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14.5. at 1 pm The Grand Tour / Baroque

Admission to the concerts May 14-15 is free, but anyone wishing to attend should collect a free ticket from the Helsinki Music Centre cloakroom staff any time from 11 am on the day of the concert: Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15. The number of seats is limited: 200 per concert.

No interval. The concert ends at about 14.15.

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It was the custom in the 18th century for the European intelligentsia to make The Grand Tour, meaning a culturally-oriented study tour to Italy. It was in this spirit that the FRSO musicians decided to pack their bags full of music and see what the modern equivalent of The Grand Tour might be. Join us for a seven-concert tour taking in not only the Eternal City but also the Adriatic beaches.

Hannu Vasara, Kaisa Kallinen & Pasi Eerikäinen,violin
Riitta-Liisa Ristiluoma, Ritva Kaukola & Jakob Dingstad, viola
Jukka Rautasalo, cello & treble viol
Timo Alanen, cello & tenor viol
Miika Uuksulainen, cello & bass viol
Teemu Kauppinen, double bass & violone
Tommi Aalto, mandolin
Jouko Laivuori, organ & harpsichord
Outi Paananen, speaker

François Couperin: Le Parnasse, ou L’Apothéose de Corelli
Arcangelo Corelli: Sonata a 3 D Major
John Coprario: Two Fantasies for three viola da gamba
Olli Virtaperko: In nomine 'Shivering', fp
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for mandolin and strings in C Major
J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3