EVENTS

SUMMER 2021

KOKONAINEN FESTIVAL 2021

25.7. at 12 @ Ida Aalberg Museum, Leppäkoski

"Telecommuting"

 

“With movement, I have always stepped over the threshold of my childhood home. In a childhood home, the two worlds of man meet each other: the world of reality in which he currently lives, and the world of dreams that he carried as a child in his soul. ”

-Ida Aalberg

 

Ida Aalberg, the inspiration for the festival, lived her childhood in a small red track guard cottage, now known as the Ida Aalberg Museum.

The museum’s small dim rooms bring short solo performances by artists from the Entire Festival. These works are completed as telework, as in the work of a frequently traveling musician, from which the audience sees only the finished “product”.

 

The program of the museum concert includes e.g.

Musequal Composer Competition 2021 winner Iranian Rouzbeh Rafien Chaconne, American minority composer Dolores White Blues Dialogues and Edith Canat de Chizyn for Irisations for violin and Ursula Mamlok for Violin from My Garden.

 

Admission to the concert is free.

 

4.8. at 7 pm @ Seuratalo, Tervakoski

Surprise trips of the festival

 

Come along to hear and see a memorable evening where the new surprising and exciting work of composer Elisar Riddelin will be heard, the final composition of which will only be revealed on the spot!

 

Linda Suolahti and Emma Mali (violin)

Mari Viluksela (viola)

Beata Antikainen (cello)

Ville Syrjäläinen (percussion)

 

6.8. at 7 pm @ Seuratalo, Tervakoski

"Crisis"

“How then, tired and broken, would we go unless we are where our youthful dreams live in their inexhaustible enchantment: the birthplace. After all, in our youthful dreams we live the best and purest part of our souls, the germ of all that we have later sought to accomplish — wouldn't the place where dreams were once dreamed be sacred, or would it not always offer us rest and strength, clear up and become capable of new battles! ”

-Ida Aalberg

 

“Crisis” refers to difficult and gloomy times that create shadows on people’s minds and thus upset the balance of emotional life. In a crisis, we seek security e.g. from home and family.

On the other hand, a crisis is often the beginning of something new and better. How is art present in the crisis and what is its role in promoting the mental well-being of humanity?

 

World-class star soprano Piia Komsi will sing (and play) material from her latest solo album to be released.

In addition, the concert will feature Zafra for violin and piano composed by Ann-Elise Hannikainen from Finland and Piano Quintet No. 2 by Grazyna Bacewicz from Poland. Both are Finnish premieres.

 

Piia Komsi (soprano)

Linda Suolahti, Elisar Riddelin (violin)

Mari Viluksela (viola)

Beata Antikainen (cello)

Tiina Karakorpi (piano)

Tickets 25/15

Discount ticket: Students, seniors, the unemployed, conscripts and anyone under 30

Children under 12 with paying parents free of charge

 


7.8. at 3 pm @ Woiman's house, Leppäkoski

“Break Outside the Perimeter I”

 

The whole grabs Janakkala’s slogan “Break Out of the Ring” by highlighting the villages and village communities of Janakkala, emphasizing the importance, scope and significance of their activities. Increasing community spirit is at the heart of the activities of village associations. We see the importance of highlighting villages through our concerts and thereby influencing the national debate and views on the importance of village communities. The first concert is in Leppäkoski.

During the corona year, more space and easier outdoor opportunities have been needed in homes. Migration to the romantic peace of the countryside has begun.

 

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor :

Clarinet Quintet in F minor, Op. 10

Five Fantasy Pieces for String Quartet Op. 5

 

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.

Tickets 20/10

Discount ticket: Students, seniors, the unemployed, conscripts and anyone under 30

Children under 12 with paying parents free of charge

 


8.8. at 3 pm @ Seuratalo, Tervakoski

“Drifters” Henrik Sandås Quintet record release concert

"Good art seems like nature: it makes a person happy, refreshed and zealous, it elevates and revives him and gives him new courage."

-Ida Aalberg

“Drifters” describes a crowd of people who are in constant motion. It is difficult to get drifters to settle in one country, place or work. However, the time of the corona has, with its limitations, locked them in imaginary cages and prevented them from realizing themselves, damming in a large amount of creativity without a subject.

The modern tango quintet HSQ, formed by five strong and personal musicians, is a huge emotional experience like the power of nature, which combines tango nuevo and modern Finnish art music. As composers, e.g. Astor Piazzolla, Helen Grime, Riikka Talvitie.

 

HENRIK SANDÅS QUINTET

Linda Suolahti, violin

Eero Ignatius, double bass

Henrik Sandås, bandoneon

Matleena Nyman, piano

Otto Porkkala, electric guitar

 

The festival is supported by the Art Promotion Center

Tickets 20/10

Discount ticket: Students, seniors, the unemployed, conscripts and anyone under 30

Children under 12 with paying parents free of charge

We will open ticket sales for the Kokonainen Festival 2021 on 15 July.

We actively monitor the coronavirus situation and restrictions. We will inform our audience on all our channels if we have to make special arrangements or cancel our events.

AUTUMN 2021

CAISA CLASSEQUAL

On Friday
17.9.

at 16.00 in Finnish
at 6 p.m. In English

THE AUDIENCE

Caisa Cultural Center, Helsinki

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

 

The duration of the concert is about 60 minutes without a break.

Performers:

Ernest Lawson, actor

Linda Suolahti and Iida Lymi, violin

Mari Viluksela, viola

Lukas Stasevsky, cello

Thursday

4/15/2021

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)

 

Saturday

4/24/2021

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. Concerns seem insurmountable,

the secrets of the past create shadows, sleep and valve mix. Ideas and insights also pulse uncontrollably at night. As 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

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