Some pretty serious stuff…

Just read from today’s news that 3 people have been killed in a pizzeria today in the town of Laukaa, Central Finland… My deepest condolences for the families and relatives of those who died. Just wondering what’s going on in this country? It’s not that long ago when a similar attack happened in the town[…]

Konevets quartet

On 25th February I attended a very unique concert… I mean, normally we don’t hear Russian Orthodox male quarters at our local Lutheran churches, but now we did. The best part of course was that the concert itself was free but the program costed 10 €. And of course the quality of the concert! Russia[…]

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto in B minor

I attended a very nice concert today in the concert hall of Turku, Finland… the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Leif Segerstam and the pianist Valeria Resjan performed for us today… Obviously the theme for this concert was pomposity – all the pieces heard today are very much pompous and heroic-like in character. But they were[…]

Concert

Attended a nice concert today in the beautiful medieval Church of St. Michael in Laitila, Finland… by the musical family of Lavrenchuk… Quite a beautiful concert! Too pity that Svetlana Lavrenchuk had to be absent today, but nevertheless it was a marvelous concert! The good quality of Russian music education was audible… I liked especially[…]

Mariinsky

I attended a VERY nice concert today in Turku, Finland… the legendary Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra with its legendary conductor Valery Gergiev performed the opera “Ariadne auf Naxos” by Richard Strauss. As I could expect, the performance was absolutely great! The Russian music edycation is well known for its high quality, and that could be heard[…]