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Programme

Our Festival
Meidän Festivaali
Järvenpää / Tuusula
24.–30 July 2022
Artistic Director
Kamus
ON LOAN / LAINASSA / PÅ LÅN

Dear Festival guest,

welcome to Our Festival to observe the plethora of things we have on loan!

Musical loans have always fascinated us. Often in rehearsals someone joyfully shouts out when noticing the composer has been to one of their colleagues’ idea stashes. Sometimes a musical loan is taken as a compliment, sometimes the loaner gets in trouble with copyright breaches and sometimes cultural loans can be hurtful appropriation, even stealing. When we’re planning concert programs we also borrow ideas and productions, modifying them to work for our purposes.

When we were pondering on all the things on loan our thoughts also went towards loaned instruments, which are a prerequisite to make music for us and numerous colleagues. We also wondered if supporting culture could be thought of as a loan that’s paid back in the form of art in time. Our Festival doens’t come together without numerous loans either, as all of our one-of-a-kind venues are simply on a loan and our production would quickly become desperate if we didn’t have cars for loan, for example.

Once again Our Festival, with Kallio-kuninkala as it’s heart, can bid event-longing guests welcome to enjoy music, talks, fabulous artists and unique venues.

Thankful and happy for all this,
Kamus, also known as Terhi, Jukka, Jussi and Petja

SATURDAY 23 JULY

Saturday 23 July at 12am
Our Festival on tour

We’re kicking the Festival off with a mini-tour directly to the homes of what has in the past couple of years become some of our favourite audiences. We’ll visit six elderly homes and finish the tour at the concert lunch organised by Soroptimist association.

Exact schedule to be confirmed closer to date.
The tours are made possible by OP Uusimaa.
In co-operation with Tuusula municipality’s cultural work with the elderly.

Free admission. The audience is advised to keep social distance.

SUNDAY 24 JULY

Sunday 24 July at 12am
Kallio-kuninkala, Leonora Hall
Mustonen & Prokofjev I

Olli Mustonen starts the Festival off with his heroic endeavour. Not many people in the world could do this, but Olli can! He’ll be playing all of Sergei Prokovjev’s piano sonatas on one day, in two concerts. The piano sonatas give a rare opportunity to delve in to the life, times and places of the composer.

Sergei Prokofjev: Piano sonatas
Olli Mustonen, piano

Tickets 27 / 24 / 16 € from Our Store >>
Are you planning on catching all of the Prokofjev piano sonatas in one day in two concerts, played by Olli? You can get Mustonen & Prokofjev I & II -concerts in a combined ticket for 46 / 40 / 24 € by using the code ”OLLI” at the chekcout.

 

Sunday 24 July at 4pm
Restaurant Tiilitehdas
Comfortably I

Our Festival is borrowing the rustic Tiilitehdas – brick factory – as a concert venue for the first time. Kaija Saariaho’s music meets the atmosphere of the old factory halls. The work Terra Memoria is dedicated ”to those who are gone”, but gets it’s inspiration from how they’re still present in our memories.

Kaija Saariaho: Terra Memoria (2006)
Kamus

Tickets 15 / 10 € from Our Store >>
(normal & pensioner / student, draftee, unemployed, children)
Comfortably-concerts are short concerts where we encourage you to make yourself comfortable. They’re designed especially for those audiences that might find it hard to concentrate to a full length concert. You can move, stand, sit, lie down, and even make some noise (how anarchist!). The lights will stay on. We’re providing chairs and pillows, BYOYM (bring your own yoga mat).

 

Sunday 24 July at 7pm
Kallio-kuninkala, Leonora Hall
Mustonen & Prokofjev II

Our hero continues! Olli Mustonen ends his Prokofjev-adventures in the evening of Our Festival opening day.

Sergei Prokofjev: Piano sonatas
Olli Mustonen, piano

Tickets 27 / 24 / 16 € from Our Store >>
Are you planning on catching all of the Prokofjev piano sonatas in one day in two concerts, played by Olli? You can get Mustonen & Prokofjev I & II -concerts in a combined ticket for 46 / 40 / 24 € by using the code ”OLLI” at the chekcout.

 

MONDAY 25 JULY

Monday 25 July at 2pm & 4pm
Ainola
For the makers I & II

The master of Ainola, Jean Sibelius, lived most of his life in debt, but was eventually able to pay back his debts with his copyright income by the age of 62. Taking a loan to further his career as a composer turned out to be a risk worth taking.

