NURMES SUMMER CONCERTS 4.-11.7.2021

SUNDAY 4th of July

4 PM, Kirkkokatu Stone school, President Restaurant
FOR A MOMENT WE AREN’T GOING ANYWHERE
A solo violin adventure covering the scale of humanity, deep into loneliness 
and back into the light
Antti Tikkanen, violin and speech
Text written, translated, or/and edited by Martti Vuorinen

Free admission, program 10€, duration approx. 65 minutes (no intermission)

6 PM, Pielisareena, Lobby
CONCERT PROFILE
Ville Komppa introduces the program and artists of the festival.

Free admission, duration approx. 30-40 minutes


7 PM, Pielisareena, Hall
OPENING CONCERT – ATUNE YOUR SENSES, FULFILL YOUR DREAMS
- Nuorvala, Wennäkoski, Lutoslawski, Messiaen, Copland, Skrjabin, Medtner, Ljadov - 
A regal offering of music and musicians! The evening is crowned by Antti Hotti evoking memories of gardens and villas in old Russia and improvising on audience suggestions.
Eija Kankaanranta, kantele; Minna Pensola, violin; Lauri Angervo and Robert Cohen, cello; Lilli Maijala, viola; Mikael Helasvuo, flute; Harri Mäki, clarinet;
Anna Laakso, Tuija Hakkila, and Antti Hotti, piano

Tickets 20/15/10€, duration approx. 2 hours.

 

MONDAY 5th of July


3 PM, Kirkkokatu Stone school, President Restaurant
EVERY BRILLIANT THING
Mother is in the hospital. Father says he’s done something really stupid.
Mother is sad, so their seven-year-old begins to make a list
Of all the amazing things in the world. Everything that makes life worth living 

Duncan Mcmillan’s touching text is a play about depression and acts of love.
On stage, a single actor and all things wonderful.
Kimmo Hervenmäki, actor

Tickets 15/10/8€, duration approx. 75 minutes (no intermission).

 

7 PM, Valtimo Church
VIBRANT MELODIES and ROMANTICISM'S REVERIES IN VALTIMO
- Rheinberger, Kodaly, Reger -

"From differences results the most beautiful harmony." (Herakleitos)
An evening concert of rare gems.

Markku Mäkinen, organ; Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, Minna Pensola and Antti Tikkanen, violin; Lilli Maijala, viola; Lauri Angervo, cello

Tickets 15/10/8€, duration approx. 45 minutes


9.30 PM, Nurmes Church
A LITTLE BIT OF NIGHT MUSIC - A MESSAGE FROM TWO CENTURIES AGO

“Why shouldn't I dream myself into happiness? What higher reality is there than dream?”  (Bettina Brentano)
Tuija Hakkila’s powerfully honest interpretation of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata op. 109.
Tuija Hakkila, fortepiano 

Free admission, program 10€, duration approx. 25 minutes

 

TUESDAY 6th of July


2 PM, Haikola House
POETRY LOUNGE

"What is this fragrance around me?
What is this quietness?
What is this promise of peace in my heart?
What strange, grand, new thing is this?" (Eino Leino, translation by Lola Rogers)
Ella Koura, accordeon; Eija Kankaanranta, kantele; Students of the Summer Academy

Free admission, coffee and pastry 4€


5 PM, Rukoushuone, Chapel
CONCERT PROFILE
Ville Komppa introduces the evening’s program.

Free admission, duration approx. 30 minutes


6 PM, Orthodox Church
AN EVENING OF SIGHS
- Müthel, Fitkin – 

"Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul." (Plato)
Enjoy beautiful ornamental music from Johann Gottfired Müthel, final student of J.S. Bach, as well as contemporary meditative harmonies in Christopher Fitkin's Dispersion for clavier, flute, and kantele (Finnish zither). 

Mikael Helasvuo, huilu; Markku Mäkinen, cembalo; Eija Kankaanranta, kantele;
Tuija Hakkila, fortepiano 

Tickets 15/10/8€, duration approx. 60 minutes (no intermission)

 

8 PM, Kirkkokatu Stone school, President Restaurant
EVERY BRILLIANT THING

Mother is in the hospital. Father says he’s done something really stupid.
Mother is sad, so their seven-year-old begins to make a list
Of all the amazing things in the world. Everything that makes life worth living 

Duncan Mcmillan’s touching text is a play about depression and acts of love.
On stage, a single actor and all things wonderful.
Kimmo Hirvenmäki, actor

Tickets 15/10/8€, duration approx. 75 minutes (no intermission).


WEDNESDAY 7th of July

 
2.30 PM, Ikola Museum
SUMMER AND BACH

Sirkka-Liisa’s powerful interpretation of Bach performed in the historical Ikola Museum.
Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, violin

Free admission, duration approx. 30min


6PM, Nurmes Railwaystation
STEAMTRAIN SERENADE on the rails to Höljäkkä!
After listening to a soulful serenade sung by a male choir we ride with a steady pulse on the steamy iron horse to hear some Argentinian rhythms.

