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Organ Night & Aria Festival – June 6 – August 29, 2019

The magic of music and summer nights

Artistic director Erkki Korhonen

JUNE

THU 6 JUNE AT 19                 

TAPIOLA CHURCH

39/37/14 €

OPENING CONCERT

GIOACHINO ROSSINI: PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE

Tuuli Takala, soprano

Anu Ontronen, alto

Tuomas Katajala, tenor

Arttu Kataja, bass

Erkki Korhonen and Joel Papinoja, piano

Jussi Littunen, harmonium

Organ Night and Aria Festival Choir

Duration about 1 h 30 min

With co-operation with YLE Radio 1

 

JUNE 13 – AUGUST 29 THURSDAYS AT 21 IN ESPOO CATHEDRAL
Unique late evening concerts will light up the medieval grey stone cathedral of Espoo with a versatile, high standard program throughout the festival season, as leading artists provide memorable experiences on intimate summer evenings. The Artistic Director of Organ Night & Aria Festival is the distinguished pianist Erkki Korhonen.


THU 13 JUNE at 21

Espoo Cathedral

14–29 €

HYNNINEN & SAKARI

Jorma Hynninen, baritone

Pétur Sakari, organ

Merikanto, Kuula, Vierne, Sakari

With co-operation with YLE Radio 1

 

THU 20 JUNE at 21

Espoo Cathedral

Free entry

MIDSUMMER SOIREE

Laura Juvonen, sopran

Aapo-Tapani Kilpelä, bassbaritone

Aleksanteri Wallius, organ

Erkki Korhonen, piano

 

THU 27 JUNE at 21

Espoo Cathedral

14–29 €

A SUPER CELLIST AND AN AWARD WINNING BARiToNE

Stephan Koncz, cello (Austria)

Jussi Vänttinen, baritone

Maija Weitz, piano

Schubert, Spohr, Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Popper 

In co-operation with Austrian Embassy

 

JULY

THU 4 JULY at 21

Espoo Cathedral

14–29 €

A JOURNEY CALLS

Aarne Pelkonen, baritone and organ

Juho Alakärppä, piano

Schubert, Schumann, Mahler, Duparc, Sibelius

 

THU 11 JULY at 21

Espoo Cathedral

14–29 €

DRAMATIC AND SENSITIVE

Jutta Holmberg, sopran

Visa Kohva, bass

Erkki Korhonen, piano and organ

Sibelius, Järnefelt, Merikanto, Kuula, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini

In co-operation with Kansan Sivistysrahasto / Päivi and Paavo Lipponen Foundation

 

 

THU 18 JULY at 21

Espoo Cathedral

14–29 €

IN SPIRIT AND IN FIRE

Marzi Nyman, electric guitar and organ

Kalevi Kiviniemi, organ

Mika Koivusalo

Alain, Delerue, Nyman, Boëllmann, Willscher, negrospiritual

 

 

THU 25 JULY at 21

Espoo Cathedral

14–29 €

COMPETITION WINNERS FROM SAVONLINNA

Winners from Savonlinna  (Competition 14 June)

Tuula Hällström, piano

In co-operation with Timo Mustakallio Foundation, The Finnish Cultural Foundation / Eero Rantala Foundation and Savonlinna Opera Festival

 

AUGUST

THU 1 AUGUST at 21

Espoo Cathedral

14–39 €

THE SPLENDOUR OF LIED

Topi Lehtipuu, tenor

Ralf Gothóni, piano

Schumann: Dichterliebe, Nummi: Vuoripaimen

 

THU 8 AUGUST at 21

Espoo Cathedral

14–39 €

THE NATIONAL OPERA  IN ESPOO

Virva Puumala, sopran

Stefania Saglietti, harp

Taavi Oramo, conductor

The Orchestra of Finnish National Opera

Fauré, Debussy, Stravinsky

In co-operation with Finnish National Opera and Ballet

 