Ester Mägi: Vana kannel (1985)
Fanny Söderström, piano

A keynote on copyrights (in Finnish)
Miia Engberg, Teosto, Finnish Music Copyright Association

Fanny Mendelssohn: Piano trio op 11 in d minor
Trio Est

Caroline Shaw: in manus tuas (2009)
Caroline Shaw

Tickets 49 / 44 / 30 € from Our Store
for 2pm concert >>
for 4pm concert >>

 

Monday 25. July at 7pm
Järvenpää Church
Top of the chart

Ever-green violin concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach in the sparkling fingers of 
Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch! How will they play with the best known Finnish composer of today, Kaija Saariaho’s music? The idea is on loan from BBC Music Magazine, which held a vote on the most important living and most important overall composer, in which Kaija and Johann ended up on top. Cheeky listing inspired a playful concert program!

Kaija Saariaho: Je sens un deuxième coeur (2004)
Tuija Hakkila, piano
Jussi Tuhkanen, viola
Petja Kainulainen, cello

Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin concerto a minor BWV1041
Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, violin
Annamari Pölhö, harpsichord
Jukka Untamala, violin
Abel Puustinen, violin
Atte Kilpeläinen, viola
Anna Westerlund, cello

Kaija Saariaho: Nocturne (1994)
Atte Kilpeläinen, viola

Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin concerto E major BWV1042
Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, violin
Annamari Pölhö, harpsichord
Jukka Untamala, violin
Abel Puustinen, violin
Atte Kilpeläinen, viola
Anna Westerlund, cello

Kaija Saariaho: Terra Memoria (2006)
Kamus

Tickets 34 / 30 / 16 € from Our Store >>

 

TUESDAY 26 JULY

Tuesday 26 July 12am – 2pm
Tuusula main library
Inside the Quartet – Kvartetin sisällä

What would it be like to play in a string quartet? How do the four top musicians of the Kamus Quartet communicate with each other within milliseconds mid-music; with glances, whispers, are bows lashing, or is the connection between the musicians perhaps telepathic?

Inside the Quartet allows the audience to experience music from the point of view of a Kamus Quartet player of their choice. Viewed via VR-headsets, the experience features the first two movements of Jean Sibelius’s Voces Intimae, performed by Kamus at the composer’s beautiful home Ainola where the work was filmed in summer 2020. An interdisciplinary team from Aalto University has been responsible for the technical implementation of the work.

The work is viewed on Oculus Quest 2 headsets. Four persons at the time can take part in the experience. Duration 15 minutes. Available in Finnish and English (spoken).

Free admission.

 

Tuesday 26 July at 3pm
Villa Kokkonen
Comfortably II

We’re super happy for Trio Est’s return to Our Festival, as well as the addition of the marvellous Villa Kokkonen to our venues. Fanny Mendelssohns fabulous piano trio will for sure be overflowing experience.

Fanny Mendelssohn: Piano trio op 11 d minor
Trio Est

Tickets 15 / 10 € from Our Store >>
(normal & pensioner / student, draftee, unemployed, children)
Comfortably-concerts are short concerts where we encourage you to make yourself comfortable. They’re designed especially for those audiences that might find it hard to concentrate to a full length concert. You can move, stand, sit, lie down, and even make some noise (how anarchist!). The lights will stay on. We’re providing chairs and pillows, BYOYM (bring your own yoga mat).

 

Tuesday 26 July at 5pm
Kallio-kuninkala, Leonora Hall
Ideas on loan

For this concert we have quite honestly borrowed two exquisite ideas, one from Helsinki Phil and one from sir Simon Rattle. The program idea of Brahms-Webern-Brahms played by Helsinki Phil last spring is paired with Sir Simon’s idea from the Berlin Phil to repeat the overwhelmingly full work by Webern.

Johannes Brahms: Regenlied op 59 no 3 (arr. for violin and piano)
Johannes Brahms: Violin sonata no 1 G major op. 78
Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, violin
Tuija Hakkila, piano

Anton Webern: Fünf Sätze Op 5
Anton Webern: Fünf Sätze Op 5
Kamus

Johannes Brahms: Violin sonata no 3 d minore Op 108
Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, violin
Tuija Hakkila, piano

Tickets 30 / 27 / 16 € from Our Store >>

 

Tuesday 26 July at 8pm
Tuusula Church
A borrowed home

When masses of people fled the brutal attack started by Russia, many borrowed their own homes to refugees of the war. We want to devote this concert both to those displaced by the war and to those who had their doors open when the need was at it’s greatest.

