Programme

Meidän Festivaali / Our Festival 28.7-3.8.2019

Our Festival (in Finnish: Meidän Festivaali) is renowned for its fresh approach to the arts and its crossover events. The bold, open-minded and socially aware Festival was first held in 1997 as Chamber Music by Lake Tuusula, changed it name to Our Festival in 2011 and is now an annual event.

Meidän Festivaali
Our Festival
Järvenpää / Tuusula
28.7.-3.8.2019
Artistic Director
Kamus
MUUTOS / CHANGE / FÖRÄNDRING

Dear reader!

When writing this, it’s been almost exactly one year since we received a surprising, tickling and exciting call to start as the artistic leader of Our Festival. Filled with bubbling enthusiasm we of course grasped the opportunity, while also feeling a slightly melancholic over our predecessor’s Pekka Kuusisto’s exceptionally original festival programming. We understood that the Festival is in change – and that’s how we found the theme of the year.

In the times we’re living change is inevitably linked to a threat facing us all: climate change. A problem of this scale obviously cannot be solved by one mid-sized arts festival (then again, if a new solution comes to anyone’s mind mid-concert, please don’t hesitate to shout out! That would fit perfectly for example to the idea -day there, on Wednesday). However, when we’re inspired by encounters with art we have a chance to stop and ponder upon change. How are we going to react? Can we find something good out of a bad situation? What’s important is what follows the change: homelessness or homes, cluelessness or good ideas, fear or hope.

A good gang of awe-inspiring artists ready to throw themselves at the challenge and a group of experts from different areas joined us, and we’ve been humbled to see the enthusiasm radiating from them!

As we felt that four persons sharing the responsibility of leading a festival is merely a minor logistical challenge, we decided from the very beginning to bring in a fifth artistic leader, and we’re planning to make this an annual procedure. This year super-skilled Tuomo Prättälä agreed to join us in this variable role. Tuomo will perform at the Festival as a composer, arranger, instrumentalist and singer.

Your most warmly welcome to Our Festival!

– Kamus: Terhi, Tillo, Jussi and Petja

SUNDAY 28.7.2019

PELKO – FEAR

17.00 Pekka Halonen Academy

Missy Mazzolli: Death valley junction
Kamus

Wilhelm Stenhammar: String Quartett no. 6 in d minor
Kamus

Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, antropologist

Allan Pettersson: Concerto no. 1 for violin and string quartet
John Storgårds, violin
Kamus

The concert has a short intermission.

Tickets: 30 / 26 / 16 e
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19.30, Kallio-Kuninkala, Leonora hall

Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Violin sonata no. 6 op. 136bis
John Storgårds, violin
Joonas Ahonen, piano

Panu Pihkala, environmental scientist

Seppo Pohjola: String Quartett no. 5
Kamus

Franz Schubert: Piano trio no. 2 op. 100 in es major
Malin Broman, violin
Johannes Rostamo, cello
Joonas Ahonen, piano

The concert has an intermission.

Tickets: 30 / 26 / 16 e
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MONDAY 29.7.2019

KOTI –  HOME

14.30 and 17.00, Ainola

Jean Sibelius: Venematka
(text: Kalevala)
Edward Elgar: My love dwelt in a northern land
(text: Andrew Lang)
Jean Sibelius: Sydämeni laulu
(text: Aleksis Kivi)
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Rest
(text. Christina Georgina Rossetti)
Charles Villiers Stanford: The Blue Bird
(text. Mary Coleridge)
Lumen Valo

Perttu Haapanen: Ja yltyvän vehreyteen… (1. public premier)
Kamus

Julia Donner, intendent

Alban Berg: Sonata op. 1
Markus Groh, piano

Jean Sibelius: Rakastava (text: Kanteletar)
Miss’ on kussa minun hyväni
Eilaa, eilaa,
Hyvää iltaa lintuseni
Käsi kaulaan, lintuseni
Lumen Valo

There’s no intermission in this concert.

Tickets: 48 / 43 / 30 e
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19.00, Kallio-Kuninkala, Leonora hall

Erno von Dohnanyi: Sonata for violin och piano op. 21, cis minor
Jukka Untamala, violin
Joonas Ahonen, piano

Poetry from Eeva Kilpi
Mirjami Heikkinen

Ilari Kaila: Kellojen kumarrus — In Memoriam Hanna Sarvala
Kamus
Joonas Ahonen, piano

Kannas / The Isthmus – a concert arrangement of graphic novel book
Eero Grundström, sound design, harmonium and kantele
Amanda Kauranne, vocals
Hanneriina Moisseinen
Lumen Valo

The concert has an intermission.

Tickets: 30 / 26 / 16 e
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TUEDSAY 30.7.2019

LIIKE – MOVEMENT

16.00, Kallio-Kuninkala, Leonora hall

Arvo Pärt: Fratres
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for gamba and continuo G major
Pehr Henrik Nordgren: Distance – Dreams
Igor Stravinsky: Suite Italienne
Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel

Poetry and musical improvisation

Petja Kainulainen, cello
Niko Kumpuvaara, accordion
Sinikka Vuola, poetry
Miika Kainulainen, drone

There’s no intermission in this concert.

Tickets: 23 / 21 / 16 e
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18.30, Järvenpää Club house

Andrea Tarrodi: Mountain song
Niko Kumpuvaara, accordion
Veera Myllyniemi, clarinet

Conversation on movement and emissions (in Finnish)
Riikka Talvitie, composer
Vesa-Matti Lahti, leading expert, foresight and strategy, Sitra

Riikka Talvitie: Transferre (wp.)
Terhi Paldanius, violin
Eriikka Maalismaa, violin

Antonio Vivaldi: Seasons
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Knut Erik Sundquist, double bass
Kamus

There’s no intermission in this concert.