THU 15 AUGUST at 21

Espoo Cathedral

14–39 €

Today I FEAR NOT TO PASS OVER THE DARKNESS

Seela Sella, recitation

Pia Freund, sopran

Kristian Attila, piano

Sibelius, Kuula, Madetoja, Kilpinen, Ilkka Kuusisto, Katri Vala, L. Onerva, Aino Kallas

 

THU 22 AUGUST at 21

Espoo Cathedral

14–39 €

ETERNAL LOVE WITH CAMILLA & CO

Camilla Nylund, sopran

Anton Saris, tenor

Erica Nygård, flute

Niels Burgmann, organ and piano

Widor, Korngold, Bernstein, Puccini, Händel

 

THU 29 AUGUST at 21

Espoo Cathedral

14–29 €

LUME DI NOTTE

Vuo Ensemble

Olga Heikkilä, sopran, Katariina Heikkilä, mezzosopran, Simo Mäkinen, tenor, Mats Lillhannus, tenor, Elja Puukko, bass, Jussi Merikanto, bass

di Lasso, Reger, Tavener, Rossi, de Wert, de Rore, Verdelot, Pizzetti, Gibbons, Byrd, Gesualdo, Holst, White

 

CONCERT VENUES

6.6. Tapiola Church, Kirkkopolku 6, Espoo, 13.6.-29.8. Espoo Cathedral, Kirkkopuisto 5, Espoo

 

BEFORE THE CONCERTS

In Espoo Cathedral

Meet the artists every Thursday at 20–20.30 in Pitäjäntupa, near the Espoo Cathedral

Artists of the evening will tell us about their chosen repertoire of the concert. You’ll also be able to catch up on their latest doings. Hosted by Erkki Korhonen.

Presentation of the organ in Espoo Cathedral

Would you like to know more about the organ of Espoo Cathedral? Cantor Petri Koivusalo will share some interesting details about the instrument. (In Finnish)

Concert café 

 

TICKETS

Opening concert in Tapiola Church, June 6

EUR 39/37/14 (normal price / pensioners / students and children under 18)

Tickets also available with Kaikukortti

 

Concerts in Espoo Cathedral, June 13 – August 29

EUR 14-39 (prices varies between concerts and also between different seat groups in the church)

The ticket prices include the service fee EUR 1,50–3,50. Delivery fee from EUR 1 at lippu.fi (not at the door sales).

Seats in 2nd price categories have limited visibility and seats in 3rd price categories have very limited visibility.

 

Discounts

  • Pensioners, unemployed and conscripts

2 € off in the 1st and 2nd price categories

  • Students and children under 18

Tickets 14 € in every price category

  • Groups minimum of 10 persons -20 %
  • S group Benefit

3 € off from the ticket price in the 1st price category in concerts June 28 and July 5, when purchased beforehand

  • Free ticket with Kaikukortti. When purchased at ticket outlets, a service fee 1,50 € + delivery fee must be paid. At the door without fees.

Sets of tickets

  • Set of 3 tickets for three different concerts purchased at one time, a 10 % discount (no any other discounts).
  • Set of 5 tickets for five different concerts purchased at one time, a 20 % discount (no any other discounts).

 

BUY TICKETS AT

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Ticket sales at the door begin one hour before each concert.

No refunds on ticket purchases.

Notice: Tickets for wheel chairs, Kaikukortti tickets and sets of tickets are sold only in full-service ticket outlets and telephone service (excl. online shopping).

 

CONNECTIONS

Train / subway

It takes only 25 minutes by train from Helsinki city center to Espoo centre and 15 minutes by subway to Tapiola. See the journey planner for routes and timetables: www.reittiopas.fi/en

Festivalbus after concerts

A festival bus to Helsinki city center via southern Espoo leaves from the car park of Espoo Cathedral after concerts (excl. 7 and 8 June). Price: 4 € to Espoo, 6 € to Helsinki.

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