Train ticket 10€, Train+concert 22€


7 PM,
Höljäkkä Community House
PIAZZOLLA 100 years - TANGO PASSION IN A PITTORESQUE GARDEN

Trio Tanguango (Susanna Mieskonen-Makkonen, violin, Kirsi Laamanen, accordeon, and Maija Teikari, piano) dives into our hearts with the music of Argentinian tango superstar Astor Piazzolla in Finnish summer evening. The evening might offer us surprises..

15/10/8€, duration: the lenght of a summer night's dream

 

THURSDAY 8th of July


3 PM, Nurmes Church
STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Students of the Nurmes Summer Academy perform

Free Admission


7 PM, Pielisareena, Hall
SWEET THURSDAY – cinematic concert

The evening is a dramatic look at music as image and image as music. Films, texts, music, experiences…The second half features Ravel’s catchy piano trio, familiar from the classic French movie Un cœur en hiver.
Timo Vuento, actor ja dramatization; Mikael Kemppainen and Tuija Hakkila piano;
Antti Tikkanen and Minna Pensola violin; Lilli Maijala, viola
Robert Cohen ja Lauri Angervo, cello; Harri Mäki, clarinet

Tickets 20/15/10€, duration approx. 2 hours


9.30 PM, Nurmes Church
A LITTLE BIT OF NIGHT MUSIC – THE SPARKLE OF SHADOWS
- Schnittke, J.S. Bach -

“Without darkness we would never see the stars” (Martin Luther King)
Lauri Angervo, sello; Anna Laakso, piano; Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, viulu 

Free admission, programs 10€, duration approx. 30 minutes

 

FRIDAY 9th of July


2 PM, Nurmeskoti
AN EARDROP OF MUSIC
Lauri Angervo, cello and students of Summer Academy

For the residents, their family members, and the personnel of Nurmeskoti


3 PM, Pielisareena
STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Students of the Nurmes Summer Academy perform

Free Admission


6 PM, Rukoushuone, Chapel
CONCERT PROFILE
Ville Komppa introduces the evening’s program

Free admission, duration approx. 30--40 minutes


7 PM, Nurmes Church
TOWARDS THE LIGHT
- I. Laakso, Beethoven, Leinonen, Brahms – 

"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.”
(Robert Schumann)
The evening with solace and ease in the comfort of Nurmes church, and a plunge into a whirlpool of sound and color
Markku Mäkinen, organ; Tuija Hakkila, fortepiano; Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, violin;
Lilli Maijala, viola; Lauri Angervo ja Robert Cohen, cello; Anna Laakso, piano 

Tickets 20/15/10€, duration approx. 1 h 40 minutes


9.30 PM, Orthodox Church
NIGHT MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT
- María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, J.S. Bach --

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” (Albert Einstein)
Late at night, cradled by the arches of an orthodox church lit by candles, the world becomes a better place as we contemplate islandic visions and listen to the way Mikael thinks.
Eija Kankaanranta, kantele; Minna Pensola, violin; Antti Tikkanen, viola; Lauri Angervo, cello; Mikael Helasvuo, flute

Free admission, program 10€, duration approx. 20 minutes


SATURDAY 10th of July

 
3.30 PM, Nurmes Church
BACH. ORGAN. RHETORIC. MUSIC AS SPEECH.

How do we hear Bach when it’s played foolishly?
How about if it’s played a little less foolishly?
Markku Mäkinen and Hannu Taanila solve the problem.
Mäkinen plays and Taanila explains.
Markku Mäkinen, organ and Hannu Taanila, explanations 

Free admission, duration approx. 75 minutes


6 PM, Pielisraeena, Hall
BIG FINALE BASH!
- M.Leinonen, Casals, Damström, Saariaho, C.Schumann, Mozart.. -

Anything is possible in our massive final concert! It features music stretching from the real world to artists' imagination, from the mating rituals of woodpeckers to modern day melodrama, from the ease of the string orchestra to the comfort of a solo cello. The evening ends with illuminating clarinet quintet by Mozart.
Eija Kankaanranta, kantele; Harri Mäki, clarinet; Mikael Helasvuo, flute;
Robert Cohen and Lauri Angervo, cello; Antti Tikkanen, Minna Pensola and Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, violin; Lilli Maijala, viola; Tuija Hakkila, Anna Laakso, Mikael Kemppainen and Antti Hotti, piano; Timo Vuento, actor and dramatization; Students of the Nurmes Summer Academy

Tickets 23/18/10€, duration approx. 3 hours (two intermissions)

 

SUNDAY 11th of July

 
11 PM, Pielisareena, Hall
THE SUMMER ACADEMY TAKES THE STAGE
“Be the change you want to see in the world” (Gandhi)
Final Concert of the Summer Academy

Free admission

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