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Independence Day Gala Concert

Tickets: 9-36 €

kapellimestari Klaus Mäkelä
kapellimestari Klaus Mäkelä Picture by: Copyright Heikki Tuuli 2017 Klaus Mäkelä

Mythical heroes and an order to seize the day at this gala Independence Day concert

The concert celebrating Finland’s Independence Day presents works inspired by mythical heroes: Sibelius’s Lemminkäinen Legends and Madetoja’s romantic tone poem Kullervo, both portraits of characters in the Finnish national epic, Kalevala. Jouni Kaipainen’s concerto Carpe diem! composed for clarinet wizard Kari Kriikku in 1990 is still as topical as ever. Independence Day is also a time to look to the future, so acting as our guide will be Klaus Mäkelä, one of the leaders of the new conducting generation.

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor
Kari Kriikku, clarinet

Leevi Madetoja: Kullervo Op. 15
Jouni Kaipainen: Carpe diem Op. 38
Jean Sibelius: Lemminkäinen, Four Legends Op. 22

Interval at 15.55. The concert ends at 17.15.