Bryce Dessner: Aheym (2009)
Kamus

Keynote (in Finnish)
Tiina Salmio, Finnish Red Cross

Valentin Silvestrov: Lacrimosa (2004)
Atte Kilpeläinen, viola

Ernst von Dohnanyi: Sextett C major Op 37
Abel Puustinen, violin
Atte Kilpeläinen, viola
Veera Myllyniemi, clarinet
Tuomas Harri, horn
Anna Westerlund, cello
Fanny Söderström, piano

Tickets 27 / 24 / 16 € from Our Store >>
Donation tickets 47 / 44 / 36 € from Our Store >>
We’ll donate 2 euros of each sold ticket to Finnish Red Cross. By choosing the donation ticket you can add 20 euros to that. The Red Cross is helping both those stuck in the conflict in Ukraine as well as Ukrainian refugees in Finland.

 

WEDNESDAY 27 JULY

Wednesday 27 July at 12am-1pm
Kallio-kuninkala, Leonora Hall
Open rehearsal

There’s always something magical in preparing for a world premiere! You’re most warmly welcome to follow our rehearsals.

Osmo Tapio Räihälä: Insolenza (String Quartet no 3)
Kamus

Free admission.

 

Wednesday 27 July at 5pm
Kallio-kuninkala, Leonora Hall
Allakka Pullakka Munamakaroni

Agent-genious Naru and other flamboyant characters come to life in these exhilirating poems by Laura Ruohonen, composed by Anna-Mari Kähärä. We’ll be singing and dancing to Allakka Pullakka and Jos on hanskat! Joyous ride allowed for all ages.

Vuokko Hovatta and Jani Karvinen, soloists
Jos on hanskat -orchester:
Marko Puro, piano
Sami Zimmermann, winds
Sara Puljula, bass & percussions

Duration appr. 30 minutes.
Concert is aimed for 0-100-year-olds.

Tickets 15 / 10 €, family ticket 45 € from Our Store >>
Donation tickets 35 / 30 €, family donation ticket 65 € from Our Store >>
We’ll donate 2 euros of each sold ticket to UNICEF. By choosing the donation ticket you can add 20 euros to that. UNICEF is present in Ukraine and it’s neighbouring countries helping and protecting children trapped in war.
Ticket prices: normal & pensioner / children, students, unemplyed, draftees
Family ticket entails five seats (e.g. 2 guardians and 3 children).
Infants who don’t need a seat (who can be seated on their guardians lap) are admitted with their guardians ticket.

 

Wednesday 27 July at 7pm
Halosenniemi
Caroline & Kamus

The amazing Caroline Shaw and Kamus create a unique evening of music by Caroline and Franz Schubert in the evening light of Halosenniemi. The program will be revealed on the night.

Caroline Shaw
Franz Schubert
Caroline Shaw
Kamus

Tickets 49 / 44 / 30 € from Our Store >>

 

THURSDAY 28 JULY

Thursday 28 July at 3pm & 5pm
Suviranta
Musical loans I & II

The second movement of Anton Arenski’s string quartet is a series of variations of a song by Tsaikovsky and an orthodox hymn is borrowed in the first and final movement. Borrowing tunes from other composers has been regarded as a form of paying respects. How about today? Will someone be borrowing from the new string quartet by Osmo Tapio Räihälä, getting it’s world premiere today, some day in the future?

Osmo Tapio Räihälä: Insolenza (String Quartet no 3) (2021) wp.
Kamus

Keynote (in Finnish)
Osmo Tapio Räihälä, composer

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Spectra (2017)
Jukka Untamala, violin
Atte Kilpeläinen, viola
Anna Westerlund, cello

Anton Arenski: String Quartet in a minor Op 35
Abel Puustinen, violin
Atte Kilpeläinen, viola
Anna Westerlund, cello
Petja Kainulainen, cello

Tickets 49 / 44 / 30 € from Our Store
for 3pm concert >>
for 5pm concert >>

 

Thursday 28 July at 7pm
Järvenpää House
Caroline Shaw & Sō Percussion

We are so incredibly lucky to host the Pulitzer-prized composer-instrumentalist-singer Caroline Shawn together with the Sō Percussion. Their Narrow sea -album received this years Grammy Award for the best contemporary composition. The unprejudiced combinations of different genres and styles combined with their own musical visions comes together to marvelous music which simultaneously sounds familiar and completely new.