Tickets: 30 / 26 / 16 e
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21.00, Kallio-Kuninkala, Leonora hall

Folk music and sámi poetry

Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Knut Erik Sundquist, double bass

Kaisa Ahvenjärvi, translator
Sigbjørn Skaden, poetry

There’s no intermission in this concert.

Tickets: 26 / 24 / 16 e
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WEDNESDAY 31.7.2019

IDEA

17.00, Kallio-Kuninkala, Leonora hall

Jonny Greenwood: 88 (No.1)
Joonas Ahonen, piano

Andrew Norman: Index of peculiar strokes
Eriikka Maalismaa, violin
Tami Pohjola, violin
Jussi Tuhkanen, viola
Johannes Rostamo, cello

Kerttu Kotakorpi, meteorologist

Ville Raasakka & Liina Kuittinen: New work for violin and video (wp.)
Eriikka Maalismaa, violin
Liina Kuittinen, video

Robert Schumann: Piano quintett in es major, op. 44
Kamus
Markus Groh, piano

YLE broadcasts the concert.

The concert has an intermission.

Tickets: 26 / 24 / 16 e
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21.30, Halosenniemi

Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo violoncello suite no 1, g major BWV 1007
Johannes Rostamo, cello

Johann Sebastian Bachs solo cello suites
G.W.V. Bach -trio:
Mikko ”Gunu” Karjalainen, trumpett
Verneri Pohjola, trumpett
Ville Herrala, bass

There’s no intermission in this concert.

Tickets: 40 / 35 / 20 e
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THUSRDAY 1.8.2019

METSÄ – FOREST

16.00, Kallio-Kuninkala, Leonora hall

Our Forest:
Tuomo Prättälä solo

Leonora hall:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano sonata op. 109 e major
Markus Groh, piano

Andrea Tarrodi: Moorlands (Finnish premier)
Tami Pohjola, violin
Johannes Rostamo, cello
Markus Groh, piano

The concert starts from Our Forest, an outdoor concert space installation at Kallio-kuninkala manor grounds. The second half takes place inside in Leonora hall.

Tickets: 26 / 24 / 16 e
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19.00, Järvenpää house

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Stockholm Diary
Andrea Tarrodi: Concerto for two violins and strings “Acanthes” (Finnish premier)
Felix Mendelssohn: Octett op. 20 Es major (arr. string orchestra)

Malin Broman, violin, viola and lead
Terhi Paldanius, violin
The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra

Tickets: 32 / 28 / 16 e
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FRIDAY 2.8.2019

YHDESSÄ – TOGETHER

16.00, Kallio-Kuninkala, Leonora hall

Jukka Tiensuu: Rubato
Festival’s artists

Johannes Brahms: Sonata för clarinet (viola) and piano in f minor op. 120 no. 1
Veera Myllyniemi, clarinet
Jussi Tuhkanen, viola
Joonas Ahonen, piano

Robert Schumann: Märchenerzählungen
Veera Myllyniemi, clarinet
Jussi Tuhkanen, viola
Joonas Ahonen, piano

John Adams: Fellow Traveller
Kamus

There’s no intermission in this concert.

Tickets: 23 / 21 / 16 e
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19.00, Tuusula Church

Vladimir Martynov: Beatitudes
Eriikka Maalismaa, violin
Tami Pohjola, violin
Jussi Tuhkanen, viola
Johannes Rostamo, cello

Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita in c minor BMW 826
Niko Kumpuvaara, accordion

George Enescu: Octett in c major, op. 7
Eriikka Maalismaa, violin
Tami Pohjola, violin
Terhi Paldanius, violin
Jukka Untamala, violin
Malin Broman, viola
Jussi Tuhkanen, viola
Petja Kainulainen, cello
Johannes Rostamo, cello

There’s no intermission in this concert.

Tickets: 26 / 24 / 16 e
from Our Shop or from Lippu.fi (+ delivery fee starting from 1 e)

SATURDAY 3.8.2019

TOIVO – HOPE

14.30 & 16.30, Suviranta

Sally Beamish: Glanz
Malin Broman, viola

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in es major KV 563
Malin Broman, violin
Jussi Tuhkanen, viola
Josu Rostamo, cello

There’s no intermission in this concert.

Tickets: 40 / 35 / 20 e
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17.00, Ainola

You can combine a visit to Ainola, Sibelius’ family home, and the evening concert in Kallio-kuninkala!

17.00 Guided tour in Ainola
17.30 Coffee at cafe Aulis
18.00 Walk to Kallio-kuninkala
18.30 Concert in Leonora hall

Tickets: 40 / 35 / 20 e include admission and tour in Ainola, coffee & pastry in Aulis and admission to evening’s concert.
Available only from Our Shop.

18.30, Kallio-Kuninkala, Leonora hall

Songs from Jean Sibelius
Emma Salokoski & Ilmiliekki Quartet
Kamus

Sini Harkki, Greenpeace Finland

Tuomo Prättälä: MOD (wp.)
Eriikka Maalismaa, violin
Tami Pohjola, violin
Terhi Paldanius, violin
Jukka Untamala, violin
Malin Broman, viola
Jussi Tuhkanen, viola
Petja Kainulainen, cello
Johannes Rostamo, cello
Tuomo Prättälä, piano

Henriikka Tavi: A new work
Mirjami Heikkinen

The concert has an intermission.

Tickets: 32 / 28 / 16 e
from Our Shop or from Lippu.fi (+ delivery fee starting from 1 e)

 

Right to changes reserved.

Ylös