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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

SATURDAY 27 JULY

1PM, Janne-street
Our Festival street concert in Järvenpää

A snippet of Our Festival program will be performed at Janne-street in the city centre of Järvenpää.

Free admission.

SUNDAY 28 JULY
PELKO – FEAR

After a good while of sulking about the festival theme we got interested about change-bound anxiety and the fear of things changing. What if on the moment when we most desperately need change, we find ourselves more terrified about the lack of change? – Kamus

5PM, Pekka Halonen Academy
Fear of the unknown

Swedish music is often noticeably absent from our homeland’s concert programmes, and it’s hard to understand why when there’s such masterpieces at hand like Stenhammar’s sixth quartet. We also got lucky as our calendars finally agreed and we managed to get Jontte to make some music with us on Pettersson’s unique concerto. -Kamus

Missy Mazzoli: Death Valley Junction
Kamus

Wilhelm Stenhammar: String Quartet in D minor no 6
Kamus

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

Hear out Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, antropologist

The concert has a short intermission. The concert ends approximately at 7PM.

Tickets: 30 / 26 / 16 e
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7.30PM, Leonora Hall, Kallio-Kuninkala
Anxiety

Climate anxiety has helped me to take action. The anxiety has disappeared. – Atte Ahokas, climate activist

Action eased also Schubert’s anxiety. Peace and happiness were found from the inside by the composer, when he – after hearing Beethoven’s late works – came to conclusions and said something along: “…the composer needs to compose as their inner need and feeling leads, even if that differs from the common ways and would not be fully appreciated by people of their time”. – Kamus

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

Seppo Pohjola: String Quartet no 5
Kamus

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

Hear out Panu Pihkala, environmental scientist

The concert has an intermission. The concert ends approximately at 9.30PM.

Tickets: 30 / 26 / 16 e
from Our Shop or from Lippu.fi (+ delivery fee starting from 1 e)

MONDAY 29 JULY
KOTI – HOME

On one morning our thoughts were trailing: home, heating, emissions, climate. Heat, drought, refugee, home? The feeling about home changed. -Kamus

12.30PM, Our Festival’s Home Concert I

Homes are the heart of Our Festival. In addition to the artist’s homes, this year Our Festival will take live music to two homes where it can rarely be heard.

The concert venues and programmes will be announced later. The capacity is limited because of the small venues, so there will be preregistrations for these concerts. The instructions for the registration will be informed later.

Co-operation with Tuusula municipality.

Free admission.

2.30PM and 5PM, Ainola
At home in Ainola

Artist homes are at the heart of Our Festival and many of them have gone through a change from home to a museum. In Sibelius’ household the most modern music of their time was always listened to, and that’s what will happen also today. -Kamus

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 yltyvään vehreyteen… (1. public premier)
Kamus

Hear out Julia Donner, Museum Director

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. The first concert ends approximately at 4PM and the second approximately at 6.30PM.

Tickets: 48 / 43 / 30 e
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7PM, Leonora Hall, Kallio-Kuninkala
Away from home

At the same time as Carelia was being evacuated in Finland, Dohnanyi was helping Jewish musicians to escape persecution in Hungary. -Kamus

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

Poetry by Eeva Kilpi
Mirjami Heikkinen, recitation
Amanda Kauranne, vocals

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, electronics, harmonium & kantele
Amanda Kauranne, vocals & cattle calls
Hanneriina Moisseinen, graphics
Lumen Valo

The concert has an intermission. The concert ends approximately at 9PM.

Tickets: 30 / 26 / 16 e
from Our Shop or from Lippu.fi (+ delivery fee starting from 1 e)

TUEDSAY 30 JULY
LIIKE – MOVEMENT

Movement unites us and opens our eyes for all things strange. For us that’s the most valuable kind of change, and that’s why on this festival day we will move and be moved. -Kamus

12.30PM Järvenpää Club House

Open rehearsal I

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

We warmly welcome you to observe Terhi and Riikka practising for the evening concert with composer Riikka.

Free admission.

4PM Leonora Hall, Kallio-Kuninkala
Flying while grounded

Can you fly while on the ground? Art at it’s best can generate a feeling of floating. Come to experience a flight above Lake Tuusula artists community, captain on our flight today is Miika Kainulainen. Sinikka Vuola will improvise poetry for us through the flight. -Kamus

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

Poetry- and music improvisations
Petja Kainulainen, cello
Niko Kumpuvaara, accordion
Sinikka Vuola, poetry
Miika Kainulainen, drone

There’s no intermission in this concert. The concert ends approximately at 5.30PM.