Tickets 38 / 32 / 23 € from lippu.fi >>

Duration appr. 1 h 15 min. No intermission.

 

FRIDAY 29 JULY

Friday 29 July at 12am – 2pm
Jokela library
Inside the Quartet – Kvartetin sisällä

What would it be like to play in a string quartet? How do the four top musicians of the Kamus Quartet communicate with each other within milliseconds mid-music; with glances, whispers, are bows lashing, or is the connection between the musicians perhaps telepathic?

Inside the Quartet allows the audience to experience music from the point of view of a Kamus Quartet player of their choice. Viewed via VR-headsets, the experience features the first two movements of Jean Sibelius’s Voces Intimae, performed by Kamus at the composer’s beautiful home Ainola where the work was filmed in summer 2020. An interdisciplinary team from Aalto University has been responsible for the technical implementation of the work.

The work is viewed on Oculus Quest 2 headsets. Four persons at the time can take part in the experience. Duration 15 minutes. Available in Finnish and English (spoken).

Free admission.

 

Friday 29 July at 5pm
Kallio-kuninkala, Leonora Hall
Instruments on loan

Very few string players own their instruments, for example all of the instruments Kamus is playing with are on a loan. In this concert the Finnish top luthier Eero Haahti will open up the world of expensive instruments. In Julia Wolfe’s fantastic piece the percussion ensemble will adopt string quartet’s instruments. What kind of sound world four percussionists will create with the instruments of a string quartet?

Edward Grieg: String Quartet no 2 in F major EG 117
Kamus

Instruments on loan
 (keynote in Finnish)
Eero Haahti, luthier

Carl Nielsen: String Quartet no 1 in g minor Op 13
Kamus

Julia Wolfe: Forbidden Love (2019)
Sō Percussion

Tickets 30 / 27 / 16 € from Our Store >>

 

Friday 29 July at 9pm
Impivaara yard, Krapi’s Onnela
Ailu Valle & Uyarakq

The rewarded artists, rapper Ailu Valle and DJ Uyarakq will have the yard of Onnela dancing in the Friday evening.

Ailu Valle
Uyarakq

Tickets 27 / 24 / 16 € from Our Store >>

 

SATURDAY 30 JULY

On the final Festival day we’re done with the loaning and will start inventing new ways of doing things with a marathon-sized daylong concert! Pick out your own favorites or do as we recommend, come for the whole day. Overflowing day of art from joikh to Franz Schubert and from Caroline Shaw to Cecile Chaminade and from Olli Mustonen to Jaakko Kuusisto! Minna Lindgren will guide us to the worlds hidden behind the tunes and to the timely equation of economics and the arts with Kaisa Rönkkö. The final word of the loaned festival will be from Pirita Näkkäläjärvi and Petra Biret Magga-Vars in the form of talk and joikh.

In the final day of the Festival Kallio-Kuninkala will be filled with music from 2pm to 8:30pm, concerts alternating in Leonora Hall and the estate garden. Each of the concerts corresponds a half of a regular concert and the time in between the concerts is equivalent of an intermission.

Choose just one treat, collect a bunch of 2 to 5 concerts that suit you or join us for the whole day!

  • You get a 3 € discount form each ticket on the checkout with the discount code ”SARJA” when purchasing tickets for 2 to 5 different concerts on 30 July
  • Are you up for the full concert marathon? For heavy users a limited amount of day passes is available for 110 / 97 / 75 € (norm. 144,50 / 127,50 / 99,50 €). Order a Day Pass directly from the Festival Office via email from [email protected] or phone from +358 41 548 7098 (weekdays 10-16).

 

Saturday 30 July at 12am-2pm
Kallio-kuninkala, Leonora Hall (downstairs)
Inside the Quartet – Kvartetin sisällä

What would it be like to play in a string quartet? How do the four top musicians of the Kamus Quartet communicate with each other within milliseconds mid-music; with glances, whispers, are bows lashing, or is the connection between the musicians perhaps telepathic?

