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Concert in the Turku Castle

I attended a very nice chamber music concert yesterday in the King’s Hall of the magnificent Turku Castle… The ensemble consisted of Marjaana Holva (violin), Juhani Forsman (viola), Katja Kolehmainen (cello), Matti Kariluoto (double bass), Satu Ala (oboe), Henna Jämsä (clarinet) and Mikael Kemppainen (piano)… All of the ensemble members, except the pianist, are members

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Another nice concert

On 13th September I attended another very nice concert, this time in the concert hall of Turku, Finland… The Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Pietari Inkinen, and the Finnish soprano Marjukka Tepponen performed for us… What a beautiful concert it was! We heard Sibelius and Mahler. I especially liked the King Christian II Suite of

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Missio Finlandia 2012

Hi there again! So much has happened during last two weeks… I’ve been accompanying the singer and evangelist Eija Merilä during a mission tour held by Dr. Chauncey Crandall and his wife Deborah Crandall from Palm Beach, Florida… Quite busy and exhausting but at the same time very rewarding two weeks, I must say… We

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Concert on last Friday at the Turku Cathedral…

Attended a concert at the magnificent medieval Turku Cathedral, the oldest church in Finland… it was actually the opening ceremony for the 200th anniversary of the Finnish Bible Society, so there were also some speeches by e.g. the Archbishop of the Finnish Lutheran Church, the mayor of the city of Turku, the head secretary of

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Chamber music concert in the Turku Castle

I attended a very nice chamber music concert at the historic medieval castle in Turku, Finland… I was positively surprised by the acoustics – the King’s Hall (Kuninkaansali) seems to fit perfectly for chamber music… The program was this: Franz Schreker’s “Der Wind” performed by Henna Jämsä (clarinet), Tanja Nisonen (French horn), Mikaela Palmu (violin),

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Concert in Turku

I attended a very nice concert today… students from the music classes of the city of Turku’s schools had a concert at the Turku Arena with the famous Finnish a cappella group Rajaton and with a local ballet school… The show was just WOW!!! Although the orchestra had some trouble being together and keeping tune,

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Chamber music concert

I attended a chamber music concert today… some students from Turku Music Academy performed at the local cultural center Cruselli here in Uusikaupunki, Finland… The last duo was the best IMHO… Kodály FTW 🙂 Below is the concert program…

Eerik XIV

I just attended an opera performance in Turku, Finland… Mikko Heiniö’s new opera “Eerik XIV” … nice opera, I must say, the soloists were great… the choir and orchestra (Turku Philarmonic Orchestra) were great… Charlotte Hellekant was brilliant in her role as the King Erik XIV of Sweden (kinda interesting that a woman has a

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Concert in the Archangel Michael’s church in Turku

I attended a VERY beautiful concert yesterday in Turku, Finland… At first there was Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 performed by cembalist Ville Urponen, flautist Anne Eirola, violinist Juha-Pekka Vikman and the Ars Musica Chamber Orchestra… and then, there was Mozart’s famous and beautiful Requiem (the reason I attended that concert) performed by the soprano

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Mariinsky leaflet

Here’s a better picture of the front page of the leaflet delivered in the Mariinsky concert in Turku which I attended on Thursday 🙂 …

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