (1918)

I Tranquille

II Joyeux

III Emporté

IV Douloureux

 

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Frauenliebe und –Leben op. 42 (1840)

Seit ich ihn gesehen

Er, der Herrlichste von Allen

Ich kann n not fassen, nicht glauben

Du Ring an meinem Finger

Helft mir, ihr Schwestern

Süsser Freund, du blickest

Am meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust

Nun hast du mir den Ersten Schmerzgetan

 

Linda Suolahti, violin, Mari Viluksela, viola, Pia Freund, soprano, Anna Laakso, piano, Jacintha Damström, flute and Piccolo, Lucy Abrams, clarinet, Kristiina Salmi, oboe, Hanna-Mari Zinoviev, piano.

Sunday

08/28/2016

at 5 p.m.

Epitaph

Vanaja Church, Hämeenlinna

 

Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998): Prelude in memoriam Dmitri Shostakovich (1975)

 

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147 (1975)

I Moderated

II Allegretto

III Adagio

 

JS Bach (1685-1750): Fuga a 3 soggetti (Contrapunctus XIV) from Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080

 

Sofia Gubaidulina (* 1931): Reflections on a theme BACH (2002)

 

Linda Suolahti, Maija Wesslund, Annemarie Åström and Anna Husgafvel, violin, Mari Viluksela and Johanna Paananen, viola, Anni Kallioniemi and Sara Viluksela, cello, Hanna-Mari Zinovjev, piano