FINNISH PIANO CONCERTO
Jaakko Kuusisto, conductor
Sonja Fräki, piano
Joonas Ahonen, piano
Aura Go, piano
Jaakko Kuusisto: Piano Concerto op. 33
Lauri Kilpiö: Piano Concerto ‘Shades of Light’, world premiere
Aarre Merikanto: Piano Concerto no. 3
In collaboration with PianoEspoo
At the opening concert of the PianoEspoo festival, new piano concertos by Jaakko Kuusisto and Lauri Kilpiö demonstrate two different approaches to contemporary concerto writing. Aarre Merikanto’s Piano Concerto no. 3, by contrast, is a pure example of the composer’s late Neo-Classical period.
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).