Pekka Kuusisto, violinist-conductor
Topi Lehtipuu, tenor
Tomas Djupsjöbacka, conductor (Pallett)
Nico Muhly: Impossible Things, Finnish premiere
Owen Pallett: Violin Concerto, Finnish premiere
Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations
Consort music by Henry Purcell, William Byrd and Michael Tippett
Open final rehearsal at 10:00 am -11.20 am. Free admission.
Pre-concert talk (in Finnish) at 6.15 pm: Kimmo Korhonen
After-concert session at 9 pm
Young trail-blazers, US Nico Muhly and Canadian Owen Pallett, join hands with English composers of the Renaissance, Baroque and 20th century. Topi Lehtipuu (tenor) and violin-conductor Pekka Kuusisto are the soloists, both separately and together.
About the Venue
The Tapiola Hall is the home of the Tapiola Sinfonietta. It is where the orchestra rehearses and gives most of its concerts. The hall with its elegant birch panelling seats 776. It is part of the Espoo Cultural Centre designed by Arto Sipinen – easy to find and quickly reached even from Helsinki. The address is Kulttuuriaukio 2, 02100 Espoo. Tel. (09) 816 21 (exchange).