Inside the Quartet allows the audience to experience music from the point of view of a Kamus Quartet player of their choice. Viewed via VR-headsets, the experience features the first two movements of Jean Sibelius’s Voces Intimae, performed by Kamus at the composer’s beautiful home Ainola where the work was filmed in summer 2020. An interdisciplinary team from Aalto University has been responsible for the technical implementation of the work.

The work is viewed on Oculus Quest 2 headsets. Four persons at the time can take part in the experience. Duration 15 minutes. Available in Finnish and English (spoken).

Free admission.

 

Saturday 30 July at 2pm
Kallio-kuninkala, Leonora Hall
The awe of chamber music

Cécile Chaminade: Piano trio no. 2 Op 34
Trio Est

Keynote (in Finnish)
Minna Lindgren, magister

Olli Mustonen: Piano Quintet (2015)
Olli Mustonen, piano
Kamus

Tickets 18 / 15 / 10 € from Our Store >>

 

Saturday 30 July at 3pm
Kallio-Kuninkala Garden
Intermezzo outdoors

A selection of percussion music
Sō Percussion

Linda Buckley: do you remember the planets? (2004)
Atte Kilpeläinen, viola

Outdoor experience. Weather conditions permitting. If it’s rainign cats and dogs the concert will be moved to Leonora-hall downstairs.

Tickets 30,50 / 27,50 / 22,50 € from Our Store >>
The price includes a picnic bag of 12,50 €. You can choose between a sweet or savory option upon arrival:
Sweet picnic: Redcurrant-vanilla cheesecake (gluten free, lactose free), organic juice, organic coffee or tea
Savory piknik: Smoked salmon mousse filled croissant (lactose free), organic juice, organic coffee or tea

 

Saturday 30 July at 4pm
Kallio-kuninkala, Leonora Hall
For Jaakko

Jaakko Kuusisto: Loisto Op 12 (2000)
Terhi Paldanius, violin
Fanny Söderström, piano

Jaakko Kuusisto: Play II Op 16 (2006)
Trio Est
Atte Kilpeläinen, viola

Art, politics and economy (a discussion in Finnish)
Minna Lindgren, magister
Kaisa Rönkkö, ED, MusicFinland

Jaakko Kuusisto: Jurmo Op 31 (2013)
Fanny Söderström, piano

Tickets 18 / 15 / 10 € from Our Store >>

 

Saturday 30 July at 5:15pm
Kallio-Kuninkala Garden
PIK-NIK

Why and where do we need music? A keynote in Finnish
Minna Lindgren, magister

Franz Schubert: String Quintet in C major D.956
Kamus
Anna Westerlund, cello

Outdoor experience. Weather conditions permitting. If it’s rainign cats and dogs the concert will be moved to Leonora-hall downstairs.

Tickets 30,50 / 27,50 / 22,50 € from Our Store >>
The price includes a picnic bag of 12,50 €. You can choose between a sweet or savory option upon arrival:
Sweet picnic: Redcurrant-vanilla cheesecake (gluten free, lactose free), organic juice, organic coffee or tea
Savory piknik: Smoked salmon mousse filled croissant (lactose free), organic juice, organic coffee or tea

 

Saturday 30 July at 6:30pm
Kallio-kuninkala, Leonora Hall
Shaw, Sō and Kamus

Dan Trueman: Songs That Are Hard To Sing – Octett for percussions and strings (2019)
Kamus
Sõ Percussion

Caroline Shaw: Other Song (2021)
Caroline Shaw
Sõ Percussion
Kamus

Tickets 20 / 17 / 12 € from Our Store >>

 

Saturday 30 July at 8pm
Kallio-Kuninkala Garden
Returning

Petra Biret Magga-Vars, joikh
Pirita Näkkäläjärvi, keynote

Outdoor experience. Weather conditions permitting. If it’s rainign cats and dogs the concert will be moved to Leonora-hall downstairs.

Tickets 27,50 / 25,50 / 22,50 € from Our Store >>
The price includes a picnic bag of 12,50 €. You can choose between a sweet or savory option upon arrival:
Sweet picnic: Redcurrant-vanilla cheesecake (gluten free, lactose free), organic juice, organic coffee or tea
Savory piknik: Smoked salmon mousse filled croissant (lactose free), organic juice, organic coffee or tea

Right to changes reserved.

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