In collaboration with Runokuu Festival
Tickets: 23 / 21 / 16 e
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6.30PM Järvenpää Club House
Moving

A musician is often moving. Does the movement have to happen by planes and if does, will we still have seasons? -Kamus

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

Discussion on movement and it’s emissions (in Finnish)
Riikka Talvitie, composer
Vesa-Matti Lahti, senior lead, 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. The concert ends approximately at 8PM.

Tickets: 30 / 26 / 16 e
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9PM, Kallio-Kuninkala, Leonora hall
Dimension

Pekka and Knut, popping over from New York, will knit a sweater of music and poetry together with Norwegian-Sámi poet Sigbjørn Skåden and translator Kaisa Ahvenjärvi. -Kamus

Folk music and Sámi poetry
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Knut Erik Sundquist, double bass
Kaisa Ahvenjärvi, translator
Sigbjørn Skåden, poetry

In collaboration with Poesia co-operative

There’s no intermission in this concert. The concert ends approximately at 10.30PM.

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

WEDNESDAY 31.7.2019
IDEA

Change without idea is like summer without chamber music, but how do ideas come to be? In Kamus Jussi “goes fishing”, sitting in silence and waiting, Tillo works it out back and forth, Terhi babbles, and Petja just drops his ideas out there. Would it be time to ditch the old proverb “an old trick is better than a bag full of new ones” and admit that we’ll be needing a fairly-sized bagful of new ideas along with the old ones to overcome climate change? -Kamus

12.30PM, Kallio-Kuninkala, Leonora hall

Open rehearsal II

Ville Raasakka: Benzene, for violin, video and electronics (wp.)
Eriikka Maalismaa, violin
Ville Raasakka, video and electronics

We warmly welcome you to observe Eriikka and Ville practising for the evening concert.

Free admission.

5PM, Kallio-Kuninkala, Leonora hall
Ideas in the air

It is actually quite surprising that it only came to someone’s mind to combine two essential parts of music, the piano and the string quartet, as late as 1842. Schumann snatched this idea out of thin air, creating as he did one of the most prominent forms of composing, the piano quintet. -Kamus

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

Ville Raasakka: Benzene, for violin, video and electronics (wp.)
Eriikka Maalismaa, violin
Ville Raasakka, video and electronics

Robert Schumann: Piano quintet in E flat major op. 44
Kamus
Markus Groh, piano

Hear out Kerttu Kotakorpi, meteorologist

YLE broadcasts this concert.
A deferred broadcast on 2.8.2019 at 7pm, YLE radio 1 & yle.fi/klassinen

The concert has an intermission. The concert ends approximately at 6.45PM.

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

9.30PM, Halosenniemi
Free expression

Gunu and Verneri got the idea of G.W.V. from their shared practise on Bach’s solo cello suites. Throughout the history the ever changing renderings of these works inspired the trumpetists to create one of their own. Josu will offer the original for starters and Gunu, Verneri ja Ville will expand from that. -Kamus

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

Johann Sebastian Bach’s solo cello suites
G.W.V. Bach trio:
Mikko ”Gunu” Karjalainen, trumpet
Verneri Pohjola, trumpet
Ville Herrala, bass

There’s no intermission in this concert. The concert ends approximately at 10.30PM.

Tickets: 40 / 35 / 20 e
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THURSDAY 1.8.2019
METSÄ – FOREST

We can be empowered by forests in so many ways – for others forest is a sacred place, for others a source of wealth. A place for immediate lowering of the blood pressure, a food supply, an inspiration. Important for us all. -Kamus

12.30PM, Our Festival’s Home Concert II

Homes are the heart of Our Festival. In addition to the artist’s homes, this year Our Festival will take live music to two homes where it can rarely be heard.

The concert venues and programmes will be announced later. The capacity is limited because of the small venues, so there will be preregistrations for these concerts. The instructions for the registration will be informed later.

Co-operation with Tuusula municipality.

Free admission.

4PM, Kallio-Kuninkala, Leonora hall
In forests and moorlands

Moorlands have formed usually by prescribed burning, grazing and logging. Will forests be preserved and will forests preserve us? -Kamus

Our Forest:
Tuomo Prättälä solo

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

Andrea Tarrodi: Moorlands (Finnish wp.)
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. The concert has a short intermission and ends approximately at 5.30PM.

