Concerts in October at the Music! exhibition
Sun 4 October at 2 p.m. Alone and together. Intimate music on viola da gamba and barock cello Free entry, programmes for sale.
Students of old music from the Sibelius Academy, Johanna Kilpijärvi, Pieta Mattila, Norah O’Leary and Tatu Ahola, will play works by Domenico Gabriel, J. S. Bach, Marin Marais, Michel Corrette and Jean-Baptiste Barrière.
Sun 11 Oct at 2 p.m. Beethoven’s string trios in the matinee concert
Free entry, programmes for sale.
Siljamari Heikinheimo, violin; Hanna Hohti, viola, and Tomas Nuñez-Garcés, cello, will play Beethoven’s string trios in G major Op. 9 No. 1 and in c minor Op. 9 No. 3. This concert is part of a series in which the group plays all the five string trios by the composer.
Sun 17 Oct at 7 p.m. Paganini’s Italy. Music for the violin and the guitar with instruments from the period Tickets EUR 15/5 at the door one hour before the event.
Niccolo Paganini is known as an astonishing virtuoso of the violin, but his proficiency as a guitarist is often forgotten. Paganini composed a lot of music for the violin and the guitar, a popular instrument in chamber music at the turn of the 17th century. Violinist Erkki Palola and guitarist Ilkka Virta will perform duos by Paganini, Gragnani and Giuliani, using instruments from the period.
Sun 18 Oct at 2 p.m. MusicPlus: Chopin, ballerina + young stars. Matinee concert of the The Chopin Society of Finland. Free admission, programme EUR 5.
The Chopin Society of Finland presents young artists and less frequently heard works by Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849). The programme includes a trio for the piano, the violin and the cello in g minor as well as etudes as cello and piano arrangements. The cello and piano arrangement of the Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 will accompany Ellen Mäkelä’s dance performance. Performers of the matinee are cellist Sami Mäkelä and pianist Timo Latonen as well as the versatile Helsinki Trio set up last year, consisting of Abel Puustinen, violin, Klaus Mäkelä, cello, and Aleksei Zaitsev, piano.
Fri 23 Oct at 7 p.m. Heard in dreams. Tickets EUR 15/10 at the door one hour before the event.
The concert by two sopranos, Christin Högnabba and Hanna Lammi, is built around the music by Finnish and Swedish female composers. The theme is the spirituality of music, especially through the experiences of women. The music itself as well as composing, performing and experiencing music often includes spiritual, even mystical experiences, which are not always religious in nature. This concert consists of works related to dreams, prayer and spirituality in everyday life. “Heard in dreams” is organised in cooperation with the Swedish Treitler Quartet and the pianist Stefan Lindgren.
Sun 25 Oct at 2 p.m. Slanted Princess childrens’ concert
Her Royal Highness Queen of Katajanokka and her daughter Slanted Princess will carry out an official visit to the Hakasalmi Court in this enchanting chamber music concert for the whole family, dusting off classic music and bringing new meaning to familiar tunes as interpreted by the royal elf-locks. We hope that the concert audience is aged at least 5 and will arrive with an open mind and happy ears. Performers of the concert are Kati Bergman (piano, narration) and Ulla Hammarberg (cello).