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

7PM, Järvenpää house
Acanthes

The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, a crown jewel of our music scene, is embarking on change as the enchanting Malin Broman starts as the artistic leader of this fantastic orchestra. Malin brings along Esa-Pekka Salonen’s virtuosic Stockholm Diary referring to her hometown and Swedish composer star Andrea Tarrodi’s brand new double concerto. As the other soloist we will hear Our Terhi. -Kamus

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Stockholm Diary
Andrea Tarrodi: Concerto for two violins and strings “Acanthes” (Finnish wp.)
Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat major op. 20 (arr. for string orchestra)

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

The concert has an intermission. The concert ends approximately at 8.45PM.

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

In this concert we’re using the enCue -application’s digital concert programme. The notes will be provided in Finnish and Swedish. You can download the application in advance from your device’s App store and read more from our website in Finnish.

FRIDAY 2.8.2019
YHDESSÄ – TOGETHER

Climate change undeniably unites us all and also the solutions to it need to be found together. Sometimes it feels that the culture of working together is a disappearing natural resource. Today we’ll see if that’s so. -Kamus

1.30PM, Our Forest

In co-operation with Järvenpää and Tuusula municipalities we’re gathering with a group of local and invited experts to discuss culture, politics and change. Discussions will be held in Finnish.

The event ends approximately at 3.45PM.

Admission free.

4PM, Kallio-Kuninkala, Leonora hall
Fellows

Veera, Jussi and Joonas bring forth a unique co-operation of the Brahms sonata. In Tiensuu’s Rubato the festival’s artists take a chance on a peculiar challenge of togetherness, where freedom brings responsibilities and only vigilant listening of others will save you. -Kamus

Jukka Tiensuu: Rubato
Festival’s artists

Johannes Brahms: Sonata for 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

There’s no intermission in this concert. The concert ends approximately at 5PM.

Tickets: 23 / 21 / 16 e
from Our Shop or from Lippu.fi (+ delivery fee starting from 1 e)

7PM, Tuusula Church
Yhteistö

While building the festival we came across Utopedia, an encyclopedia of the future, where words describing the new world have been collected and invented. In Utopedia the Finnish word for environment, “ympäristö”, was replaced by a new word invented by Panu Pihkala: “yhteistö” (yhteisö means community in Finnish). It means something along these lines: “Behind this word is the thought of everything belonging together. Talk of “people and environment” reflects an idea where large differences are imagined to exist between an individual and one’s environment. Cooperation (“yhteistyö”) is also the prerequisite of maintaining our shared life.-Kamus

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: Octet 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. The concert ends approximately at 8.30PM.

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

SATURDAY 3.8.2019
TOIVO – HOPE

After beginning our investigation of change a week ago through the fear and anxiety it often entails, we’re coming to the last day hoping that along the way courage to do something about it has found us. To be brave, there has to be hope. Hope is the fuel to action. -Kamus

2.30PM & 4.30PM, Suviranta
Shine

The artist Gerhard Richter has said that art is the highest embodiment of hope. We’re delighted beyond words to once again visit Suviranta, a home filled with art, where the tunes of Beamish and Mozart will shine through. -Kamus

Sally Beamish: Glanz
Malin Broman, viola

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

There’s no intermission in this concert. The first concert ends approximately at 3.30PM and the second approximately at 5.30PM.

Tickets: 40 / 35 / 20 e
from Our Shop or from Lippu.fi (+ delivery fee starting from 1 e)

5PM, Ainola

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

5PM Guided tour in Ainola
5.30PM Coffee at café Aulis
6PM Walk to Kallio-kuninkala
6.30PM Concert in Leonora hall

The concert has an intermission. The concert ends approximately at 8.30PM.

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.

6.30PM, Kallio-Kuninkala, Leonora hall
Courage

We made arrangements of a handful on Jean Sibelius’ songs with Ilmiliekki Quartet to chamberjazz -versions for the Helsinki Festival on the jubilee year of the composer in 2015. After this the arrangements were never heard again even though everyone involved was left with even bewilderedly satisfied feeling. Now we have an awaited comeback with this project. In this concert we will also hear a world premiere of my work for strings and keyboards composed for Our Festival, where I’m in a daredevilish way combining impressionism, late romanticism and early modernism to present-day electroacoustics. -Tuomo P.

Songs from Jean Sibelius
Emma Salokoski & Ilmiliekki Quartet
Kamus

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: Rukous 2019
Mirjami Heikkinen, recitation

Hear out Sini Harkki, Greenpeace Nordic Programme Manager for Finland

The concert has an intermission. The concert ends approximately at 8.30PM.

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

 

Right to changes reserved.

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